EDITORIAL: Feds need to feel the pain
American workers have faced layoffs, furloughs and stagnated salaries since the economic downturn of 2008. For many citizens, those hardships are not going away anytime soon.
EDITORIAL: Solutions to violent behavior
Society has finally declined to the point that armed officers are needed in every school.
Editorial: Stand firm for what is right
The legislature’s Senate Education Committee last week voted for a flexibility bill that would grant more powers to local school boards and superintendents.
The move by the committee is promising, because local school districts need the ability to come from beneath the weight of blanket rules and regulations made from afar.
EDITORIAL: City records should be free
For the first time ever the City of Cullman has established a fee structure for anyone seeking public records. It now costs 50 cents per page for requested documents, on top of potential “actual costs” for a city employee to assemble the files, if needed.
EDITORIAL: Hold up on pay raises
After all the talk of fiscal responsibility needed in the state of Alabama, a the governor and a host of lawmaker are apparently prepared to dive head-first into the vote-charming pool of teacher pay raises.
EDITORIAL: Chester Freeman, community builder
Cullman County has developed a splendid reputation as a family-friendly community because of a long history of neighborly care and strong civic pride.
EDITORIAL: Lurking in every community
Jim Lee Dykes is dead, a fact that few people in Alabama are mourning after this man’s deadly crime spree.
EDITORIAL: Budgets and consequences
Alabama’s top financial experts are predicting the Legislature will have more money to spend on education, which is a reflection of the disparity that plagues the state’s two budgets.
EDITORIAL: A door of opportunity
The business future for Cullman County grew a little brighter this week when Gov. Robert Bentley announced funding for the Interstate 65 interchange at County Road 222.
EDITORIAL: The 13th bullet
The ongoing arguments about gun control and the size of ammunition clips should pause on one important point that surfaced last week.
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