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Introducing www.ALFarmBulletin.com!

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 By Steve Flowers    News    July 1, 2020

How Has Coronavirus Affected Alabama Politics?

As we end the first half of 2020, there is no doubt that the Coronavirus is the story of the year. The Coronavirus saga of 2020 and its devastation of the nation’s and state’s economic well-being...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    July 1, 2020

Since Birmingham removed the Confederate Statue can the State Fine the City?

Not only can the State of Alabama, through the Attorney General, sue the city of Birmingham, but also they have. The 2017 Alabama Preservation Memorial Act was used when its former mayor had plywood s...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    July 1, 2020

Is It Time to Crack Some Skulls?

Hard times create strong men Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men Weak men create hard times. – Unknown How true. And by the way, we are currently cruising full speed in the...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Trump's Three Questions

My father, W.O. Giles, Sr., taught my brothers, sister and I a famous slogan we can all recite, even today. He would say: "There is your side, their side, find what is right and do not move." This...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Our Confederate Heritage

One of America’s greatest tragedies was what many of us call the “Civil War,” also known as “The War Between the States,” “The Great Rebellion,” “The War of Northern Oppression,” and...

 

Part one: For this reason I take a knee...

In his prayer for the Ephesians, Paul doesn’t want them to be afraid, deterred or faint by the tribulations he is enduring. My paternal grandmother lived in Ephesus until forcibly removed at the...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Will Things Ever Change?

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin ignited nationwide protests. While we advise jurors to withhold judgment until presentation of all the evidence, video of the...

 

We Must Support Law and Order

I feel like I am in the middle of a bad dream. Across our great country, spineless elected officials are turning our streets and neighborhoods over to angry mobs of looters and thieves. At this...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    July 1, 2020

The Confederate States did not Commit Treason

The Alabama Gazette welcomes its newest contributor: John M. Taylor: Married (Susan) with two sons and two grandchildren, most know me by my nickname “Johnny.” After graduating from Benjamin...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    July 1, 2020

New Feature in 'My Social Security' Puts You in Control

The future can be uncertain. However, Social Security’s new Advance Designation program can help put you in control of your benefits if a time comes when you need a representative payee to help...

 

Rotary Clubs Continue to Serve

Sunrise Rotary Holds Shower for Salvation Army Kitchen Over 30 members of the Sunrise Rotary Club gathered in downtown Montgomery at Rotary Park the morning of June 12, to drink coffee and eat sausage...

 

Taking A Stand Means Not Being Silent

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated the following truth: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter most.” In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s,...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Col. Joseph Edward Boyett, Jr.: 84 Col. Joseph E. Boyett Jr. served 25 years in the United States Air Force in military logistics. As an operations research scientist, he created models to...

 

The Story of the Declaration of Independence

This story, written by Bobbie Ames, first appeared in the July 2012 issue of the Alabama Gazette and has been included in the author’s recent book, “Land That I Love: Restoring Our Christian...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - July

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...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    July 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhides

Say it Ain’t so, Joe! Major League Baseball to return with a 60-game season plus playoffs … But can it sustain itself through the Pandemic? How quickly another month has arrived and left us,...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for July

First of all, I trust we are all safe and following good hygiene with masks and social distancing, according to official guidelines. The safest place in today’s world would be outside in your garden...

 

Real Freedom

The Gospel is about walking in freedom. That’s why, early in His ministry, Jesus quoted Isaiah’s Old Testament prophecy that He had been sent to “set free those who are oppressed” (Luke...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    July 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - Purple Martin People

Even before daybreak, you can hear them singing their happy songs from inside their swinging gourds: the purple martin song. It is their season. They return every year from their winter homes in...

 

College, COVID-19, and Me

By Beth Thomas, Alabama Gazette Summer Intern As I sat with my friends in the campus library in mid-March at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, we heard a rumor that changed the rest of our...

 

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