January 23, 2021
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Legislators grapple with session using COVID-19 protocals

The COVID-19 pandemic will dramatically affect the Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature which starts Feb. 2, as legislators deal with preventing a super spread and worry the session may be …

James Phillips

Know where you get your news

In many areas of Alabama, blogs or Facebook pages have begun to function as news agencies. While those entities can be helpful in …
Scott McCullar

Reflections on 28 years in ministry

Today is my birthday!  The middle forties (46 to be exact but who’s counting?) is an interesting age to be; you are too old to be …
A member of staff at the university hospital injects the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 into a patient in Duesseldorf, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)

Our View: Take the vaccine when given the opportunity

COVID-19 vaccines are now available in Walker County with at least two pharmacies and the hospital receiving doses of the Moderna …
Steve Flowers

Prison Issues Continue

As the 2021 Regular Legislative Session looms, the 800-pound gorilla in the room is the prison issue. The situation has grown more …
Flags line the National Mall towards the Capitol Building as events get underway for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

We must unite - for democracy

All of us will recall that awful afternoon at the U.S. Capitol.  It was utter chaos, as grown-up hooligans caused death (five, …


“Mind your manners,” was a quote that I often heard from my parents when we would go to visit or eat with a family. It was …
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Across the nation
Puffin stuff: Herring rules could boost funny-looking bird

BATH, Maine (AP) — The commercial fishery for herring has suffered in recent years due to new restrictions, but those same rules could benefit some of Maine's most beloved birds — …

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Around the globe
Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down in their homes Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the city. Authorities said …

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding Navalny's release

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty


NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

The NBC Sports Network, which is best known for its coverage of the NHL and English Premier League, will be going away at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua announced the …

Letters to the Editor
Thank You

I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the voters who came to Union Chapel Community Center to vote Tuesday.We have the nicest and most courteous voters who come to our center. We …

Science is not a thing, it is a method of action 

What happened to the outrage over George Floyd? 

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