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In Case You Missed It: Roby 'shows off' 187th in push for F-3

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) hosted the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in Montgomery on Sunday, July 23, 2017 for visits to the area's military installations....

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2017

DUNKIRK: A REVIEW

"The trio of timelines can be jarring as you figure out how they all fit, and the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way." USA Today Brian...

 

Blessed With Many Fathers:

Empty screen before me now, heavy hands upon the keyboard, I struggle to type this month’s column… informed hours ago of the death of my father-in-law, Dale Miller, via phone from my bride. She...

 

Roby to Senate: 'Roll up your sleeves' and get health care done

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today, Friday, July 28th, expressed her strong disappointment with the Senate's failure to pass an Obamacare repeal bill, saying Senate...

 

Inside the Statehouse

There is a proven theory espoused by political scholars that has prevailed in southern political history for decades. The premier political scholar, Dr. V. O. Key, first illustrated this repetitious t...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    August 1, 2017

I Am Considering Becoming A Lawyer. What Is The Pathway to That?

Aside from the lawyer jokes, being an attorney is a noble profession. In all professions you have the occasional bad seed even though law schools and Bar associations attempt to weed them out. And man...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2017

TRUMP'S BETRAYAL

While campaigning for office, Donald Trump, like any respectable candidate, promised to defend the people’s right to keep and bear arms along with the remainder of the United States Constitution....

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    August 1, 2017

Pine Trees Can Be A Great Management Tool

I find that the most interesting things in the outdoors are the unexpected surprises. Those bits of knowledge you come across that you just plain weren't expecting. Ever since I started working with...

 

Elephants

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth and are also known to be extremely intelligent. They have characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs. A group of...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    August 1, 2017

1st Coach To Fall

In the era of “million dollar coaches”, a lot is given and a lot is expected. In the SEC the average salaries, benefits and bonuses of coaches is around $5,000,000.00 PER YEAR. With a maximum of...

 

How much Do you Know about your American Heritage?

The American History Quiz below is a sampling of questions used for citizenship in early America. When my father's ancestors fled France due to the persecution of the French Huguenots, they were...

 

Revisiting "People Control"

In our fallen world, there is certainly no shortage of heartbreaking stories, yet the one that will not leave my mind right now is one from the United Kingdom pertaining to the medical and legal...

 

News from the Autauga County Sheriffs office

There was a Town Hall Meeting held at the Jones Community Center on July 17, 2017. About 35 residents from the area were in attendance. There were hot dogs, chips and drinks served to all that...

 

From irascibility to serene

For those of us who number our life spans in a multiple of decades we've witnessed an interesting range of adjectives used to describe our Congress, from irascibility to serene. For the current...

 

YOUR RETIREMENT PLANNING STARTS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

Right now is the perfect time to start planning for a secure, comfortable retirement. And you can count on Social Security to help you begin the process. First, we encourage you to set up an online...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2017

Southern Cuisine for August

The windows are rattling, the thunder is booming in the background, and the rain is as thick as fog right across the street. Any minute now and it will cross the street. It just did and I wish it had...

 

How much Do you Know about your American Heritage?

Answers to the American History Quiz 1. The Mayflower 2. For religious freedom 3. The American Indians, especially Samoset and Squanto 4. Thanksgiving 5. Independence Day 6. July 4th, 1776 7. Thomas...

 

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...

 

Teamwork

The subject of this article reminds me of that night in the summer of 1969 I sat with awe watching that grainy picture on a small television screen of Buzz Aldrin and Neal Armstrong landing on the...

 

Back to School

Where has the summer gone? Area schools open their doors again soon, to the chagrin of many students and to the delight of many parents. It was always a depressing time for me as a child when the...

 

"Pursue Your Victory"

God told Joshua to cross over the Jordan River and to go possess the land. The word “possess” means “to drive out the previous tenants”. This implies action. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:12,...

 
 By Amanda Walker    News    August 1, 2017

If Your Town Is Not Painting Rocks, Your Community Is Missing Out On The Fun

Often times in downtown Camden, there is no one out. The sidewalks are empty and so are the streets, except for the occasional car passing through. Of course there are other times when it is busy....

 
 By Buddy Hicks    News    August 1, 2017

HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE CARED FOR?

Do you have anyone in your family who has been affected by Alzheimer’s, Dementia, a stroke or who has suffered an accident that has left them in a position to have to receive 24 hour care? If so,...

 
 By Chris Beeker Jr    News    August 1, 2017

A Lifeline for the Lifeline

A lot of songs, movies, and television shows have been about the trucking industry. That is because, as Merle Haggard sang in his hit song “Movin’ On,” “the white line is the lifeline to the...

 

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