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What matters most in SW Alabama

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By U.S. CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE There are some big issues facing our country: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), illegal immigration, Ebola, Obamacare, the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the list goes on and on. As your Member of Congress, I have stayed engaged on these and other issues [...]

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SEC reigns in college football

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Five of the teams in the Associated Press and USA Today College Football Poll Top Ten rankings this week are members of the Southeastern Conference. I could be wrong, but I do not think I have ever seen this happen before in my long years of following football. Mississippi State is now [...]

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Thanks for help with conference

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: What an awesome week of enlightenment, deliverance, rebirth, anointed transformation of the Word of God delivered by all the speakers on faith in the women of God, during our First Pentecostal Holiness Church Women Conference 2014, September 22-28. Thank you to the following businesses in and around Atmore: Atmore Florist, Anointed Printing [...]

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Strong Navy part of military success

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “a good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” I firmly agree with President Roosevelt’s assertion, and I am growing increasingly concerned about the weakening of our nation’s naval fleet at a time when we face many foreign policy [...]

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Would Alabamians side with Ralph Nader?

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Bob Martin Ralph Nader is a lawyer and author and America’s leading consumer advocate. He was born in Winsted, Connecticut. He holds an AB magna cum laude from Princeton and a LLB with distinction from Harvard. It takes a smart dude to protect us average folks from the ravages of politicians and mega corporate [...]

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Gathering info on drones

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: Unmanned Aerial Systems, otherwise known as “drones,” are being used more and more across America – including Alabama – by farmers, foresters, contractors and many others as an emerging technology for efficiency and accuracy in their work. Research at our Alabama colleges and universities are helping to develop new applications for the [...]

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Clear strategy needed to defeat Islamic extremists

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE Last Wednesday night, students from throughout the First Congressional District gathered in a Mobile auditorium to learn details about attending one of the five United States Service Academies. My staff and I were hosting an “Academy Night” for prospective students to hear directly from representatives of the service academies. At a [...]

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The salary of mayors may not be high…but

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN “When Birmingham Mayor William Bell steps onto the streets of his very own city, he doesn’t do it like a regular guy. That would be … unseemly. “No when hizzoner visits constituents in his own town, when he goes to dinner or – when he’s in town long enough – stops into [...]

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Nolin Godwin appears in Guy Harvey documentary

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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The summer of 2014 was a life-changing event for Nolin Godwin, nine-year-old son of Gordon and JoLynn Godwin of Atmore. Nolin has been a longtime fan of Dr. Guy Harvey, internationally known marine conservationist and biologist, artist and author. Nolin fell in love with marine life, especially sharks of all kinds when he was a [...]

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Promoting freedom

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is no question we live in the greatest country on the face of the earth. People the world over look to the United States as a beacon of freedom and democracy. The question becomes whether or not the United States will always answer the call for help when other countries [...]

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