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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2019

Inside the Statehouse

State Budgets: Priority Number One After their successful special five-day Special Session, the Legislature has been in their Regular Session for a few weeks now. The Session will end in June so it...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    April 1, 2019

Medicaid for All?

Democrats are calling the newest single-payer healthcare proposals “Medicare for All.” America has three major systems of government healthcare: Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2019

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE JUST THAT: ILLEGAL

Amazingly, I wrote this column for another newspaper back in 2006. Here we are 13 years later and we are still fighting this stupid battle that nobody really seems to want to fix. Since then, we have...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    April 1, 2019

Big Electromagnet Pulling Left

As I watch what is happening to core philosophies and belief systems internationally, domestically, and now in our own state, I am just shaking my head and looking down in dismay. The question I am...

 

Passed Gas Tax - more Goat Hill flatulence…

Gov. Ivey and our Goat Hill legislators ‘passed the gas’ tax to fuel a more over-built/unsustainable road system in Alabama. Pray for our posterity and those of limited means weathering the next...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2019

No More Taxes

This past March 8, during a special session called by Governor Kay Ivey, 83 of our state representatives voted to pass a ten cent increase in our gasoline tax. Then on March 12, the Senate railroaded...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    April 1, 2019

Working to Improve Veterans' Care

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as the representative for Alabama’s Second District is representing a large veteran population and advocating for their proper treatment and care. As a...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2019

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...

 

Tayra

The Tayra is a member of the weasel family (Mustelidae), which also includes otters, skunks and minks. It is the only species in the genus Eira. The Tayra, also spelled “Tiara”, is sometimes...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, 2019 Auburn Montgomery Deputy Dave Day - May 4th Please make plans to join us on Saturday, May 4th, for Deputy Dave Day at Dunbar-Ramer School in Ramer,...

 

Autauga County Sheriff's Office

Welcome Spring! As winter comes to a close and we welcome spring, we at the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office remember that spring is a great time in our community – a new soccer, baseball and softb...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    April 1, 2019

Discovering Alabama: Costly to ALL!

Last month, we talked about the Native Peoples of Alabama, The Indians. In studying the history of our state, anyone will see the importance of our geography as the dynamic companion of History. Alrea...

 
 By Guest Writer    News    April 1, 2019

Governor signs proclamation for Parental Alienation Prevention Week

On March 27, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a proclamation declaring April 25, 2019 as Parental Alienation Awareness “Bubbles For Love” Day and April 21 through April 27, 2019 as...

 
 By Guest Writer    News    April 1, 2019

R. B. Hudson Middle School, Selma, Alabama Essay Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of the contest and offer our congratulations! Micah Thomas (1st Place Award) Denetra Palmer (2nd Place Award) Ke’Erica Glover (Honorable Mention...

 

Potpourri for April

April, one of the most glorious months of the gardening year, beckons us outside and into the garden. This clarion call should get us motivated to display the finest flower beds one can create. I am s...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    April 1, 2019

TIME OUT FOR SPRING!

If the readers will be kind enough to indulge me I would like to share recent experiences in the Pacific northwest, specifically the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast. This grey...

 

He is Risen!

The Heart of the Christian Faith is the Resurrection! The Christian faith is based upon an event and that event is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Paul said in his letter to the Philippians,...

 

WEB OF LIES

I’d like to preface this by saying, this is my opinion. While I feel that technology and social media are key to living in today’s world and while there are some good things that can come from...

 

What About Autographing The Bible?

The recent tornado in Lee County, Alabama, was devastating with 23 lives lost—several in a single family. How sad that things changed for these residents in such a short time. U.S. presidents are...

 

Financial Literacy Month, a perfect time to plan for your future

April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time than right now to begin to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can accrue in a 401k individual retirement...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

James Manley: Battle of the Bulge Hero Jim Manley served in the United States Army February, 1944 November,1947, seeing action in the Italian Campaign during WWII. The Allied troops suffered 320,000...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for April

Even I have a “senior moment” when I have no idea why I am standing in the kitchen. Then it finally dawns on me. I came here to rummage through the kitchen cabinets, the freezer, the...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Now is the time for a Alabama Lottery

Few of us knew before the new gas tax that the Alabama Legislature was capable of moving any bill through both houses and having it signed by the Governor in one week. Governor Ivey announced it on th...

 

"Kindness! Sprinkle It Everywhere"

Have you ever spent time with someone who is simply unpleasant to be around because they’re always complaining and finding fault in everything ... even when life seems to be rainbows and...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    April 1, 2019

Who's It Gonna Be?

ALABAMA There is no controversy this year in Tuscaloosa as to who the quarterback will be. Tua Tagovailoa will be at Alabama at least one more year. The runner up for the Heisman trophy is well...

 

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