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Articles from the May 1, 2014 edition

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Know The Law!

The Alabama Legislature has gone home for another year. The gunman for the NRA is gone and his latest bill that would allow anybody to carry a handgun in a vehicle without a permit died in committee...

 

The Problem With Penitentiaries

In past articles we have discussed the breakdown of the family and the impact of family breakdown on moral formation. We suggested that inadequate moral formation is the root cause of crime. We sugges...

 
 By Steve Flowers    News    May 1, 2014

Political Races

Early on it appeared that the best political races of the year would be for legislative seats. Indeed, with this being a lackluster year for statewide contests there are some good senate races through...

 

Primary Promises

Another primary season is wrapping up and numerous questions are circulating in my brain as my email and mailbox are daily filled with campaign literature. So should any candidate happen to read this...

 
 By Zack Azar    Outdoors    May 1, 2014

Fish, Fish and More Fish!!

May has to be my favorite month for fishing. The weather is not yet steaming hot, the bass are hungry and active after spawning and the bream are preparing to bed. The full moon of May, which occurs...

 

Rating Quarterbacks

The state of Alabama has sent some very good football players to the National Football League, some drafted in the first round. Roman Harper (DB), Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram (RB), Trent...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Opinion    May 1, 2014

Some of the headlines I see suggest that there is a war on Christianity. What do you see and don't Christians have rights?

I see the headlines that you see and certainly there are groups that object to Christianity. It seems that more of the objections come from secular groups than religions having differing view points....

 
 By Robert Tate    News    May 1, 2014

You Really Can Go Back; It's Just Different

My wife, her sister and I just came back from a 10-day trip to Germany. Her niece and their family are stationed in the same place my wife and I were stationed from 1987-1993. You know, there is a...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    May 1, 2014

The Cost of Forsaking The Humanities in Education

In 1962, at The Southern Humanities Conference, at the University of Alabama, N. Floyd McGowin, President of the W.T. Smith Lumber Company, was the keynote speaker. His Topic, "Can the Humanities Be...

 

May Potpourri

We have often heard that April showers bring May flowers and this proverb should hold true for us since there has been plenty of rain. I also hope that each of you have experienced a wonderful Easter...

 
 By Kylle McKinney    Seniors    May 1, 2014

Faster Benefit Decisions For Veterans

On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits for veterans with...

 

"Your Family, Your Children and Your God"

The month of May is all about families. Not only do we celebrate Mother’s Day, but many families get together for reunions, kids finish the school year and some graduate. It can be a blessing or it...

 
 By Dr. John Bitter    Seniors    May 1, 2014

New District Attorney to focus on elder abuse

Reducing the number of elder abuse cases in the River Region area, and declaring war on abusers will be a major focus on May 9, of the yet-to-be-named Montgomery area elder abuse prevention council...

 
 By Trisston Burrows    Women    May 1, 2014

"Leave & Cleave"

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford empire, was a hard-working, simple man. At his 50th wedding anniversary, he was asked by a reporter, "How do you account for your happy marriage?" Henry did not hesitat...

 

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