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PAUL HARVEY'S 'IF I WERE THE DEVIL' TRANSCRIPT - 1965 ~ EVEN AS WE SEE IT TODAY 2019 ......

“If I were the devil … If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I’d have a third of its real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 1, 2019

Legislative Session for Most Part Successful, Especially for Governor Kay Ivey

The 2019 Legislative Session was one of the most controversial yet productive sessions in memory. Governor Kay Ivey’s first Session of the Quadrennial was a roaring success. It’s hard to remember...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    July 1, 2019

Can A Convicted Murderer Sentenced To Death Be Executed If They Are Insane Or Have Dementia?

Under English common law it has been long held that one that is insane or having diminished capacity cannot be executed. But what about a person that is competent at time of the crime and at the...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    July 1, 2019

BITS AND PIECES, #8

As I write this Robservation, I am admittedly saddened by what fate possibly awaits me. I am not sure what to do actually since this is quite a new arena for me. You see, the other day I got this...

 

Resting Under the Shade of the Trees..William George "Bill" Anthony 21 September 1944 – 1 June 2019

Dixie lost a great patriot of Southern heritage and longtime champion of our Southern way of life. Many in the Sons of Confederate Veterans [SCV] Alabama Division and small government activists at lar...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    July 1, 2019

ALABAMA BECOMES A STATE

Last month in the Education Page, we dealt with Alabama in 1817 to 1819, and the Alabama Territory becoming a state in our American Union. At this time, the population in Alabama was increasing and...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Lets Protect Our Resources

Conservation. It's a word with a whole lot of different meanings to different people. While the general idea might be the same, it's a distant after thought for many Americans. To those of us in the...

 
 By Ron VanHerwyn    Outdoors    July 1, 2019

Bennett's Wallaby/Red Necked Wallaby

Bennett's wallabies, sometimes called red-necked wallabies, are medium-sized marsupials found along the eastern coast of Australia, and on the island of Tasmania. They are members of the macropod...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    July 1, 2019

SEC AT A GLANCE

Another football season is bearing down on us again. To me, it seems as if I watched the “beat down” that Clemson put on Alabama in the national championship game last month. This year my...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    July 1, 2019

Advocating for Alabama's Military Installations

In Congress, I consider it a tremendous privilege and responsibility to represent a district that is home to two of our country’s finest military installations – Fort Rucker down in the Wiregrass...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2019

Too Many Laws

This year’s legislative session has been one of the most counterproductive we have had in recent years—from the rammed in gasoline tax increase, to overspending, to more extreme seat belt penaltie...

 

Shut up and get to work!

By Perry O. Hooper, Jr. 06/12/2019 Democrats have proven that they will do just about anything to obstruct President Trump’s agenda in order to win in 2020, no matter how dire the consequences are...

 
 By Sam Adams    News    July 1, 2019

"Rotary District 6880 Year in Review in Pictures"

Join the Rotary Revolution was the theme for my Rotary year which just concluded on June 30. But we finished with a BANG! In our final volley, members of the Montgomery Rotary Club donated blood to...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Senior Fishing Rodeo Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Montgomery County ponds, Highway 231 South across from the Sweet Creek Farmer’s Market. Our Senior Fishing Rodeo event will be...

 

Autauga County Sheriff's Office

Prattville to Honor Founders of Fireworks Celebration Prattville will celebrate 30 years of fireworks in 2019 with a full day of activities and an amazing fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. It all...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2019

Andrew M. Saul Sworn In As Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Andrew M. Saul was sworn in today as the Commissioner of Social Security at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C. He will serve a six-year term that expires on January 19, 2025. Commissioner Saul...

 

Things Happy People Do

“Don’t Worry. Be Happy!” Remember that song? It was written and sung by Bobby McFerrin and was a huge hit in 1988! It is still a popular song at parties, bars and football games. It sounds so...

 

Potpourri for July

The Fourth of July marks the midway point of summer. Celebrations abound on our country's birthday, fireworks, bands, parades, flags, bunting, and of course food. Think barbecued ribs, chicken, hot do...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for July

When I want to introduce a recipe, I tell a story about how I found or why I use the recipe. It is a roundabout way to the topic I want to discuss. However, there are times when the story has a very...

 
 By John W. Giles    News    July 1, 2019

Kayo - One Man Sawmill - Last Generation

As we travel down the road of life, we often meet extraordinary people, who enrich our path beyond measurable standards. This is an amazing story about a rare, yet simple man named Kayo, who in my est...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    July 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Gardening and fishing may be the secrets to a life well-lived

They tell me the road was paved right before I moved here. Prior to then it was dirt. It is still not nice enough to call a farm-to-market road, but once upon a time there were cotton field along...

 

"Free Indeed"

What comes to mind when you think of the 4th of July? Perhaps you think about a day off from work with picnics, fireworks, and American flags displayed in front yards along your neighborhood or city...

 

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