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July 28, 2014

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SPEAKOUT: Obama’s border folly

Who put an end to past out-of-control riots in Los Angeles? Our president called out a huge force of National Guard members. Rioting stopped.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Speak Out: Carr leaves a legacy in Calhoun County
Posted: July 27, 2014

On July 5, my friend Ronnie H. Carr died. He owned Valley Machine in Alexandria. He was only 68, but he had jammed a full lifetime of helping people into his relatively young age.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Speak Out: A need for emergency dental care
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 5:50 pm

After a recent experience with excruciating pain, I have a suggestion for hospitals that would bring comfort to many people who may be in a predicament similar to mine. It also may bring in extra revenue.

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Speak Out: Salute to Wellborn’s achievers
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Re “Happy 60th anniversary to Wellborn High School” (Speak Out, July 19):

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Speak Out: What about the victims of injustice?
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 6:47 am

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum attributes the well-known quotation “First They Came” to speeches given by Protestant pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) in the years following his liberation from the Nazis by U.S. troops.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Speak Out: In praise of Carolyn Henderson
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 5:28 pm

For years I have followed local elections religiously. The District 1 Calhoun County Commission race between Fred Wilson and James Montgomery was very interesting, and I was very pleased with the results.

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Speak Out: Making newspapers 'non-public'
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Re “Public records in The Star” (Speak Out, July 22):

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Speak Out: I worry about the future for our children
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I write this with a heavy heart. Is America at a crossroads or have we crossed a line of no return? I love America, God has been so good to us and me, but everything pertaining to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is being done away with.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Speak Out: Public records in The Star
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Re “Return public records to The Star’s print edition” (Speak Out, July 17):

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Speak Out: President Obama is all talk
Posted: July 20, 2014

President Obama has failed America, and it has everything to do with his warped ideology on what America should be. Our allies have lost respect for America and are not sure they can count on us anymore. Even worse is that our enemies see his dismantling of our military and country as weakness, not a gesture of America being friendly, but of being fools. They see it as an opportunity to fill the power void left by America, to militarily exert their will on whomever they will, whenever and wherever without being held accountable by anyone for their actions.

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Speak Out: Extending a turn lane
Posted: July 20, 2014

I know I’m not the only one who has been inches away from getting to turn left (east) onto 10th Street from Quintard Avenue only to be stopped by the car in front that wouldn’t move up so you can get by.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Speak Out: Happy anniversary to Wellborn High School
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 6:06 pm

In 1954, the Calhoun County Board of Education combined Mechanicsville Junior High and Eulaton Junior High to form the first class of Wellborn High School, of which I am a graduate.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Speak Out: Perpetuating an untruth in The Star
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Re editorial cartoon, July 11:

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Speak Out: Return public records to The Star's print edition
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 6:06 pm

I wait for the Sunday edition of The Star to arrive, and the first section I turn to is the page that displays the public records within the city and county.

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Speak Out: Read all contracts very carefully
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 6:05 pm

I did not read the cancellation division of my car-maintenance contract, which had a phrase that read, “the buyer must repay any claims paid by the company when you cancel.”

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Speak Out: It's Woodstock 5K time, again
Posted: July 15, 2014

The traditional Woodstock 5K and kid’s run rolls around again on Aug. 2, and competitors in the various age categories are increasing their mileage and conditioning for speed and endurance. The Anniston Runners Club has always conducted this race with the intent that all who run can be a winner.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Speak Out: Sad times in the U.S.
Posted: July 14, 2014

It appears the intelligentsia of the Republicans and their offshoot, the Tea Party, get the most of their directions from Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News channel.

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Sunday 07/13/2014
Speak Out: Skulduggery is afoot
Posted: July 13, 2014

Re “Large number of absentee ballots cast in runoff” (News article, July 8):

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Speak Out: What, sir, is treason?
Posted: July 13, 2014

Re “Red, white, blue and treason” (Phillip Tutor column, July 4):

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Friday 07/11/2014
Speak Out: Remembering Jim Young
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 7:06 pm

I lost my very good friend, Jim Young, in the early morning of June 27. He is survived by his wife Erica, son Braxton, daughter Annalise, dad Harold Young and his wife Peggy Crow Young, mom Pat Martin, and sister Priscilla Brazelton.

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Speak Out: Re-elect Fred Wilson
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Fred Wilson is seeking another term as a Calhoun County Commissioner and is very deserving of your vote. Wilson has served on the board for Regional Medical Center and is respected as an educator in our community. More importantly, he has the hands-on experience of service as a county commissioner and has proven his capability and demeanor for those duties and his regard for this county and its residents.

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