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In the grand scheme of national affairs, or even those of Alabama, the PTA meeting at Vaughn Road Elementary in Montgomery on Oct. 9 didn't make news of any sort. Fox News was not there, nor even a local TV station or newspaper reporter. Read more

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As I have pointed out on other occasions, through the years I gather stuff and save it just to see what it might or might not reveal about the condition and future of our great republic. Read more

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In my column about not meeting Harper Lee I suggested that if I had, one of the things we might have talked about was the odd boundary line between her county, Monroe, and mine, Clarke, down in South Alabama. Read more

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As we get down to the lick log in the 2018 June primary, there are few if any surprises in any of the major state races. Polling indicates that all of the contests are about where they were three or four months ago when the races began. Read more

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Folks, we are less than three weeks away from our June 5 primary. Besides the governor's race, all of our secondary constitutional races are on the ballot. Read more

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The legislature has approved four constitutional amendments for voters to decide on the November 2018 ballot.One amendment provides that any legislative seat becoming vacant after October 1 of the year before a regu-lar election will remain vacant.Another makes changes in the University of A… Read more

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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 foo… Read more

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The latest go-to place to go on the Florida Panhandle is Scenic Highway 30-A. Right in the middle of what tourist development branders have branded "The Emerald Coast," resorts along this stretch of road attract thousands of visitors each year. It was there, on that road, that the Redneck Ri… Read more

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As the June primaries for our statewide races get closer, there is a lot of media attention and stories being written about the power being wielded by special interests, PACs and big money. They focus on the large amount of cash and influence being bet on the candidates for governor and the … Read more

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Alabama House Bill 47 would raise the age from 19 to 21 for anyone in Alabama looking to purchase, use, or possess tobacco products in Alabama. This proposed legislation includes any tobacco, tobacco product or alternative nicotine product. Read more

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Rarely have as many different emergency situations erupted at once in our small town. With three separate fires and an attempted bank burglary and arson occur­ring simultaneously in the early hours of Saturday, there naturally is suspicion that all are related, the fires per­haps an attempt … Read more

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When Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. traveled to Germany in 1993 to convince Mercedes-Benz officials to locate their first U.S. automobile plant in Alabama, he was criticized in many quarters for providing so many financial incentives to the company. His efforts paid off, though, and Mercedes officials … Read more

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A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our senior U.S. senator, Richard Shelby at The Club in Birmingham. The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballroom. The glass enclosure allows you to see the grandeur … Read more

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When I was a lad, it was our custom that after we had Christmas morning "Santa" at our home in Grove Hill, my father would load us up for the three-hour drive to Slapout. There his mother, my Grandma Minnie, would be waiting, along with assorted aunts, uncles, and cousins. Read more

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Whether or not the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has done all it can to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria will be debated for years to come, but in the meantime the people of the island continue to suffer. Read more

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Too often we don’t think about flu vaccinationis until we have the flu. Then we wish we had heeded the advice to get a shot, but it’s too late. Read more

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With the second annual Barktoberfest coinciding with Halloween weekend, it’s a reminder that some warnings are in order before the trick-or-treating begins. Read more

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Judge Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla, made their traditional horseback ride to their voting place in Gallant in Etowah County last Tuesday, and when all the votes were counted that night they won a resounding victory. Moore's capture of the GOP Senate nomination was impressive. A 55-45 margin… Read more

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I recently read that a bunch of surveys conducted by the University of North Carolina's Center for the Study of the American South revealed that during the last decade of the 20th century the number of folks living down here who actually considered themselves to be Southerners declined 7.4 percent. Read more