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Daylight Saving Time! What’s the big deal?

By Dale Jones Editor   Change isn’t always bad. Really, it’s not. I’ve always heard that “old people” hate change. Great! That must mean that even though I turned the big 5-0 last November, I must not be old because I’m totally okay with change. [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] I’ve really never understood why we “spring forward” an ...

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Former well-known Alabama politicians. Where are they now?

By Steve Flowers A good friend and loyal reader suggested to me that he would like to see a column entitled, “Where Are They Now?” Then I ran into former Gov. Albert Brewer at a Birmingham restaurant and it prompted me to do that column. Gov. Brewer has always been admired by Alabamians as one of the finest people to have ever served in state government. I got to know Gov. Brewer when I was a young page in ...

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Maybe Mayberry had it right after all by shutting down on Sunday

By Dale Jones Editor It is one of my all-time favorite episodes of any sitcom in history.   Malcolm Tucker is a businessman who’s car breaks down about two miles outside of Mayberry. He walks to town, only to find the streets empty, the stores closed, and no people anywhere - except at the church. [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] Yo ...

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PREP Act: The good doesn’t outweigh the bad

By Scott Buttram publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --As a new education bill, labeled the PREP Act, makes it's way through the legislative process in Montgomery, teachers and administrators in Alabama are up in arms over portions of the bill. They should be. Because, portions - not all - of the proposed legislation is simply a bad idea. It may look good on paper, but in practice, it falls apart. The bill in q ...

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Warm, endearing Albert Brewer has been one of Alabama’s best political figures

by Steve Flowers One of the finest men to ever serve in Alabama government is Albert Brewer. He is one of the most quality and highest caliber individuals to ever rise to the Governor’s office. [caption id="attachment_13917" align="alignleft" width="213"] Steve Flowers[/caption] Brewer hailed from Morgan County in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. He was first elected to the legislature from Decatur in 195 ...

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Courting the black vote

Guest Commentary Anthony Cook, Daily Home Editor As the election season has grown more and more … interesting, I’ve watched the pundits and the politicians debate who will win and who deserves to win the so-called black vote. Some say businessman Donald Trump should be disqualified as a candidate period and especially as an option for black voters after he failed to immediately denounce former KKK leader Da ...

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There is more importance to this year’s election than just an “I Voted” sticker

By Dale Jones Editor I’ll admit it, I am your typical guy when it comes to the car radio.  I’m a channel flipper. [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] It’s crazy but, when I am in the car, if I am listening to a music station, and a song comes on that I really like, I will almost always flip through a few channels just to see if somethi ...

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Sen. Slade Blackwell: Why the legislature stopped Birmingham’s minimum wage increase

By Slade Blackwell Guest Commentary As many of you are aware, the Birmingham City Council recently passed a disastrous ordinance establishing a minimum wage of $10.10. This was a catastrophic blow for businesses and workers in the Birmingham area. If you don't agree, keep reading. So I am pleased to report that last week, the State Senate gave final passage to the Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage and Right to W ...

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I could be wrong, but I really hope I’m not

by Dale Jones Everyone has a gift, I truly believe that. Some people can draw, some people can sing, some people have organizational abilities that just come naturally, some are gifted in math or art, and on and on I could go. I assure you that my gift has never been drawing, I’m okay at singing but not sure I would call it a gift, and when it comes to math, I was completely left out of the picture [caption ...

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Another election cycle has me longing for “Happy Days”

by Dale Jones Editor The year was January 1975. I remember it like it was yesterday. We were well into the second season of the show that every kid watched in the mid-’70s, “Happy Days.” [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] You men in your late 40s and early 50s remember that show well. Most of you at one time in your childhood, on Hall ...

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