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Dawson, Ivey and Todd: what happened

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News Commentary At first glance, I was pretty underwhelmed with Birmingham minister and candidate for governor Scott Dawson’s media tour Tuesday. In case you missed it, Dawson brought to light a State of Alabama grant to an LGBT organization made under Gov. Kay Ivey’s watch. He said the grant “betrayed Alabama values.” The now-defunct group, Free2B, offered counseling and suppor ...

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Lettuce go to the farmers’ market this spring

By June Mathews It’s taken a while to completely rid ourselves of winter around here, but spring seems to have finally sprung in earnest. Cool mornings are giving way to pleasantly warm afternoons, and the dull hues of late winter have become lovely shades of green overlaid with occasional splashes of color. This, I have to say, is the best part of the season. Not the part I dealt with about a month ago whe ...

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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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