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  • Hiring for The Alabama Gazette and Tidbits!

    Dec 1, 2021

    The Alabama Gazette is now hiring for full and part-time positions! Set your own earning limits! Perfect opportunity for those with sales experience, but we will train. Earn a great commission with offerings of incentives for goals met. Support staff and office space available as needed. Other in-office positions considered based on experience. Freedom to earn and grow! Earn 3K or more a month! Unlimited earning potential! Work independently! Set your own hours! Will train & provide...

  • A Season of Giving!

    Dec 1, 2021

  • Reapportionment Done. Legislative Races Begin.

    Steve Flowers|Dec 1, 2021

    The new lines are finally drawn for next year’s state legislative and congressional elections. They have just made it under the wire for the late January qualifying deadline and the May 24, 2022 primary elections. The legislature should not be blamed for the late formulation of the lines because the U.S. Census Bureau did not produce the final detail figures until September 30, 2021. Therefore, the state legislature did a Herculean job by getting the lines drawn so quickly. They went into spec...

  • Catching Frank Capra's Christmas Vision

    Justice Will Sellers|Dec 1, 2021
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    As Thanksgiving morphs into Christmas, the December television schedule will be filled with the usual assortment of Christmas classics, not the least of which is Frank Capra’s: It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen his movie and unlike some classics that are tiresome, Wonderful Life always grabs me. The idea of selfless giving is made manifest when the entire community comes to George Bailey’s aid. I think every small business owner secretly views his...

  • Another Edition of "In-Your-Face" News

    Robert Tate|Dec 1, 2021

    Our two fearless newscasters sit behind their desk as the intro music ends. . . Jerome: “Welcome to WIYF News. Tonight, we have two breaking, and I must admit, heartbreaking stories to bring to you. First, last month we brought you the story about President Biden’s pick for the Treasury Department’s comptroller of the currency, Saule Omarova.” Cindy: “Today, the Senate has begun its confirmation hearings for the hard charging Marxist. Hopefully, she will have a rough go of it and at...

  • What has Changed Regarding Christmas Celebrations and Governmental Entities?

    Ron Holtsford|Dec 1, 2021

    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 of the United States to back up the adverse claims of individuals or groups in what they perceive as being unconstitutional. There was an opinion from January of this year from the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the General Services Administration (GSA) that was very interesting and is outlined...

  • The Day of Infamy

    John Martin|Dec 1, 2021

    Author’s Note: Because this December 7 is the 80th anniversary of the tragedy at Pearl Harbor, I am re-publishing my December 2018 article. This is a very important history lesson that every American should learn and remember—one that almost no schools or history books are willing to disclose. In the 1920’s and ‘30’s, we the people of the United States still retained vivid memories of the horrors of World War I—“The War to End all Wars.” Two decades later, when WWII erupted in...

  • Christ is Born; Glorify Him!

    John Sophocleus|Dec 1, 2021

    Many orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day circa January 7 to remember Jesus Christ's birth described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, more commonly applied/used today. Santa (along with the Easter Bunny) was among many things included in my grandparents ‘New World’ education. The story of ‘Santa Claus’ more familiar to my grandparents began with Nicholas, born during the third century in the village of Patara...

  • A Perspective on the Fourteenth Amendment

    John M Taylor|Dec 1, 2021

    There has been considerable controversy regarding the Fourteenth Amendment. A brief look into its origin and history reveals, “something is rotten in Denmark.” Although it was “adopted” on July 28, 1868, it was never legally ratified. The following is a summary of each section: Section 1: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the state wherein they reside.” It asserts that no State can make laws to abridge thei...

  • Democrats at Center of Trump's Russian Collusion Hoax

    Dec 1, 2021

    U.S. politicians and partisan political propaganda outlets (generally referred to as the news media) have spent more than five years knowingly propagating false and malicious information relating to the Trump administration’s involvement with Russia. The have falsely accused former President Trump of colluding with the Soviet government to undermine the U.S. political and economic structure. After untold number of Congressional hearings, bogus indictments, midnight arrests and slanderous statements leading to two political impeachments of a...

  • Alabama Beats Auburn in a Nail Bitter in Four Overtimes 24-22!

    Stan Hurst|Dec 1, 2021

    Jordon Hare was literally a war zone during the 85th Iron Bowl—the greatest rivalry game in college football. While it might be a cliché that you can throw the record books out when Auburn and Alabama play; its always true. Alabama was a 20-and-a-half-point favorite going into Saturday’s contest. Which proves again why we play the games. The “experts” are not always right, and this one was a game that redefines “the stuff of which legends are made.” As an impartial and rabid fan, I...

  • I'm Proud to be an American ...

    Perry O Hooper Jr|Dec 1, 2021

    I am using this month’s column to pay tribute to an American singer and Patriot, Lee Greenwood, whose song “God Bless the U.S.A” has resonated in the hearts of millions of Americans since 1984. Greenwood recently attended a celebration in his honor at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Lee Greenwood, a Grammy award winner, CMA award winner, ACM award winner and has achieved over twenty top 10 singles, was celebrated on Tuesday night October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in...

  • Southern Gardening - Potpourri for December

    Judge Peggy Givhan|Dec 1, 2021

    When I think of the month of December the words cheerful, happy, joyful come to mind. There is so much to do with family and friends such as decorating the house together, having a few neighbors in for coffee and eggnog, and fine tuning the Christmas tree to make this the best Christmas ever. Every year I always buy a few new tree ornaments to add to the mix. A friend commented last year that I had so many wonderful ornaments that it would take someone until next Christmas to look at them all....

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Martha Poole Simmons|Dec 1, 2021

    Senior Master Sergeant Douglas M. Terry: Age: 79 Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Douglas M. Terry served 24 years in the United States Air Force. His last assigned Air Force Occupational Specialty Code was 8119 Superintendent of Security Police. His awards, medals and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with seven oak leaf clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon...

  • Southern Cuisine - December

    David Spooner|Dec 1, 2021

    This is not a normal year. Covid19 has changed everything. You cannot take the same trips that you use to take. You cannot visit places you were planning to visit this year. You cannot buy things you use to buy. I am sure that the items I was planning to buy are on a container ship floating off the coast of California. You cannot eat the way you use to eat. I have noticed that the grocery stores have large empty shelves. I have found items that were not stocked before. I have found items that...

  • Tears & Laughter: The First Day of the Season of Excess

    Amanda Walker|Dec 1, 2021

    I’m sure I heard it somewhere, but I can’t remember where. Or maybe I read it. I don’t know. But for a few years now, when I think about the day after Thanksgiving – or Black Friday as it is more commonly known – I think about it being the first day of the season of excess. It, and the first day of the Christmas season, have somehow become one in the same. Last year, things may have been less excessive because of COVID. This year, it could be less excessive because of the excessive...

  • "The Light That Cannot Be Extinguished"

    Trisston Wright Burrows|Dec 1, 2021

    For this year’s Christmas Card, my husband, Brian, and I chose a bible verse that is particularly meaningful to us…John 12:46, “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” There was much division over who people thought Jesus was. Many saw the miracles, received a miracle, witnessed His grace, and believed Jesus was the son of God. Some saw the miracles, witnessed His compassion, and still did not believe....

  • In the Beginning was the Word…

    Dr. Lester Spencer|Dec 1, 2021

    John’s version of the Christmas story begins like this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that was made. ... The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” – John 1:1-3, 14 The Word, as referred to here, in the Greek language is Logos. The Logos is the Word, reason or plan. In Ancient Greek philosophy and early Christian theology the Logos...