November 30, 2021
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Talladega Forest wildfires 90% contained, trails reopen

BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of …

Ed Howell

COLUMN: Embarking on a strange holiday season

This is a strange holiday season for all of us, I suppose. It seems to be for me, anyway.

Thanksgiving recipes bring special memories

Thanksgiving is upon us and for many, this is the start of the holiday season.  We were a small family, five of us, but like most …

School snaps

This week I was doing some organizing and pulled out all of Wyatt’s school pictures.I had been successful at keeping them all …

Elf begone

Judicial overreach usually isn't encouraged in this part of the country, but some parents have welcomed an order from a Georgia judge …
Steve Flowers

Judge Bobby Aderholt

Alabama has a legacy of great men who have served as judges in our state. Recently, revered, retired, Circuit Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt …

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Across the nation
Biden pushes shots, not more restrictions as variant spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but won't …

Stage set for Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term

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Around the globe
Wary, weary world slams doors shut, fearing omicron variant

BRUSSELS (AP) — Countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday, even as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and …

Food, gas prices pinch families as inflation surges globally

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron


Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. "This was a word that was extremely …

Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor: Pistol permit money should all remain with local departments

I’m very disappointed right now in our wonderful state. On Thursday, SB308 made it through the floor of the Alabama Senate. SB308 establishes a lifetime $300 pistol permit option for citizens, and …

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