• Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks and the Macon County Board of Education (MCBOE) are looking at options to reduce overhead and increase funding.  

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor Publisher
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When quailying for local races in Macon County concluded on Friday, Feb. 9, it was not surprising that the largest list of qualifiers were lined up to run for Probate Judge.

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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While much of the country — and the world — reacts to the “Fire and Fury: Inside the White House” book by Michael Wolff that depicts President Donald Trump as lacking in judgment, not very smart and possibly mentally unstable, our Alabama Legislature began its 2018 session this week.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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It is marvelous to witness Heaven at work. The simple yet majestic power of day turning to night, caterpillars morphing into butterflies and buds blooming into flowers are all evidence of a higher power in control of timing.

  • Noted in Passing By Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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Much of the discussion concerning elections in 2018 will understandingly focus on mid-term Congressional contests across the country as Democrats attempt to unseat Republican advantages in the U.S. House and Senate.

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor / Publisher
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Like most people who study history — especially in Alabama — I respect Doug Jones for his record as U.S. Attorney when he prosecuted and convicted a member of the Klan decades after the 16th Street Church bombing in 1963 that killed four young black girls.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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Inspiration can hit you when you least expect it. This happened to me while on the phone discussing plans for the Sister City visit. It was a high-pressure conversation but it was good pressure.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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America is a representative democracy where we the people elect others to represent us and our interests in governance. It is a system that is widely applied across the world and has a long history in governance.

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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It was quite eventful in Tuskegee last week with several major activities in addition to the normal events associated with Tuskegee University’s 2017 Homecoming.

  • Noted in Passing By Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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When the information came out about a portion of Alabama Highway 199 will be dedicated in the memory of the late Air Force Captain and Thunderbird pilot Pete Peterson, it rekindled a long-ago memory.

  • BY Dr. Noel Thompson
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The devastation from the two recent hurricanes — Harvey and Irma — should be a clear message to our politicians to stop playing politics with the environment. Images of families being rescued by boats because of the floods should get the attention of the president and congress.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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The clock is ticking and pressure is building as the September 26th Republican runoff nears. Only two names will be on the ballot. Those who voted in the Republican primary will be able to vote in next week’s election.

  • By DAVID HENDERSON
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As thousands of people recover from hurricane damage, our prayers must continue to be with them. I also think about all the people who have to recover from the storms of health. 

  • by Guy Rhodes
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Rightly so, the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen who fought barriers as ground-breaking black pilots in the U.S. military has an impact in Leonardo DRS selecting Moton Field for a proposed plant to build T-100 training jets for the U.S. Air Force.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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Over an intense two-day schedule, executives with Leonardo DRS visited Tuskegee and met with local stakeholders representing a broad cross section of the community.

  • Political View by Dr. Noel Thompson
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The incident on the campus of the University of Virginia shows that confederate monuments are a very divisive issue. It also speaks volumes of us as a people, when we can rally around the solar eclipse, but are divided on the relevance of Confederate monuments and related symbols.

  • by Larry Lee
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News that the state department of education’s projected operating budget for next year presently has a deficit of $8,028,074 fell on board members like an anvil last week.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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With the U.S. Senate primary now behind us and runoff scheduled for September 26th, polling shows an uphill climb for incumbent Senator Luther Strange.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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We can appreciate Moton Field for its current-day functionality as an airport and for its historical significance as a training site for the Tuskegee Airmen. The future also looks bright for Moton Field with the possibility that the T-100 manufacturing plant could be located at the airport.

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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It was an article and photo that in reality was satire, but the message is certainly a realistic view of what happens in three states bordering Alabama.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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Wow!  What a finish to our U.S. Senate primary elections last week. Despite a general lack of enthusiasm among Alabama voters, a light turnout of partisan voters came out to choose nominees for the Democratic and Republican Parties.

  • Inside the Statehouse By Steve Flowers Columnist
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When the race for the open Jeff Sessions seat began, it appeared to be a Roy Moore versus Luther Strange contest. Well folks, that’s how it ended last Tuesday. We’ve got a runoff between our Ten Commandments Judge, Roy Moore, and Big Luther Strange.

  • By DAVID HENDERSON
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I've heard it said that there is one thing that is consistent throughout life — and that is change. But what is not consistent is how people respond to it, and your response to change can either help you or harm you tremendously.

  • Noted in Passing by Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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The subject came up at the Aug. 17 meeting of the Macon County Board of Education (MCBOE). It was only a couple of days after Alabama held Democratic and Republican Party primaries to nominate candidates for the state’s junior U.S. Senator seat.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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Tuskegee will come alive with vibrant sights, sounds, smells and spending during the All Macon County Day celebration.

  • By Dr Noel Thompson
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To date, President Trump has not officially sent his immigration bill to Congress, but some of what he is proposing has become public. There is certain to be a backlash to some of the proposals.

  • By FRANK H. LEE
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School days bring congestion. Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings and parents in a hurry are trying to drop their kids off before work.

  • By Guy Rhodes Editor/Publisher
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Observing President Donald Trump in his first six months in office has been a roller-coaster ride — ranging from unfounded claims of great success, tweet-storms, threats those investigating his administration as it relates to the Russian probe and bashing members of his own party and, of cou…

  • UBT REPORT —By Karin Hopkins - ubtworks2@gmail.com
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We are all familiar with the process of paying UBT for essential services. Then at the end of each month, we get a bill that has to be paid and if we do not pay, there are tough consequences.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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With Election Day upon us, voters begin the process of physically deciding nominees for the Republican and Democratic primary elections for the U.S. Senate. The election will decide nominees to compete for the fall general election to choose a replacement to fill the unexpired term of now At…

  • BUSINESS MATTERS —By Karin Hopkins - ourchamberworks@gmail.com
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This community has an organization called the Macon County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and it is truly doing its job.

  • Shorter Report — By Harold Powell — hdp358@aol.com
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Mayor Willie Mae Powell and the Town of Shorter are at it again with the latest effort to connect Shorter/Macon County residents with quality jobs.

  • Dr. Noel Thompson
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When President Donald Trump was campaigning for the presidency last year, he promised he would repeal and replace the 2010 Healthcare Act (nicknamed Obamacare on his first day as president.

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