Gov. Kay Ivey, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey and the members of his learning options task force deserve commendation for making the difficult decision to keep K-12 public schools across Alabama physically closed for the remainder of the academic year.
It was 1948 and in the little town of Arab, big things were happening. My longtime friend and client, Cecil Ashburn, told me this story as we sat in the den of his home atop Monte Sano Mountain overlooking the beautiful city of Huntsville.
Over the last several months, you have likely been hearing a lot about the 2020 Census count. Beginning this month, the United States Census Bureau will invite households across the country to participate in the 2020 Census.
Like most places today, the Coronavirus is dominating a lot of the talk on Capitol Hill. As it has become clear that China’s efforts to contain the virus have failed, and there have now been deaths in the U.S., concern has grown about a possible outbreak here at home.
There are many places in Arab to become part of the conversations that circulate regarding not only the status of national news but also the re-telling and invention of new and innovative local tidbits.
Virginia “Jenny” Sims loves her local hospital. She has given a big portion of the past five decades of her life in service to Marshall Medical South. Counting all that time spent working and volunteering, Sims says the hospital has given her even more.
Without a tremendous amount of fanfare, the first major retirement legislation since the “Pension Protection Act of 2006” was passed and signed into law just before Christmas.
It’s that time of year again, where we make resolutions for a new year, and then see how long it takes to break them. Most resolutions go in one year and out the other.
Happy New Year – a phrase you have likely heard many times over the past few weeks. For many of us, a new year brings a sense of renewal, a time to regenerate, revive, rebuild.
Even though House Democrats have been focused on impeachment, the Trump administration is well along the path to improving our trade policies with Canada and Mexico, two of our most critical trading partners, by replacing the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) wit…
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and if you take a drive along the streets of Arab, you will notice that most Arab businesses are owned by local folks. These individuals took a risk and invested in their community.
“It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” Matthew 13:32.
I had a request over the weekend to run my “Crock Pot column” again. Though it ran only once, I get a request to run it every year around Thanksgiving. I decided to run it this year, mainly because I’m too lazy to write another one.
It wasn’t like Mark to pick at his food… especially with the fantastic buffet selections. He always chose this rustic grill when I came into town to visit, but this was different.
If you have someone fighting for you, leading a country for you, getting pelted with critical rocks for you, from opposing parties, his own party and an emerging socialist mindset of a mayhem optic driven media, it helps if there’s a little Machiavellian streak in your commander-in-chief.
Editor’s note: In last Wednesday’s paper, Vickie Henley Hestley wrote about a cruise she took with her sisters. This is the conclusion of that story. (Part 1 can be read at www.thearabtribune.com).