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Column: Out with the old, in with the new

By June Mathews Special to The Tribune Whew, I made it! Another holiday season has come and gone, and once again, I managed to keep my wits about me and maintain some of my scant supply of sanity. The few Christmas decorations I pulled out this year are repacked and back on their designated shelves in the basement; my bank account, though somewhat depleted, is at least not overdrawn; and all the relatives I ...

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Column: A look back at the 2017 Special Election

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune As we enter the 2018 campaign season, many of you have asked me to look back and analyze the 2017 Special Election Senate race and explain in depth what happened and why. The most asked question is how could a Democrat win a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama and does this mean that we are now possibly a two-party state? I will give you numerous answers, however, the simple ...

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Column: Time for resolutions

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune It was a moment of levity on an altogether sad day. We buried a wonderful Christian man several months ago. His death was premature in our judgment, and we were heartbroken to lose him. The family elected to return to our church for a meal after we left the cemetery, and the nice ladies in the church had everything ready for us. While we were eating, the area dire ...

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Many inspirational people found in House District 44, Alabama

By State Representative Danny Garrett Special to The Tribune 2017 has been one of the most memorable and eventful years in my lifetime. In the past, I have reflected upon the people in House District 44 and in Alabama who have inspired, motivated or encouraged me by their lives during the year. Many of these people are unsung heroes; they are not seeking recognition or status. Nonetheless, by their words, d ...

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Column: We lost some icons this year

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune At the close of each year, my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political leaders from the political stage in our beloved state. We lost some icons this year. As I sit in my office writing this yearend column, pictures of two of my favorite friends and legends adorn my walls. The photos of Governor Albert Brewer and Congressman Jim Martin loo ...

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Column: Alabama politics has been wild ride in 2017

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune Well, folks, we have had a more exciting and fun filled political year than we expected. Usually, most of the fun is reserved for even numbered years when presidential or gubernatorial elections are held. However, it’s been a good ride. Obviously, the Special Election for the remaining three years of Jeff Sessions’ senate term monopolized the year. Although you will h ...

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Column: We need expository 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. In a day when England’s churches were flailing, God used him to spark a revival in the land. The spark that ignited the revival was consistent expository preaching. Perhaps you’ve wondered, “What is expository preaching?” Walt Kaiser defines it as a sermon that takes as a mini ...

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Column: When Santa came to church

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune Former Democratic National Committee interim chair, Donna Brazile, in her recent book wrote about Donald Duck, who followed the Trump campaign around the country in 2016. The character’s presence was intended to suggest Trump “ducked” hard questions. Brazile received a complaint from ABC/Disney about copyright infringement and moved to shut down the duck. She foun ...

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Column: To get along, you have to go along

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive on Capitol Hill full of vim and vigor.  He would sit down with them and invite them to have a bourbon and branch water with him.  The old gentleman, who had spent nearly half a century in the Congress, after hearing their ...

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Of a Certain Age: Letter to Santa places order for construction help

By June Mathews Special to The Tribune Dear Santa, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written – third grade to be exact. That was the year I asked for an Easy-Bake Oven, and our snotty little neighbor got one instead. I tried not to blame you. I told myself the elves must have mixed up the orders, or maybe your reindeer took you to the wrong address. But either way, your management skills were clearly lack ...

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