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Alzheimer’s is a growing public health crisis. In 2017, the United States spent $259 billion in direct costs caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, $175 billion of which came in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. And while Congress has more than tripled Alzhei…
Straight out of the Joseph Goebbels’ playbook, Fox News has discredited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles by claiming players knelt during national anthem and showed video of players kneeling. The players, though, were kneeling in prayer.
I’m a retiree, and hearing that Social Security and Medicare will be bankrupt years sooner than what the government has promised should make all recipients extremely mad.
Around the world, nearly 1 billion people are hungry, and one child dies every 3.6 seconds from poverty, lack of clean water, hunger and preventable diseases. Every day, 800 women die from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy. Over 16,000 kids under the age of 5 die from pr…
Several people have asked me who they should vote for on the Calhoun County Board of Education. I am more than glad to help with this important decision.
My son, Christopher McIntyre, is running for re-election for district judge in Calhoun County. I know him better than most and I know what a great job he has done the last five-and-a-half years. He is a great husband and father and is inspired to be as fair as possible in his court. His ethi…
I have known David Gilmore for nearly 40 years. David has served faithfully on the Calhoun County Board of Education in the past. He will continue to serve well in the future.
Do you want to lose the experience, successful accomplishments and new ideas and plans for our future? Stop and look around Calhoun County’s District 4, and vote for J.D. Hess.
I have known Fred Wilson for over 40 years. I have known him as a devoted family man, educator, church deacon and public servant. Fred also served with the Army Reserves.
Their campaign signs are everywhere, but this should be about our children. It’s not who advertises the most, has the biggest sign or has been there the longest, because sometimes even that can be a problem when people become complacent.
I have read each Speak Out letter in The Star endorsing candidates for the Calhoun County Board of Education and I’m dismayed that not one letter recognized standards that should apply to education.
A few weeks ago, I had a letter to the editor published in The Star. It said I was doing a state report on Alabama and asked you to send me some information.
I’ve known Danny J. Shears for over 35 years. He is one of the hardest working men I know. He does so much for the community and is usually the first to step up to answer a need from someone in our community.
I thank Randy Reaves, Calhoun County Schools safety and security director, our seven school resource officers, principals, teachers and support staff for working diligently to keep our students safe.