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Political columnist Steve Flowers shares stories about Henry County figures like Probate Judge David Money, Jimmy Rane, Bill Baxley, and “Squatlow.”

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The last decade was defined by natural disasters like the 2011 tornadoes that killed 324 people, raging wildfires, or the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that killed a staggering 15,840 Japanese. 

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Congress just passed a law that will beef up penalties on robocallers and gives voice service providers 18 months to adopt authentication technologies to verify that incoming calls are legitimate before they reach consumers’ phones.

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The Bread of Life Ministries in Fort Payne provides a warm meal to people in need three days a week. This week, a few of us at the Times-Journal assisted on Tuesday with lunch.

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People got a letter from DeKalb-Jackson Water Supply District that contained the words “contaminant level” and didn’t bother to read past that before posting misleading information on social media.

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I am desperately trying to claw my way out of the bah humbug mood I have been in for the past several years. 

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As I enjoyed my Thanksgiving festivities surrounded by family and friends indulging in some turkey and green bean casserole, I began to think of all the families who have lost a loved one recently.

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Time can either be our ally (compounding the interest of money) or dole out consequences for a lack of focus and discipline (spending instead of saving, etc.).

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While everyone was expressing their thanks for various things in their lives this week, I began to look at my situation and what I would say.

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When I was growing up, Amazon was a river...somewhere down in South America. Well, actually, I think it is still down there, but now we have another Amazon. We can’t fish in this Amazon, but we can buy fishing equipment there, along with almost anything else. This Amazon brings things to our…

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I know that Thanksgiving is not affiliated with any religion, but during a holiday when I am reminded of all the things I have to be thankful for, I am particularly reminded of my church and how blessed I am to have it, and the people affiliated with it, in my life.

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Staff Writer Steven Stiefel reflects on the importance of avoiding divisive conversations while visiting with family over the holidays. 

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Back in the old days, when I was a kid, we had never heard of the internet. I might have thought that was when something, like a fish or an animal, goes inside a net. Well, actually, that would be “enter-net.” They had computers back then, but they were about the size of a battleship, and no…

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Early speculation on the 2020 U.S. Senate race had state senator, Del Marsh, listed as a potential GOP aspirant. He had considered making a plunge into the Special Election contest for Jeff Sessions’ seat in 2017 but opted out.

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Monday DeKalb County students gathered to celebrate what it means to be a good citizen while reading essays and distributing awards to the many community heroes.

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A beloved and cherished member of our family died this past Saturday. The time of his passing was 6:05 a.m. He was at our home, on the counter in the kitchen. He beeped four times, but never showed any other signs of life afterwards. Mr. Coffee had joined our family only two years earlier. H…

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Dr. David Bronner has marked his place in Alabama political and governmental history. He has headed the revered Retirement Systems of Alabama Pension Funds for 45 years. When Bronner took his present job with RSA, the Retirement Systems had approximately $500 million of funds. Today RSA has …

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While other illnesses may be more common during the fall, foodborne illnesses are still a concern. Many activities people participate in around this time of year involve food. It is important that everyone takes necessary precautions to steer clear of foodborne illnesses.

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DeKalb Tourism is hosting a special event next Friday November 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center. Governor Kay Ivey will visit our county on her special tour of all 67 counties this year to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial (AL200).

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When I was eleven, so was my bike. No, my bike was not eleven years old, but I was. My bike was probably only one-year-old but it was number eleven. It was number eleven because I put a sticker on each side of the crossbar that said so. Back then I loved stickers. Have you ever seen those ca…

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Recently an organization was formed with the name, “Poarch Creek Accountability Now.” This nonprofit group is headed by former 40-year veteran State Senator Gerald Dial, who retired from the Alabama Senate in 2018.

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Homeless. Veteran. These two words don’t belong together. How could someone who is willing to die for our country wind up on the streets, kicked to the curb after their service? I’m on a mission to draw as many of Alabama’s homeless veterans as possible and let them tell their stories.

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Just like former managing editor Bradley Roberts taught me how to write news stories, former sports editor Cody Dowler taught me how to write football gamers. And just like Bradley left the Times-Journal to follow another career, Cody has left the TJ to work in the production department for …

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I knew I had missed the beginning of the game, but I figured as early as it was that neither team had scored yet. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the opponent already had ten. The score was ten to nothing. That’s like a touchdown, extra point, and a field goal, except I’m not talking a…

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Ladies, starting at age 40, you should get a mammogram every year until the age of 55. After that, you should make it a point to get a mammogram every two years, unless your physician tells you otherwise.

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Last Sunday, I was at the house doing chores, and right in the middle of doing laundry, my dryer stopped. It happens to all of us at some point and time and usually at the worst times. I can’t go long without a dryer.

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Part of the American dream is to own a home. Building one is perhaps the biggest project in the life of most families. The average house takes about six months to build. Jean and I have owned four houses. One of those we had built. I’ve often heard people say if a marriage can survive having…

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The second year of the reign of Governor Kay Ivey may give her a second major accomplishment in the first two years of her term as governor.

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If you are looking for something to do for the remainder of your Saturday, head down to the county fair.

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Homeless. Veteran. These two words don’t belong together. How could someone who is willing to die for our country wind up on the streets, kicked to the curb after their service? I’m on a mission to draw as many of Alabama’s homeless veterans as possible and let them tell their stories. We we…