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    The touchy subject of taxes

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    I am fortunate to work in a school system whose community voted to keep a local tax to improve schools. I am also fortunate to live in a community that has supported an ad valorem tax for the past 60 years. This tax has...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. Garlan Gudger: ‘Why I support the Rebuild Alabama Plan’

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    Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman is seen here with supporters in Cullman on June 5, 2018. (Cullman Tribune file photo) On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama plan (House Bill 2) into law—understandably, this measure to increase Alabama’s investment in infrastructure has received a...

    Guest Editorial: The value of ‘third places’ to a thriving Cullman

    While it sounds simple, creating places where neighbors get to know neighbors is the key to growing a thriving place to live. That’s what Dr. Ray Oldenburg, an urban sociologist, describes in his book, “The Great Good Places.” If first places are our homes,...

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: AL GOP Chair Lathan’s open letter to Sen. Doug Jones

    Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan released an open letter to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama on Thursday. It appears in its entirety below. An open letter to Senator Doug Jones: Stop it, sir. Please just stop it. The NFL referees in the New Orleans playoff...

    Community with Carol: Ross Harrison of Sacred Heart School, part 2

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    Ross Harrison, left, with Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) This week on Community with Carol, I continued my interview with Ross Harrison, the PTO president at Sacred Heart School. The history that Sacred Heart has in our community was too much...

    Always Reforming: Dysfunctions and decline

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    Last week we focused on assessment and why that process is so important. Assessment informs a local church of the true condition of ministry. It answers the question – “Are we making disciples fully formed in the image of Christ in character and conduct?'...

    Always Reforming: Courage

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    This is the second in a series of five. In this article we focus on Courage. Perhaps a quote from the well-known exchange in “The Wizard of Oz” provides insight into this quality. Listen in as Dorothy challenges the Cowardly Lion. Dorothy: My goodness, what a fuss...

    Always Reforming: Tenacity

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    This is the fifth in a series of five. Our focus today is tenacity. Caleb has long been one of my favorite biblical personages. I marvel at his TENACITY. He made the right decisions. He trusted God. He obeyed. He also endured 40 years in the wilderness...

    Always Reforming: Loyalty

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    This is the fourth in a series of five. The average pastoral tenure is three-and-a-half to four years. True loyalty is developed over time and is tested by a variety of circumstances. How loyal are you and how loyal are those you consider trusted...

    Community with Carol: Ross Harrison of Sacred Heart School

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    Ross Harrison, left, with Carol Berry, right (Brittany Howell for The Cullman Tribune) For this week’s Community with Carol, It was my pleasure to sit down with Ross Harrison to talk about a nonprofit that is near and dear to my heart: Sacred Heart School....

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