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Mouth of God

By Channing King If somebody asked you where health comes from, what would you say?  Would you say your heart, your lungs, or would it be your brain?  Healing in your body works by sending messages from the brain through nerve messages that move down your spinal cord out your nerves to every tissue, cell, muscle, and organ.  Your nervous system is the master control of the body. This is how God set up the h ...

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Jubilee for Jabo commemorates 50 years of service

By Steve Flowers A few Friday nights ago, a large throng of people gathered at The Club in Birmingham despite a torrential thunderstorm. The event was called Jubilee for Jabo. It was a commemoration of Jabo Waggoner’s 50 years of service in the Alabama Legislature. Jabo Waggoner Jr. has made his mark in Alabama political history. He began his career in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1966, as a 29 y ...

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The night Ole Joe parked on the Capitol Steps

By Steve Flowers While observing the legislature the other day, I fondly remembered a very eventful day as a youth. As a teenager, I grew up working at the Capitol as a Page in the House and Senate. Albert Brewer had been elected to the House from Morgan County in his late 20’s and became Speaker in only his second term. He would eventually let me sit beside him in the Speaker’s box and tell me why certain ...

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The End Is The Beginning

By Dr. Wayne J. Kilpatrick Graduations always bring joy and sadness—joy for a journey completed and sadness because things will be different and life will not be the same anymore. We rejoice with our graduates and their families on completing these significant milestones in their lives. Now the graduates will move on to life beyond and ahead. Life will not be the same anymore. No more of the same schedules, ...

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Top chefs compete at Alabama Seafood Cook-Off

By DAVID RAINER If there’s one thing that will pique my interest without hesitation, it is Alabama’s fresh seafood. Hence, I didn’t hesitate when invited to the Alabama Seafood Summit and accompanying Alabama Seafood Cook-Off at The Wharf in Orange Beach last week. The Alabama Seafood Cook-Off opened the festivities at The Wharf’s Heron Pointe, where four top Alabama chefs were pitted to determine who would ...

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The Changed Market

By Dave Parrish Rarely a day goes by without my hearing the question: “How’s the market?” Those of you who have been reading The Real Story since 2008 or even for just the last year or two or have asked me that question during the last 10 years know that my response is always the question: “That depends on where you live, where do you live?” [caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignleft" width="100"] David ...

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U.S. Congressman Gary Plamer: Always remember

Guest Commentary By United States Congressman Gary Palmer, Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- On Memorial Day, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) remembers the sacrifices of the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces: A single moment can change a person’s views on the world and the people around them. April 28th, 2010 did that to me. On that day, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Th ...

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Using summer as a time of growth

By Buddy Champion , First Baptist Church Trussville Summertime! It is a great time of year. During this season we are drawn to change our schedule and lifestyle. We wear different clothes that we don’t wear during any other season, our diet changes to include items fresh from the garden and we suddenly have a strong longing to have some sand between our toes or to wet a hook and catch the one that got away ...

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Lake Eufaula back in action for anglers after year-long down cycle

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Any angler who fished Lake Eufaula during a down cycle in late 2010 and early 2011 will be glad to know the 46,000-acre impoundment on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama has rebounded to its former glory. During that down cycle, Jack Tibbs, who has fished Eufaula for about 40 years, said bass were being caught with “5-pound ...

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Little legislation passed, but session still productive

By Steve Flowers Sometimes the best thing that the legislature can do in a session is to pass very little legislation. That can be said of this year’s regular legislative session, which ended several weeks ago. Not many bills made it through the legislative labyrinth. Gov. Robert Bentley made a proposed $800 million prison construction bond issue the cornerstone of his legislative agenda. It failed but not ...

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