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Inside the Statehouse – April 11, 2018

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By Steve Flowers There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama congressmen were very progressive […]

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My Garden Of Life – A Saturday In The South

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By Jody Fuller Last Saturday was a day filled with history, nature, family, love, and laughter—lots of laughter. The cast of characters included Lucy, Emily, Abigail, Mawmaw, Mimi, and me, your humble columnist. Our day started at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park where it hosted the 204th anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. According […]

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Humor-All Men Are Created Equal

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By Bill Frazer Thomas Jefferson decreed in the Declaration of Independence that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. Everybody knows that is a misstatement. However, the next line that reads WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS is spot on. I guess when you have a brain cavity that is empty, it is natural to try and fill that […]

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Mike’s Musings – Madness Reigns In March

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Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor They call the NCAA basketball tournament “March Madness” for a reason and without a doubt this year’s first weekend of the single-elimination tournament provided us with more “madness” than since the beginning of the quest to find basketball’s best began in 1939. Those of you, myself included, that spend hours in front […]

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My Garden of Life – March for Babies

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By Jody Fuller When I look at my baby, I am constantly reminded at how blessed I am to have a perfectly healthy little bundle of miraculous joy, and I will never take that for granted. Last week, I bumped into an old buddy of mine at the grocery store. With him, was Ashton, his […]

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Inside the Statehouse 3-21-18

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By Steve Flowers When talk turns to politics in Alabama, it usually leads to the Governor’s race. In Alabama politics the Governor’s office is the Brass Ring. It is talked about more than anything else around coffee clubs and kitchen tables from Sand Mountain to the Wiregrass. It is comparable to college football being the […]

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Reflections – The Trial Of The Centuries

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By Roger Campbell Ministries The trial of Christ was, without a doubt, the court confrontation of the ages: a calm and quiet prisoner standing before a cringing, cowering judge. Most Bible commentators refer to this historic courtroom drama as “Christ before Pilate,” but the late respected writer, H.A. Ironside, called it “Pilate before Christ.” He […]

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Humor – Being Petty

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By Bill Frazer On my daily drive to and from LaFayette, invariably a car will come from a side road onto Highway 50 and slow my speed to 10 miles mph. Most of the time the driver could wait a second or so until I pass by as usually there is not enough traffic to […]

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Daylight Saving Time Makes No Sense

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In the immortalized words of David Coverdale, lead singer of Whitesnake, “ here I go again.” It’s another year and another rant as to why daylight saving time should go the way of video stores and Oldsmobile. As you can probably tell I’m not a proponent of daily saving time. In fact I think it’s […]

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I’ll Be In the Yard

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Although it’s technically not quite spring, spring is most definitely in the yellow air. Last week the temperature reached 80 degrees. A few nights later, it dipped down to freezing. You could even see our yellow breath. Welcome to Alabama, y’all. I love spring. It truly is my favorite time of the year, at least […]

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