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Listening to you is my top priority

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE From Atmore to Chatom and Daphne to Theodore, our August District Travel Period has been filled with stops throughout the First Congressional District. At each stop, my top priority has been to listen to the concerns of people from our area. Far too often, it seems politicians are only interested in [...]

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The least of these

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Matthew 25 contains a description of the last judgment. In verses 32-41 it explains in parables and I quote from the King James version as follows: “And the Lord shall answer and say unto them: Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done to the least of these my brethren, [...]

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First week happenings for Perdido E/M students

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Education  /  No Comments

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Third-graders in Mrs. Laurie Myer’s class learned about communication and team building with a ball of yarn. This activity is useful for teaching a team the importance of leadership, communication and working together. The students stood in a circle, with one student beginning the process by holding on to the end of the yarn. They [...]

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ECHS PTO elects officers

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education  /  Comments Off

 By SHAMEKA LESLIE Special to Atmore News This year we are looking forward to a very bright year with our new Escambia County High School PTO president, Marci Beckham. The school’s parent-teacher organization (PTO) is a service organization that provides support to students, teachers, and parents through many different programs and initiatives. This summer the [...]

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Escambia County Board of Education Parental Involvement Program

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education  /  Comments Off

By MAGALINE MARSHALL Special to Atmore News Parental involvement welcomed / invitation to participate The mission of the Escambia County School System is to provide engaging and comprehensive instructional and co-curricular programs that will enable our students to graduate career and/or college ready. The Escambia County School System recognizes that a child’s education is a [...]

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Education policy best handled locally

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE It’s that time of the year again. Children all across Southwest Alabama are packing their backpacks, gathering their school supplies, and heading back to school. It is an exciting time for students, parents, teachers, and myself. Education is an issue that is personal to me. As a parent and former member [...]

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Changes at AP plants driven by federal regs

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By MATT BOWDEN and JIM HEILBRON As a power company, we know the difference between generating heat and light. A great deal of media heat greeted our decision to convert or close some generation facilities to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates. Speculation about our motivation from environmental activist groups quickly followed. It’s time [...]

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The selection and removal of judges

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Most Article III “federal” judges serve for life during good behavior and hold their seats until they resign, die, or removed from office. Although the current legal thinking, according to those familiar with the issue, is that judges cannot be removed from office except by impeachment by the House of Representatives followed [...]

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Flomaton Lions ‘roar’ about recent accomplishments

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

The Flomaton Lions Club was honored to have District Governor Lion Glen Elmore present at the meeting on August 12. District Governor Elmore presented a very interesting program on the benefits of Lionism membership as well as some of the international activities currently being provided by Lions worldwide. Two of the Flomaton Lions were recognized [...]

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Screenings coming to Atmore

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Residents living in and around Atmore can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Grace Fellowship Church will host Life Line Screening on September 26. Linda McNeal of Hartford, Ala., attended a Life Line Screening and discovered that she had a blockage in her carotid artery. She said “I [...]

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