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Veterans deserve more choice

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne We all have special veterans in our life. These are the countless men and women across the country who sacrifice so much in defense of our nation. They serve valiantly in conflicts across the globe as part of the United States military. When they finish their service to our nation and […]

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Overreaching in plain English

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Tom Purcell Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English. In 2010, you see, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act into law. It requires that all federal agencies use “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” In 2011, Obama took the plain-language initiative […]

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Valentine royalty at Huxford SAIL Center

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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The Huxford SAIL Center crowned Mrs. Polly Kirby and Mr. Sam House as Valentine Queen and King at their Valentine Party on Friday, Feb. 13. Center manager Regina Gohagan presented the king and queen prior to their noon party. Regina prepared a menu of fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, apple salad and homemade biscuits. […]

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GSUMC to host afternoon with Elvis

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Lovers of Elvis’ music have a treat in store on Saturday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the south campus auditorium of Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. Elvis will perform in the person of Shane Tucker of Foley, a popular Elvis tribute artist. The concert will also feature the Promised Land Band. Special guests will […]

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Funding solution needed

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Our nation’s roads, bridges, interstates and waterways are the lifeblood of our economy. From the founding of our nation, our leaders have realized the importance of having a safe, efficient system of roads. In fact, in the early 1800s President Thomas Jefferson put forward a national plan for the construction of […]

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Time to reform education system

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Back in December, President Obama gave a major speech regarding the United States policy toward Cuba. The President said, “I do not believe we can continue doing the same thing for five decades and expect a different result.” In other words, the President is saying that when something isn’t working, we […]

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Williams’ woes

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Peter Funt Brian Williams probably isn’t a liar. Based on recent revelations, amplifications and clarifications, he appears to be a serial exaggerator. To his critics that’s a distinction without a difference, which is why NBC News would be wise to replace him permanently in the anchor chair rather than suspend him for six months. […]

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Thank you for your help

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: Again this year, our Rosa Parks Breakfast, held Saturday, February 7, was a great success. The Atmore Family Life Center Executive Committee wants to thank the people and businesses who helped make it a success: Atmore News, Sherry Digmon, Myrna Monroe, Anthony Coley with Burger King, Hainjes Furniture, former Mayor Howard Shell, […]

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Author lauds Mays

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor, If you were to ask my opinion, I would put ditto marks following the comments of fellow Atmore resident Robert W. Mays [Atmore News; February 11, 2015; page 4A]. Local media, as well as the City of Atmore would do well to utilize his talents and seek his services. He should be […]

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Recycling makes sense

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: To your readers: Do you recycle? If not, why not? Would you like the next landfill to be near your house? They have to be put it somewhere because we’re running out of room on planet earth. Besides that you could save a lot on garbage bags once you recycle the plastic, […]

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