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Guest Editorial: Trussville parent of HTHS student speaks out

Guest Editorial By Martha Hart Mulligan TRUSSVILLE –Well, we may as well get this over with. This student who posted on social media is my daughter. No, I don’t allow my kids to have social media or smart phones. She provided that to herself without my consent. She had an IEP (special education) meeting that morning, I was there…. she had gotten a stern talking to by myself and others that morning. She was ...

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Never a dull moment in Alabama politics

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Anyone who thought the state could take a break from political news after the Legislature adjourned had another thing coming. This past week in Alabama politics was action-packed, to say the least. First, on Monday, federal prosecutors announced three arrests in an alleged State House bribery scheme. State Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia, Marty Connors, a lobbyist who was th ...

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Being crackers for crackers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

By June Mathews I love crackers. And when I say I love crackers, I mean I REALLY LOVE crackers. [caption id="attachment_47107" align="alignleft" width="216"] June Mathews[/caption] Cheese crackers, oyster crackers, butter crackers, graham crackers, Goldfish (I’m particularly fond of the Parmesan flavor, should anybody ever need to know), wafers, saltines, thins, you name it. I love ‘em all. Give me just abo ...

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Check out ethanol-powered boats in action

By Robert White For The Tribune You already likely fuel your vehicle with 10% ethanol blend (E10), but did you also know you can power your boat with it too? There's a boating tournament this Saturday in Centre, about 64 miles from Trussville, where you can check out our ethanol-powered boats in action. The fourth stop of the 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trial is at Weiss Lake. This tournament is the onl ...

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Regional banks continue to suffer under improperly tailored regulations

Commentary By Senator Slade Blackwell More than seven years ago, following the financial crisis, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. These regulations, which were supposed to only be applied to all banks above billion, were meant to better protect the financial system from risk to prevent another crisis. But, here’s the catch: the banks that are mos ...

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Palmer: President Trump and the Republican majorities are just getting started

Commentary By Congressman Gary Palmer, Alabama WASHINGTON D.C. --After listening to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, we can agree as individuals and as a country we are better off now than before he was elected," said Palmer. "The American people know they are better off today than they were a year ago and they are much more optimistic about the future. Businesses are expanding, giving bonuses, ...

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Column: We need God-dominated preaching

By Chipley Thornton Special to The Tribune Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a medical doctor-turned-preacher in England in the mid-1900’s. England’s churches were flailing. God used this man to spark a great revival. The spark He used to ignite that revival was “God-dominated preaching.” What is God-dominated preaching? Lloyd-Jones said it was preaching that focused on exalting the God of Scripture. He identified ...

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Column: Forgive us our trespasses

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune I’ve known a few pastors over the years who seemed to generate conflict, even taking it as a sign of faithfulness to God. Such as the pastor who fired the choir. There was some intrigue going on in music ministry, and he simply announced from the pulpit that the choir was toast. I’m unaware of efforts he might have made previously to reconcile, but I always though ...

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Column: Tuscaloosa well represented in government

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune Awhile back, during Dr. Robert Bentley’s tenure as governor, I wrote a column entitled, “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa.” Never before in Alabama history has a city had a sitting governor and the state’s senior U.S. Senator hail from that particular place. Even with the departure of Bentley as governor, the Druid City has an inordinate amount of prese ...

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On MLK Day we still cannot be satisfied

By Ronnie Floyd Guest Editorial Publisher's Note: This editorial was written by Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor at Cross Church, current president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the father of Hewitt-Trussville High School football coach Josh Floyd. The op-ed was first published at FoxNews.com on Sunday. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a dreamer ...

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