Annie Jones UMC to celebrate homecoming
The congregation of Annie Jones United Methodist Church is holding homecoming services this Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m., with dinner on the grounds following the service. Annie Jones is honored to host Bishop David Graves as the homecoming speaker. He will dedicate the newly renovated sanctuary during this time. All are welcome. Annie Jones UMC is located at 5040 Arthur Brown Road, Walnut Hill.
Congratulating our service academy nominees
By Congressman Bradley Byrne America’s Armed Forces are made up of young men and women who bravely answered the call of service and have accepted the challenge of defending our great nation. As a Member of Congress, I have the distinct privilege each year of nominating outstanding young individuals from Southwest Alabama to attend our nation’s military service academies. This process of nominating the next generation of servicemen and women…
No, Justice Stevens, the Second Amendment must be preserved
By Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall I recently read with interest an op-ed written by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling on the American people to “repeal the Second Amendment” in the name of making us safer. I could not disagree more. I have been a prosecutor for 20 years. I support efforts proven to reduce crime, protect children, and keep criminals from buying or possessing firearms.…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940s-1960s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama congressmen were very progressive New Deal Democrats; whereas, our delegation today is one of the most conservative in America.…
Commemorating John Pelham
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson III While not wanting to go overboard on this “Confederate History” thing, I do have one more comment to make. And it’s really not about the Confederacy at all. In years past, the city of Jacksonville has commemorated the life of one of Calhoun County’s own, John Pelham, who was born in Alexandria in 1838 and died in Virginia on March 17, 1863. Paying homage…