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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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Impeachment sponsor, Rep. Ed Henry, “somewhat of a nut”

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers, Op-ed There appears to be very little interest in promoting an effort to impeach Governor Robert Bentley. With very few legislative days left in the session, legislators have a myriad of problems to deal with, not the least of which are the budgets, especially the General Fund. The financial woes surrounding the General Fund cloud the horizon and justly require more a ...

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We are all part of Birmingham, whether we want to be or not

By Dale Jones Editor What is going on in Birmingham?  Yes, I am aware that this publication is the Trussville Tribune, but as a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, I recognize that what happens in Birmingham does have ramifications to the surrounding municipalities.  When news events happen here in Trussville, or in Hoover, or in Graysville, people from out of state recognize it as having happened in “Bi ...

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Impeachment proceedings against Bentley will go nowhere, nor should they

By Steve Flowers In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama.  Bentley was finishing his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives and closing down his very successful dermatology practice in Tuscaloosa. I liked Bentley immediately and thought it was magnanimous that he would want to spend his retirement years as Governor.  I did not give him much of a c ...

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Is a course teaching educators how not to have inappropriate relationship with their students really necessary?

By Dale Jones Editor   School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days 'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick You were my queen in calico I was your bashful, barefoot beau And you wrote on my slate, "I Love You, Joe" When we were a couple o' kids So goes the century old song about a couple looking back at their puppy love days in elementary school. [caption id="attach ...

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Trump vs. Clinton will not be lacking for controversy, acrimony and entertainment

by Steve Flowers March 30, 2016: This has been an exciting election year when it comes to presidential politics. It has been an extraordinarily unusual and unpredictable presidential contest to say the least, especially on the Republican side. The GOP race began with an extraordinarily large field. There were 17 candidates as the race began, all with exceptional credentials. The one with the least experienc ...

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