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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    March 1, 2018

"Racial and ethnic hostility is the foremost social problem facing our world today"

Reverend Billy Graham November 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018 He actually physically took ropes down and symbolically, in doing so, said, “Look, we’re all equal before God, we’re all one together...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2018

Tragic? Yes. Scary? Yes. The NRA's fault? Get real!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love the Twilight Zone. Twice per year, I eagerly anticipate and when I can, watch as much of the Twilight Zone Marathons the SciFi Channel shows. Hour after...

 

58 Million

In the 1973 landmark ruling of the case of Roe v Wade, it allowed taking the life of an unborn child acceptable and permissible under the law simply because the woman had the ultimate right to make...

 
 By Buddy Hicks    News    March 1, 2018

KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

You’ve been working the same job for years and dutifully contributing to your 401k and receiving matches. You’ve built up quite a nest egg. Then one day you leave for a new job with benefits that...

 
 By John Martin    News    March 1, 2018

The Safety Nazis

Some of the biggest public menaces that have developed over the years have been the overbearing numbers and intensity of safety regulations. They have gone far beyond anything we need for reasonable...

 

The Auburn Greed

Every year another batch of young souls descend upon Auburn University embarking upon a four year (oft a five or six year) mission to better themselves in hopes of one day being heralded as “an Aubu...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    March 1, 2018

Patrick of Ireland

Guest Commentary by Dr. Marshall Foster ~ ~ Part 1 of 2 It is a joy to introduce to Gazette readers, Dr. Marshall Foster and the World History Institute that he founded in 1976. The ministry was...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    March 1, 2018

BLIND FAITH

All my life my heart has had a soft spot for the underdog. This probably comes from my younger years. My friends started outgrowing me in the fifth grade. Montgomery had an excellent football program...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    March 1, 2018

A Commentary on Marriage

Sometimes things are on my heart and I find an urge to write about them. Often times it is the death of a loved one or a close friend that tugs at my heart. With the wedding season almost upon us and...

 

AWAKEN: A River Region Easter Gathering

I can't write about politics this month. My heart just isn't in it right now, and I honestly don't know when it will be again. Almost all of the current “debate” involves anger and accusations...

 

Home Schooling

Many, many years ago children of the ruling classes and of the landed gentry were tutored in the home - or palace - by scholars of great repute. The rest of society, for the most part, was...

 

New Medicare Cards Mailing Soon

I am pleased to share that starting April 2018, our colleagues at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. Instead of a...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    March 1, 2018

Quality Deer Management Association ~ Black Belt Branch Spends a day in the field with our military

This past week, the Black Belt Branch of QDMA spent a day with some of our military men and their children on a pheasant shoot at Great Southern Outdoors in Union Springs, Alabama. "As the president...

 

Tasmanian devils

The fascinating Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous, semi-nocturnal creature, whose aggressive nature and wild hissing, growling and screaming earned it the name. Tasmanian devils live in Tasmania, a...

 

Tech Talk

“Keep your head to the sky Keep your head to the sky Don’t walk around with your head hung down Keep your head to the sky Keep your head to the sky Surely, surely the clouds are gonna tell you...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for March

In past Southern Cuisine articles, cooking tips, preparation instructions, food safety, and individual recipes were highlighted. Recipes called for the produce that was usually available for the month...

 

Potpourri for March

When I think of the month of March, I see kites flying with colorful tails dancing in the wind, I see bright yellow daffodils bobbing their heads, and tulips bursting into bloom. I see the harbingers...

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Easter Egg Hunt On Saturday, March 31, 2018, Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Staff of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will begin at 4:00...

 

Autauga County Sheriffs Office

The Autauga County Sheriff Office visited the Autaugaville Senior Center on February 6, 2018 Sheriff Joe Sedinger spoke to the citizens on the role of the Sheriff and the responsibilities of the...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    March 1, 2018

Alabama Rotarians Join the Fight Against Polio in Mexico

Rotary International's theme for this year is "Making a Difference". For the last forty years Rotary has done just that by helping eradicate polio around the world. Forty years ago polio ravaged...

 

Eight Great Reasons to be a Generous In 2018

Last April, I was in Kansas City for a meeting. As we drove through a beautiful part of town with very large homes, I noticed a huge church that looked like a castle. It was built out of stone and...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2018

Kids Don't Have The Answers, and Shouldn't Be Asked

It took me a long time in life to learn evil is a real thing that actually exists. Some people are evil. Some people have evil tendencies or evil ways about themselves. It is difficult to accept evil...

 

"The Breastplate of St. Patrick"

In His parting words to His disciples, the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned them to preach the Gospel to all nations. Then, He gave them a solemn promise…“I am with you always.” “I have been cru...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    March 1, 2018

Inside the Statehouse

The Alabama Legislature usually gets very little done during an election year session except passage of the budgets. However, the Legislature may have to address issues pertaining to prison health...

 

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