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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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Column: Watch my back

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune It was like Christmas all over again when I decided to reorganize my clothes closet. I found a warm jacket I’d forgotten about, and it’s been comfortable in these frigid days. And I found a suit I’d not worn in some time—a three button suit that looked nice. I wore it to church on Christmas Eve and felt good about myself. A nice lady asked if I was wearing a new s ...

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Column: Shelby one of Alabama’s most powerful senators

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham.  The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballroom.  The glass enclosure allows you to see the grandeur of the Birmingham skyline. As you glimpse at the scene you can ...

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