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Ultimately it is just a game, but a game that heals

The night before facing off against the team’s biggest rival in a battle for first atop the region standings, Helena head football coach Richie Busby ... Read more

Special sessions should only focus on pressing issues

It appears there are plans for two special sessions this fall for the Alabama Legislature to address a couple of important issues for the state. Read more

We must confess to remain spiritually clean

It’s a ritual whenever our painter comes to church—the “wet paint brush tour.” He knows I need about 30 minutes with him and his wet ... Read more

We need to find unity again

Twenty years ago, I sat in my seventh-grade Current Events class, trying to make sense of the images filling the TV screen as my classmates ... Read more

Hildreth is the definition of what comes from Shelby County

When 13 U.S. soldiers were killed during an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, Jade Hildreth knew he had to jump into action. Read more

Workers are not lazy, just tired

It’s a trend in conversation, as well, but has a slightly different spin. “People just don’t want to work anymore! People are so lazy now!” ... Read more

COVID-19 is not discriminatory

Jane Holston, longtime Shelby County resident, had been battling this vicious virus for several weeks. She was hospitalized after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and ... Read more

Finding a balance in Chelsea’s annexation battle

It was kind of sad to see, really. Read more

Census results give glimpse of changes coming to Alabama

This past week’s official release of the 2020 census data has folks talking about some of what was revealed. Read more

Praying from prison

I used to share an acronym in New Testament class so students could remember Paul’s four prison letters: ECPP, representing Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon. Read more

COLUMN: Our strength in numbers

News stories in 2020 bear the battle scars of the COVID-19 pandemic, an unwelcome addition to our lives that is still sweeping through our communities ... Read more

A tough end to a heroic career

His final dispatch wasn’t an easy one. Read more

Ivey joins other governors to challenge abortion

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has now added her name to the list of governors who have asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn abortion ... Read more

We’ve got to keep on keeping on

Science debates the concept of perpetual motion; that is, once an object is set in motion, is it possible to continue motion forever? Read more

COLUMN: A welcome addition to the mountain

If the last year of the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that people still love to get out of the house and enjoy nature ... Read more

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