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Pediatrician: ‘Medical Marijuana’ is oxymoron

Guest Column by Dr. Marsha Raulerson M.Ed., MD, FAAP “Medical Marijuana is an oxymoron” so said addiction expert Theodore Parran, Jr., MD to attendees in ... Read more

2 months ago by Andalusia Star-News.

ADEM director responds to criticism

By Lance LeFleur Director, Alabama Department of Environmental Management As the director of the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s environment, I have great respect ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Rest In Peace, Facebook Friend

Someone I never actually met died and it broke my heart to hear of her passing. No, I didn’t know her “in person.” Our friendship ... Read more

12 months ago by Nancy Blackmon.

Roby Weekly Column: Complete Your 2020 Census Today

  As Americans have dealt with the hardships and consequences surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visualizing a “back-to-normal” routine remains challenging for many. Although ... Read more

12 months ago by Guest Columnist.

The privilege of saying goodbye

As heart- wrenching as it may be to say your last goodbyes to someone you love, it is a gift not everyone has the privilege ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

More than a store is going away

Do companies understand when they decide to close a store that has a long history in a town, it isn’t just a business that’s lost? ... Read more

1 year ago by Nancy Blackmon.

What you want is not what you need

BY ALICE MAHOMES We want this virus to go away? The question is, what do we need to do to survive?  Unlearn some bad habits, ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

We need to examine our hearts

It was about this time of the year when it happened. Maybe it was a bit later in the summer because it was a hot ... Read more

1 year ago by Nancy Blackmon.

Maintaining your health, ensuring your safety

As healthcare providers, patient wellbeing is our chief concern every day of the year.  Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

No mother this Mother’s Day

This is my first Mother’s Day without my Mother. It feels strange to type those words. Even stranger to realize the truth of them. When ... Read more

1 year ago by Kendra Majors.

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