Much is being made of Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote. From that, it’s obvious that a lot of Americans don’t know the difference between a republic, as in “to the Republic for which it stands,” and a democracy, so let me explain.

I keep hearing Donald Trump supporters saying America is a republic and not a democracy in defense of an electoral victory without winning the popular vote. They are only half right. We are a democratic-republic.

The Christmas season is upon us. What are you looking for this Christmas? The gifts and the Christmas dinners we all look forward to. To see family who we haven’t seen in a long time brings joy to our hearts.

The election officials appointed to serve at the Alexandria Civitan Club would like to thank Deorio’s Pizzeria in Alexandria for providing us with pizzas on the day of the election. It was a very thoughtful gesture and greatly appreciated by each worker.

Alabama has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, but more than 30 percent of high school graduates have to take remedial courses to get into community college. We have students in middle school and high school who are reading on second-grade level. How do we fix th…

Is there something missing in the recent election of a president for the United States of America? It appears that a blind president-elect is leading a group of people who can see but refuse to tell the blind man that he needs to follow those who can see.

What a joyous occasion for Donald Trump supporters and what a victory for believers. Nevertheless, this is not the time to gloat or boast. On the contrary, this is the time to humbly give thanks to our Creator.

We all start at the same place, and we all start at different places. We contact things that help us, things that hurt us and things we ignore, and out of those building blocks, we construct our truths. Why, then, do we arrive at different truths? Because we start with different blocks.

My son texted me last week following the election and said how embarrassed he was by the results and that he had lost what little faith he had in the voting process. I was upset and felt badly for him. He is an electrical engineer in Colorado and represents the country’s bright future. How s…

We had a “spooktacular” time at our annual Courthouse Halloween Contest this year at the Calhoun County Courthouse. We were joined by the cast from “9 to 5,” a Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Scooby Doo and the Gang, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Gumby and much more. We also had a haunted operating room,…

Global warming seems to have more and more impact every year. Increased volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture and other human activities are believed to be the primary source of global warming.

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