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Articles from the June 1, 2018 edition

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 By Staff Writer    News    June 1, 2018

Elections

June 5, 2018 ~ Statewide Primary Election • July 17, 2018 ~ Statewide Primary Runoff Election November 6, 2018 ~ Statewide General Election...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    June 1, 2018

A TIME TO HEAL

When I first walked through the "hanging garden" of six-foot steel tablets, I was taken aback at the sheer number of "in-your-face" structures there were. The Equal Justice Initiative's, EJI,...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 1, 2018

Inside the Statehouse

Less than Two Weeks to Primary – Governor’s Race As we get down to the lick log in the 2018 June Primary, there are few if any surprises in any of the major state races. Polling indicates that...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    June 1, 2018

I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING, WHY DO I REALLY NEED A WILL?

I get that question all too often. Even poor people have more than they probably think. Do you have a home (even a mobile home)? Do you have a car or truck? Do you have any money in a bank? While...

 

The Great Divide

With each news cycle describing incidents reflecting the increasing political and cultural divide that exists in our nation, the more the following Scripture repeats in my mind. Every kingdom divided...

 
 By Buddy Hicks    News    June 1, 2018

DIP IN YOUR BIG TOE

What is the market going to do? I don’t know. You don’t know. You can’t find anyone who does know exactly what the market is going to do. That’s why it is called speculation. And it is...

 
 By John Martin    Legal    June 1, 2018

Check out Zimbabwe

Don’t laugh. Little Zimbabwe could be a model for providing prosperity for the entire world. Most people remember this African nation for creating the most rampant hyperinflation in recorded...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    June 1, 2018

Tortured for Christ

A few weeks ago, Wycliffe Associates held their annual banquet in Montgomery with the Southeast Director, Noel Davis, updating us on the Voice of the Martyrs' current activities. In the middle...

 
 By John Sophocleus    News    June 1, 2018

State School Board Races: worthy inquiry to Secretary Merrill?

Recent political Kabuki theatre has some contemplating Gov. Ivey’s dating preferences and Judge Sue Bell Cobb’s campaign hiring practices. How candidates deal with these may be revealing. I also...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    June 1, 2018

The NFL Hoax

An NFL player, whose name will not be mentioned, kneeled during the national anthem last year in protest of black men being killed or abused by white policemen. The actions of this millionaire was...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2018

How The Work Rules Work for You

Retirement doesn’t have the same meaning for everyone. Some people plan to retire and never work again. Some people plan for second careers in occupations that wouldn’t have adequately supported...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    June 1, 2018

CROWNE HEALTHCARE RESIDENTS...

...enjoyed an afternoon of lip sync battle with both staff and clients putting on an unforgettable show. 1st Place: Olivia Newton John and John Travolta "grease: You're The One That I Want" 2nd...

 

Three Cheers In Honor of the Graduates

Congratulations to all the High School and College graduates! On behalf of all of us in the cities, towns and communities in the River Region, we honor you this month, and we are proud of you all! No...

 

Be Uncensored

By Hannah Johnson I saw this photo and immediately it sparked a conviction deep in my soul. How often do we sugar coat the truth so as not to hurt someone’s feelings? To steer from the political...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    June 1, 2018

A Biologist's Opinion on Turkeys

My last article seems to have kicked off a firestorm of discussion! From all around the South, I've had fellow turkey hunters confirm exactly what I had been experiencing; a severe shortage of...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    June 1, 2018

The Worlds largest rodent Capybara

The Capybara is a large, semi-aquatic rodent that is found inhabiting the water-logged regions of Central and South America. Closely related to other South American rodents such as Chinchillas and...

 
 By Staff Writer    News    June 1, 2018

Rotary Clubs make Montgomery Dog Park a Reality

Work was recently completed on a new development in downtown Montgomery which will attract new visitors to downtown Montgomery...four-legged visitors to be exact! With the addition of a public art...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

MCSO K-9 Deputy in training with new body armor. Youth Fishing Rodeo Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office invites boys and girls ages 6-12 to grab their fishing rods,...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for June

If you are a retired chef, there is a good chance for your birthday you will receive a cookbook. If the gift giver knows that you write an article for the Alabama Gazette called Southern Cuisine, it...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for June

June is the month that most people are in earnest about their gardens. If you do not believe me, just go to nurseries and garden centers on these warm sunny days. Women and men are filling shopping...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    June 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: Remnants and reminders of rural summer memories.

It has been almost 40 years since I spent my last summer with Fannie. She would not believe the lives we live now. Even in the 70’s she lived somewhere far back in time. It was partly, I suppose, be...

 

"Make an Eternal Difference"

After prayerful consideration, my husband, Brian, and I recently signed up to host a Summer Small Group through our church. For those of you in our generation and older, you may know this better as a...

 

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