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Articles from the August 1, 2021 edition

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 By Stan Hurst    Sports    August 1, 2021

A New and Different 2021 Football Season is Dawning

We are rapidly approaching a new and different College Football season. Hopefully we will step into a new normal, and will it be mask free? It sure looks like it from my vantage point. We have Coach...

 

Bibb Graves the Education Governor

Most states have one General Fund Budget. We are only one of five states that have two. Some of you have asked why we have two budgets – one for the General Fund and one for Education. Here is why....

 

Celebrating Peru's Bicentennial

Few calendars in this part of the Western Hemisphere will note it, but on July 28, Peru celebrates 200 years of independence. Two centuries of anything is a big deal; it demonstrates generational...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2021

By The Numbers

I first wrote this Robservation back in 2013. Yeah, eight years ago. Sadly, in the context of this subject, things have not gotten better. Not by a long shot. I decided to revisit this subject of our...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    August 1, 2021

Why is It Important to Continue to Preserve Controversial Monuments?

Aside from being a practicing attorney I have had an almost lifelong interest in my family history and especially those that were southern soldiers in the War Between the States. I am proud to claim...

 

State and Local Barriers to Entrepreneurship

State and local governments lure businesses with incentive packages. Yet these governments impose rules stifling entrepreneurs starting new businesses, forgetting that Amazon, offered multi-billion...

 

Beatin' Around the Bush in Hubbardland

Our next chapter of “Malice in Hubbardland” type corruption in Lee County reveals even more malfeasance while observing flawless (from jury selection to plea agreement) intendance by the jurist...

 

The Historical Significance of Anthony Johnson

We are constantly bombarded with issues instigated by individuals attempting to cause division in America. For example, the 1619 Project (reminiscent of something in the old parody magazine, National...

 

Bama Senate Showdown – Trump vs. Shelby / McConnell

In 2022, Alabama will elect a U.S. Senator to fill the seat held by Senator Richard Shelby for four decades. In 1986, as a skilled personal injury trial lawyer and shrewd Democrat candidate, Shelby...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    August 1, 2021

Term Limits

During the last several decades, various people and groups have proposed term limits as a solution for stopping abuses done by politicians. The big argument is to return political offices back to...

 

Honoring Our Hereos

Terrell Lamar Best: Age 95 Terrell Lamar Best served almost 32 months in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. His military occupational specialty (MOS) was Signalman Third Class. He received...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - August

“From the land of Poka-sheen where anything that isn't Bone is no fosh.” That line, in Portuguese, is the description of the Azores on the cover of the Cornerstone CookBook printed at Lajes...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2021

Tears & Laughter - Life is a fleeting thing

There are voices in other rooms tonight. Soft voices. Young voices. Granddaughters’ voices. Their brother – the baby – is asleep in an adjoining room. We were all worried if he could sleep, or...

 

"Giving Grace"

Sometimes God’s Word can feel like an impossible order, don’t you think? Take for example: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for August

Although the extreme heat has not been a factor this summer, the extreme humidity been a problem. Even early in the mornings, just working for 1/2 an hour sends one in the house dripping with...

 

Republican Kenneth Paschal Wins Campaign for District 73

On July 13th, voters in Shelby elected Republican Kenneth Paschal in a special general election to fill the seat vacated by former representative Matt Fridy. Paschal will be the first...

 

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