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I am very rarely an over-pessimistic kind of person, but I have unfortunately started to see that side of me come through a little more over the past few weeks as sports leagues across the country developed plans to return to the field or court despite all signs suggesting otherwise.

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Let’s go back to around 1956. My father-in-law is sick with cancer and the VA asked if they could send him to the Memphis, Tennessee VA and do some research on his particular type of cancer. He said yes and away he went with no delay. 

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Major League Baseball has started to test its players for COVID-19 prior to starting a shortened season, but will testing happen for students before the start of school next month?

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Not everyone is able to but many people in the community can donate blood and/or platelets to help with the blood shortage nationwide.

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It seems like as time goes by, things are becoming less clear concerning the upcoming college football season. I don’t have any answers, but all I know to do is operate on the assumption that football will be played. 

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Believe or not, coronavirus notwithstanding, we have three important GOP runoffs Tuesday. You will go back to the polls to elect two congressmen and a United States senator. That is assuming that you go vote and are not afraid of germs.

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It’s very rare around here for a college basketball article to be written in early July. Of course, it is also rare our entire country is overwhelmed with a new virus which essentially puts a stop to all sports, so, here we are.

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I leaned back in the water and felt the wave gently rock me from side to side. My friends — my adopted family — chattered in the distance, their voices blending into a perfect harmony of happiness.

My fellow Alabamians, in a few days, America will celebrate her 244th birthday. 

With the NFL season just around the corner, new players and new hope are widespread throughout NFL teams and their fans. Players and fans alike have been expressing their eagerness on social media. Excitement is in the air.

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Folks, we are less than two weeks away from our election contest for our U.S. Senate seat. The runoff between former Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville may be close and will be interesting.

I would estimate during an average week I’m asked whether or not I believe there will be college football this fall at least 10 times. You probably have that same discussion amongst your friends on a routine basis.

Our community is comprised of caring, passionate individuals who dedicate their time to the many philanthropic causes and organizations in our county. For a small town, we are lucky to be blessed with so many people with the drive and kindness to help others.

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President Donald Trump is under fire from his own party for his announcement he plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Germany from 34,500 to 25,000. In a letter, 22 Republican members of the House Armed Services Committee expressed concern the troop reductions would “strengthen the po…

As we end the first half of 2020, there is no doubt the coronavirus is the story of the year. The coronavirus saga of 2020 and its devastation of the nation’s and state’s economic well-being may be the story of the decade.

This past weekend at church, the wonderfully talented musician Glenn Person was at the piano and performed a soul-stirring rendition of “It is Well with my Soul” as an offertory — one so powerful the congregation applauded when he finished singing.

Although the celebration is about a month late, Russell Medical is honoring its staff this week with National Hospital Week. Director of marketing Susan Foy said administration wanted to wait until all employees were back at work before recognizing the team’s collective hard work.

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America’s energy sector has seen better days. The recent price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia rocked oil and gas markets — and the coronavirus outbreak — has reduced demand and forced some companies in the renewable sector to stall projects and furlough workers. 

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As the numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise, we need to ensure we all do our part to protect ourselves and our loved ones by social distancing, wearing masks and frequent handwashing.