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Obamacare’s fatal flaws

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Obamacare’s fatal flaws

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Last week, UnitedHealthcare, our nation’s largest health insurance provider, announced it would be pulling out of the federal Obamacare insurance marketplace and also backing out of most state health care exchanges. The UnitedHealthcare news is significant. In addition to being the largest health insurance provider in the country, they also offered […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. Legislators were hearing the same song second verse that they heard last year. The General Fund […]

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Packers Bend

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Packers Bend

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson In my column about not meeting Harper Lee I suggested that if I had, one of the things we might have talked about was the odd boundary line between her county, Monroe, and mine, Clarke, down in South Alabama. Not surprisingly, some folks wrote and asked what I was talking […]

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Benefit for Bryant Cooper May 15

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Events, Featured  /  Comments Off on Benefit for Bryant Cooper May 15

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Local police K-9 passes away

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Local police K-9 passes away

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By MATT RABREN Special to Atmore News A six-year law enforcement canine veteran, Avalon, passed away on April 11, 2016. She was 13 years old. Avalon began her service to the citizens of Escambia County (Ala.) in January 2004 after we had completed 450 hours of initial training with the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Tax code in need of reform

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Tax code in need of reform

By Congressman Bradley Byrne You have all heard the quote before: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Just this week, many Americans are scrambling as we hit the filing deadline for 2016 individual tax returns. Studies have shown that American families spend over 6 billion hours a […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Some of you may have seen and remember the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray. In the comedy, Murray awakens on Groundhog Day and has the identical day that he had the previous day, similar to Yogi Berra’s colloquial saying of “déjà vu all over again.” Well folks, this year’s legislative session […]

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Spring: keeping up with the Joneses

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Spring: keeping up with the Joneses

By Harvey H. “Hardy” Jackson For lo the winter is past The rain is over and gone The flowers appear on the earth The time of the singing of birds is come And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Song of Solomon, 2: 11-12 (KJV) I love the King James Version […]

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Reid State attends Community College Day

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Reid State attends Community College Day

Community College Day was held Tuesday, April 5, on the lawn of the Alabama State Capitol with Reid State students being one of the 27 community colleges in attendance. This is the second year this event has highlighted community colleges. The day was developed to spotlight the effect legislative and policy decisions made about education has on everyone […]

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Perdido MS announces Beta Club members

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido MS announces Beta Club members

Perdido Middle School recently held their annual Beta Club initiation for this year’s sixth-graders, and any seventh- or eighth-grader who was not already a member. Mrs. Mary Grabill is the sponsor. The purpose and National Mission Statement for members of Beta Club is: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary […]

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