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Nolin Godwin appears in Guy Harvey documentary

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Community  /  No Comments

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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  /  No Comments

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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Piling on the NFL

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Michael Reagan Domestic violence just doesn’t happen on elevators. And it’s not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don’t tell that to the people who’ve been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to quit over his fumbling of the Ray Rice case. Based on what’s been on TV all week, you’d think [...]

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Governor, senators want Judge Fuller to resign

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN The chorus for United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery to resign after the beating of his wife in an Atlanta hotel room and after being sentenced to enter a pre-trial diversion program last week has begun. Keili Fuller, his wife, made a call from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown [...]

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Many thanks to Troop 26

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: I am writing to publicly thank Atmore Boy Scout Troop 26 for recently performing a service project at my home. After heel surgery, I have been unable to maintain my yard, although my wife Arelene mowed and helped as much as she was able. When the Troop 26 Scouts learned we needed [...]

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The gifts of nature

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Occasions  /  Comments Off

The Atmore Garden Club met on Tuesday, September 9, at Trinity Parish Hall. Mary Ann McCabe, co-president, welcomed everyone and thanked hostesses of the day, Sandy Whitaker, Blinda Smith and Joan Hackman. Charlotte Kimsey, second vice-president, presented the beautiful new club yearbook which features the new club theme, The Gifts of Nature. There was a [...]

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Perdido Middle School starts new sports season

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

The sports program for the 2014/2015 school year at Perdido Middle School is in full swing. Students have the opportunity to try out for a variety of sports throughout the year. Fall sports that have already begun include football, cheerleading and volleyball. The Perdido Raiders football team defeated J.U Blacksher with a score of 22-14. [...]

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Lessons from my trip to the Middle East

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Some may wonder why what happens thousands of miles away in the Middle East has any impact on us right here in Southwest Alabama. The answer is simple: the safety and the security of the Middle East is critical to controlling the spread of terrorism, which in turns helps protect our [...]

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Obama targets Alabama’s economy for political reasons

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Mike Hubbard Speaker of the House The Burger King Corporation’s recent decision to relocate its headquarters to Canada, where tax rates for large companies are substantially lower, offers us chilling proof that the dangerous and destructive anti-business policies implemented by President Barack Obama and D.C. Democrats are harming the U.S. economy. Rather than calling [...]

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Put Judge Fuller ‘off’ the bench

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery was sentenced to pre-trial diversion programs in an Atlanta courtroom last Friday for battering his wife in their room at the city’s downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Fuller was appointed to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2002. If he completes the programs, the [...]

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