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Byrne, House act to halt executive amnesty

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Just last month, the Republican Congress made a promise to the American people. We promised to fight the Obama administration’s decision to give executive amnesty to many of those in this country illegally. Last week, the House acted on that promise. Let’s remember how we got to this point. Last November, […]

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Quarterbacking Congress

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Michael Reagan [Written January 7] I’m not a huge fan of John Boehner. But now that he has both houses of Congress to work with, let’s give him a chance to move the Republican offense down the field to the end zone. After fighting off a challenge to his speakership this week, Boehner has […]

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Perdido E/M students finish tops in the nation

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Education  /  Comments Off

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Perdido Middle School students in Ms. Gerri McDonald’s Humanities classes finished among the Top Ten in the Eleventh annual Paralyzed Veterans of America’s essay contest. Students in fifth- through eighth-grades responded to an essay entitled: “What Can I Learn from a Veteran?” The Paralyzed Veterans of America launched this contest as a way to creatively […]

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ObamaCare is beyond repair

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Since being elected the Congressman for Alabama’s First Congressional District, I have heard from more constituents upset about ObamaCare than any other issue. As we kicked off the 114th Congress last week, the attention was once again back on ObamaCare. The House voted on two separate bills that would repeal or […]

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Keystone fight is about much more

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Phil Kerpen The House is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as their first order of business in the new Congress – and this time the newly-elected Senate is expected to have enough votes to break the anti-energy filibuster led by liberals Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer, who is urging President Obama […]

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Martin ending regular column

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN I got into the writing business as a youngster at First Methodist Church in Sheffield, Alabama, editing the youth paper, The Junior Journal; worked on my high school newspaper, my college paper at Florence State University, now the University of North Alabama, and started working as a circulation employee and in the […]

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New arrivals at APL

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Community  /  Comments Off

Check out the new books and audio books at Atmore Public Library. Patrons rate new arrivals (5 stars top rating) Beverly Blackwell: “Deadline” by John Sandford – 5 stars Sarah Hall: “Blue Labyrinth” by Preston and Child – 4 stars Sarah Hall: “Blind Spot” by Robert Parker – 5 stars Sarah Hall: “Flesh and Blood” […]

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Year in review

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne When I was elected to Congress last December, I vowed to hit the ground running from day one to make Southwest Alabama a better place to live, work and raise a family. In honor of the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at some of the […]

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Thanks, North Korea

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Tom Purcell Thank you, North Korea. Your alleged cyber attack on Sony has, I hope, awakened the American people. America is not doing so well, you see. Sure, we are No. 1 in self-esteem – we are No. 1 at being indignant about a variety of perceived slights – but we’re not much good […]

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The twelve days of Christmas

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By JOAN HACKMAN When I was a little girl, our Christmas tree came into the yard a few days before Christmas but it did not come into the house until Christmas Eve. And there it sat it the corner of the living room, grand and green, but bare. On Christmas morning when we kids got […]

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