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• I noticed that Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis is denying that the City of Sumiton tried to get around gun laws by leasing temporary spaces - in the form of a temporary business license - for people selling merchandise at the Frog Festival. I'll let the courts settle that matter - that is not my concern here. 

 "Follow-up to 'The Security of the Believer'" (Daily Mountain Eagle, 2-8-2020, Religion) suggests there's a disjunction between the belief that … more
This past week everyone was in a state of Valentines Day frenzy. Buying chocolate. Sending cards. Making sweet treats for school classrooms. more

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that sin has corrupted the entire world and even our own bodies.


A familiar name jumped out at me this week as I flipped through newspapers from February 1967. Cordova Filter Plant operator Willis Laye was celebrating his 25th anniversary with the Jasper Water Works.


While it is not intended, as both parties would rather hold onto power for extended periods of time, an accidental variation of checks and balances comes in the form of a cyclical political system. The pendulum has historically gone back and forth between parties having control of government in Washington, D.C.

In a previous article, we discussed how a Christian may so sin as to lose their salvation. The bible teaches us that God is faithful and cannot lie (Titus 1:2). And that He will keep His promises and reward His faithful children with eternal life. This reward is in the age to come (Mark 10:30). more

They called him "Big Foot." Assistant Jasper Police Chief Bobby Cain called him a "serial burglar."


The calendar says the municipal elections are on Aug. 25, but these days all elections start early and raise funds early, so nothing surprises me now. 

It’s been a heavy week in Scottsboro, the place I’ve called my second home for the past nine, almost 10, years. It was one thing to learn last Sunday that NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his … more
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