July 7, 2020
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Officials: Off-duty Alabama detective was fatally shot

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty police detective in Alabama was fatally shot on Monday. Montgomery police and Fire Medics found Montgomery Detective Tanisha Pughsley, 27, with a gunshot …

Daniel L. Gardner

Keep the lines of communication open

Keep the lines of communication open. God sent Hosea to Israel around 700 B.C. with this message: “Listen to the word of the …
Gov. Kay Ivey

This is Our Time, Alabama

My fellow Alabamians:In a few days, America will celebrate her 244th birthday. Traditionally, many towns and cities around the country …


In the absence of tobacco, some kids who thought it to be “big time” to smoke, but who did not have access to cigarettes, would …
Rick Watson

A place by the water

Looking through old photographs, I came across one I had not seen in years. It was a silhouette of me at sunset. I was squatting in …
Laura Pitts

Birthday celebrations make July the best

July is always a favorite month because of birthdays. For some reason when you are a little kid, birthdays seem to take forever and …

Let’s do our part to fight COVID-19 and wear a mask

We understand your distaste for masks. We really do. You have to remember to put it on. It can be uncomfortable. People can’t …
AP News
Across the nation
New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal …

Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

Hospitals approaching capacity as Miami closes restaurants

Treasury names 650K small businesses receiving govt loans

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

Poll Question of the Week
Around the globe
Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country's two largest states, as the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two …

Czech volunteers develop functioning lung ventilator in days

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

Germany to revamp financial oversight after Wirecard scandal


Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and often haunting soundtracks …

Letters to the Editor
My Walker County

My Walker CountyWalker County is a place of many good people. I have been very proud of recent acts of protest here in Jasper. They were respectful of their town and the business owners here.To …

Power Corruption not Racism is the Universal Flaw in the Police and Society 

If we are to continue as a nation, we must be subject to the higher powers

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