Opinion | Protect the sanctity of marriage from government intrusion

February 7, 2018

By State Sen. Greg Albritton

Like most Alabamians, I believe that God established the institution of marriage for the benefit of mankind. Indeed, His purpose was to begin the human family within His bonds of marriage, as a holy union.

Then government stole marriage, for its own purposes.

A classic example is Henry VIII, who established his own church in order to achieve the destruction of his marriage. Henry is not the only example of government overreach into marriage. Throughout history, the government has used marriage as a tool to effect its ends, to protect government power, to maintain control of property and estates, and even to keep a “pure” race. In 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage at the federal level with the Obergefell v. Hodges decision.

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Registration for spring Becoming an Outdoor Woman workshop opens Jan. 3

December 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that registration for the next Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens on January 3 for first-time attendees and January 8 for both first-timers and those who have previously attended.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Alabama, on March 2 thru 4, 2018.

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Registration open for youth and adult trapping workshops

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that registration is now open for trapping workshops administered by the department. Workshops are scheduled for both youth and adults and are offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International.

ADCNR says that the educational workshops will provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information about furbearers and furbearer management and proper techniques of using trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.

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Deer Archery Season opens Saturday, Oct. 14

October 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Deer Archery Season opens across Alabama on Oct. 14.  Alabama allows archers to use traditional archery methods, compound bows, and crossbows.

In Zone B of the state only antlered bucks can only be taken for the first 10 days of bow season.  Check the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) website or a 2018 game regulations book for more details go to:

http://www.eregulations.com/alabama/guide/deer-hunting-season-bag-limits/

ASCNR reminds hunters to be safe while hunting this fall and always wear a safety harness from an elevated position.  Numerous accidents occur when hunters fall out of their tree stands.  Remember that hunters are required to report all deer and turkeys harvested through Alabama’s Game Check system. Hunters will have 48 hours to report their harvest through the OA mobile app or online at:
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Troubling questions land at Real Estate Commission doorstep

August 22, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

When regulatory boards start acting like trade associations and trade associations have to fight to keep a commission on task, that signals real trouble, according to sources close to the Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC) and the Alabama Association of Realtors (AAR).

“The Realtors Association is in a terrible place because the Real Estate Commission is acting like a quasi-association,” said an individual with knowledge of the situation who agreed to be a source of background information so he might speak freely.

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Alligator Hunt registration opens Friday

May 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced that the State will open online registration for its 12th Annual Regulated Alligator Hunts, June 2 at 8 a.m.

Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 11. 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among four hunting zones. The administrative fee to apply for a tag is $22.00 and individuals may register one-time per zone. While the tag is free, the selected hunters and their assistants are required to have valid hunting licenses in their possession while hunting.
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