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Students prepare for stock market game with professional help

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Students prepare for stock market game with professional help

Perdido Middle School students in Ms. Gerri McDonald’s Gifted Enrichment class are gearing up for the Stock Market Game, which begins in late September. Many of these students have been competing in this “real-time,” “real-world” simulation since fourth grade. To help the students gain a broader perspective of economics, as well as answer their many […]

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Bike MS 450 participants to cycle from Birmingham to Orange Beach

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Community, Events  /  Comments Off on Bike MS 450 participants to cycle from Birmingham to Orange Beach

Twenty-two cyclists are expected to arrive at Wind Creek Thursday afternoon as part of Bike MS 450, a fundraiser benefiting the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The cyclists will ride 450 miles over five days, Sept. 14-18. The route covers 300 miles from Birmingham to Orange Beach, where participants will then connect […]

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Leading the fight against poverty

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Leading the fight against poverty

By Congressman Bradley Byrne 19.2 percent. That number represents the percentage of people in Alabama who live in poverty. The number comes out to over 900,000 people. I recently set out to learn more about poverty in our area by visiting local organizations that are committed to helping the poor. I spoke not only with […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” Therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state are at the local level. The mayors of cities and towns throughout Alabama are the real governors of the state. Running a city is a full-time job. […]

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ASDE approves Sentance – Surprise!

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ASDE approves Sentance – Surprise!

By Larry Lee As a rule, state school board meetings are amicable with emotions kept well in check. Not the one today, Sept. 8, 2016. But given how contentious the selection of a new state superintendent has been over the last couple of months, today should not have surprised anyone. Today was when the board faced approving, […]

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Goodbye Lake Wobegon

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Lake Wobegon

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson I read the other day that Garrison Keillor is retiring. I’m gonna miss him. Back in the 80s, it seemed that everybody who was anybody was listening to Keillor and “A Prairie Home Companion” on Public Radio. You could not carry on a conversation with people in-the-know unless you knew […]

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PHD and Fairway hosting first-time home buyer workshop

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off on PHD and Fairway hosting first-time home buyer workshop

PHD Realty, LLC and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation are partnering to host a first-time home buying workshop at the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, 137 North Main Street. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, September 29, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “We are approached by so […]

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Perdido Middle School students qualify for the Duke Talent Search

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido Middle School students qualify for the Duke Talent Search

Just what is the Duke University Talent Identification Program, and how is it beneficial to students as young as fifth grade? First of all, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a global leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP […]

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Fifth graders involved in STEM education

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Fifth graders involved in STEM education

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Classes that incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and lessons, develop those skills that so many careers need, and so many students lack – skills like communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and data analysis. The truth is that STEM encompasses the most engaging, hands-on subjects in our schools. Strong STEM skills lead […]

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Working for you

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Working for you

By Congressman Bradley Byrne When most people think about the job of a Member of Congress, they often think about casting votes or attending committee meetings. While these are important parts of the job, much of my time is spent providing important services to the people of Southwest Alabama. One of the key roles of […]

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