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The Magic is Back

By Dave Parrish, RE/MAX When I was child, I’d go to work downtown with my father on Saturday’s mornings probably once or twice a month... He worked in the John Hand Building on what was billed as the heaviest corner on the earth. It was a real treat! Once a month, I would take the street car (those same street cars that now run on St Charles Ave through the Garden District in New Orleans) from the end of th ...

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Organizations partner to educate Alabamians about state history

For the past five or six years the legislature has pretty much cut state government to the bone. One of the areas that legislators have taken an ax to are Alabama’s cultural heritage agencies. These organizations throughout the state have taken it on the chin. There is an informal partnership of seven state agencies that have sought to educate Alabamians about the importance of our rich and dynamic history. ...

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Turkey season had different outcomes for Alabama hunters

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources The 2016 spring season may have ended Saturday with a bang or with a whimper for Alabama’s turkey hunters. For some, it was the spring of hope. For others, it was the spring of despair. “It just depends on who you talk to,” said Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. “Some people are griping a ...

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Cherry Blossoms a reminder of international relations

By Steve Flowers, Special to The Trussville Tribune At this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms offer a glorious scene as you stroll down the mall and look toward our nation’s capital. This scene has been glimpsed by tourists and visitors for over a century. Each year the National Cherry Blossom Fes ...

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Preparing for springtime in your faith garden

By Buddy Champion, First Baptist Church Is this your most favorite time of year? For many springtime brings about a new lease on life. We’ve survived another cold, wet, muddy Alabama winter and now everything is coming to life. It is refreshing. Now we can feel the warmth of heat and everything is turning green and colorful with blooms. But soon the weeds grow, sometimes faster than anything else. They come ...

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A letter from your new editor (Hey dad! This one’s for you!)

By Megan Miller Would you believe me if I said this is the most shocked and eager I’ve ever been at the same time? From the first day of high school or even college, to every dance competition or recital I ever performed in, to the first time seeing my name in print, taking the leap into this position is definitely a fresh and exciting feeling for me. I remember being told by friends, family, anyone who tho ...

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Alabama expanding Red Snapper season

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama’s private recreational anglers who enjoy red snapper fishing will have only one weekend to pursue the state’s signature reef fish in federal waters, much to the chagrin of anglers and state fisheries officials alike. [caption id="attachment_30689" align="alignleft" width="199"] Mark Jones of Mobile shows off a beautiful red sn ...

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Tuscaloosa’s finest hour

By Scott Buttram, publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --Tuscaloosa, Alabama has seen some glorious moments in history. More, some may say, than her fair share. The city has played host to U.S. presidents on several occasions. National champions have paraded through her streets with embarrassing frequency. With the winds of civil rights blowing directly in his face, Tuscaloosa News publisher Buford Boone penned ...

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Alabamians who gamble ‘want their money to stay at home’

By Steve Flowers, Special to The Trussville Tribune As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. Legislators were hearing the same song second verse that they heard last year. The General Fund is about $200 million short. If the money is not ...

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Current head of Alabama law enforcement accuses former boss of “absolute lies”

By Stan Stabler, Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Op-ed MONTGOMERY --In 2016, State Troopers have investigated 8,947 traffic crashes with 3,742 injuries. One hundred fifty-nine people have lost their lives in Trooper-investigated traffic crashes this year – and 74 of those 159 people were not using their seat belts.  Our Internet Crimes Against Children Unit has worked 22 cases, executed 16 search warra ...

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