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Articles from the May 1, 2019 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Prisons Issue - Front/Center

Folks, taking care of prisoners is not a popular political issue. However, every so often Alabama politicians pragmatically have to acquiesce to the mandates of federal judges and grant our...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Reverse Recidivism Rate

Recidivism rate is the tendency of a criminal to commit a crime and return to prison. This is one of those areas where fuzzy math drives you crazy getting to the facts. According to the National...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2019

THE "C" WORD

Easter morning, I woke up to celebrate the most amazing miracle in the history of the universe. The resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We talked about this at length last Friday night o...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Vaccines, Reason, and Freedom

The current measles outbreak has brought new criticism of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children over vaccine safety concerns. Measles was declared to be eradicated in the U.S. in 2000, and...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Sen. Ward Kudos and APAEP in our Prison Crisis Debate

Kudos to Sen. Cam Ward [R-Alabaster] head of the Senate Judiciary Committee blocking the ethics bill proposed by Marsh and Albritton. Reported dead in Ward’s committee by Bill Britt [APR 4/18/19]...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    May 1, 2019

An April Recap from the Road

While Congress was out of session for the April district work period, I had the opportunity to spend time on the road, traveling throughout Alabama’s Second District, meeting with constituents,...

 
 By Perry O Hooper Jr    News    May 1, 2019

Kay Ivey True Leadership When Alabama Needs it the Most

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan Two years ago, when Kay Ivey took the...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    May 1, 2019

What is the meaning of Article Five of the United States Constitution regarding state legislatures taking over when the Federal legislative branch fails to act?

Article V of the Constitution says... The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislature...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    May 1, 2019

The French Discover Alabama

In 1699, the French sailed into Pensacola Bay. Upon finding the Spanish well established there, they moved on westward to discover the mouth of the river, "La Mobilla." In charge was a French naval of...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    May 1, 2019

DRAFT NOTES FROM NASHVILLE

Music City, Nashville, Tennessee exceeded all expectations for hosting the 2019 NFL Draft. From Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th attendance at the draft exceeded 500,000, a record for...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    May 1, 2019

Mari Grace Brooks

Since the dust has settled from this turkey season, I want to tell the amazing story of an accomplished young turkey hunter. Her name is Mari Grace Brooks from Grady Alabama, and she is 13 years old....

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    May 1, 2019

Ringtailed cat/Miner's cat

Ringtail cats are not related to the cat family but are members of the raccoon family, Procyonidae which also includes Kinkajous, and Coatimundis. Ringtails are cat sized animals that resemble a mix...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Should Children be Voting?

In our nation’s beginning, our founding fathers wrote our Constitution to specify that American citizens must be 21 years old to be eligible to vote. This was considered to be the minimum age for a...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    May 1, 2019

Town of Pike Road

In celebration of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the Town of Pike Road is excited to host "Alabama, Then & Now," a traveling bicentennial art exhibition presented by the Alabama Plein Air...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Camp Show & Tell Camp Show and Tell application window is now open. The application window will close on Monday, June 3, 2019. This camp hosted by Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the staff of the...

 

Potpourri for May

We have all been waiting for this month in order to kick into high gear with our garden and our pot gardens. If we have been diligent in picking out the winter weeds, preparing the soil, and making...

 

The Fire at Notre Dame Why it Matters to You and Me?

The construction of the beautiful Gothic Cathedral, Notre Dame, “The Cathedral of Paris”, began during the reign of King Louis VII in 1163 AD and was completed in 1345 AD. It is a UNESCO World...

 

Pray For America

May 2 was the National Day of Prayer when we pause to thank God for our nation, seek forgiveness for our sins and ask his guidance in the future. There were at least two major proclamations before the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for May

I made good use of some lovely Alabama spring weather to plant my garden. My wife planted her flowers; I planted my cherry tomatoes, mint, rosemary, and basil. My gardening philosophy is, “If you...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    May 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Where The Little Boys Go

I had been handling things pretty well, until we went to the Piggly Wiggly last week. And I’m hardly alone. There are mothers everywhere feeling like I feel. It’s the road all parents walk. We...

 

"God is Our Strength"

This month my husband, Brian, and I will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. According to Hallmark, the 11th wedding anniversary’s material (or gift idea) is steel, which is a symbol of...

 

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