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Articles from the April 1, 2018 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    April 1, 2018

Is This the Beginning of More "BIG GOVERNMENT" in the Name of Safety?

Can we protect ALL of our citizens (from birth to death) without giving up our freedoms – or is this a picture of "big money" negating our Constitution and destroying the fundamental source of our...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    April 1, 2018

SAME CRIME; SAME TIME; SAME FINE

I was watching the news the other day, minding my own business when out of the blue, I heard something so stupid, so ridiculous, so un-American that I had to hit the rewind on my DVR and watch the...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    April 1, 2018

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans took control of federal offices and presidential races in 1964 in Alabama. It was referred to as the Goldwater Landslide. The Baxley-Graddick fiasco in 1986 was the game changer for...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    April 1, 2018

Patrick of Ireland

When Patrick first came to Ireland he had been brutally kidnapped and sold into slavery. He returned to Ireland not as a slave, but as a liberator. This simple event “had the most extraordinary,...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    April 1, 2018

WHAT DOES THE DEATH PENALTY CHALLENGE IN ARIZONA MEAN TO THE REST OF AMERICA?

Right now in front of this United States Supreme Court the Arizona death penalty challenge means no change in the standing State laws. A much more liberal sided Court in the future could well change...

 

Parole P.G.T. Beauregard to Beauregard, Alabama

New Orleans Mayor (wannabe actor) Mitch Landrieu has made many appearances recently from 60 Minutes to the usual 'talking head' TV morning circuit displaying removed statues stashed in secret...

 

Readiness, Response, and Action

There are three dates that many of us in Alabama will never forget. The most prominent being those of April 3, 1974, April 27, 2011, and most recently March 19, 2018. On each of those days portions...

 
 By Buddy Hicks    News    April 1, 2018

TOO MUCH TO BEAR

Ok, so you’ve heard me talk about the importance of life insurance and long term care insurance. But there is another type of insurance that is very important as well. If something happened to you...

 
 By John Martin    News    April 1, 2018

Trump's Tariffs

As we forge ahead into the Donald’s second year of office, we are witnessing some serious improvements in America’s economy—taxes are being cut, production is up, wages are up, and unemployment...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    April 1, 2018

The Quarterbacks

Ah, Spring, where young men’s thoughts turn to...football. Alabama and Auburn are hard at work in their spring practice, or spring training for the older fans. Auburn took spring break off from...

 

Ransomware - "The Day the Earth Stood Still" -Reprint from October 2017

Okay, that title may be a bit alarming, if not in fact a bit of an overreach. Still, if you have found yourself falling victim to such an attack, it can seem like the proverbial “end of the...

 

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:3

Like so many of the Alabama Gazette readers, I strongly believe in the power of prayer, and I’m so very thankful to live in a nation where citizens can still gather for times of corporate prayer....

 

WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START receiving SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

After a lifetime of working, you deserve a comfortable retirement. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people shape their future, assisting them with a variety of benefits. It’s up...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2018

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama!

Turkey season has kicked off now in Alabama, and yes I was very fortunate to kill an opening day gobbler, I've seen plenty of action while helping hunters and huntresses chase after those elusive...

 

Raccoon dogs or Tanuki

The Raccoon dog, also known as Magnut or Tanuki, is a type of Asian wild dog it is very much a member of the dog family. It is considered to be one of the earliest species that other dog species have...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for April

It is time to update your word processor dictionary. Well, at least, time to add some culinary terms. Merriam-Webster has added more than 800 new words to its dictionary and there are many new food...

 

Potpourri for April

April really puts on a show for us in Montgomery. The azaleas with blooms from top to toe remind me of Southern Belle dresses; the lacy dogwoods, pink and white, remind us of Easter: and the gorgeous...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Camp Show n´ Tell July 31st - August 3rd It's almost that time! Applications began on April 2nd to attend a week long, free camp hosted by Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Staff of the Montgomery...

 

Autauga County Sheriff's Office

This year for the Dunk – A – COP We hope everyone will come out and take a shot a deputy, police officer or news anchor during the Prattville City Fest on May 12th. All proceeds raised will go to...

 

Walking With Integrity

Jesus said, "Blessed / Happy are those who have pure hearts, for they shall see God." - Matthew 5:8. Another way to put that would be to say - blessed are those who walk with integrity, for they will...

 
 By Lexi Elgin    News    April 1, 2018

GIRL SCOUTS TAKE OVER THE STATE HOUSE

Legislators and other state elected officials gathered at the Alabama State House on March 8 with more than 100 Girl Scouts, volunteers, and Girl Scout staff in order to educate and raise awareness...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: What does pretty look like?

Facebook is fabulous at providing us with fun ways to waste time. The latest is a link that lets you submit a picture of yourself and it shows you what you would look like on the cover of a fashion...

 

"The Gift of Joy"

Whenever Easter approaches, I find myself thinking about the death and resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of Christ's life was to offer Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. The Bible says...

 

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