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Inside the State House

Although Lottery Vote Failed, 2024 Legislative Session Successful OPINION — Even though the will of most Alabama voters was thwarted by a minority of Republican Legislators disallowing their constituents the right to vote on a lottery, the session was a success.The...

Studying His Word

The significance of the insignificant OPINION —It’s clear from 1 Samuel 1 that Hannah had a lowly status. From the world’s point of view, she was insignificant. She was married to a man named Elkanah. But she was not the only one married to him. Elkanah was also...

Alter Call

You give them something to eat OPINION — Jesus was sad. Word had come to him of the beheading of his cousin, John the Baptist, a man he loved and admired. He wanted time alone to pray. But that seemed impossible; crowds of people were clamoring to hear him preach and...

On the Mark

Opelika Sports | June 13, 2024 BY D. MARK MITCHELL OPINION — The Alabama High School Athletic Association made two major announcements in the last seven days, the hiring of a new executive director and announcing Super 7 changes. AHSAA HIRES HEATH HARMON AS EXECUTIVE...
Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Alabama Fried Chicken & Fish OPINION — Last month, Mike and I went on our dream vacation: We spent two weeks in Scotland, the land of our...

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Classroom Observer

Classroom Observer

Celebrating our fathers OPINION — Hey, have you picked up that Father’s Day card or your dad’s favorite tie or shirt, a needed tool or favorite...

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Sean of the South

Sean of the South

I heart America OPINION —An old highway. Somewhere in America. Two lanes. No shoulder. Faded yellow lines. Oh, the things you see while driving old...

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Sean of the South

Sean of the South

Champions OPINION —The Scripps National Spelling Bee was broadcast a few nights ago on the Ion network, drawing a staggering 14 viewers not...

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Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Heritage Cooking Contest features fresh fruit salads During summer, salads are ideal sides for nearly every meal, and fresh fruit salads were a...

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Alter Call

Alter Call

Servants or stars OPINION — Despite his prominent leadership role in the early church, the Apostle Paul was never guilty of pomposity. Not once did...

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