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  • "Entry of the Gladiators" The U.S. Constitutional and Governmental Menagerie

    Staff Writer|Oct 1, 2018

    me·nag·er·ie Google defines menagerie as “a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition; a strange or diverse collection of people or things.” And the selection of a Supreme Court justice in the Senate Judiciary Committee today has turned into one. A supposedly straightforward process provided for under the Advice and Consent Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2) by which the president can exercise his exclusive power to appoint Supreme Court judges...

  • 19 Years of Publication

    Staff Writer|Oct 1, 2018

    OPEN HOUSE DROP BY AND SAY HELLO! Thursday-OCTOBER 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM...

  • MILLENNIAL ENTITLEMENT

    Ethan A. Wilkinson|Oct 1, 2018

    Hello. I am a millennial. I am 27 years old. I have $130,000 in student loan debt. That's a lot, I know. I work hard, make sacrifices, and have the good fortune to be employed in a profession where I have a reasonable opportunity to pay that money back in the next decade (I am an attorney). Still, I have the pleasure of being routinely lectured by my "elders" for being a lazy millennial. By the way-and this is a point that I and countless others of my peers cannot reinforce strongly enough-KIDS...

  • Supreme Court Rules States – Can Collect Online Sales Tax

    Steve Flowers|Oct 1, 2018

    The State of Alabama’s fiscal year begins next week on October 1. Our state’s finances are not the best in the world. However, they got a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, The high tribunal ruled that states can collect sales tax on internet sales. This was one of the most inequitable scenarios I have ever seen. If you went to the corner hardware store or Lowe’s or Walmart to buy a hammer and paint, you paid sales tax. However, if you bought these same items online you did not...

  • I hear that Aretha Franklin had no Will; what will happen with her estate?

    Ron Holtsford|Oct 1, 2018

    I have read the same thing from many sources about Aretha Franklin having no Will. She was apparently a resident of Michigan and since she purportedly died without a Will or trust then the rules of intestacy will prevail. It’s like I tell my clients, if you have no Will then the State of Alabama has one for you under it’s rules of intestacy. I don’t know the laws of Michigan but I will tell you what I do know and compare it to Alabama law. It is reported that Aretha left about $80 million dollar...

  • Tigers & Monkeys & Blue Tick Hounds – Oh My!!

    Robert Tate|Oct 1, 2018

    Once again, we find ourselves inundated with progressive, non-sensical idiocy that defies all rational belief. Everyday it seems as though the progressive, oh heck, let's just call them what they are, socialists hell-bent on becoming communist, never fail to come up with new ways of demonstrating their brain decay. I honestly believe a lot of these people are crazy. I cannot necessarily say stupid, but certainly crazy. And I do not mean it in any kind of nice way. Perfect example of the...

  • THE LIE...do you know Elihu YALE?

    Robert Tate|Oct 1, 2018

    According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie met one sunny summer day. The Lie told the Truth, “It surely is a very beautiful day today, is it not?” Truth looked around suspiciously and raised her eyes to heaven for the day was indeed really beautiful. “Indeed, it is,” she said. So the two spent all day playing together until they happened upon a swimming hole. The Lie said, “Hey, Truth, it is so hot right now and the water appears to be very nice, let’s go swimming together!...

  • What Can We Do to Restore America's Christian Heritage?

    Bobbie Ames|Oct 1, 2018

    Freedom Nowhere in History is God's Hand more evident than in the establishment of the United States of America. The signing of that great and noble document, the Declaration of Independence, not only gave birth to a new nation, it gave birth to a new hope for all nations, ushering in a new era in the history of government on earth. John Adams, our second president, and one of the signers of the Declaration, was so awestruck by the event in which he had participated, that he wrote his wife...

  • Consequences of Failing Schoolhouse Rock?

    Marcia Chambliss|Oct 1, 2018

    Quite some time ago, I began to think that little in politics surprises me anymore, but the month of September has outdone itself in revealing the demise of civility in our culture. So many thoughts and reactions from disbelief to disgust ran through my mind while watching the recent Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The disrespectful and childish antics of disruptors of the hearings (and the Democrats who encouraged them) was not “democracy in a...

  • Wild Child of the Deep State

    John Martin|Oct 1, 2018

    On this past August 25, after a long bout with brain cancer, Arizona's senior Senator, John Sidney McCain III, finally lapsed into a Neal Boortz "eternal celestial dirt nap." Flags in Arizona, Washington, D.C. and other places were flown at half mast for several days. Most of the news media wrote glowing eulogies, claiming that he was a great American war hero, and a great American Senator. But was he? McCain's grandfather was a four star Navy admiral, and his father was a four star admiral of...

  • "Peoples' Paper" 19th Anniversary May God Grant the Alabama Gazette many more years!

    John Sophocleus|Oct 1, 2018

    Empty screen before me once again, hands at the keyboard [see Mark 9:43-47 below] contemplating what to address for this month’s column... • The ray of hope for corrupt politicians upon reversal of Felon Hubbard’s 5th count of the twelve jury convictions? • The adulation of McCain? Boycott gubernatorial race voting to reduce signature requirements in our ballot access restricted State? • The Anita Hill DC flashback? • Explain the deleterious history of Nazis to those who are too blind/ignor...

  • Is Facebook Really Like Ma Bell?

    Daniel Sutter|Oct 1, 2018

    Some commentators and politicians have proposed regulating Facebook, Twitter, and Google as public utilities. To make sense of this proposal, let's consider the economic role of public utilities. Today's social media giants might meet the popular definition of monopoly, namely having a very large market share. Economists, however, use a much stricter definition, and public utility regulation applied only to the specific type known as "natural" monopoly. Natural monopoly refers to industries...

  • Alabama Celebrates Bicentennial in 2019

    Dr. Martin T. Olliff|Oct 1, 2018

    Alabama will celebrate the bicentennial of its admission to the Union on Dec. 14, 2019. Such anniversary celebrations often lead to an uptick in interest in history. This happened at the national level in 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, with many states funding historians to travel to colonial archives to copy papers and Congress funding publication of the American State Papers series. It happened again in 1876, the Centennial of the U.S.'s birth, with the U.S....

  • Eligibility Chaos

    Ed Jones|Oct 1, 2018

    Since Auburn first played Georgia in 1892, there have been many changes in the way the game of football is played. Many rule changes have been instituted since that time. Technics of playing the game have been altered as well. For example, blocking technics today would have brought down wrath from my coaches in the 50’s. Use of the helmet has been taken out of the game except for serving as protection for the offensive player mostly. The NCAA has morphed into a cumbersome monolithic rule make bo...

  • Phil Norton Inducted Into The Faulkner University Sports Hall Of Fame

    Ed Jones|Oct 1, 2018

    On September 21, 2018, Mr. Phil Norton was inducted into the Faulkner University Sports Hall of Fame. Phil was an outstanding linebacker and offensive guard on Robert E. Lee’s state championship football team in 1960. He also became an astute football and basketball official for the AHSAA for 20 years. His philanthropic contributions to sports in Montgomery is unmeasurable. Other inductees were Shane Reynolds, 11 year veteran pitcher for the Houston Astros: 2001 National championship b...

  • Watch your calendars, stay cool, and when the time gets here, go get'em!

    Steve Long|Oct 1, 2018

    By now, most of the Summer planting has been completed. As for me, I’m not really into Summer planting, as the areas I like to hunt all ready have a rather large amount of browse for the deer to go through later in the year. But in some areas, that extra bit of green thrown in there can make a huge difference in improving deer habitat. Of course, aside from the usual Summer planting, there’s another option that eludes most hunters; establishing soft mast in your neck of the woods. Soft Mast Som...

  • Five 80 year old Marines revisit the site of their "Boot Camp" training in 1956.

    Ed Jones|Oct 1, 2018

    In 1956 a number of boys just graduating from Lanier and Lee boarded buses headed for Beufort, South Carolina, the nearest civilized community to the famous Parris Island. That is the location of the United States Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot, where every Marine recruit east of the Mississippi goes through basic training, referred to by most as “Boot Camp.” The month was June when the temperatures vacillate between 95˚ and 100˚. It’s the month when the “sand fleas” are the hungriest....

  • REEL Community "Building A Legacy"

    Hannah Johnson|Oct 1, 2018

    You’ve probably driven by it on the way to enjoy a weekend at Lake Martin. And more than likely no attention was paid to the little ole country store under the caution light. You may have thought it was a bit pitiful to have no vibrant booming businesses. You just drove right on through, and that’s ok because you didn’t know. You may have inadvertently dismissed the magnitude of the support behind the doors of the small community. Nestled between the a thriving kiwi farm and the lush green...

  • Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Sheriff Derrick Cunningham|Oct 1, 2018

    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Alabama Gazette for their outstanding help in educating and providing important and informative information to the citizens of Montgomery County and the surrounding counties. The Gazette has been instrumental in providing information for citizens and for this reason we'd like to thank you publicly for letting us utilize your newspaper. Sheriff Cunningham often refers to the Alabama Gazette while speaking to various organizations and...

  • Air Force Reserve Unveiled the Trojan Warrior Spirit C-130

    Staff Writer|Oct 1, 2018

    TROY-The United States Air Force Reserve showed off its "Trojan Warrior Spirit" Tuesday at the Troy Municipal Airport with the unveiling of a C-130 Hercules airplane with Troy University-related "nose art." The 908th Airlift Wing, stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base, has added University-related artwork to one of its aircraft, designating it "The Trojan Warrior Spirit." "This is one of the most famous and venerable aircraft in the storied history of the Air Force," said retired Air Force Maj....

  • Southern Cuisine for October

    David Spooner|Oct 1, 2018

    An anniversary is the celebration of a recurrence of a date marking a notable event. Even though I was not a part of the Alabama Gazette when it first started, this October will be the anniversary of when I started writing my articles named SOUTHERN CUISINE. My first article appeared in the October 2014 issue. I have shared about one hundred and fifteen recipes, given advice on cooking methods, and told stories about some of the people and places that helped define Southern Cuisine. My first top...

  • Judge Dale Segrest Retires

    Staff Writer|Oct 1, 2018

    Judge Dale Segrest Retires Tallassee, AL Judge Segrest is looking forward to retirement after years of community service and dedication to justice. Now is a new time for family, friends relaxation. Agape. Wikipedia defines agape as a "term referring to love, "the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man and of man for God". You will find him most days in the garden. Toiling over each plant with intentionality. A job that was once a hobby now has new meaning. The garden that...

  • Ubiquitous Salem

    Dr. John Bitter|Oct 1, 2018

    When your writer was growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah, the name Salem was associated with the state of Oregon. Later on, now that home is in Alabama, it is learned that there is also a Salem in that state. And recently, in a letter from a sister-in-law in Utah, it was learned that there was also a Salem there. How many Salems, one must ponder, are there? Taking all the states in the U.S. where a city “Salem” exists, there are at least 53—if not more. There are three Salems in Arkansas, two i...

  • Workers' Compensation and CERTAIN Disability Payments May Affect Your Social Security Benefits

    Kylle McKinney|Oct 1, 2018

    Many people working nowadays have more than one job, so it’s not uncommon for them to have several sources of income. Owning multiple small businesses, seasonal jobs, and the gig economy add to the mix — and complexity — of our modern day economy. It’s important to keep in mind that having multiple sources of income can sometimes affect your Social Security benefits. Disability payments from private sources, such as private pensions or insurance benefits, don’t affect your Social Security...

  • Signed, Sealed & Delivered

    Hannah Johnson|Oct 1, 2018

    Oftentimes we are in a state of waiting. Waiting for the next opportunity to open up, the next promotion at work, the next paycheck, the next "better" season of life. We praise Him when the going is good. We plead with the Father and tell Him we will forever sing His praises if He will just send those blessings down upon us. We only like to praise Him for what He has already done in expectation that our praise will have a good return of yet another one of those fruitful God given blessings. Yes,...

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