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Scalia’s death important to American government

By Steve Flowers As we have watched and participated in the presidential foray this entire year, an equally important event occurred. The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is a very important event in American government. Scalia’s unexpected death at 79 could affect the ideological tilt of the Supreme Court and could essentially have a profound impact on our nation’s public poli ...

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Thyroid Gland testing

By Channing King Chances are you or someone you know has issues with their thyroid gland. Some have over-active thyroid glands, while others are under-active. You may even be someone who is confused about the thyroid gland and its job. Let me shed some light on this important gland. Thyroid hormones are responsible for the regulation of metabolism in your body. Thyroid hormones run through the thyroid gland ...

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BrExit – The Fed – And the Apocalypse

By David Guttery So much for the end of the world. Again. I’m beginning to wonder the pundits offered by the mass media are serious, or are they simply there for comedy relief. Collectively, they’ve predicted 94 of the last 2 global economic calamities. Lee Corso has a better record picking winners of college football games. Over the next few weeks and months, the feedback loop between financial market reac ...

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The three branches of government in an election year

By Steve Flowers Sometimes when I observe national politics I am enthralled by the magnificent creation of our American government. When our forefathers founded our democracy it was grounded in British parliamentarian philosophy with a unique American blend, which of course omitted a monarchy. Now, 240 years later, it is a very representative democracy. As our founders designed, we have three very independe ...

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WFF learning about waterfowl in anticipation of upcoming season

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For most waterfowlers, these dog days of summer dripping with humidity are for daydreaming about the season to come. That doesn’t apply to Seth Maddox, however. Maddox, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division’s Waterfowl Coordinator, is gleefully slogging through a profusion of sweat to achieve an important task f ...

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Political conventions quickly approaching

By Steve Flowers As if we have not been inundated enough with politics this year, hold on to your seats. Over the next few weeks that is all you will hear, read or see. The Republican Convention is set for July 18-22 in Cleveland and the Democratic Convention will begin on July 25 in Philadelphia. After a full year of primaries, caucuses and delegate collecting, the field is finally set for the fall campaig ...

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Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo scheduled July 15-17

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources After the success of a live weigh-in category at last year’s Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), rodeo officials will expand the category and lift restrictions for the 83rd rodeo, scheduled July 15-17 at the rodeo site on Dauphin Island. Last year’s live weigh-in category was limited to the speckled trout jackpot entrants. Anglers ...

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Mike Hubbard: The political story of the year

By Steve Flowers The conviction and downfall of Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year. It has not been the most profound conviction of an Alabama public official in my lifetime. We have had two governors convicted of crimes while in office and removed in fairly recent years, Guy Hunt a Republican and Don Siegelman a Democrat. Siegelman is still in federal prison in Lou ...

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So what do you celebrate?

The Real Story... News and commentary about the real estate market and related topics. Dave Parrish, ABR ®, CRS, CSP, GRI, ePRO ®, REALTOR ®, RE/MAX MarketPlace For an archive of The Real Story visit: http://www.DavidParrishRealtor.com/myblog The opinions expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily represent those of RE/MAX International. So What Do You Celebrate… Summer has arrived and that great Ameri ...

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Should a Christian even vote this year?

By Chip Thornton, First Baptist Church Springville A young voter asked me Sunday, “Who are you voting for in November?” Apparently a famous Christian rapper said he would not vote because there were no [caption id="attachment_32458" align="alignleft" width="198"] submitted photo[/caption] acceptable candidates. That concerned me. Christians should seek to significantly influence (not withdraw) from politics ...

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