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Political conventions quickly approaching

By Steve Flowers As if we have not been inundated enough with politics this year, hold on to your seats. Over the next few weeks that is all you will hear, read or see. The Republican Convention is set for July 18-22 in Cleveland and the Democratic Convention will begin on July 25 in Philadelphia. After a full year of primaries, caucuses and delegate collecting, the field is finally set for the fall campaig ...

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Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo scheduled July 15-17

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources After the success of a live weigh-in category at last year’s Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), rodeo officials will expand the category and lift restrictions for the 83rd rodeo, scheduled July 15-17 at the rodeo site on Dauphin Island. Last year’s live weigh-in category was limited to the speckled trout jackpot entrants. Anglers ...

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Mike Hubbard: The political story of the year

By Steve Flowers The conviction and downfall of Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year. It has not been the most profound conviction of an Alabama public official in my lifetime. We have had two governors convicted of crimes while in office and removed in fairly recent years, Guy Hunt a Republican and Don Siegelman a Democrat. Siegelman is still in federal prison in Lou ...

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So what do you celebrate?

The Real Story... News and commentary about the real estate market and related topics. Dave Parrish, ABR ®, CRS, CSP, GRI, ePRO ®, REALTOR ®, RE/MAX MarketPlace For an archive of The Real Story visit: http://www.DavidParrishRealtor.com/myblog The opinions expressed here are my own and don’t necessarily represent those of RE/MAX International. So What Do You Celebrate… Summer has arrived and that great Ameri ...

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Should a Christian even vote this year?

By Chip Thornton, First Baptist Church Springville A young voter asked me Sunday, “Who are you voting for in November?” Apparently a famous Christian rapper said he would not vote because there were no [caption id="attachment_32458" align="alignleft" width="198"] submitted photo[/caption] acceptable candidates. That concerned me. Christians should seek to significantly influence (not withdraw) from politics ...

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Summer vacations: A practice modeled by Jesus

By Buddy Champion, First Baptist Church Trussville  Summer is here! The once growing green grass now has dry spots. The rain comes for one part of our city but not the other. The lightning bugs are flying and other bugs seem to be screaming about how hot the evenings are. Vacation Bible Schools are taking place while mission trips are coming and going. In the middle of this, we say that we need a vacation; ...

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Chloe’s Story: Faith, inspiration and an enduring message

Commentary by Scott Buttram It was nine years ago today when Chloe Collar began to change the world or, at least, our part of the world. Her story and the story of her family is one of faith, inspiration and a story that should endure the test of time. Chloe is the daughter of Danielle and Chris Collar.  Lori and I met Chris and Danielle at church and though they were almost a generation younger, we bonded ...

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Will you get Cataracts?

By Dr. Zachary Steele Since June is cataract awareness month, I thought I would talk a little today about the most common thing we see in patients over the age of 60. We are often asked questions daily about cataracts, more often than not by baby-boomers. Usually the question is “will I get cataracts?” The answer is yes, we all do eventually. Cataracts are the most common eye disorder in North America. Abou ...

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Loved, Love, Loving

By Kevin Payne, Palmerdale United Methodist Church  William Shakespeare penned the line, “Love is a many splendored thing.” And, to be sure, it is. Love is constantly transforming, moving, and changing. Love itself evolves, and it changes and evolves us. Take marriage, for instance: the love that is shared in the first year is not exactly the same as what is shared by the 50th. It’s not less of love, but it ...

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Two decades of service and a lifetime of friendship

By Steve Flowers One of my most cherished lifetime memories is the almost two decades I served in the Alabama House of Representatives. It was because of the lifetime friends made during that era. The House was not as partisan as it is today. This day and time it seems like legislators do not mix and mingle with different party members. They get in their caucuses and stay put. When I was in the House, altho ...

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