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Lawmakers work to protect small business owners, pass job creation bills

By Slade Blackwell Since Republicans took office in 2010, one of our top priorities has been enacting legislation that will create jobs and grow Alabama’s private sector economy. Laws that help reduce taxes, eliminate government red tape and extend tax credits for small business job creation have built a strong foundation for continued economic growth in Alabama. The 2014 legislative session marked the end ...

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Cleaning floors causes trauma for humans and animals alike

By June Mathews I hate to mop. In fact, I hate anything having to do with cleaning floors. So while I manage to do a passable imitation of someone who keeps a decent house (but not spotless by a long shot, mind you), I’ve lately failed miserably in the floor-cleaning department. Right now, I believe my kitchen floor is dirtier than it’s ever been, and the hardwoods, well, I can hardly stand to think about t ...

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A few facts about glaucoma and treatment

By Zack Steele I often get questions about glaucoma from patients. It’s one of the well known eye diseases that many people have heard about, but may not be sure what the disease is and how it affects vision. Glaucoma is often a tough disease to diagnose, but eye care professionals have improved their ability to diagnose the disease with new state-of-the-art equipment. Glaucoma is an eye disease that’s usua ...

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Tips, trends for makeup this spring

By Abby Hathorn For The Tribune Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to say goodbye to puffy coats and fur boots and say hello to fun sundresses and strappy sandals. Transitioning a wardrobe from winter to spring is a no-brainer. However, the changeover from winter to spring makeup can be a bit tricky. With so many trends and so little time, we all need a few tips to help us find our signature beau ...

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The first 8 seconds are key to selling success

By Dave Parrish It has long been known that first impressions are an essential ingredient to success or failure. Real estate is no exception. As a mater of fact, those first eight seconds of a prospective homeowner’s encounter with a prospective new home is the key to selling success. What happens in those first eight seconds? A decision is made. That decision is vital to success. It’s the decision, althoug ...

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Sending a message about text messaging while driving

By Gary Lloyd I don’t believe you got my message in January. I guess you were too busy with a (text) message of your own. I wrote in a column in an issue that month that every time I leave the house, I startle another driver’s attention away from the cell phone and back to the road so he or she can maneuver back across the double-yellow lines into their own lane. I wrote that I was scared to leave the house ...

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Surveys of real property: Do I need one?

By Chesley Payne When buying a home or other real estate, I’m often asked by the potential purchasers if it’s necessary to have a survey performed. In most cases, I believe having a survey is beneficial, as it allows property corners to be marked and can pinpoint any boundary line issues that may arise over several years between adjoining landowners. Where the legal description of the property is a “metes a ...

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Jesus drinks from an awful cup

By Robert Wilkerson “Pray that you will not fall into temptation, Jesus said to his disciples. Then, he left them and went to a private place. There he prayed Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done” (Luke 23:40-43). He was in great anguish as he prayed, and he prayed so earnestly his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. The cup of which he spoke ...

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Lawmakers pushing common sense welfare reform

By Slade Blackwell MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Republicans are working to pass a package of bills aimed at reforming many of the state’s public assistance programs. The five-bill package includes measures to: Allow for drug testing of welfare applicants with a drug conviction within the past five years Restore community service, job training or work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients without depen ...

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Alarm makes presence known by sounding off in parking deck

By June Mathews I’ve been having issues with my car lately. And no, I’m not referring to mechanical breakdowns or flat tires. I’m talking about things like leaving the car running in parking lots and spilling an entire mega-jumbo cup of sweet tea on the front seat then two days later turning over a huge container of potting soil in the trunk. My most recent issue occurred when I set off the car’s burglar al ...

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