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Articles from the March 1, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    News    March 1, 2020

Chancellor Finis St. John and the University of Alabama System

Our 1901 Alabama Constitution has been rightfully criticized as being archaic. However, it was simply a reflection of the times. The authors and crafters of our document were well educated gentry. The...

 
 Events   

Rotary Club Trip to Cuba

Cuba has received heightened scrutiny over the last few weeks because of questionable remarks made by presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D Vermont) endorsing some of the late Fidel Castro'...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    March 1, 2020

Will You Comment On The Freedom Of Religion Clause Found In The 1st Amendment Of The Constitution And Any Recent Changes?

The First Amendment to the Constitution is a part of those first ten amendments also referred to as the Bill of Rights. The portion of the first amendment that relates to religion reads, “Congress...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2020

Michael Who?

Before I get started, I would like to express my condolences to the Ed Jones family on his passing this past week. I got to meet him when I first started writing for the Gazette and he was always...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    March 1, 2020

Rush – A Man Way Ahead Of His Time

In 1987, I sold my portion of Giles Enterprises and did a little real estate development in 1988 and in 1989 joined the Hunt Administration as Small Business Advocate for the State of Alabama. Also...

 

The Great American Comeback

It was President Trump at his finest. Trump highlighted the booming economy, articulated his foreign policy, and tied his vision for the American future to its heroic past. He awarded a scholarship...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2020

The Demise of the Democrats

Back in the day, in the 1800’s, the Democratic Party in the United States stood solidly for our fundamental Constitutional principles—liberty, justice, and free enterprise. But as the 20th...

 

What's New Hypocrat? Time to Abolish Parties in the 'Age of Impeachment'

Hypocrisy in overdrive these past months, now less fueled by DC politburo members, is decelerating back to ‘coasting speed’ toward the usual destination of ‘Dershowitzian’ good intentions...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    March 1, 2020

From Pig Skins to Rawhides

My Mentor, Ed Jones, was a great encourager. In the past weeks, he asked me to write a piece or two for him. What an Honor. He, in his affable manner said; "I'm a football guy, but you write whatever...

 

Escape from Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay, surrounded by almost two miles of turbulent and treacherous water. For nearly one hundred years, the island housed a prison, and the place...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Walter Mabry Whetstone Sr. Age 100 Walter Mabry Whetstone Sr. at 100 years of age is the oldest living WWII veteran in Elmore County, AL, as of February 16, 2020. He served in the Army in the...

 
 By Cliff Lusk    News    March 1, 2020

The hay is back in the barn: Legendary band director, composer and musician dead at 94

Troy University has lost a legend. Dr. Johnny M. Long passed away at his home on Monday evening at age 94 after a brief illness and more than a year of declining health. "Dr. Johnny Long has been an i...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    March 1, 2020

Death, Taxes and Prosperity

The only two sure things in life, according to the saying, are death and taxes. Should businesses profit when one of their employees dies? They can avoid taxes, and this reduces our prosperity. I...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - March

I attended a Beekeeping symposium last month after having mixed luck with my hives. There was an entire-day beginner’s class to review what you have been doing right with your bees and to keep from...

 

Potpourri for March

When we have come full swing into March, I always say that spring has sprung. Time to get serious about gardening such as making a plan if you have not done so, searching for plants at the various...

 

"Victorious"

Have you ever won something? Maybe it was winning your favorite card game, being the first to cross the finish line in a marathon, or winning a door prize at an event. When you do well or win...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter: Socialism is not the answer

Most people – I think – are paying attention to the 2020 election. Whether watching Trump riding on what seems to be a rising tide, or following the Democratic primaries and caucuses, everybody...

 

Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

Citizens Academy We have begun our Citizens Academy for the new year! If you're not familiar with our Citizens Academy, it was established in 1997 to educate the citizens of Montgomery County on how...

 

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