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 By Steve Flowers    News    December 1, 2013

Legislative News

Believe it or not we are approaching the fourth year of this legislative quadrennium. The legislature will meet early next year because it is an election year. All 140 seats in the House and Senate...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    December 1, 2013

CHRISTMAS: A TIME FOR ALL, A TIME FOR REFLECTION, A TIME FOR PEACE

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197627.stm 2. http://history1900s.about.com/od/1910s/a/christmastruce_2.htm December, 1914. For over four months, Europe has been...

 

1.03 Marriage Meltdown and Moral Formation

Twentieth century psychology correctly identified the sources of moral formation. Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg and others showed that moral formation occurs in stages...

 

"… A Decree From Caesar Augustus For All To Be Taxed"

My first Gazette Christmas column contemplated how many are still haunted by Miss Greer Garson’s voice in the opening narration of the 1958 animated version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” one of...

 
 By Zack Azar    Sports    December 1, 2013

Pre-rut Can Be The Most Exciting Time Of The Year To Hunt

December can be a tricky month in deer hunting. The gun season has been in for a few weeks and there has been enough hunting activity in most areas to alert the deer. Seasoned deer hunters know that...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    December 1, 2013

Does There Seem To Be A Growing Legal War On Christmas?

I noticed as I drove east on Atlanta Highway that Frazer Methodist Church had something on their marquee about Operation Christmas Child; I know it is a common program at this time of year. Many...

 

BAMA BUSTED!

On November 30, 2013, the football world was shocked into reality and the BCS race to the national championship was shaken to its knees as the underdog Auburn Tigers miraculously pulled another...

 

The Gift of Christmas: Grace

Many years ago, I visited Dr. Jim Fleming's Study Center in Jerusalem. He was, and is, an outstanding archaeologist, teaching at the Hebrew University. Besides his teaching, he operated a non profit m...

 

A Biblical Look At Elder Abuse

When the Lord selected Moses to lead his people He set down some rules. The first four dealt with ecclesiastical matters about who was the leader of the team, and the rules related thereto. He then...

 

Let's Address Some Frequently Asked Questions Posed To Social Security.

Question: How can I get proof of my benefits to apply for a loan? Answer: If you need proof you get Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicare, you can request a...

 

Burglaries In The Ramer And Pintlala Areas

The recent rash of burglaries in the Ramer and Pintlala area of the county has caused a great amount of concern for the citizens who live in those areas. A town hall type meeting was recently held in...

 

The Light of the World

As we prepare for Christmas among the most prominent symbols of the season are the lights. Perhaps it would seem almost a foregone conclusion that everyone makes the connection between lights and...

 

December Potpourri

The period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can make one believe one is in a time warp, for literally time flies at the speed of light. Everywhere there abounds crisper air, and the bustle...

 

"The True Meaning of Christmas"

With the most popular holiday just around the corner, it seems like everyone is trying to get into the Christmas spirit. Stores line their aisles with Christmas goodies and decor, TV shows have...

 

Politics and Our Utility Rates

Several years ago, I was introduced to former Mobile Press Register reporter Eddie Curran, author of The Governor of Goat Hill, and after purchasing his book, I’ve been eagerly waiting for Curran...

 

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