Thirty-two percent of Annistonians live in poverty. Ponder that for a bit. Nearly 7,000 Annistonians in a city with a population barely over 21,000 reside below the federal poverty threshold.

CHOCCOLOCCO — Out here, it’s easy to forget you’re near anything. Green surrounds you, hues of farmland and pine trees and grass. The Appalachian foothills catch your eye. There’s more here now than there used to be, but it still is and always will be Calhoun County’s most bucolic place, qui…

WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied "categorically and unequivocally," he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity.

If a majority of Alabamians support a statewide education lottery, and if the legislative tide is shifting in that direction, and if the governor is comfortable with voters finally having their say on the matter, we ask: why is this so problematic?

Much of America likes to describe our home as a "Christian nation," which is certainly up for interpretation and debate in some regions of the United States. That said, new polling this year by Gallup shows that just 38 percent of Americans say they attend religious services weekly or almost…

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