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Jesus 2020 Campaign: THE Winner

By Beth Thomas   In these uncertain times, we all need something or someone to believe in. One church in South Montgomery County has begun a campaign, which is gaining unexpected momentum with a...

 

Introducing www.ALFarmBulletin.com!

Subscriptions can now be paid online for The Alabama Farmers & Consumers’ Bulletin via PayPal or a credit/debit card. Learn more about this publication produced by Alabama Department of Agriculture...

 
 By Sam Adams    News    August 1, 2020

Morning the Losses of John Lewis & Herman Cain

U.S. Representative John Lewis   U.S. Representative John Lewis, originally from Troy, Ala., passed away on July 17, 2020, at 80 years of age.   Representative Lewis was the last of the ”Big Six...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    August 1, 2020

Inside the Statehouse

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 th...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Nothing Surprises Me

A couple of Robservations ago, I wrote how aggressive I have noticed drivers becoming in Montgomery. Nothing has changed since then. Every single day, I see idiot drivers on the road doing the most...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    August 1, 2020

Are There Any Recent Interesting U.S. Supreme Court cases?

There are and one that I am reviewing almost parallels the other regarding the facts of the case. The case that I am writing about is Hernandez, et al. v Mesa, No. 17-1678 decided on 25 February 2020...

 

MLK 2.0 – Content of Character

The American stage is now set and ripe for a new leader to emerge in the black community, but it will not be the likes of Al, Jessie, Elijah or Maxine. Their tactics flamed out decades ago, but there...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Election Reforms

Term Limits   One of the most popular ideas is term limits. I have heard quite a few people propose a limit of twelve years for anybody in our congress—two terms for senators and six terms for...

 

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

Author John Taylor [fellow Alabama Gazette columnist introduced last edition] provided some quotes from his Union at All Costs book to help illustrate ‘Judas rhetoric’ to cloak avarice for...

 
 By John Taylor    Opinion    August 1, 2020

Are You From Dixie?

Besides appreciating where I came from, my love for the South and its traditions originated with my late mother, Mary Alford Taylor. She was very easy going; however, if anybody talked badly about the South, she would become instantly defiant. It...

 

Should We Trust Experts?

Experts in public health and epidemiology have driven policy making during the COVID-19 pandemic. How much should we trust experts? Critics dismiss Republicans who voice distrust of experts as...

 

We Must Defend the Police

A police officer has the often-thankless job of seeing to it that we all abide by the law. From armed robbery to running a stop sign, it’s all against the law. This job is not high paying, requires...

 

A Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal That Works for You

We are excited to tell you about our redesigned retirement benefits portal at www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement. Keeping you informed about our products and services, and helping you prepare for...

 

Remembering Olivia de Havilland

Remembering Olivia de Havilland Melanie Hamilton Wilkes of “Gone with the Wind.” A grand star for over 50 years, with more than 50 feature movies to her credit, she was the last surviving member...

 

Three Wise Ways To Master Our Mouths

Mastering our mouths, taming our tongues, watching our words is one of the toughest things to do! We use words all the time, not only in our conversations but also in our emails, texts, social media,...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Major LeonArd Norman: Age 71   Major LeonArd Norman not only valiantly served for four years in the U. S. Army, he also served 25.5 years as a policeman in Montgomery, AL, where he earned the rank...

 

A 50-year Story of Love & Devotion

In 1970, they couldn’t imagine their lives in 50 years. Now in 2020, those 50 years have come and gone! Oh, the adventures those 2 young people have experienced! Still ‘young at heart’ their...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - August

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    August 1, 2020

From Pigskins to Rawhids

Opening day for the 2020 MLB Season is just a few days away. Albeit, it’s just 60 games, but at least we have baseball. On July 23rd, the Yankees open at the Nationals, and the Giants open at the...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for August

Ahhh, August, at times referred to as the “dog days” of summer due to the heat and humidity, which probably contributes to lethargy and just plain no energy. Add to this, the forced confinement of...

 

Remembering Carol Ann Hicks Woodall

Carol Ann Hicks Woodall passed away peacefully on July 14, 2020, with her family at her side. She fought a courageous battle against cancer for four years. Her battle was made easier by an entire comm...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - The Cancel Culture is Killing Creativity

There are two types of writers in the world: those who can write…and those who want to be able to write. Proofreading is just part of the process. If the deadline allows, it is best to have a...

 

"Certainty in Uncertain Times"

Uncertainty. Just that word can make our stomachs churn, our hearts pound faster, and our minds race. Everyone is dealing with uncertainty right now due to the upheaval of the Coronavirus … your tra...

 

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