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Weeping for Alabama

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Weeping for Alabama

By LARRY LEE It has been 49 years since I got my degree at Auburn University. I’ve spent 47 of those years in Alabama. Considering my roots, this does not seem odd or unusual to me.0 My ancestors have been here for nearly 200 years. Three great-grandfathers served in the Civil War. One never came home, another was discharged […]

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Agriculture key to local economy

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Agriculture key to local economy

By Congressman Bradley Byrne You often hear a lot about how the United States economy is becoming more and more dependent on manufacturing. The same holds true for us here in South Alabama with big companies like Airbus and Austal setting up operations in our area. With the growth in manufacturing, it is easy to […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers It is common knowledge that the Indian casinos in Alabama and throughout the country are granted federal sovereignty and are not subject to state intervention and authority. Several years ago state Attorney General Luther Strange filed a Hail Mary frivolous lawsuit against PCI Gaming Authority for political posturing purposes. The federal district […]

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Effort under way for historic preservation

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Effort under way for historic preservation

To the editor, After attending several workshop meetings at City Hall regarding the establishment of a Historical District in Atmore it is now time to convince the Mayor and the City Council of Atmore to adopt local historic preservation ordinances and appoint a historic preservation commission. These two acts will enable Atmore to apply for […]

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Lessons from Israel

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Lessons from Israel

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Ronald Reagan once said that the friendship between the United States and Israel is “based on historic moral and strategic ties, as well as our shared dedication to democracy.” With that in mind, I recently traveled to Israel with a Congressional delegation in an effort to strengthen the partnership between our […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Many would argue, and indeed numerous surveys indicate, that Alabama is one of, if not the most, conservative states in America. I would argue that if that is true then our Alabama legislature is reflective of their constituents. A good many of the online and remaining large city daily newspapers castigate our […]

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A first for Methodist me

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A first for Methodist me

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson In recent years “Mission Trips” have become a popular summer experience for youth groups in various churches. The idea is to get a bunch of teenagers to channel their energies into a week or so of traveling somewhere where they can live and work and help people and spread a […]

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Talking about solutions

By   /  August 19, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Talking about solutions

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Growing up, my mother always told me that no one likes a complainer. We all remember that friend who always whined or complained about everything from their food to the rules of the backyard football game. In today’s political discourse, I think people are equally put off with someone who spends […]

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Education matters

By   /  August 19, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Education matters

By Larry Lee Having swung twice and missed, the governor and 140 members of the legislature are down to their last strike in trying to come up with a General Fund budget before the next fiscal year rolls around on October 1. Right now it is mostly a blame game in Montgomery with all involved pointing fingers […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  August 19, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Last week we discussed the legendary story of Aflac. Three more remarkable business success stories are just as magnificent. Again, all three of these companies are Alabama born and raised fairytale ventures. Alfa is Alabama’s largest property and casualty insurance company. Today, Alfa employs more than 2,300 people and has almost 450 […]

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