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Land That I Love: Restoring Our Christian Heritage

This wonderful book written by The Alabama Gazette’s own Bobbie Ames is hot off the press! Order your copy today and help keep this nation’s history alive for future generations! In the words of...

 
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 By Steve Flowers    News    May 1, 2020

Budget is Priority Number One

Budget is Priority Number One for Legislative Session. The Governor Proposes and the Legislature Disposes – However, Kay Ivey has Input The 2020 Regular Legislative Session has resumed after a six-w...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    May 1, 2020

"All we are is dust in the wind" . . . a reflection

Those words from the song “Dust in the Wind” (1977) sung by the rock group Kansas are roughly based on some verses from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes 1: 12-14 says (NIV) I,...

 

Rising Up for America

In times of crisis every day Americans become heroes. They put their talents to work to serve their neighbors. They truly become their brother’s keepers. A Brooklyn Physician in the Epicenter of...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Quarantine Ramblings: Bits And Pieces Part 10

As we move into our second month of in-home lockdown, people around the country are beginning to get upset with the slowness of the pace of knocking the Wuhan (I mean COVID-19) out. I watch way too...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Bread Lines - Grapes of Wrath 2.0

I was recently awakened early one morning at 4:00 am with a horrific dream about America. When we were having coffee, I told my wife about the dream, which shook me to the core. The first thing that...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Coronavirus Madness

Toward the end of last year (2019), a new strain of flu erupted in Wuhan, China, spread very rapidly, and soon began killing people. Rumors circulated that it escaped from Wuhan’s level-4...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Blessed With Many Fathers

Columnist John Sophocleus learned of his earthly father's passing while writing his piece for this month’s issue. Adamant about his submission these past ten plus years, he requested The Alabama Gaz...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Litigation in the Public Interest?

America needs billions of masks to protect against the Coronavirus, particularly high-grade N95 masks for healthcare workers. Nonetheless, fear of litigation delayed delivery of millions of constructi...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2020

Social Security Update

Social Security Honors OUR Military HEROES On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country. Families, friends, and communities pause to remember...

 
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Sunrise Rotary Club Honors Essential Workers

Service Above Self Even in the midst of a global pandemic, some jobs just cannot be put on hold. That includes what the Montgomery Sanitation Department does. Every week, some 70,000+ customers receiv...

 

Don't Worry – Be Happy

In 1988, Bobby McFerrin released this famous song, which is still enjoyed by millions around the world as a light hearted, fun, happy song! In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, maybe some would...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Eugene Thomas Beasley: Age 95 Eugene Thomas Beasley is a WWII veteran who served as a signal man in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS North Carolina (BB-55) in the Pacific Theater. On September 15, 1942,...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    May 1, 2020

Will the Games Stand Tall?

While ballparks and all sports venues remain closed, there is hope the Football Season can be salvaged. Baseball appears to be all but lost, while there has been a plan “spit-balled” that some...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for May

With many businesses and stores in our world closed for business, this means that many are working at home. We now have more time to spend in our gardens. If you planted a garden which includes...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - May

Will the world ever get back to normal? Everyone is saying there will be a new normal. But then doesn’t that become the norm? How many new ‘normals’ are we going to have? Confusing isn’t it? E...

 

See Life Through the Lens of Hope

Hi friends! I pray you are doing well during these challenging times. Even in the midst of uncertainty, I personally have seen God working in awesome ways! “And we know that all things work...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    May 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - What is wrong with you people in the Black Belt?

I read articles about the Black Belt sometimes that make me feel like we should all immediately pack up and leave. I don’t know where we should go, but we may not make it if we stay. I read one...

 

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