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Articles from the July 1, 2014 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    News    July 1, 2014

Political Corruption in Alabama

A recent Fortune magazine article ranks Alabama as one of the top ten states when it comes to corruption. We were ranked number six. The rankings were determined by a study of convictions of public...

 

The Alabama Gun Act

The Alabama Gun act is now a year old and we continue to receive questions about it. I will reprint an article I did last July in an attempt to help the public with this law. The Alabama Gun Act of...

 

Probation Sponsorship

In last month’s column we discussed how cultural differences impact the criminal justice system. Four hundred years of slavery and segregation created a cultural system in our black communities....

 

The Transformation Continues…

It is difficult at times to determine which crisis du jour warrants the bulk of our concern, and in our attention-deficit disorder world, Americans are increasingly challenged to focus on one problem...

 
 By Zack Azar    Outdoors    July 1, 2014

Baiting Catfish And How To Find Them

The heat and humidity of mid-summer are not only trying on one's temperament, but can result in brutal conditions for fishing as well. With temperatures soaring into the upper 90’s and heat indexes...

 

Which Is Most Important?

The truth is that all three are very important. But another factor in the success of a football team is injury luck. That means if the team has good coaching, good talent and a favorable schedule,...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    July 1, 2014

Why Is It Not Criminal To Burn A United States Flag?

If done in a manner of disrespect, patriotically and emotionally I would think that it would be criminal and I would say give that individual a chance to live in another country! The United States Cod...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    July 1, 2014

Wha-What??

Forrest Gump said, “I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.” In that vein I say, “I don’t fancy myself a super smart man, but I know idiocy when I see it.” Oh my, what in the heck is...

 

July Potpourri

First of all, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY to all of our readers. We do have so much to be thankful for in this wonderful country of ours. So, be proud to be an American. July can be a brutal month for the ga...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    July 1, 2014

The Inheritance Of The Common Law In Western Civilization

The concept of man in the Common Law of England is one of the most civilizing forces in all of History. For centuries the Common Law was recorded and declared as "the highest inheritance of the King,...

 
 By John Sophocleus    News    July 1, 2014

Hubbard Tweets, Gaming the System, Failing as Christian Servants…

Upon receipt of very delayed primary election numbers from Clarion Hotel voting machines providing noticeably skewed tallies (two to one margins where other boxes in the district were close) Speaker...

 

The Christian And His Government

Like you, I hear my share of what’s wrong with government. And it’s not just what’s going on in Washington, sometimes it is just as likely to refer to our state or city. One doesn’t have to...

 

"What's In A Name?"

As vast as the American English language is, we hardly need to supplement it with made up words, especially proper nouns that we have metamorphed into verbs. A typical example of this is a noun that...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2014

Social Secuity Honors Veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    July 1, 2014

The Kritter Korner - The Skunk

This months' animal is everybody's favorite "little stinker" the Skunk. The striped skunk is a cat-sized mammal, and is fearless. Skunks are not only fearless but supermen that are immune to venomous...

 

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