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Among the plethora of races on the ballot this year are the important seats on the Alabama Supreme Court.  We have an unprecedented five out of nine seats up for election.Our Alabama Supreme … more
Going through security checks is a pretty basic scenario these days.Whether it is getting on an airplane, walking in a courthouse (not the Walker County one yet) or entering a sporting event, … more
In 1964, a young man named Stanley Lambchop woke up one morning and realized that a bulletin board had fallen on him during the night, smashing him as flat as a pancake.Oddly enough, it was the best … more
Let's clean out the notebook ... • The Carbon Hill City Council tonight will hear about the new truck stop on Exit 46 off U.S. Interstate 22, as Maburn and Donnie Naramore, who are developing … more
Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics, George Wallace, usurped this power and controlled the Legislature from the Executive Branch of Government. more
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot In an era when the general … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• Earlier this year my address got added to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association mailing list; why, I don't know. But in the days after Graham's death, I have … more
There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today.  Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have … more
Last week's column gave an overview of what was happening around the nation in early April 1968 — the untimely death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis and the violence that broke out around … more
Let's clean out the notebook: • Haleyville has now secured Lakeland Community Hospital. According to the Northwest Alabamian in Haleyville, the Haleyville City Council, acting somewhat on … more
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