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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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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…

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The field is probably formulated for our 2020 Senate race. A Republican will be heavily favored to capture the seat currently held by our Democratic Senator, Doug Jones. Alabama is one of if not the most Republican states in the nation. It is quite an anomaly that a liberal Democrat has sat …

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My favorite season of the year has finally arrived. In case you think I’m talking about fall, you would absolutely be one-hundred percent right...well, at least partly. Weather wise, autumn certainly is my favorite time of year. The older I get, the fluffier I grow, and the further south I l…

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I had some concerns about a potential contamination within the DeKalb—Jackson Water Supply District brought to my attention this week, so I did a little digging. I got in touch with Donna Bolton, who is currently the interim manager, and she was a tremendous help.

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During the late summer, it was revealed that Alabama’s economy set records for the number of people employed along with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Figures released in August had the state with a record-breaking 3.3% unemployment percentage.

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Something special came with our house, at no extra charge. The first time I saw them, I wasn’t sure if they were what I thought, but I sure did hope so. Jean and I moved into our current house a little over ten years ago. Our grand-buddy Drew was born the same weekend we moved. What a weeken…

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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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If you are looking for something enjoyable for the whole family to do this fall, look no further than the Down of the Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Rainsville.

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Which came first, the chicken or the chicken sandwich? I know, but it makes about as much sense as that chicken and egg question. I say that not only because I am a creationist, but also because if the egg came first, who sat on it? A friend said he ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon s…

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Governor Kay Ivey has had a very successful first year as governor. One of the coups she pulled off was getting the legislature to pass legislation granting the governor the power to appoint the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The new law will give her all the new appointments to the Parole Bo…