Rogers warns of dangers within and without


District 3 U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers spoke to a large gathering of public officials and citizens from all over Clay County last Thursday at Honey’s Café in a program sponsored by the Clay and Coosa County Young Republicans. During his speech, Rogers touched on many issues that have concerned conservative citizens for some time. We all know that drug use […]

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2026 Governor’s Race Has Begun

March 22, 2023: Alabama’s original 1901 Constitution had a law whereby the governor could only serve one four-year term and not succeed themselves. In 1968, the law was changed and since then the governor and all other constitutional offices in the state can now serve two consecutive terms. This one term and you are done, made for a very interesting, […]

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Disgusted in Clay County

Get ready, because you’re about to hear a rant that has been brewing a LONG TIME. For some time now, I have been stewing about the way some careless people in this county just toss their pets out like they were garbage or just get them, and don’t care for their needs, in general. After last week, I am now […]

Tuberville Calls for Increased Support for Alabama’s Farmers During Senate Ag Hearing

Tuberville stressed the importance of resources for Alabama’s rural communities in the 2023 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — In a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today focused on reviewing the oversight enforcement and implementation of programs through the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) spoke with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about rural broadband, the poultry industry, export markets for agriculture products, and access to financing for farmers and producers. Senator Tuberville […]

Harlon Mayall was always a servant


Harlon Mayall of Lineville passed away last Sunday after a life of service to God, country and his fellow citizens. A native of Arkansas, he joined the United States Air Force where he was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Following his retirement after 25 years of service, he and his family moved to Lineville in the early […]

It’s High Time for Alabama to Crack Down on Criminal Gangs

On a Wednesday afternoon in the summer of 2021, gunfire erupted on Rotary Street in Montgomery. When the smoke cleared and police arrived, they found two teens dead and two others wounded. A month later, a “diss track” was posted to YouTube taunting one of the targets of the shooting to come back and get his car (which he had […]

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In honor of Sunshine Week, I thought I would pay tribute to one of the greatest sources of public information for hundreds of years now. The newspaper. I know that with our world bursting with technology now that some people think that the newspaper is outdated, and in some cases, I admit that this could be true. But only when […]

Rep. Rogers introduces Legislation to allow state to make daylight savings permanent

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL- 03), today announced the introduction of legislation that would allow states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. This legislation builds on a longstanding commitment by Rep. Rogers to support statewide efforts in Alabama to remain on Daylight Saving Time. Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law passed through the Alabama state […]

U.S. Senator Katie Britt releases Statement on failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2023 — U.S. Senator Katie Britt (RAla.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today released a statement reacting to the federal government’s response to the recent failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. “My office and I have been in contact with federal financial regulators since Friday, and we […]

Will 911 stay in the county?


We have been hoping to see our E911 service continue to be dispatched locally, and there are some positive things going on with the 911 Board. They recently gave their dispatchers a substantial raise which is good. This should help retain trained personnel who like the job and want to stay put. The plan to give up the nighttime dispatch […]

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