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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

As members of the Montgomery City Council consider whether to consider a city-run school system, Alabama Rep. Alvin Holmes is offering another bit of sod for them to chew (just in case the City Councilmen have forgotten). Holmes is of … Continue reading

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Folmar took on the Klan… literally

Editor Rick Harmon, who started at the Advertiser as a reporter in 1984, will share one of the mayor’s most memorable moments for today’s installment of Folmar trivia. In August 1979, Folmar faced off with the Imperial Grand Wizard of the … Continue reading

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Yes, ‘Mr. Republican’ was once a Democrat

Believe it or not, the man that former Gov. Bob Riley has tagged as “Mr. Republican” batted for the other team earlier in life. When asked about the shift in political ideology in 1980, this is what Emory Folmar had … Continue reading

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‘Nobody had the guts to do what was necessary’

Just 100 days into his new job as mayor of the city of Montgomery, Emory Folmar had already established the habits that would become a hallmark of his tenure. In July of 1977, a Montgomery Advertiser reporter (Roy Summerford) wrote … Continue reading

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