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    Op-Ed: An inspirational pick

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    A century ago, the Suffragettes finally succeeded in winning the right to vote for women. They would be thrilled to see the nomination of a woman so uniquely qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as Judge Amy Coney Barrett, were they alive today. It’s easy to imagine...
    Dear Editor, On September 12, 2020, a horrendous crime was committed to someone very near and dear to our hearts. Herndon “Junior” Self was a hard-working and outgoing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle whose only fault was putting his trust in the wrong person.  The shocking part about this...
    Editor:            Almost 20 years ago we retired to the great state of Alabama. When the “dust” settled we began to pay attention to our local representation and learn all the new names and faces. It took a long, long time to figure out who our U.S. House Representative was. Congressman...
    The time has come to paraphrase the lawyer Joseph Welch in the famous Joe McCarthy hearing and address Governor Kay Ivey instead: “Have you no sense of decency, ma'am, at long last?” Alabama’s coronavirus infections and deaths continue to climb. And among the victims are poor people who fell below the...
    On Friday members of the Cullman Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary took part in a march around Sportsman Lake in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Carrying flags including Old Glory, all five branch flags, the Firefighter and Police flags, as well as...
    September 11, 2001 – Sarasota, Florida: It was a beautiful day as I stepped out of a bungalow at a tennis resort where President Bush and his traveling team, including Secretary of Education Rod Paige and I, had stayed overnight. As Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of...
    This will be a cross between a sports story and an opinion piece.  When you first start reading, you may ask, “Why is this in this paper?  This isn’t about a local sports player.” Read to the end, I think you will understand…..
    After the recent Letter to the Editor from my opponent, I commented that I have never heard, thought or said that Mayor Dodson has done anything illegal whatsoever. I want to say, in this election, the choice is between two very different candidates. We have  tried to knock on every...
    To the Editor: First let me introduce myself.  I am The Town of Colony Councilman Melvin Hammond (Finance) and have been a councilman for two and a half years. This is in support of Mayor (Donnis) Leeth. The other candidate, Curtis Johnson, is running for this office, but the following reasons (are)...
    I am the former activities director for Westminster Assisted Living. The reason I am writing you is to provide feedback regarding the CHS Band. My daughter is a clarinet player in both marching and symphonic bands for Cullman High School. She also has chronic asthma and sees a pulmonary...