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Priorities during an Alabama summer

By Buddy Champion, First Baptist Church Trussville It is hot! I know there are hotter places than central Alabama, but this weather is hot enough for me! July, August and part of September just enters the “hot” zone and it doesn’t take much to raise the “white flag” and declare we have had enough! However, it is one of the beauties of living in the south. We have hot muggy days, then cool crisp fall morning ...

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With conventions over, attention turns back to state politics

By Steve Flowers Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics. Even though we do not have any good state races this year, it does not mean that we have not had our share of political happenings. We have been so active that we have garnered national publicity. Let ...

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Bass fishing to take center state at Walmart FLW Tour

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama bass fishing will once again take center stage when the top anglers from the Walmart FLW Tour converge on Huntsville and Wheeler Lake for the Forrest Wood Cup Aug. 4-7. The 50 anglers will compete for the $300,000 top prize during the four-day event that will push the competitors’ fish-catching skills to the limit. Anglers will ...

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Pokémon Go: Friend not Foe

By Joshua Smith, Special to The Trussville Tribune The sidewalks of Trussville abound with the foot traffic of Pokémon Go players. The public library’s parking lot is filled, long after it’s closed. Children are begging parent’s to take them to church, parks, trails, and museums. I imagine a Trussville at a time when such observations were not unusual. I see Andy Taylor taking his boy Opie down to the fishi ...

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Why is the First Amendment the greatest threat to terrorism?

By Deborah Love Executive Director, Eagle Forum of Alabama In the wake of the terror attack in Orlando, our hearts go out to the family and friends who lost their loved ones. Our prayers and thoughts will continue to remain with those injured as well as their family and friends. The facts show that this was an act of terrorism, an act of intolerance and an act of disgusting violence. What should unite all o ...

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As Christians, rights end when we slander each other

By Rev. Dr. Kevin Payne There have been many events that have rocked our society in the past few weeks: lost emails, police shootings, and allegations of a plagiarized speech in the political arena – just to name a few. Soon after my Facebook page was filled with comments both for and against every one of these issues. Quickly the discussion degraded. Many who offered remarks began referring to those who he ...

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Oil Spill Memories Fade at ADSFR, Dauphin Island

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Dr. Bob Shipp stood in amazement last weekend at the 83rd annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) as he watched the frenetic activity on Dauphin Island. Shipp, Professor Emeritus at the University of South Alabama’s Marine Sciences Department, never would have imagined the resilience of the Alabama Gulf Coast, its ecosystem and ...

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Scalia’s death important to American government

By Steve Flowers As we have watched and participated in the presidential foray this entire year, an equally important event occurred. The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is a very important event in American government. Scalia’s unexpected death at 79 could affect the ideological tilt of the Supreme Court and could essentially have a profound impact on our nation’s public poli ...

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Thyroid Gland testing

By Channing King Chances are you or someone you know has issues with their thyroid gland. Some have over-active thyroid glands, while others are under-active. You may even be someone who is confused about the thyroid gland and its job. Let me shed some light on this important gland. Thyroid hormones are responsible for the regulation of metabolism in your body. Thyroid hormones run through the thyroid gland ...

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BrExit – The Fed – And the Apocalypse

By David Guttery So much for the end of the world. Again. I’m beginning to wonder the pundits offered by the mass media are serious, or are they simply there for comedy relief. Collectively, they’ve predicted 94 of the last 2 global economic calamities. Lee Corso has a better record picking winners of college football games. Over the next few weeks and months, the feedback loop between financial market reac ...

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