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AHSAA Statement on Eligibility of Charles Henderson Student-Athlete
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AHSAA Statement on Eligibility of Charles Henderson Student-Athlete

By JOHNNY HARDIN, President of the AHSAA Central Board of Control As President of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control, I would like to address the numerous stories being circulated regarding a recent eligibility ruling assessed to a student-athlete attending Charles Henderson High School (CHHS). Several facts involved in the ruling...

Perry Hooper: Trump’s Year in Review
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Perry Hooper: Trump’s Year in Review

By PERRY HOOPER, Jr. President Donald J. Trump approached 2018 just as he did 2017–fulfilling campaign promises and meeting new challenges head on. Here are some of his major accomplishments for the year: Confronting China – Much of the heartland anxiety that vaulted Trump into the Oval Office can be directly attributed to the abusive...

Mary Sell to join Alabama Daily News for 2019 Regular Session
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Mary Sell to join Alabama Daily News for 2019 Regular Session

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Veteran Capitol News Corps reporter Mary Sell will be joining Alabama Daily News as a reporter and editor for the 2019 Regular Session. Sell is well known as one of the best and most experienced State House reporters, having covered the Alabama Legislature for  The Decatur Daily and The Florence Times Daily. Sell...

Bradley Byrne: Christmas traditions old and new
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Bradley Byrne: Christmas traditions old and new

By BRADLEY BYRNE, Congressman, Alabama’s 1st District I was recently asked what my favorite Christmas tradition is and found that a surprisingly hard question to answer. It seems that nearly every moment is a tradition with my family, and that makes it hard to pick just one. From making gumbo Christmas Eve morning to wrapping...

Martha Roby: Sharing the true spirit of the season
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Martha Roby: Sharing the true spirit of the season

By MARTHA ROBY, Congressman, Alabama’s 2nd District For many of us, life can get really busy during the holiday season. There are countless errands to run, meals to prepare, friends and family to visit, and so much more. It is all too easy to become distracted from what really matters during this special time of...

Gerald Dial: Points of Wisdom for New (and Old) Lawmakers
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Gerald Dial: Points of Wisdom for New (and Old) Lawmakers

By GERALD DIAL, Alabama State Senator 1.   KEEP YOUR WORD The only significant difference between two legislators is that one will keep his or her word and one will not – not only to fellow legislators, but to constituents and lobbyists as well. If you make a commitment, keep your word (and be careful when you...

Perry Hooper, Jr.: Remembering “41”
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Perry Hooper, Jr.: Remembering “41”

By PERRY HOOPER, JR. It has been gratifying to see President George H.W. Bush finally receive the recognition he deserves. He was one of the finest men to serve as president and among America’s most consequential chief executives. His life was filled with accomplishments that few can claim. Here are some highlights. As one of...

Farm Bill: Senate passes overwhelmingly; House vote to come
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Farm Bill: Senate passes overwhelmingly; House vote to come

From wire and staff reports WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. The vote was 87-13. The House is expected to pass the measure soon and send...