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Hobby Lobby ruling is big defeat for Big Brother Obama government

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HUBBARD The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, commonly known as the “Hobby Lobby Case,” was a tremendous victory for advocates of religious freedom and a devastating defeat for liberals who believe that government expansion into our daily lives should take precedence over the protective restraints contained in the [...]

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Supporting economic development

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE From Brewton to Monroeville and Grove Hill to Loxley, I often talk to Alabamians who simply want to find a good paying job, but they don’t know where to turn. I believe a priority of Congress should be to support programs that help connect Americans with jobs. A great way to [...]

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Riley jumps in the middle of State Senate election

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Former Gov. Bob Riley has jumped head-on into the District 30 State Senate Race between Millbrook businessman Harris Garner and Prattville City Councilman Clyde Chambliss. They are vying to become the Republican nominee for that Senate seat. The only other candidate in the race is an independent, former state prosecutor Bryan Morgan, [...]

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Thanks to Library Partners, community

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Library Partners of Atmore organization and the citizens of our community. Once again, you have come forward and supported your library through the Library Partners membership drive. Your contribution to this wonderful support organization has purchased books, computers, shelving, display stands, audio [...]

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Huxford SAIL Center

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Regina Gohagan looks back at the history of the center. By REGINA GOHAGAN Special to Atmore News  According to the original minutes pertaining to the opening of the Huxford SAIL Center, Carl Dreadin, Bernie Cobb, Ed Lane, Joe McCray, Don Pruitt, Martha Beck and Commission Chairman Mr. Devon Wiggins met on Oct. 9, 1986 at [...]

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The fight for Independence never ends

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Congressman Byrne’s column was submitted July 2. The 4th of July is a time to visit with family and friends while grilling out and watching fireworks. Many of you might spend the 4th of July at one of the Gulf Coast’s beautiful beaches or boating on one of our area’s special [...]

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Getting Hobby Lobby right

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Michael Reagan Hillary Clinton called the Hobby Lobby decision “deeply disturbing.” The White House reacted like the world had just ended. Harry Reid promised that Democrats in Congress would “fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage and keep bosses out of the examination room.” All this liberal hysteria followed the Supreme Court’s ruling [...]

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Expunging records too costly

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Like many I approve of the new state law that allows those arrested but not convicted to expunge their record, but not the $300 application fee that goes with it. Sen. Roger Bedford sponsored the law but said he could not explain the high court cost. I suggest my friend, the good [...]

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Action needed to lower energy costs

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Actions always speak louder than words. President Obama has talked a lot about lowering energy costs, but in reality his policies only make things worse. From shutting off land for energy production to his continued stalling on construction of the Keystone Pipeline to his self-declared war on coal, President Obama’s energy [...]

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The Obamification of America

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Michael Reagan Who’s that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office? What happened to the hopeful young man who promised all those great things in 2008? What’s happened to America under Barack Obama? Our economy is still mired in a recession he still blames on George W. Bush. We’ve got 100 million able-bodied countrymen [...]

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