July 7, 2020
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Qualifying for mayors, council seats starts today

Qualifying for municipal qualifying will start today at city halls across the county and the state, in anticipation of the Tuesday, Aug. 25, elections for mayors and city …

Daniel L. Gardner

Reigniting the revolution for freedom

President Trump delivered two exceptionally positive and patriot speeches back to back last Friday and Saturday. What a wonderfully …
Daniel L. Gardner

Keep the lines of communication open

Keep the lines of communication open. God sent Hosea to Israel around 700 B.C. with this message: “Listen to the word of the …
Gov. Kay Ivey

This is Our Time, Alabama

My fellow Alabamians:In a few days, America will celebrate her 244th birthday. Traditionally, many towns and cities around the country …


In the absence of tobacco, some kids who thought it to be “big time” to smoke, but who did not have access to cigarettes, would …
Rick Watson

A place by the water

Looking through old photographs, I came across one I had not seen in years. It was a silhouette of me at sunset. I was squatting in …
Laura Pitts

Birthday celebrations make July the best

July is always a favorite month because of birthdays. For some reason when you are a little kid, birthdays seem to take forever and …
AP News
Across the nation
Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant …

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

Poll Question of the Week
Around the globe
Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 …

Jerusalem offers a grim model for a post-annexation future

Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law

Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge


Depp takes stand in libel trial, claims Amber Heard hit him

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp gave evidence in a London court on Tuesday, denying claims that he hit ex-wife Amber Heard and accusing her of assaulting him and depicting him as a "monster." Depp …

Letters to the Editor
My Walker County

My Walker CountyWalker County is a place of many good people. I have been very proud of recent acts of protest here in Jasper. They were respectful of their town and the business owners here.To …

Power Corruption not Racism is the Universal Flaw in the Police and Society 

If we are to continue as a nation, we must be subject to the higher powers

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