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Articles from the October 1, 2018 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2018

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

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...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2018

19 Years of Publication

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

 

MILLENNIAL ENTITLEMENT

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...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    October 1, 2018

Supreme Court Rules States – Can Collect Online Sales Tax

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 h...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    October 1, 2018

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

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 in...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2018

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

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...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2018

THE LIE...do you know Elihu YALE?

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...

 

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

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...

 

Consequences of Failing Schoolhouse Rock?

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...

 
 By John Martin    News    October 1, 2018

Wild Child of the Deep State

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,...

 

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

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...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    News    October 1, 2018

Is Facebook Really Like Ma Bell?

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....

 

Alabama Celebrates Bicentennial in 2019

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...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2018

Eligibility Chaos

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...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2018

Phil Norton Inducted Into The Faulkner University Sports Hall Of Fame

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...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2018

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

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...

 
 By Ed Jones    News    October 1, 2018

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

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...

 
 By Hannah Johnson    News    October 1, 2018

REEL Community "Building A Legacy"

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...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

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...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2018

Air Force Reserve Unveiled the Trojan Warrior Spirit C-130

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...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for October

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...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2018

Judge Dale Segrest Retires

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....

 

Ubiquitous Salem

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...

 

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

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...

 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

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 g...

 

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