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Atmore students complete Troy IMPACT

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Atmore students complete Troy IMPACT

Troy University is pleased to announce new students who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in classes for the Fall 2015 semester. Atmore residents who will attend Troy University are Wesley Hostetler, Perry Metzler, Anna Sasser, Megan Fournier, and Benjamin Huber. Troy University is a public, historic, international university with more than 145,000 alumni.

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Flowers releasing new memoir

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on Flowers releasing new memoir

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Montgomery, Ala. – Few states have as fascinating a political history as Alabama, especially in the post-World War II era. Moving onto and off the state’s electoral stage during this time period of remarkable transformation have been some of the most interesting figures in 20th-century American government and politics. Now, the backstage intrigue of Alabama […]

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UB creates $12 million loan fund

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Atmore, Ala. – United Bank President and CEO Robert R. Jones, III, recently announced the creation of a $12 million loan pool designed to encourage small business growth and economic development across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The pool is the first of its kind from an Alabama-based Community Development Entity (CDE) to leverage bank […]

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MT receives Boeing Silver Award

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Muskogee Technology has recently learned it received the 2014 Boeing Silver Award. The Boeing Co. issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Muskogee Technology maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014. The awards are presented […]

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We must stand up for life

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on We must stand up for life

By Congressman Bradley Byrne As the proud father of four children (and as a new grandfather), I have great appreciation for the value of a human life. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a long and prosperous life. That’s why I was so angered by a recent video in which abortion doctors from Planned […]

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Putting my best feet forward

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Putting my best feet forward

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Old folks have ugly feet. I am old. It follows logically that I have ugly feet. Toes especially. Toenails specifically. Although I gave up socks and ties long before I retired, when I gave up my full-time day job I also gave up shoes for sandals – weather permitting. This […]

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Inside the Statehouse

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By Steve Flowers During the press conference three weeks ago announcing the historic BP settlement and windfall for the state, Gov. Bentley repeatedly said, “The $55 million a year to the General Fund is fantastic but it will not solve the state’s long term financial woes. It only accomplishes about 12 percent of what we […]

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A missed opportunity

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A missed opportunity

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Whether you are from Brewton, Frisco City, or Robertsdale, you probably remember the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill. The scenes on our Alabama beaches were heartbreaking as oil glistened in the water and tarballs washed ashore. From the waitress at the restaurant in Atmore to the gas station […]

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‘Thank God and Greyhound’

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ‘Thank God and Greyhound’

By Larry Lee It has now been 45 years since country singer Roy Clark came across the airwaves with “Thank God and Greyhound She’s Gone.” But the song’s title came immediately to mind recently when the Alabama legislature packed their bags and rode off into the sunset bringing down the curtain on the 2015 regular […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers A good many of you let me know that you agreed with my column last week when I suggested that stealing from the Special Education Trust Fund budget to resolve the dilemma in the General Fund is not the solution needed during the looming extraordinary special session. This potential raid on the […]

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