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Articles from the January 15, 2015 edition

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There's A New Sheriff In Town

I am honored to introduce to everyone Kevin Murphy. He will assume the position of Chief Deputy on January 20, 2015. I am glad to have him by my side, and I know he will do a great job for the...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    January 15, 2015

Anarchy In The Wings

I will be honest with all of you. I don’t even know where to begin with this Robservation. In an era where, as a society, we should be reaching for the stars, we seem to be mired in the most toxic r...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    January 15, 2015

Inside The Statehouse

During the 2010 Governor’s Race, I continuously made the statement that whomever won the 2010 Governor’s Race would be a one-term governor. My prophecy was based on the fact that the state was fla...

 

Love of Pork is Killing Us

1.1 trillion dollars. That’s the amount Congress approved in appropriation funding to keep our government operating, including the pork required to pass it. If you wonder how we have reached a...

 

Sense and Nonsense About Police Behavior and Racial Profiling

The increase of accusations by the African-American or black community that white police officers disproportionately target black residents has become the focus of recent and current nation-wide...

 
 By Steve Long    Sports    January 15, 2015

Montgomery Lions Club Charity Deer Hunt

I was recently reading an article in the advertiser one morning and came upon some very interesting information that shows that we Alabamians are very giving. The article stated that Alabamians...

 

Black Bears

How many people know that in 2006 the Alabama State legislation designated the black bear as Alabama's official state mammal. The black bears, one of my all time favorite animals is very intelligent,...

 

www.cutbowls.com

The proliferation of bowl games has been a favorite of mine. There are too many and next year there may even be more. The NCAA sanctions every bowl game played. ESPN will televise any bowl game...

 

Killing Atticus Finch… Really?

Former long tenured aide and campaign manager Chip Hill exclaims we’re “Killing Atticus Finch!” (a.k.a. his old boss Don Siegelman) in the video shilling for ‘kickstarter’ contributions to c...

 

777 Words

In last month’s column we pointed out that the economics of law practice can actually impede the ability of the legal system to efficiently resolve disputes. In future columns we will discuss in dep...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    January 15, 2015

Do I Need To Think About Any Legal Issues For The New Year?

You have not mentioned specifics about yourself so I’ll make this answer generic in a personal and in a business sense. I’m sure that you looked at your financial estate planning (401k, mutual...

 

The Danbury Baptists, Thomas Jefferson, and 'The Wall of Separation'

On New Year's Day, 1801, Thomas Jefferson used a metaphor in a letter to the Danbury Baptists Association of Connecticut, which has profoundly affected policy in recent generations. Jefferson's...

 

Is It Laissez Or lazy?

What should Santa Claus have brought us for Christmas this year? How about a healthy dose of Laissez-faire? And just what is Laisssez-faire, you may ask? One could say that it was one of the founding...

 

From Dream To Reality With My Social Security

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept—where it was an everyday reality. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise...

 

Christians Living in Uncertain Times

Have you ever known more uncertain times? We look at the domestic front and problems abound. Almost every week there is a new crisis whether in government, a health scare, tension within communities,...

 

January Potpourri

January has always been to me the month which can be a let down after the hurry and flurry of Christmas and New Year's social whirl. It is a time for rest and reflection which usually brings a myriad...

 
 By David Spooner    News    January 15, 2015

Southern Cuisine

As I was scouring my news apps the other day, I came across an article about food you should never buy, but make at home. The article said that the items made at home are cheaper and healthier than...

 

"New Year's Renewal"

Have you made a New Year's resolution? Or maybe you've given up on doing that! Perhaps in past years you've been through the cycle of optimism, trying hard, faltering, getting discouraged, and giving...

 

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