For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news. The last one involved abortion legislation. This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.
The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.
It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people. Since that point, things have gone downhill.
I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head. I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family. I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing. And it is always the same. Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”
Ding dong, the witch hunt is dead.
The much anticipated release of the report by Special Counsel by Robert Mueller occurred last week. It is quite a read.
This world is made up of all types of personalities and lifestyles. It is common for us as human beings to be suspicious and cautious about things we do not understand.
The mother of a student who attends Notre Dame University stirred up a hornet’s nest recently by writing a letter to the student newspaper expressing her displeasure with girls wearing leggings to school events.
People marry for all kinds of reasons. Some of those include the need to declare their love, family pressure, pregnancy or the desire to start a family.
The report that took 22 months and $25 million dollars to complete is finally ready.
On Friday of last week, the Robert Mueller report was given to Attorney General William Barr.
It all began with a routine check by a Florida Department of Health Inspector. During an inspection of a day spa, the employee noticed suitcases, slept-in massage tables and provocatively dressed women in the parlor of the business.
Things are really heating up in our former hometown. Even though Simpsonville is not part of Greenville, South Carolina, it is part of the Upstate where I lived for almost 20 years.
I love animals of all kinds. I could sit and watch animal videos all day. If I get the opportunity to watch them in real life, I am mesmerized. On my way home last week, we spotted a family of deer in a pasture. I literally stopped the car in the middle of the road to watch them.
I realize I am from a different century and from a conservative part of the country, but I managed to grow up learning to make my own decisions and form opinions without being influenced as a part of the school curriculum.
As the 2017 regular session of the Alabama Legislature enters its homestretch, I felt it important to take a few moments and share my thoughts and observations on some of the pressing, high-profile issues that have recently faced the state.
While making summer trips we have seen all kinds of amazing or interesting things. We have seen rainbows over the water, sunsets so colorful they look fake, flowers of every description, and so much more. Our country is beautiful and awe-inspiring, and it is a joy to travel around and see it.
We’ve probably all seen those dreaded words: “Batteries not included.” Before Christmas morning or your child’s birthday arrives, it’s best to carefully search each box for those words. The last thing in the world we want is a holiday or birthday crying jag. No, I meant the child but you make a valid point. I hope your car battery isn’t dead because you will need it for that quick dash to the store.
Dr. Bill King, a DeKalb County native, writes a weekly column that appears in several newspapers across Alabama. He is a director of missions in Opelika/Auburn, published author, singer/songwriter, musician, published author, and performs Christian humor as Billy Bob Bohannon (www.brobillybob.com). You may contact him at bkpreach@yahoo.
I remember Camp Jackson being so big and mysterious when I was a Boy Scout. I remember days spent fishing under the Natural Bridge and hiking the trail to the Pinnacle.
The hydrogen economy and renewable energy resources are available and in the process of large scale development across the globe. Hydrogen is the fuel of our future. Unfortunately, the U.S. is seriously lagging behind other nations due to the corporate influences of those in our government who receive money from the coal, oil and nuclear power industries.
Election year 2014 is upon us – what will be the most important local issue facing the candidates for the State Senate and House races? I think the TVA in lieu of tax disbursal issue will be the hot topic.
Our military never sleeps, nor do they take a holiday from their position of defending our nation and our Constitution from all enemies foreign or domestic. Readiness of the force and the individual is a crucial factor in our national defense.
Secrecy and rushed decision making equals non-transparent government. Such is the relationship with the Scottsboro City Council and the Jackson County Legislative Delegation.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both…” James Madison, 1822.
November 20, 1620, Cape Cod Massachusetts - The Pilgrims realized they were not in Virginia and the Virginia Charter did not apply to them. They drew up the historic “Mayflower Compact” which became the forerunner of the Declaration of Independence.
One of my biggest frustrations during the last five years has been trying to find enough money to pave the streets in Scottsboro. Paving is something we do that touches everyone in our city.
Making my weekly trip to Wal-Mart I noticed the holiday season’s decorations are once again placed in the store. Here it is November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so to speak; November the 28th is “Turkey Day” this year.
For some period of time I have been receiving information about employee concerns in the Scottsboro Street Department. I do not go looking for this information, there have been several employees that have sought me out and conveyed information to me about alleged problems in Scottsboro’s Street Department.
Must the TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority, be sold? Some think so, including our President; selling the TVA would probably destabilize our area’s economy in unstable economic times.
When I was asked to write a column for the Daily Sentinel, I was very apprehensive to say the least. I wasn’t very sure what to write about and if I did, would people enjoy what I have written? I would like to write about growing up here in Scottsboro and “life” lessons that I have learned over the years and the people who were instrumental in my development and growth.
Spring break is upon us, and for many of us, a week off is just what the doctor ordered: a respite from our busy lives, a few days to spend with our families and friends, and maybe even a chance to escape to new scenery.
As parents progress through their senior years, children find that the role of caregiver changes so that the children are caring for the parents. Such care may range from assisting with paying bills, running errands, and cooking meals to providing a home or caregiver services.
Being able to send your child to college is near the top of the wish list for most parents. A college education can open doors to many opportunities, and is increasingly necessary in today's economy.