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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    January 16, 2020 

Methodists have dominated high offices

Even though there are more Baptists than Methodists in Alabama, historically Methodists have held more of the prominent political posts in the Heart of Dixie. If you look closely at these leaders’ lives, a good many of our leaders have been sons...

 

With Soleimani dead; the world is safer

You may not have known his name, but the most dangerous man in the Middle East has finally received justice for a lifetime of brutality. Before being taken out by an American airstrike, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was a Major General in Iran’s...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 16, 2020 

Peace comes though strength

After more than a week of the Chicken Little press squawking about Iranian missiles falling from the sky, the whole charade was a dud. The terrorist Iranian regime and their proxies were certainly an imminent threat to American forces and interests...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 16, 2020 

Davis may have done town a favor

Should the Flomaton Town Council have agreed to pay former Police Chief Bryan Davis $6,634.62 in overtime and back pay? I'm not sure, but I do think the council made the right decision Monday night...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 16, 2020 

Key election dates are fast approaching

As the 2020 election cycle grows closer and closer we've been asked about several important dates involving everything from absentee ballots and voter registration to how someone enters the November General Election as an independent candidate...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Anti-gun nuts may have to step back

When you are pushing for a cause, doesn't it make you cringe when the cause you are pushing for gets slapped in the face and while you won't admit it, you have to take a step backwards and...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Coach V holds his players best interest in heart

We give a shout out to Flomaton head foot- ball coach Doug Vickery for his efforts to see that his players have every opportunity to suc- ceed at their next adventure after high school. It's easy to pile high school coaches with praise when they...

 

Fighting the swamp's spending

The national debt of our country now stands at a staggering $23 trillion. By failing to act, we are placing an unearned and undeserved burden on our children and grandchildren. That is why I voted no when Speaker Pelosi rammed the $1.4 trillion 2020...

 

A look at the Presidential race nationally

Our presidential primary in the Heart of Dixie is less than two months away. We vote on March 3, 2020. President Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee. It is a foregone conclusion that Trump will carry Alabama in the November General Election. One of...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Trump turns the tide on Iran

President Trump cutting off the head of the Iranian snake in Iraq is a seismic event that will certainly shake geopolitics in the Middle East; and it’s about time. However, almost all the reporting and everything uttered by Democrats about the Amer...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 2, 2020

No excitement on March elections

We enter 2020 as an election year but for some reason I don't feel the excitement. In about 2 months Alabama voters will be going to the polls to vote in the 2020 primary elections. That date is...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 2, 2020

Adult ed will open many doors for all

Life is full of opportunities. Sometimes those opportunities coming knocking, but in most instances people wanting to move forward need to be the ones knocking on the door and being prepared when that door opens. This past week we interviewed...

 

2019: A year in review

At this time last year, I predicted that the upcoming year with a Democrat majority in the House would be much different. While most activity in the House centered around efforts to impeach our President, I did not let that stop me from fighting for...

 

Gearing up for the presidential election

As the new year begins, so does a Presidential election year. For several decades, in fact for most of the twentieth century, Alabamians were more interested in state and local politics than presidential politics. In fact, from 1901 through the...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 2, 2020

Will the 20's roar again?

A New Year should typically bring new hopes and optimism, but we are also upon a new decade. A century ago, the 1920s became the “Roaring 20s!” After a bloody world war to end all wars, Americans were eager for good news. Similar to today, the...

 

Pelosi gives Trump early Christmas

When news first started seeping out that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were thinking about impeaching President Trump over his so-called quid pro quo with the Ukrainian president about holding up...

 

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Editor’s note: Christmas is a time to reflect on all the hopes and fears around the world. Years ago an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun newspaper saying her friends had told her there was...

 

Alabama lost great people in 2019

As is my tradition, as the old year comes to a close, I like to pay homage to legendary Alabama leaders who have passed away. We lost some legends in 2019. Although he was a nonpolitical leader, Bart Starr passed away this year at 85. Starr was best...

 

The 'Merry' is back but what about Christmas?

The recent years’ assault on Christmas seems to have stalled. Americans have been doggedly fighting back against yuletide political correctness and President Trump jovially declared it’s safe to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” again. So...

 

Another Washington whitewash

The long awaited Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Report is finally out. All the corruption, errors, and questionable spying uncovered by a handful of intrepid journalists and talk show hosts has been thoroughly documented. Corrupt...

 

Answering the call, fighting impeachment

This year Democrats finally did what they have wanted to do since November 2016 – move to impeach President Donald Trump. This plan was politically motivated from the beginning, and I decided to lead the fight against it. This initial...

 

Turnham part of 'Greatest Generation'

Famous former television news anchor, Tom Brokaw, wrote an iconic book entitled The Greatest Generation. The 1998 book chronicles the unique character of a generation of Americans. Brokaw attempted to capture the unselfish contribution of our World...

 

A moment of pause for Christmas

Memories...What is it that spans them? I mean think about it...over the years, as you age, certain little moments get lodged in your head and your brain takes those moments and records them. They...

 

Money setting great example for all

They simply call him 'Money'. Daquan Johnson, who led Flomaton High School to its first state football championship a year ago, is headed to Duke University in Durham, N.C., to become a Blue Devil in...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 19, 2019

Holliman was just 'dog gone' wrong on plan

You don't have to be a PETA-loving person to know what Johnathan D. Holliman is accused of doing is wrong. The Brewton man is accused of tying a tracking dog that was in pursuit of him to a tree. OK, we'll give Holliman a little bit of credit. I...

 

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