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A ‘Better Way’ Forward

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A ‘Better Way’ Forward

By Congressman Bradley Byrne From health care to national security, people are worried about the direction our country is headed. That is certainly what I hear at my town hall meetings in Southwest Alabama, but the same is true all around the United States. According to Real Clear Politics, 65 percent of Americans believe our […]

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People who don’t vote

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on People who don’t vote

I am an avid reader. I enjoy a good book, whether it’s a novel, a biography or a fact-based account of some historical happening. The one I most recently read, “Liberty’s Last Stand” by Stephen Coonts, turned out to be a little more disturbing than most. The fictional story revolves around the actions of a […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very aptly be applied to the Mike Hubbard saga. Mike Hubbard was born and raised in north Georgia. […]

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Fourth of July

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Fourth of July

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Every year, as June winds down, people from Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia trot over to where I-20 crosses the state line. There, perched alongside the Interstate, are giant fireworks warehouses. These establishments, which may well constitute the largest “industry” in the East Heflin-South Muscadine metropolitan area, have been the […]

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Freedom isn’t free

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Freedom isn’t free

By Congressman Bradley Byrne “Here we mark the price of freedom.” Those are the words engraved on the Freedom Wall at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Freedom Wall includes 4,048 gold stars, and each star represents 100 American military deaths during the Second World War. I recently took time to visit […]

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‘Remember Always’

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ‘Remember Always’

By Lt. Col. Jeff White   It is a privilege to speak to you on such an important occasion. I had the honor to serve in the Alabama National Guard for 26 years and to serve in the first Gulf War and in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. I am reminded of an occasion in Iraq […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Sometimes the best thing that the legislature can do in a session is to pass very little legislation. That can be said of this year’s regular legislative session, which ended several weeks ago. Not many bills made it through the legislative labyrinth. Gov. Robert Bentley made a proposed $800 million prison construction […]

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Working for Alzheimer’s funding

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Working for Alzheimer’s funding

To the editor: The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. On their behalf, I am counted among 1,200 others across the country that appeal to Congress for action on Alzheimer’s disease. Four people in my family have died from Alzheimer’s […]

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National Day of Prayer 2016

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on National Day of Prayer 2016

To the editor: On behalf of the Atmore National Day of Prayer Committee, we would like to thank all of you who came out to support our event May 5th. In a year where were are facing election of a new president, it was great to see the attendance and community support we had. Our […]

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Opioid crisis requires serious response

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Opioid crisis requires serious response

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I recently saw a local news story about a young 18-year-old boy from Southwest Alabama who struggled with prescription drug abuse. He talked about how it started out small with just a few pain pills but his addiction spiraled out of control until he was seriously ill. Thankfully this young man […]

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