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On Sept. 9, the Alabama Supreme Court overturned the long-standing 13th Century “year and a day rule” for homicide cases. 

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National Suicide Prevention Month is every September, but the time to share information in an effort to raise awareness and promote prevention is every day.

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We finished day three with a visit to Skogafoss waterfall. Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, with a drop of some 200 feet and a width of 80 feet.

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‘“… call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” Psalm 50:15

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My extended family always celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays at my paternal grandmother’s house. But Easter was reserved for my aunt, Annette’s house.

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This ‘chicken lady’ loves the South – but not snakes.

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At a recent meeting of the Arab Historical Society, Doris Head and her son, Shannon, shared with members the history and some interesting facts about their family business, now known as Space Age Service Station and Mini Mall.

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This fall I have been so proud to be an American each Friday night before each Arab High School football game when all in the stadium have stood for a silent moment for the safety of our players and given thanks for the right to live where freedom is still observed.

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There apparently is no religious exemption to the north of us. It doesn’t seem to exist. You can try to claim it, but you can still be fired for not adhering to mandatory vaccination, as a condition of employment, in the state of Illinois, just a couple of hundred miles away.

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Veterans Day not only has strong support across Alabama, it actually has its roots here. The idea of a national holiday honoring all veterans, from both war and peacetime, has its origins here in our state.

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There are many wonderful characteristics of fall, but stink bugs are not one of them. As temperatures drop, stink bugs and other cold-blooded bugs begin to find their way indoors.

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With the death of Sgt. Nick Risner this weekend in North Alabama, our state has lost 10 law enforcement officers in 10 months and 24 officers in five years.

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“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all you have done; I ponder the work of Your hands.” Psalm 143:5

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A life is gone, but a legacy continues in the lives of the 17 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, that Fay Joyce Butler brought into the world through the generational links from six of her seven children.

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Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

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When my family moved to Arab in 1945, most everyone on Brindlee Mountain made a living either growing cotton or corn. A lot of men had left Brindlee Mountain and gone to Michigan to work on automobile assembly lines.

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With the turmoil, dishonesty and general malaise that seems to be infecting this country and its people, there appears to be a need for reunification and a goal to affect this purpose.

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It’s almost been a year. How fast this life flies by. In this past year there have been so many tears, so many gut punches, and so many thankful moments.

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Living near intrusive neighbors can be a challenge. Especially when they howl in the middle of the night, slither through your yard, chew on your house and steal your food.