Pause to count your blessings

November 20, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to put the political debates of today aside and take time to reflect on the many blessings that we all-too-often take for granted. As I sat down to write this column, four very distinct blessings came to my mind.

The first blessing we all have is life.  I was reminded of that earlier this year when my granddaughter Ann-Roberts Byrne was born.  She was, like all of us at that point in our lives, small, weak and helpless.  But life radiated from her, shooting out like little rays. It reminded me of a line from a poem by the British poet, William Wordsworth:  “Heaven lies about us in our infancy!”

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“Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit” blames Communists for most of America’s problems

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, documentary filmmaker, Curtis Bowers, held a showing of the sequel to his documentary on Communism and the rise of the American left: Agenda: Grinding America Down. This film won the $101,000 Jubilee Grand Prize at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit expounds on the themes presented by Bowers in his original work. Both of his films have been widely aired in the National Movie Night project at conservative Christian churches across the country.

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Moore camp: Son’s arrest has “nothing to do with the campaign”

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign responded to the arrest of his son, Caleb Moore on Monday for trespassing.

Bill Armistead, the Chairman for the Roy Moore for U. S. Senate Campaign made the following statement on Caleb Moore’s arrest for trespassing: “This is a personal matter involving an alleged hunting violation by Judge Moore’s son Caleb over eleven months ago which has nothing to do with the campaign.”

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Independence Day, 241 years ago

July 4, 2017

By Jim Zeigler,Alabama State Auditor, and Pat Boone, Entertainer

Many of us Alabamians are enjoying a long Independence Day holiday. For State employees and others who are off work Monday, it is a four-day weekend.

My family, like many of yours, will enjoy barbecue, the lake (or beach), fireworks, and the gathering of family and friends.

241 years ago at the first Independence Day (though it was not called that), it was a different scene altogether.
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Federal charges for Shelby County woman who faked cancer

June 21, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

A Shelby County woman who faked a terminal cancer diagnosis to bilk her friends and family out of money now faces Federal charges and is in Federal custody.

Jennifer Cataldo, who APR exposed as a scam artist in May, now faces Federal wire fraud charges, according to an indictment unsealed earlier this month.

The complaint, filed in US District Court in the Northern District of Alabama, alleged Cataldo falsely claimed she had terminal brain cancer in order to bilk her family and friends out of more than $100,000 in personal donations and accepted payouts from two GoFundMe accounts totaling nearly $40,000.
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Zeigler Joins Gulf State Park Lawsuit

June 29, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—“Major developments at Gulf State Park that range from a beach environmental center, to a 350-room lodge for family reunions, are under construction and on schedule to open within two years,” Gov. Robert Bentley announced on Monday.

But is what Bentley doing, illegal? Where is the money coming from?

According to a lawsuit filed by former Alabama Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources Charley Grimsley, the money being used for the construction of the “350-room lodge for family reunions,” as Bentley put it, is unlawful.
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Dianne Bentley: Strength and Grace Through a Storm

May 17, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama still has jewels in her crown, and one of them is named Dianne Bentley.

While the rest of the State is embroiled in intrigue and scandal, she still holds her head high, and continues the work she committed to when she accepted the position of First Lady.

And a lady she is. An example of Southern grace in times of adversity, a beacon continuing to shine for those families lost in the storm, a pillar of strength for those in need, with a calmness of self, inspiring numerous shattered souls.
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Remembering Christmas

December 23, 2015

By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

What does Christmas mean to you? It’s a question that will probably get a different answer from every person you ask. Every family has their own traditions and customs that make Christmas unique to them.

Of course, certain things about Christmas are universal. For every Christian, Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He is literally the reason for the season; the “Christ” in “Christmas.”
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