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Officers deserve prayers, praise

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Officers deserve prayers, praise

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Earlier this month we were all devastated to learn that two police officers had been tragically murdered while conducting a basic traffic stop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Already this year, 42 police officers have died in the line of duty. In 2014, 117 members of law enforcement died while working to keep […]

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Education matters

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Education matters

By Larry Lee Debbie Deavours has spent 33 years in the Fayette County school system, the last eight as principal at Berry Elementary in the little town of Berry with its 1,250 people. Debbie has 300 students in pre-K – 6. Some 65 percent of whom get free and reduced lunches. And as is often […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers The hallmark accomplishment of this year’s legislative session will be a comprehensive prison reform package. This legislation is the one long-term substantive issue tackled by the super majority Republican legislative body. This comprehensive prison project has been in the works for a while. A lot of research and planning went into the […]

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Freemanville Water System – One member status review

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Freemanville Water System – One member status review

To the editor: The Freemanville Water System, Inc., Atmore, is in dire straits. Nepotism and self-serving leadership has paralyzed the corporation. There is a two-prong solution: * The State of Alabama should ASAP enact legislation providing oversight of community water systems; and * In accordance with existing corporation by-laws a petition by the members should […]

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Change needed at Freemanville Water System

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Change needed at Freemanville Water System

To the editor: The Freemanville Water System has been running under less than suitable conditions and leadership for the last three years. The leadership has members all from Freemanville, and many are related to Jethro Dailey and attend Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Every person in the system should be represented fairly. The Freemanville Water System […]

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Grateful for good friend

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Grateful for good friend

To the editor: We are so very fortunate to be able to express an occasional opinion! I would like to thank so many! I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many wonderful relatives. I have four “special friends.” We each check on the other three or four times a week. […]

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WC employees celebrate 30 years of service

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  News  /  Comments Off on WC employees celebrate 30 years of service

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore (WCA) has been operating for just six years, but many of its employees have been around much longer. Imagene Lane, Kay Reymundo and Pat Johnson are celebrating 30 years of employment with gaming operations this year. On April 12, 1985, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians opened a 1,500-seat […]

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Perdido School Spring Fling readers

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido School Spring Fling readers

On Thursday April 30, a record-breaking number – 194 – of Perdido School first- through sixth-graders successfully earned their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal and were treated to the movie “Home,” along with popcorn and drink, and a visit to the arcade by the Wind Creek Family Entertainment Center. Afterwards, these Perdido School “reader leaders” enjoyed […]

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Small business is backbone

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Small business is backbone

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Did you know that there are an estimated 28 million small businesses in the United States? In Alabama alone, studies estimate there are over 70,000 small businesses. Right in here Southwest Alabama, there are small businesses on every street corner from Chatom to Gulf Shores. Last week was National Small Business […]

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How to get elected in Alabama

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on How to get elected in Alabama

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson I cannot recall, in my over half-a-century of following politics – state, local, and national – such a general disgust with the quality of the folks who govern us. How, I hear it asked repeatedly, did these people get elected? The answer, of course, is that they got the most […]

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