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Cash Giveaway - $1,000

Christmas CASH Giveaway - $1000 Nominations must be received by December 15th. The Alabama Gazette is happy to be presenting $100 cash to 10 deserving people! Each year, we learn about so many...

 

Presidential Election Turnout Shatters Record in Alabama

On the morning of the momentous November 3 Presidential Election Day, I began my day on my hometown radio station, WTBF in Troy, which has been my tradition for election days for over 30 years. As...

 

COVID Killed the Don

Around Labor Day when this year’s presidential campaign was beginning to heat up, I wrote a column about the classic 1960 presidential contest between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This pivotal...

 

What has changed regarding Christmas celebrations and governmental entities?

Little has changed since earlier appellate cases and one will note slight subjective language in the subsequent decisions. These cases have arisen using the Establishment Clause of the Constitution...

 

The World in Which We Live

I have to admit one thing. As I look back at my Air Force career, I have had the honor and pleasure working with some of the most honorable, intelligent and patriotic men and women you can imagine. I...

 

Lee, Acton, and the Dangers of Centralized Government

Having studied Southern History for the last thirty plus years, I understand why certain types of people dislike Robert Edward Lee. Lee represented the best of American society. He was a devout...

 

The Crime of the Century

Four years ago, in November 2016, we Americans elected a president who has out-performed all others within the last 50 years. Donald John Trump has fought the deep state like no other in recent...

 

Look Forward to Seeing 2020 in the Rear View Mirror...

Doubtful I’m alone considering 2020 one of the worst years endured in recent memory. I type this year’s Alabama Gazette Christmas column with very heavy hands knowing it will be the first without...

 

U.S. Constitution ~ Great Firewall ~ 2020 Election

“The grass fades and the flower withers, but the word of our God stands forever.” During the Ten Commandments battle here in Alabama, this was one of my favorite scriptures to publicly quote as...

 

Harvesting and Selling Votes

Joe Biden has won the presidential election, although President Trump alleges fraud. Mr. Trump, however, has not yet offered credible evidence of fraud. The current controversy involves “vote harves...

 

Small Business Crisis 5.0

With so much news to absorb in recent months, it has been easy to overlook the continuing small business crisis in our state. While we have been preoccupied by the mounting Coronavirus cases and...

 

The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Thatcher Thirty years ago, [the week of November 23rd], the longest serving British prime minister of the 20th century resigned. Margaret Thatcher, having governed...

 

Generosity is Good For You!

In this season of Giving, may you discover that Generosity is Good for You! Generous people discover something about giving that selfish people will never understand. What is it you may ask? Generous...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Brig Gen Lawrence H. Stevenson: Age 73 Brig Gen Lawrence H. Stevenson serviced 30 years in the United States Air Force. He served as the Vice Commander, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - December

Last month I said that by the time you read the November article we may or may not know who is going to be the President of the United States. It is still a matter of discussion, but it looks like we...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    December 1, 2020

The Only Game That Matters

In this unsettling age of COVID we needed this game, and with the season unfolding in the pandemic era, this is the only game that mattered. You simply could not have imagined a scene like the one we...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for December

Christmas has always been such a joyful time of the year, and let's make this year even more joyful in spite of Covid restrictions. T'is the season for bright decorations, merry Christmas trees,...

 

Tears & Laughter: Doing Your Job Doesn't Make You A Hero!

I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, and it was not a time when self-esteem was widely recognized as being terribly important. We did not all get trophies. We were not all winners. I don’t remember any...

 

"The Thrill of hope"

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Remember the song “O Holy Night” – A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Does Christmas thrill you? Children get...

 

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