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Hope in the time of the coronavirus

In Genesis 2, God says “It is not good that the man should be alone.” He made us for Himself, but he also made us for one another. Separation is painful for us all. This fight against the coronavirus called COVID-19 is hard. We are forced to...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

1964 landslide started Republican rule of south

Our primary runoffs have been postponed until July 14, 2020. It was a wise and prudent decision by Secretary of State John Merrill and Gov. Kay Ivey. Most voters are older and you are asking them to come out and vote and at the same time stay home. T...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Panic versus prudence

Adversity brings out the best and worst in people. Fortunately, Americans exude much more goodness in trying times than random acts of greed and malice. For every toilet paper hoarder attempting to profit from these illogical shortages, there are...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Make sure you get good information

To quote the great Yogi Berra, it is deja vu all over again this week as we navigate ourselves through the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we first started reporting on the virus several weeks ago, I've been...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Access to the Internet is not always easy

COVID-19 may very well expose another big flaw in this country in addition to the health risk. It probably already has and it certainly will dispel the thought that most people have ready and available access to the Internet. Colleges, high schools,...

 

U.S. Senate runoff moved to July

The GOP contest for who sits in our number two U.S. Senate seat has been delayed until July 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus. The winner of the battle between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will more than likely be our junior US. Senator for six...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Don't waste your quarantine

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Less than a month ago, the Wuhan virus was just a Chinese virus barely getting any attention as it was rapidly spreading around the globe. Within little more than a couple weeks, it has stunned the world and...

 

All hands on deck to slow spread of virus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to change the way we live our daily lives, its important to take note of the ways this challenging time has brought our communities together. It has been reassuring to see stories of neighbors helping neighbors...

 

Tell me about those good old days

Years ago there was a song made famous by The Judds. It had a line that said “Grandpa, tell me ‘bout the good old days”. Now, the good old days the song was referring to were the days following...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Important to get in census count

As we continue to deal with COVID-19, things haven't changed much since last week. Dates you see about school starting back and other public buildings being open are good starting points, but may...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 26, 2020

PLEASE! Flush toilet paper only

You've had to have had your head in the sand if you haven't heard of people hoarding toilet paper in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Stores are selling out as soon as a shipment comes in. It appears that the panic is someone will be quarantined fo...

 

Embrace precaution, not panic

I wanted to update you on the latest COVID-19 coronavirus developments. While the situation remains serious, the risk to most Americans remains low. It is important that we stay calm and do not panic unnecessarily. The federal government continues it...

 

U.S. Senate race decided in runoff

We have a great race for the U.S. Senate. When the votes from the first primary were counted Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville were in a virtual tie at 32% and 33%, respectively. Mobile-Baldwin Congressman Bradley Byrne garnered 25% of the vote...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Did March madness become Wuhan wackiness for USA?

It’s absolutely amazing that just a little more than two months ago few people had ever heard of the corona virus, but in about the last two weeks, this virus from China is shutting down practically the entire world. People around the planet are st...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Don't panic; make smart decisions

The one thing I've learned, especially over the past week, is that what I learn today won't necessarily be true the next day or even the next hour or so. As everybody scrambles to make decisions...

 

Now is the time to be rational

For a few months now, we have been watching the news and seen the horrors unfold in other far-away, distant countries caught in the grips of the smallest of invaders, a virus called COVID-19. We...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Say prayers for our first responders

As public officials and private businesses make decisions on how to deal with the coronavirus many employees will be allowed to work from home. Many businesses and public entities will have skeleton crews on hand to take care of daily business. But...

 

Combatting Coronavirus Misinformation

Although the COVID-19 coronavirus is dominating the news, it’s important to know the facts about the virus and the ongoing work to prevent its spread. I’d also like to dispel some misinformation regarding your government’s actions to fight it....

 

Thoughts on Alabama's primary elections

Allow me to Share some thoughts and analysis on the March 3rd Primary results. The Primary is referred to as the Presidential Preference Primary. Voters choose which Party Primary they want to vote in and which presidential candidate they prefer to...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Senators should represent the wishes of their state

The morning after Alabama’s bruising Super Tuesday GOP US Senate primary to select a challenger to current Democrat Senator Doug Jones, most Alabama voters woke up wondering how we wound up with a run off between former Attorney General Jeff Sessio...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Time to give back to town

The words of John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country' seem to have been lost since he echoed those words in his inaugural address. Today, too many Americans want the government to solve all of t...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 12, 2020

ALDOT needs to fix the real problem

It's been called everything from the $20 million fishing pier to the bridge to nowhere; it's been joked about, laughed about and ridiculed for the waste of taxpayers' money that was simply wasted....

 

Defending the unborn: noble fight

I can think of no fight more noble or important than defending unborn children. The Scriptures make clear that God makes every person in his image, so this issue is very near to my heart. I am proud to be a leader in the fight to end abortion. With...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Chancellor St. John and Alabama's system

Our 1901 Alabama Constitution has been rightfully criticized as being archaic. However, it was simply a reflection of the times. The authors and crafters of our document were well educated gentry. Therefore they appreciated and realized the importanc...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Can historical prosperity and opportunity compete with free?

After decades of flirting with and even sliding into socialism, Democrats are faced with actually voting for socialism. Oddly enough, even Democrats are now reluctant to leap off the leftist cliff into the socialist abyss. After storming through...

 

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