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Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    News    October 1, 2020

All Politics is Local. Most of Alabama's Mayors Races this Year.

With it being a presidential election year and an election for one of our United States Senate Seats and all of the interest that goes along with those high-profile contests, it has gone under the...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    October 1, 2020

Was Justice Ginsburg's death what is expected to happen?

What should have happened by the time you read this is that President Trump will have named a very capable, conservative female judge to replace Justice Ginsburg who died in September. The political...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Vote Your Conscience

We are down to the wire here. The election of 2020; billed as a make or break for our republic. As if this year has not been enough of mental meltdown. Now on top of all this, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...

 

We Must Work Together to Help Prevent Suicide

Each September, National Suicide Prevention Month is recognized as we draw attention to the causes, warning signs, and treatment options for those affected by this tragedy. You may think to yourself...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2020

Kay Ivey's Gulags

By now, most of us have heard about Governor Kay Ivey’s September 3 proposal to build three new mega-prisons, ostensibly to solve Alabama’s long-standing prison overcrowding problem once and for...

 

Truly Expediating Vaccines

Two COVID-19 vaccines are in large-scale trials in the United States. Federal bureaucrats have thus far rejected human challenge trials (HCT), which would intentionally expose volunteers to the virus...

 

Pray for This Impenitent Thief

“...one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in...

 

This Diversity Model will not be Allowed

Individuals who have recently attended school or worked in the business world are aware of "diversity." During my Russell Corporation career, one company leader was nearly fanatical about it; it...

 

Historic Peace Deal Signed 5.0

The Historic “Abraham Accords” Peace Deal was signed at the White House on Tuesday September 15th, 2020 between Israel, The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The Middle East will never be the...

 

Dr. Martha Poole Simmons: A Journey of Service

Serving others: the elderly, people affected by disasters, and especially veterans, is Martha Poole's passion. In May 2004, when she retired after 32 years of teaching, her U.S. Marine son asked,...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

COL Edgar Leslie Smith III: Age 77 COL Edgar L. Smith is a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran who served 27 years in active duty including two tours in Vietnam as well as deployments to Germany and...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - October

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    October 1, 2020

Football ... Really?

As we find ourselves on the eve of our beloved SEC football season; will we enjoy the new sanitized product with just a handful of fans in attendance? Major League Baseball is nearing the end of the...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    October 1, 2020

Tears and Laughter: The Season of Cooking

The temperature in my quiet kitchen early in the morning has felt a few degrees cooler this week. I am still drinking coffee out of a cup with a pink flamingo on it, but summer is being ushered out...

 

Finding a New Groove

Happy Fall Y’all! (as we say in the South) The leaves are beginning to turn, and there’s a crisp chill in the air. What is it about a simple change in weather that can bring out the best in people...

 

Respect and Civility: Where Have They Gone?

Political discord. Civil unrest. Violence in the streets. Toxic division. Ugly accusations. Harmful words. In the minds of many, these words define the state of our wonderful country right now! The...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for October

The one good thing about the lockdown for COVID19 virus is that there was no lockdown on the garden scene. The only lockdown in my garden was what I self-imposed when I was too lazy to get out there....

 
 Events   
 
 By Staff Writer    Events   

Purple Pinkie Day: Give the Finger to Polio!

See ordering instructions below. Pickup: Tuesday, October 20, at The Alabama Gazette office Rotary celebrates World Polio Day supported by Dunkin Donuts The latest edition of the Montgomery County...

 

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