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Articles from the September 1, 2020 edition

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Lady Liberty

Her name is Liberty and she is a 22-story tower of strength overshadowing the NY Harbor, which symbolizes to the world the best in freedom and democracy, but today her tears fill the rivers of her...

 
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Special Event!

FREE Sack Lunch at the Curb! Tuesday, October 13th 11:30 am – 1 pm Join us at 12 East Jefferson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 as The Alabama Gazette Celebrates 21 Years of publishing with sack...

 
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Vote

Voter Registration Deadline Oct 19: Last day to register to vote for General Election on November 3! Click here to register: https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote Absentee...

 

Labor Day: September 7, 2020

Labor Day is upcoming on Monday. In bygone days it was the benchmark day for campaign season to start. Historically, Labor Day barbeques were events where political campaigns had their roots. Camp ste...

 

Can I just Give Assets to my Kids, Even After I remarry?

There are several facets to your question so the answer will be a bit broad. There are ways to transfer assets now such as those financial accounts in your name. Your new spouse probably doesn’t wan...

 

Bits & pieces 10.0

1. For the past several years, during our wedding anniversary week, my wife and I like to go down to Destin, Florida and stay at the Henderson-Salamander Resort and Spa for four to five days. We love...

 

John Brown and the Secret Six

History is filled with conspiracies and conspiracy theories. I would like to look at a genuine conspiracy from the 1800s. As a teen, I worked in construction and encountered some interesting individua...

 

Gawlee! They defeated that property tax again!

One of the best things about living in Alabama is that its taxes are among the lowest in the nation. Of particular importance, the property tax is THE lowest in the nation—by a wide margin. The...

 

For this reason I take a knee

Part one opened with Apostle Paul’s caveat in Ephesians to not be faint in tribulation and his cause/reason for kneeling to God in Truth and Love. Part two opened with excerpts provided by fellow...

 

Patents, Profits and Pandemics

Knowledge is the basis of economic prosperity, and the knowledge contained in a COVID-19 vaccine or cure would be enormously valuable. We have traditionally relied on patents to reward innovation,...

 

Hook, Line & Sinker

After 40 plus years of public service Joe Biden has found a new set of friends and policy advisors, the most radical members of the Democratic Party. This is a terrible sign for all freedom loving Ame...

 

New Online Service for Replacement Social Security Cards

The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Alabama available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew...

 

Montgomery County Sheriffs Office

Montgomery Reaches Another Grim Milestone as Homicides Continue to Rise Another sad milestone as the 54th Montgomery homicide occurred Sunday (Aug 16) evening at Oak Park in Montgomery. Homicide is...

 

Crisis is a Revealer: You can't control the wind. But you can adjust the sails.

This COVID-19 crisis has revealed a great many things about us. You have probably learned a lot about yourself in the last six months, right? Crisis does that to you. Crisis isn’t just an...

 

Honoring our Heroes

MSgt. Jimmy F. Meacham: Age 84 MSgt. Jimmy F. Meacham served 42 years in the U.S. military including four years in the regular Air Force, 18 years in the Air Force Reserves and 20 years in the AL Air...

 

Southern Cuisine - September

A common topic for food websites, particularly during the heat of summer, is foods to avoid during a heat wave. I do not necessarily disagree with some of their reasoning, but to me the first thing I...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    September 1, 2020

Playing by the COVID-19 Rules

Never in our lifetimes have we seen the Sports World turned upside-down and inside-out. I find myself disjointed from the sports world. It’s difficult to analyze any of the teams we follow in the...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for September

We are coming up on the­ shank of the year: what a curve ball we were thrown with the Covid-19 virus. Hopefully, Alabama and the SEC, plus a few other conferences, will play football, but baseball...

 

Tears and Laughter : Some of My Best Friends Are People!

Personally, I started thinking things were getting out of balance in the pet department when they put refrigerators at the end of the pet food aisle to keep the latest dog food cold. I mean, I am all...

 

Finding a New Groove

When I was a young child, one of my favorite things was my parent’s old record player. I can remember looking through the dusty, old vinyl records. Then, playing and dancing to the “oldie but...

 

The Surprising Senior Year

Special Guest Contributor - Beth Thomas I had a moment the other day in which everything just became real. The realization hit me rather suddenly, and I had to take a few minutes to process it. I applied to graduate last week, and even though I’ve...

 

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