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M ost likely, at some time or another, you have asked, “What is that noise I hear?” Those unidentified sounds, especially those in the otherwise quiet still of night, can get on our last nerve. Sometimes they can cause our imaginations to run wild and scare us half to death. When a picture f…

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Mid-January reminds me of snow, frigid weather that chills to the bone, snow-covered mountains, snow-skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

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Even though there are more Baptists than Methodists in Alabama, historically Methodists have held more of the prominent political posts in the Heart of Dixie. If you look closely at these leaders’ lives, a good many of our leaders have been sons of Methodist ministers.

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Some new words and phrases have entered the public dialogue describing the minefield of free expression.

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DeKalb Tourism, Inc. is a Destination Marketing Organization with the sole purpose of promoting travel & tourism with the purpose of encouraging economic growth by bringing out of town visitors to DeKalb County. We are working to present a greater awareness of our region’s natural scenic…

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Staff Writer thanks members of the military and law enforcement for their service while encouraging those who are hopeless and feeling suicidal to hang on and get help. 

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Cinthia Rico recalls the day she told her father she wanted to switch from engineering to study for a career as a writer. 

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Donald Trump carried Alabama by over 63 percent in 2016. You can pretty much bet the family farm that he will do the same to whomever the national Democrats offer up in the coming year.

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Brace yourself. It’s an election year. I’m not here to tell you who to vote for. I’m here to give you all of the relevant information you need so you are a fully informed voter.

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In the Dec. 25, 1999 edition of this newspaper, I made some predictions for the next 20 years.

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Toward the end of last year, I decided it was time to clean out my closet. Last week I wrote about hoarding and when I looked in my closet, I had to confess I had been guilty. I had so many clothes hanging in there that I didn’t have room to buy any new ones.

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lived a young lady named Mary. Mary was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph. Before they were married, and while she was still a virgin, Mary was found to be with child.

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Pete Turnham of Auburn epitomized the best of the greatest generation. He was three months shy of 100 when he transitioned to be with his maker.

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This holiday season, while you are dashing around from one place to another, stay alert, and keep road safety in mind. Please don’t drink and drive, slow down, and be extra cautious.

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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 …