January 25, 2021
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Birmingham VA expands vaccine program; more doses still key

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham VA Health Care System is expanding its ability to vaccinate veterans against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, provided it can get enough doses of the …


Let's not gamble with legislators' health

It is appropriate the Alabama Legislature is talking about a gambling bill. The biggest gamble may be in coming to Montgomery at …

Start to make your garden successful

I think that the single best home gardener that I have ever known in my life was none other than my mom.  I remember spending many …

A feeling of nostalgia

Isn’t it a funny feeling when you smell something, taste something or hear something that brings back memories?
James Phillips

Know where you get your news

In many areas of Alabama, blogs or Facebook pages have begun to function as news agencies. While those entities can be helpful in …
Scott McCullar

Reflections on 28 years in ministry

Today is my birthday!  The middle forties (46 to be exact but who’s counting?) is an interesting age to be; you are too old to be …
A member of staff at the university hospital injects the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 into a patient in Duesseldorf, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)

Our View: Take the vaccine when given the opportunity

COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Walker County with at least two pharmacies and the hospital receiving doses of the Moderna …
AP News
Across the nation
Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that …

US police weigh officer discipline after rally, Capitol riot

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Judge: Kenosha shooter can't associate with supremacists

Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird

Around the globe
Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses …

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking

Indonesia says it has seized Iranian and Panamanian tankers

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Navalny's release


From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk …

Letters to the Editor
Thank You

I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the voters who came to Union Chapel Community Center to vote Tuesday.We have the nicest and most courteous voters who come to our center. We …

Science is not a thing, it is a method of action 

What happened to the outrage over George Floyd? 

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