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LCVFD Fire Chief- “We are in training”

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Lee Town Council gathered together at city hall on Tuesday, April 3, for their regular scheduled monthly council meeting. In attendance was Mayor Eddie Bell and council members: Ronnie Bass, Shirley vonRoden, Erika Washington and Diane Beck. Also in attendance was Town Manager John Anderson and Deputy Clerk Courtney Bailey. During the monthly fire report, acting Fire Chief Leroy Rutherford announced that the Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department had a total of ten calls in the month of March: one structure fire; one brush…

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Christian Concepts: What is a spiritual advisor?

Just what are the responsibilities of a spiritual advisor? To whom are they accountable? Tony Perkins, when asked about President Trump’s indiscretions, said the president deserves a “mulligan.” He used a golf metaphor, as a way of saying God, and we as Christians, should forgive and overlook Trump’s shortcomings and give him a do-over. Jerry Falwell Jr., when questioned by a CNN reporter about some of Trump’s less than Christian actions was asked where he would draw the line on his support for Trump. Without answering the question directly, Falwell…

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Letter to the Editor: AR-15/30-Round Magazines

As everyone should be aware, a lot of people have gone off half-cocked (no pun intended) as a result of the terrible South Florida shooting.  A number of people have a fundamental lack of knowledge and lack of understanding with regard to such types of mass shootings (4 or more fatalities).  Since Columbine in 1999, the vast majority of mass shootings have lasted no more than 10 minutes.  The Virginia Tech (Cho) shooting lasted 11 minutes; Sandy Hook (Adam Lanza) lasted 5 – 9 minutes; San Bernardino lasted 5 minutes;…

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Fannie Beck

Mrs. Fannie Lenora Tucker Beck, 98, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, at her home in Madison. Mrs. Beck was born in Winfield, Al. to Jesse and Fannie Elisabeth Tucker. She was an educator and taught in the public school system for 32 years. She loved gardening, and her favorites and specialties were irises, chrysanthemums, Christmas cactus, daylilies and amaryllis. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madison and was also a member of the Mary and Martha of The United Methodist Women. Mrs. Beck was…

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