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Reflections – Unlikely Heros

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By Roger Campbell Ministries William Wilberforce lived in England more than two centuries ago and the consuming passion of his life was to end the slave trade in the British Empire, but most saw him as one of the most unlikely persons of that painful period to do so. Wilberforce was in poor health, suffering […]

Photograph your bugs

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By Paul Richardson Correspondent They’re spotty and dotty, smell bad, a pain for the homeowner by being overwhelming at times, but help suppress other insect pests. Over the past several decades, native ladybug species, such as the nine-spotted ladybug, have become rare in the United States. The hoards we contend with every summer are the […]

EAMC loses power

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Thanks to Opelika Power Services, power has been restored to all areas of the East Alabama Medical Center, and the center is no longer on diversion. The power was restored at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night. Due to the outage of a nearby power transformer that reduced full power to East Alabama Medical Center in […]

Opelika teen found dead in front yard

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By Alton Mitchell Correspondent Opelika Police responded to a call early Saturday morning of a person shot in the yard of an Opelika residence. When officers arrived the discovery made by officers would leave the community of slightly less than 30,000 people mourning the loss of another person as a result of street violence an […]

Stop the violence march scheduled for Opelika

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By Alton Mitchell Opelika is a normally quiet city that sits a little over 20 miles south of LaFayette. The city is one that has seen a spike in gun related violence and homicides in 2017 and now residents of the small city have had enough and are taking their concerns to the streets to […]

LaFayette proclaimes Health Center Week

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By Alton Mitchell The LaFayette city council has voted to make the week of August 13th- August 19th National Health Center Week in LaFayette. A proclamation for the event was presented at Monday’s city council meeting. The purpose of the week is to bring recognition to community health centers across the United States. LaFayette recently […]

Carter chosen to EDAA directors

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Kimberly Carter, Business Retention Specialist and Family Support Coordinator for the Chambers County Development Authority, has been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Association of Alabama. Carter was elected to serve on the Board by the EDAA’s 500-plus members during their annual summer conference that took place July 23-26. […]

Loggers vote to move forward

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During the recently held Summer Board of Directors Meeting in Opelika, Alabama on July 29, members of the American Loggers Council voted to move forward with a proposal submitted by the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forests that would help to revitalize and promote the American Loggers Council Master […]

Mike’s Musings – Eclipse Gazing, Not So Much

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Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Are you ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse this Monday? Have you acquired your special paper eyewear that protects your eyes from the eclipse? I haven’t seen so much hysteria over a two minute event, well since May when the Kentucky Derby was run in 2 minutes and 12 seconds. […]

Knowledge is Power – August 16, 2017

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By Paul Richardson Did you know half of the people in America live with 50 miles of their birth place? How useful is that information? And how much time and money did it take to determine that little tidbit? There must be an entire legend of bean counters somewhere with more time to kill than […]