You Are Here: Home » Opinion

Opinion: New ailments kick in as fall allergy season winds down

By June Mathews Of a Certain Age The fall allergy season is still with us and I, for one, am ready for it to go away. I suspect I’m not alone in that sentiment. Since it’s late in the season and the recent rains have helped keep pollen from flying around unchecked, my symptoms are mild compared to other years – and I’m thankful for that – but I’d rather do without them altogether. Demon ragweed has been the ...

Read more

Weekly Preview: Clay-Chalkville vs. Shades Valley

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor CLAY— The Clay-Chalkville Cougars (5-1) come off a bye week healthy and ready for action as they take on the Shades Valley Mounties (2-3) for homecoming this Friday night. The Cougars come in averaging 39.3 yards per game with a great balanced attack from their offense as they average over 380 yards of total offense per week. Senior quarterback Willie Miller has proven himse ...

Read more

Opinion: Me too! And Grace

By Richard Hitchcock To begin, all who know me well know I live at the bema of grace.  I’ve heard the statement, “You didn’t get what you deserved!” I reply, “I don’t want what I deserve.” That being said, I have a few observations that I’m sure will rile someone, somewhere.  Sorry.  The fact is that we, as a society, have come to a point where we need to examine some things.  That being the joy and necessi ...

Read more

Kavanaugh should be confirmed and the Democrat circus should end

By Scott Buttram, publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE —Admittedly, I have a personal tendency to give the benefit of the doubt to females who say they have been sexually assaulted. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for a woman who has been through such a trauma. There are many reasons that a sexual assault victim may or may not report the incident. No one has a right to judge that decision. But when the ...

Read more

Muffed Punts, Dead balls, and the attempt to eliminate confusion

By Justin Nails Tribune Sports PINSON— In the Ramsay and Pinson Valley game on August 31, I witnessed one of the most bizarre plays that I’ve ever seen in high school football. I’ve been around high school football as a player and writer for the better part of ten years and what I saw that night left me in shock. I decided to do some research and get to the bottom of what is commonly known as “The Muff Rule ...

Read more

Cheers to the Trussville Downtown doubters

By Scott Buttram Commentary TRUSSVILLE --"I'll believe it when I see it." "It'll never happen." If I had a nickel for every time I heard those two comments, I'd have more nickels than Donald Trump has tweets. Raise a glass to the doubters of Trussville Downtown. I come not to bury the them, but to praise them. For the purpose of distinction, we must separate the doubters from the CAVE (Citizens Against Virt ...

Read more

Finance: The durability of retirement income is critical

By David Guttery Special to The Tribune The term durable, as it pertains to retirement income, implies that you can’t outlive the income, and neither can the market take away, or erode the income.   Examples of durable income would include Social Security, or pension income.  For the income to be durable, the source must offer guarantees upon which the investor can rely for the production of that income.   ...

Read more

Of a Certain Age: Full figures don’t mix with under-the-bed hiding places

By June Mathews — Of a Certain Age Bitsy isn’t bitsy anymore. In two short years, the older of our two small terriers has gone from being a scrawny rescue pup to a full-figured creature resembling a furry white pig. Bitsy loves her food, as well as anybody else’s food she can get her paws on, and it’s beginning to show in a “big” way, if you catch my drift. At every mealtime, she’ll lick her bowl clean then ...

Read more

Commentary: Please don’t kill us

By Scott Buttram Publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --I feel like I need to address the mass murder at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis on Thursday. While it is indisputable that journalism in general has been politicized of late, what happened yesterday was not political. Not in any way, shape, or form. It is my great fear that the politicization of yesterday's murders will overshadow the reality that the acc ...

Read more

Electric vehicles make sense for Alabama drivers

By Mark Bentley Special to The Tribune BIRMINGHAM – As many as 50 million Americans are about to flip the switch over to electric automobiles with their next purchase, according to the American Automobile Association. A recent survey conducted by the AAA found that popularity of electric cars is trending upwards. With infrastructure and availability all here, Alabama can lead the charge toward electric vehi ...

Read more
Scroll to top