Articles from the August 1, 2014 edition

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Selma

Film crews arrived at the Capitol recently to shoot the closing scenes from the highly acclaimed movie "Selma" to be released next year. Under sweltering heat, hundreds of extras, along with the...

 

Office Of Sheriff

A past issue of “SHERIFF” magazine had an article titled “Roots”, a historical perspective of the OFFICE OF SHERIFF. This article was one that gave a good perspective of the History of the...

 

Economic Development in the Black Belt

In the past several columns we have discussed problems with the criminal justice system and incarceration. Our exploration of problems concerning the corrections system concluded with a discussion of...

 

We the People – "The Little Platoons"

To her credit, First Lady Michelle Obama has raised awareness regarding our dietary habits and suggested that Americans should stop “super-sizing” their food portions to solve our nation’s...

 

Malzahn the Magician - Act II

The Auburn road back to the national championship to redeem a lapse of the mind on defense against Florida State last year, became muddy at best just before the SEC Media Days in Birmingham in...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    August 1, 2014

What is National Make A Will Month?

Apparently the National Make A Will Month runs during August of each year. I have no idea who made it up and didn’t know it existed until I heard a Legal Zoom advertisement. Certainly any month is a...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    August 1, 2014

What A World!!

The other day, my wife and I were minding our own business taking down wallpaper in our kitchen when we heard on Fox News that a Malaysian Airlines 777 had just been shot down in the Ukraine. A...

 

Balkanization Hits America

On the third Monday of most months a group of proud Americans meet at the Crump Center in Montgomery, stand and face our nation's banner and pledge their allegiance to a nation that many of them...

 

August Potpourri

I heard some neighborhood children talking about school books and school uniforms and thought, "where has the summer gone"? Really. When the school bells ring, the summer is technically over and so...

 

Women And Social Security

Women’s Equality Day is August 26, and this is the perfect time to remind you how much Social Security values and appreciates women. Even though men and women with identical earnings histories...

 

Education Today: Restoring A Christian Republic

Primary Sources of American History document beyond contradiction, that these United States were established as a Christian Republic by Colonial State Constitutions and by our United States Constituti...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    August 1, 2014

Inside the Statehouse

If race was a major issue in 1958, being the racist candidate in 1962 was the only way to be elected governor. With this issue in hand and Wallace’s love for campaigning and remembering names, he wo...

 
 By John Sophocleus    News    August 1, 2014

Some Post Primary Observations… what does it profit a candidate to win an election and lose their soul?

With another $3 million spent on our 2014 primary run-offs last month, I remain a steadfast advocate of abolishing further waste of our taxpayer dollars on all primary elections. Political parties can...

 
 By Zack Azar    Outdoors    August 1, 2014

Bass Fishing During The "Dog Days" Of August

Bass fishing during the "dog days" of August can be tough, but it's not impossible. Some of the biggest bass of the year can be caught in the summer. Because a bass's metabolism speeds up as the...

 

Coyotes

One of the most adaptable animals in the world, the coyote can change its breeding habits, diet and social dynamics to survive in a wide variety of habitats. The coyote is one of eight species of the...

 

God's Favor

Did you know that God wants to poor out His blessings on you? Psalms 84:11 tells us, “…the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is...

 

The Christian and Crisis

To say the least, we live in uncertain times. Some might even call this a time of crisis. There seems to be no national consensus about what to do with the serious immigration issues where large...

 

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