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When Governor Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act … more
 August 13 is apparently National Garage Sale Day. I don’t know who invented it, but more power to them. We live in modern times though, and selling your unwanted stuff online can be way more … more
The Alabama State Board of Education (ALBOE) voted to lower the passing score on the state teacher certification examination. On Tuesday, July 12, ALBOE members decided to change the previous … more
The Statue of Liberty is an icon of our political freedom. 
The Cross is an icon of our spiritual freedom.The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to seal national friendship.The Cross was a … more
Certain dates will always be remembered because they represent a seismic shift in American history  — July 4, 1776; Dec. 7, 1941; Nov. 22, 1963; Sept. 11, 2001 more
As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.It’s an even better time to think about what would happen … more
One of the most fun and enjoyable things that I get to do with my job is to get to work with our 4-H young people throughout the county. I quite honestly think our kids here are collectively the best … more

Now that the runoffs are over, let's pause to consider some bipartisan historical milestones before we move on with politics as normal. 

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No one wants to pay more these days, especially as inflation has been galloping at a good clip. But sometimes taxes or fees have to be added on. For instance, the much-maligned state gas tax increase was needed to jump-start road construction and improvements to the state port, if one recalls, and Walker County does get funds from that to help with catching up on roads. 

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The Walker County and Jasper City school systems have seen major leadership changes in the past two weeks.After months of campaigning by four candidates for superintendent of Walker County Schools, … more
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