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God Really Cares How do you react when trouble comes? Do you become pes- simistic? Depressed? Are you difficult to be around because you lash out at oth- ers? Do you find yourself angry at God because things haven’t turned out as you hoped they would? Few people have dif- ficulty believing God cares for […]

Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Campaigning?

Inside the Statehouse By Steve Flowers

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Among the plethora of races on the ballot this year are the important seats on the Alabama Supreme Court. We have an unprec- edented five out of nine seats up for election. Our Alabama Supreme Court as well as our Courts of Criminal Appeals are extremely conservative, pro-business and all Re- publican. This conservatism dates […]

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My Garden Of Life A Discombobulated Hike

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We went hiking on the hills overlooking Lake Martin last week, and a snake fell on Lucy’s shoulder. She screamed at the top of her lungs, which startled me. Abigail just looked at us like we were crazy. She wasn’t too far off. The Deadening Alpine Trail was our sixth hike, yet it was also […]

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When Will Incompetence End? Mike’s Musing

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I usually save my political rants for U.S. senators and congressmen, but today I would like to focus on another group of elected officials that are sometimes as incompetent as those at the federal level- I am referring to state governors. My good friend and former college roommate passed this information along to me. For […]

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My Garden Of Life – My Wake-Up Call

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By Jody Fuller I didn’t have an article in last week’s paper. I hated that. I love sharing my adventures. I really enjoy sharing my misadventures. Those are the best. I was in an accident. A nice lady, and I mean that sincerely, ran a traffic light trying to get to the hospital. By God’s […]

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Inside the Statehouse – April 18, 2018

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Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics, George Wallace, usurped this power and controlled the Legislature from the Executive Branch of Government. Over the last couple of decades the Legislature has wrestled this power back and pretty much excluded the […]

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Reflections – Praise Pays

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By Roger Campbell Ministries A retired businessman once told me how damaging negative comments could be to a committee evaluating people for different levels of employment. He said the first evaluation usually proved to be the most important. If the speaker contributed even a few words of praise about the person being considered, the other […]

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Humor – Contemplation

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By Bill Frazer I know that my handful of readers would wonder where I picked up the word “contemplation.” Obviously, it is not in my redneck vocabulary. Webster said that the definition is “thoughtful observation or meditation.” Well, that kinda goes beyond my mental capacity. That is a word that someone like Dimwit Fitts would […]

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Mike’s Musings – No Escaping Back Pain

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My failed bid to quit coffee, which I outlined in last week’s column, drew quite a bit of attention from fellow coffee drinkers. Most were very understanding as I outlined my trials and tribulations, and my one day hiatus from my “go juice.” I failed to mention there was one other reason I simply couldn’t […]

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