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In a few weeks, most students in Alabama are scheduled to return to school. With so few days left before students return, there are important questions that still need to be answered: Is it safe for … more

Let's clean out the notebook ...

• The candidates have completed their qualifying - sort of. A new law says candidates now have up to five days after filing their qualifying papers to file their statement of economic interests with the State Ethics Commission. (They used to do it the day they filed.) If a candidate fails to file a statement of economic interest, the law provides that their name shall not appear on the ballot. And the fourth and fifth days fall on a Saturday and Sunday, so the last-minute people should get to hopping.

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David’s masterpiece, Psalms 23, contains a treasure trove of spiritual truth. Sadly, we usually only hear it read at funerals.

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The field is set for the November General Election and more than likely the races were decided on July 14.

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According to Matthew 11:25, Jesus prayed, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little … more
There are still a lot of smokers out there, but it is much more of an expensive habit now than it was then. Taxes on tobacco products are now much more than the product could be bought for when I was … more

(Editor's note: Rick Watson, who wrote this weekly column and served as a reporter and photographer on our staff, died suddenly early Thursday morning. That night we discovered Rick had written a final column, and had printed it out for his wife, Jilda, to look at before he emailed it to us. She has graciously passed it along to us, so that we may all have a final amusement from our friend and co-worker. )

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It's quiet at the cemetery today. That isn't always the case.

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Rick Watson lived life to the fullest, and he left us all way too soon early Thursday morning.

Watson was a lot of things to a lot of people. Heck, he was a lot of things to me. 

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Today we have as our gospel, The Parable of the Sower.

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