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 By Steve Flowers    News    June 1, 2020

Stellar Group Studying Gambling in the State

Another legislation session has passed, and Alabama still has no lottery. Actually, the legislature does not in itself have the authority to pass a state lottery, they can only authorize a ballot...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    June 1, 2020

Have You Read Any Interesting Cases Lately?

I decided to look at the Alabama Supreme Court website for recent slip opinions. A slip opinion is basically the first draft majority opinion of an appellate court before its publication in various ca...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Things I Have Learned During Lockdown

It is amazing to me that so many people have had such a hard time during the lockdown. I am not talking about the financial issues that are affecting most people because those issues are real and...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Jeff Sessions Myths Dispelled

Falsehoods and myths attacking my friend, Jeff Sessions, need to be dispelled. I have known and worked with Jeff for 27 years. Loyal Trump supporters in Alabama have been torn for 3 years over his...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2020

The Oppression Continues

As I am writing this (mid-May, 2020), the American people are still suffering from the sanctions that our governors, mayors and other authorities have imposed onto them and the U. S. economy....

 

The Great Bailout: struggling to our next abnormalcy

The struggle from DC on down to my Lee County commissioners (along with politburo mayors) in the effort toward our next distorted result is full steam ahead. Gamblers on Wall Street – investors is...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Did We Give Informed Consent?

Our Federal and state governments implemented unprecedented measures beginning in March to stem the spread of COVID-19. Informed consent provides a foundation of medical ethics. Did our elected offici...

 

Meet these Unsung Heroes

There are many unsung heroes in Alabama’s fight against the Wuhan novel Coronavirus-19. 175 of them are working tirelessly in the Unified Command center, a “war room” set up by the Governor to...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    June 1, 2020

Social Security Update

During this time when our physical offices are closed to the public, you may wonder, “How can I get help from Social Security without visiting an office?” You can find the answer at...

 

Special Feature - Dani Loeb

Dani Loeb becomes the first Alabamian to make U.S. Ski Team Dani (Karyl) Loeb, the daughter of Ricky and Jamie Loeb of Montgomery, Ala., has been recognized as the newest member of the U.S. Aerial...

 

Special Feature - Scholarships

The MidSouth Chapter of the ITPA is proud to award the 2020 Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship to Josie Layne Hussey. The Mid-South Chapter of the ITPA is a group dedicated to giving back to the...

 

A Message to All Graduating Seniors

The Secret 4 C’s of Success Three military recruiters accepted an invitation to speak to the Senior Class of a local high school. It was agreed that each recruiter would take fifteen minutes to make...

 

Honoring our Heroes

John L. Cannady, Jr.: Age 62 John L. Cannady, Jr. served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and seven months. He received the following medals and awards: AF Meritorious Service Medal, AF...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    June 1, 2020

To Play or Not to Play ... What's the Question?

This is the season of non-seasons, like no other time in our lifetimes. We may or may not have baseball this year, we may have football this fall, but we might not. We do have NASCAR, but no fans are...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - June

Our economy depends on cash flow. Our farmers, ranchers and other small businesses need as much help as we can afford. Buy local and help your fellow Alabamians. Also, don’t forget to donate to...

 

Down the Street Delivers to Essential Workers!

Gail Royal, owner of Down the Street Café on Zelda Road in Montgomery, has been providing meals to essential workers. On Wednesday, May 6, Gail, her daughter Jamie and 9-year-old grandson, Caleb,...

 

"Turning Uncertainty into Hope"

Have you ever felt that nothing is going your way? It may be at work, or family, or everyday problems. What is your typical reaction? Do you move toward feelings of “why me?” or “grrrr…not aga...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    June 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - How to Cook a Mean Pot of Greens

Last week I mentioned in this space how we eat a lot of greens down here in the Black Belt. I am sure other people in other places also eat a variety of greens. There are even people up north who try...

 

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