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Tangled Webs and Telephone Cords

"O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." – Sir Walter Scott But identifying who is being deceitful here in this Watergate-esque scandal is less than clear. There is so...

 

2020 Senate Race Right around the Corner. GOP Field is Probably Set.

Even though qualifying does not begin until October 8, 2019, the field is probably set for the GOP Primary in March to unseat the anomaly Democrat, Doug Jones, who is sitting in Alabama’s...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    October 1, 2019

Do I understand that there is a recent change in Alabama Medicaid that allows them to recover from probate?

Yes, that is correct. It is however conditioned on certain criteria and in my view will cause some changes in estate planning and in debt collection by creditors. Whenever an estate is opened in an...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2019

ONE TRICK PONY

I am sure most of us are familiar with this term. It means that someone has only one thing they are either good at or one issue that they feel strongly about. I don't want to be that person. Many...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2019

Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a painless and peaceful procedure of ending the persistent suffering and trauma of the terminally ill and others who have decided that death is a better option. In current usage, it is...

 

History Comes to Troy

Troy University will host an exhibition from The Remnant Trust from September through the end of November. The artifacts and books included afford an opportunity for Alabamians to see some history. Fo...

 

The AU Horror Picture Show: Bride of Felonstein meets YellaGrubbear

Recent ‘rocky’ times at Auburn University display a cult horror picture show on how ‘warped’ private interests extract wealth from students and taxpayers. No surprise to frequent readers of...

 

Hypothetical – Bernie or Elizabeth, Was this your idea?

Recent ‘rocky’ times at Auburn University display a cult horror picture show Right thinking, fact driven Americans have hit their high water mark, frustrated with the liberal news media...

 
 By Ed Jones    Sports    October 1, 2019

THE ROAD AHEAD

No other state in America has two football teams ranked in the top ten this year. Alabama has reclaimed number one as Clemson came within one play of losing to North Carolina on September 28th. At...

 
 Events   

22nd Annual "Bill Anthony Memorial, Battles for the Armory" Civil War Reenactment in Tallassee, Alabama

22nd Annual “Bill Anthony Memorial, Battles for the Armory” Civil War Reenactment in Tallassee, Alabama November 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2019 Sponsored by The Tallassee Armory Guards, SCV Camp 1921...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2019

9 Ways to Conceal Movement While Hunting

New research out of the University of Georgia Deer Lab is providing unique insight into the rate at which white-tailed deer process visual images and how they perceive their environment. It appears...

 

Aardvark

Aardvarks are small pig-like mammals that are found inhabiting a wide range of different habitats throughout Africa, south of the Sahara. They are mostly solitary and spend their days sleeping in...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for October

Fall has not arrived so any mention of warm soups and stews, fruit pies just out of the oven and canning the fruits and vegetables I have in the freezer would be premature. I'm staying with the theme...

 

Potpourri for October

When I was young, growing up in South Alabama, when October came around, our thoughts turned to all the fun things that would be happening. The county fair was always a big attraction, not only for...

 

Just A Few of My Favorite Quotes

We all need to be encouraged, inspired and challenged, right? One of the ways I do that is by reading quotes. So, I often search for and screenshot quotes I like and keep them on my iPhone for future...

 

Halloween has become an issue among Christians!

Long considered harmless fun, many are now questioning its history, nature, influence and fruit. The revitalization of Satanism and Witchcraft and their obvious association with Halloween has caused Christians to wonder whether they should participat...

 

Postmodernism: The Attack on Biblical Christianity

Last month “the Education Page” article highlighted socialism as the downfall of America. But it made it clear that American Constitutionalism is the path for healing of our nation. This month, we...

 

Understanding Social Security Spouses' Benefits

Marriage is a tradition that exists on every continent and in nearly every country. Having a partner not only means creating a family unit, it means sharing things like a home and other property....

 

A DoDEA Americas School Selected as a 2019 Blue Ribbon School

PEACHTREE CITY, GEORGIA - A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas School was recognized recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School....

 

Honoring Our Heros

John F. Morrow ~ 97 Battle of the Bulge Hero John F. Morrow is a 97 year-old WWII veteran who served as a U. S. Army tank driver in the liberation of Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. Lt. General...

 
 Events   

German Exchange Students

Students from LAMP High School in Montgomery and 19 students from the Gymnasium Grossburgwedel (school) in rossburgwedel, Germany are participating in the German American Partners Program (GAPP) for...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    October 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Why I Sound Southern

I was recently a guest on a podcast and some of my readers – specifically my mother and daughters – listened to it. A couple of their friends who were trapped in the car with them at the time had...

 

Letting Go

I once heard a wise person say that “Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different than it was.” This definition of forgiveness really spoke to me….and maybe...

 

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