Editorial

End grocery sales tax

Brent Addleman, the associate editor of The Center Square, a project of the Franklin News Foundation (info@franklinnews. org), has announced that two Alabama legislators have filed bills to end sales tax on groceries.

Meaning behind words: examining our National Anthem

To my own embarrassment, a recent event afforded me a few moments to do something I had not done in quite some time--contemplate the words and meaning of our National Anthem. Invited to sing our anthem at the Marion County School System teacher in-service event in August, I actually listened to the words for the first time in what seemed an eternity. As the words flowed across my lips and those in attendance stood at attention, the words had meaning like never before.

Policy statement regarding COVID-19 and school systems from Winston County Board of Health

HALEYVILLE - Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increased number of COVID-19 cases in adults and children due to the Delta variant, which is more contagious. Our goal for the 2021-2022 school year is to keep children learning in person. Virtual learning is inferior to in-person learning and changes must be made to our school policies regarding COVID-19 if we plan to keep our children in school. To do this in a safe manner, the Winston County Board of Health has the following recommendations to the school systems in our area.