It has been a long standing tradition to celebrate Independence Day with a show of fireworks—since July 4, 1777, in fact. Following America’s first anniversary of independence, an article published in the Philadelphia Evening Post stated, “The evening was closed with the ring of bells, and a…

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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state and even here at home, it’s time to step back and consider how easily the virus is spread and ask ourselves, “Have I been a part of the problem?”

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Lawrence County demonstrated its strong sense of community again last week as citizens met in downtown Moulton to protest racial injustice and division in our country. In a time of such division, our community showed unity and harmony.

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Not so long ago - though for many of us it feels like a lifetime ago - it would have seemed rude not to shake someone’s hand, hold the door for them, or even just smile in greeting. The 2020 global pandemic is changing that public etiquette.  

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Health experts, along with federal and state officials, are keeping their fingers crossed that the coronavirus pandemic will reach its peak and soon begin a downward slope as the spread of infection starts to slow. In the meantime, we’re doing all we can to stay sane and healthy during a sta…

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While we’re all diligently waiting out the coronavirus pandemic at home in isolation as we should, there are several things we can all do to keep occupied--like filling out the 2020 Census.

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Cases of confirmed coronavirus continue increasing across the state, spreading to more counties each day. Although there have been no confirmed cases reported in Lawrence County, residents should be mindful that although a case is not reported, we and other counties could have cases unaccoun…

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Social distancing is the new term making news this week as Alabama health officials continue stressing the importance of isolation to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. While social distancing and self-quarantines may help deter larger outbreaks, we encourage our readers to continue …

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Invitations to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census should begin reaching Lawrence County residents this week. Though the Lawrence County All Count Day is two weeks away, residents who have received a notice can go ahead respond now, or at least make plans to respond on the All Count Day. 

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” National Education Association’s Read Across America Week, which is nationally observed the first week of March, is coming to close, but our appreciation for literacy, especially amon…

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As you’ve probably already heard several times this year, the United States is conducting its census this year beginning next month. As mandated by Congress, every 10 years our nation attempts to count every single resident living within its borders, and this inventory of people living in th…

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February is American Heart Health Month, but how many of us actually put real stock into staying health-conscious when it comes to cardiovascular health? Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in United States? That heart disease, and the conditi…

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We’ve been using the weather for metaphors about moodiness and depression for centuries. When we think of feeling blue or gloomy, we often also associate the feelings with cloudy, rainy, gray days. Likewise, the word sunny is often used to refer to feelings of cheer.

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What does it mean to be a good citizen? When we think of a good citizen, we should think of someone who contributes to their community. Someone who regards the needs of others as much or maybe even more than they think of their own. Though one award was handed out to a very deserving individ…

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In the United States, flu season is said to take place between the months of October and May each year, but often peaks around February. With this in mind, all residents who are contagiously ill are highly encouraged to stay home. 

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Cold days seem to be here to stay, and as many of us fight the freezing temperatures in our homes or even at work, smart safety tips could mean the difference of life or death this winter.

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As Lawrence County begins cracking down on a countywide littering problem, specifically littering and dumping trash around community dumpsters in each district, we should be mindful that maintaining a clean living space is everyone’s responsibility. 

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Just three weeks ago, the EF2 tornado that killed two and seriously injured four others tore through northern Lawrence County. In a matter of days later, storm clouds rolled and heavy rain poured, causing minor flash floods allover the county, and the storms seem to just keep coming.

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A simple Google search of the most common New Year’s resolutions will reveal that nearly every year, dieting and exercise close in for numbers one and two on that list. In 2020, as in countless years before, millions of Americans will choose to begin a new cycle of dieting. 

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Though tragedy has struck again in Lawrence County, communities continue to show their strength in coming together in the face of it all. 

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Lawrence County citizens, we have allowed the Board Members and Superintendent to make decisions that affect the education of our children, yet we do not hold them accountable for things such as hiring more black educators and administrators and taking the responsibility to eventually eradic…

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On Friday, November 8 at 4 p.m., the Veteran’s Day parade was held in Moulton.  We would like to thank everyone who participated or came out to support our Veterans.   Unfortunately, the turnout for the parade was dismal.  

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The chaotic shopping spree that occurs every Friday after Thanksgiving is coming up next week. Most of us are familiar with Black Friday, and some of us actually enjoy braving the madness to snag that outrageous deal. Most of us have also heard of Cyber Monday--a way to escape the crowds and…

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National Education Week begins on Sunday, and the same day is recognized as National Retired Teachers Day.

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Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 each year to honor all United States Veterans, whether they are living or deceased and whether they fought in a war or served during peacetime.

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Halloween is fast approaching. Costumes and candy are flying off the shelves, and children are preparing to look their spookiest! As children get ready for trick or treating throughout their communities this year, it’s important to keep their safety at the forefront of those preparations, wh…

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The Stephens Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to give a special “Thank You” to all those who helped to make the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

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Fall is here, we’ve only got three months left in the year, which means 2020 is fast approaching. If you haven’t heard the word census mentioned a few times this week, you’re likely to start hearing it frequently in coming months.

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As Lockheed Martin announced this week their plans to develop hypersonic weapons at their plant in Courtland, they also announced the program will be bringing 72 jobs to the plant within the next three years. 

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Wednesday will mark 18 years. Nearly two decades have gone by since the clear September sky over Manhattan was suddenly stained with ominous black smoke that signaled one of the darkest days in American history.

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Labor Day is Monday, and we’re reminded that the holiday is more than the mark of the end to summer.

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County and city officials are beginning budget talks for fiscal year 2020, and it’s not a bad time for individuals to look into their own financial well-being this time of year. 

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Lawrence County deputies took to Facebook this week to participate in what’s being called the “Git Up Challenge” that’s sweeping the internet from other participants across the nation. 

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According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, distracted driving was reported in crashes that killed 3,166 people in the United States in 2017. That equaled 8.5 percent of all fatalities that year, although many cases of distracted driving may go unreported.

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The first day of school is just around the corner. For some students, that means catching up with old friends, exchanging vacation stories, picking out new clothes and preparing for an exciting new year with new teachers and new classrooms.

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Just a few short weeks of summer vacation remain before school days are back in full swing. Shopping for school supplies has begun, children are learning who their teachers will be, teachers are preparing their classrooms, and parents are breathing a sigh of relief.

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It has been a long standing tradition to celebrate Independence Day with a show of fireworks—since July 4, 1777, in fact. Following America’s first anniversary of independence, an article published in the Philadelphia Evening Post stated, “The evening was closed with the ring of bells, and a…

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Another successful fundraising event was held on the Moulton Square last weekend in spite of rainy weather. Though the crowds certainly could have been larger, the Jackson House Foundation was thankful for yet another outpour of support from the community.

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The sun is out, the grass is green, fish are jumping and birds are singing. School’s out, so parents, it’s time to get the kids out.

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This week, the Lawrence County Board of Education expressed their commitment to ensuring the continuation of the Lawrence Extended Arts Program and commended the student organization for the success of their Spring Production, “Footloose: The Musical.”

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“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

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“If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung.” Then Ohio Congressman James A. Garfield began his speech in Arlington Cemetery on May 30, 1…