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Always Choose Faith over Fear

I'm not sure how you and Marie labeled any carryovers to other pages/sections ... ------------------------- A message of encouragement from Lester and Janeese Spencer As Christians, because of Easter...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic 2020

WASH HANDS, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS . . . COVID-19, otherwise known as the Wuhan virus, continues to run its course, as yet another, in a long list of viruses, that spreads...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    April 1, 2020

U.S. Senate Runoff Moved in July

The GOP contest for who sits in our number two U.S. Senate seat has been delayed until July 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus. The winner of the battle between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    April 1, 2020

What are the legal issues facing us with the Corona Virus (COVID-19)?

I think it important first if I may to express my inward thoughts. Besides my beautiful wife, I have my seven-year-old son. I’ve thought on how to address this pandemic with my family. My almost 89...

 

It Was a Threat Worthy of a South American Dictator

Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court Democrat Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer said the following: “I want to...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Trump is Right, Can He Ever be Wrong?

Trumps ability to fill stadiums and maintain an unshakable base of support is defined by his adversarial opponents as a cult. To the contrary, in the face of a daily tsunami of hostile incoming...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Billionaires and the Good Society

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders contends we should not allow billionaires. His view produced interesting debate exchanges with Michael Bloomberg, who has a net worth of $53 billion....

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2020

There is Never a Wrong Time to do the Right Thing

If you have been reading my column long enough, I am sure you already know one thing for sure; I love WWII history. Whether talking to folks at Orange Theory, meeting a new First Officer or basically...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Never Write When You Are Angry

There is an idea out there that when you write a column of any kind, one should not be angry when writing. Although I adhere to this most of the time, I am going to violate this rule. Having already...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Socialism and the Horrors of Communism

Bernie Sanders’ pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination continues to bring popular attention to socialism. Polls continue to reveal socialism’s considerable appeal to many Americans. Opp...

 

October 1929 v. October 1987 Black Mondays: a tale of two crashes

These are indeed unwonted times – certainly a first in my ten plus years as an Alabama Gazette columnist. I wholeheartedly concur with the wise decision to not print an April issue for many...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Montgomery's Occupational Tax

This past February 18, under the watchful eye of Montgomery’s Mayor Steven Reed, five of the city’s nine city councilmen, spearheaded by Councilman Glen Pruitt, quickly voted their final approval...

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continu...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    April 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhides

As I practiced social distancing on my 800-pound motorcycle these past weeks; touring Montgomery I saw empty fields and only the sounds of birds singing at the ballparks I visited. No baseball, who...

 

Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

A  Message from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Office Protocol: Covid-19 (Coronavirus) As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sheriff’s Office is actively working on plans to limit...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Brigadier General Marvin Kent Speigner: Age 96 Brigadier General (BG) Marvin Kent Speigner served in the U. S. Army for 35 years. His medals and awards are: Combat Infantry Medal, Asiatic Pacific...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for April

Reprinted from the April 2017 Alabama Gazette As we have heard all of our lives, “April showers bring May flowers,” and hope this will ring true as I have enjoyed the low water bills from the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - April

It is difficult not to comment on what is going on in the world today. First, the news is changing and updating so fast you cannot keep up. The vocabulary of everyday conversations includes phrases...

 

"Live with Abandon"

Recently, I was doing the dishes. Well, to be honest, my hands were doing the dishes but my mind was elsewhere. I was thinking aboutsituations in life and how to proceed. It was in this moment a...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter: The Tissue Shortage of 2020

While I do understand that the toilet tissue shortage has been caused by panic buying in response to the coronavirus, I can’t help but to blame Auburn fans to some extent. How much tissue have...

 

Coronavirus and Diabetes: Knowing Your Risk

by Mary Elizabeth Adams Many people are concerned about their risk for contracting this novel coronavirus, COVID-19. And for good reason. For people with diabetes, we are being consistently told we...

 

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