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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. 

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 "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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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. 

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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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