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 By Steve Flowers    News    August 1, 2019

Those Who Bake the Pie Get to Eat It

Governor Kay Ivey’s first legislative session of the quadrennium was very successful. Her prowess at getting things accomplished with this Legislature has been remarkable. She knows what she is...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    August 1, 2019

August 14th is Celebrated as VJ Day. Why did the United States inter its Japanese- American citizens?

After Pearl Harbor and the means in which the sneak attack was carried out, Americans became highly suspicious of the Japanese. There were over 110,000 Japanese living on the United States West Coast...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2019

The Squad

This is almost too sad to write. By now all of us have read or heard of the exploits of the fearsome-foursome; the freshmen Congresswomen also known as “the Squad.” These four women, Alexandria...

 

America's Providential Heritage In a Godly Inspired Rule of Law "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Ronald Reagan

With great excitement and full understanding of God's Providence of his voyage, Columbus proclaimed: “It was the beginning and the end of this enterprise that it should be for the increase and...

 

Steven 'Crash' Leath Hits The Silk Like A Good Auburn Man

I painfully witnessed ‘unonimous’ [sic] installation of Leath as AU’s 19th President at the University Ballroom March 20th 2017; it was a sound forecast he would “crash and burn” if/when...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    August 1, 2019

MUCH ADO ABOUT MALZAHN

Auburn is heading into the seventh season under Coach Gus Malzahn. Over the last six years, no coach in America has been under scrutiny as much as Malzahn. Some of this just comes with the territory....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Civil Asset Forfeiture

The concept of civil asset forfeiture is one of the cruelest impositions our government has ever imposed onto the people. In essence, it allows law enforcement officials to become legal pirates to...

 

Qualifications? Meeting a payroll

Governor Hunt once told me, “John, before anyone runs for office or becomes a journalist, they would be well-served to have met a payroll first. What a profound statement and I agree 100%. If you...

 

Potpourri for August

Southern Gardening The dog days of summer are upon us and for the most part, the flowers we have been tending should now be mature and in full bloom. If we have been weeding all along, we should not...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for August

According to my WSFA weather app, the heat index that day was up to 109 degrees. It was almost hard to breath. I was outside picking figs, tomatoes, jalapenos, and pears. Not being a complete fool, I...

 

Social Security CAN HELP if You're Young and Lose a Parent

For young people whose parent passes away, Social Security is here. Losing a parent is both emotionally painful and, often times, devastating to a family’s finances. In the same way that Social...

 

Honoring Our Heros

Lt. Col. George C. Winn 95 Lt. Col. George C. Winn is a distinguished veteran of three wars, namely, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War serving 31-plus years with three years in the U.S. Navy...

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Senior Fishing Rodeo Our Senior Fishing Rodeo will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, from 6:00am-12:00 noon (weather permitting). The event will be held at the Montgomery County ponds, Highway 231...

 

Autauga County Sheriff's Office

Happy Retirement Barbara! The Sheriff’s Office hosted a retirement party for Mrs. Barbara Rhodes this afternoon. Mrs. Barbara has been part of the backbone of the Sheriff’s Office for the past 17...

 

The Five Seasons of a Great Life (What season are you in right now?)

Part One Have you ever considered that your life is a journey through different seasons? Your life is not just a meaningless series of ups and downs but rather an evolution of you becoming all you wer...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Anxiety Has Become A National Obsession

In response to the fast-paced lives Americans tend to lead, countless books and articles have been written offering ways to simplify life and minimize stress. Typical lifestyle change suggestions...

 

"Perseverance"

Have you ever faced a challenge in life that seemed impossible? Boy, I sure have! Weather it’s financial, health, relational, spiritual, or some other area in your life, it may seem like an uphill...

 
 By James Brown    Religion    August 1, 2019

"Work and Witness" Mission in Cuba

Fifteen members of the Church of the Nazarene, most from the Alabama South District, visited Cuba on a “Work and Witness” mission in June. We were able to provide labor and supplies to assist...

 

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