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The ultimate sacrifice

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The ultimate sacrifice

August 10th, 2009, likely started as any other day for Marine Lance Corporal Bruce “Bubba” Ferrell Jr. The Baldwin County High School graduate was on a foot patrol in the Helmand province of Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device, or IED. The explosion took his life. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Phillip […]

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The death of common sense

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The death of common sense

The term “common sense” used to stand for something that was to be greatly desired. It was what we looked for in political leaders, classroom teachers, judges and juries, business people, just about anyone in any walk of life. We knew that if a person didn’t have a great deal of education, they would still […]

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How ‘bout a hand for the hog

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on How ‘bout a hand for the hog

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Well they tell me but I can’t be sure, that man’s best friend is a mangy cur. I kinda favor the hog myself. How ‘bout a hand for the hog. Roger Miller, “Hand for the Hog” Considering the fact that over the past few months I have written about the […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers This has been an eventful year. Thousands of tourists have flocked to Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March for Civil and Voting Rights. The events that happened in Alabama spurred the enactment of the landmark acts that broke down the legal barriers prohibiting African Americans from […]

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JDCC offering orientation for fall students

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on JDCC offering orientation for fall students

Jefferson Davis Community College is gearing up for Fall Semester 2015 by offering opportunities for new students to get enrolled and get ready to begin their college journey. New Student Orientation sessions have been scheduled, and new students are encouraged to sign up for a session now as reservations are required. Students eligible to attend […]

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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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