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Leading the fight against poverty

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Leading the fight against poverty

By Congressman Bradley Byrne 19.2 percent. That number represents the percentage of people in Alabama who live in poverty. The number comes out to over 900,000 people. I recently set out to learn more about poverty in our area by visiting local organizations that are committed to helping the poor. I spoke not only with […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” Therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state are at the local level. The mayors of cities and towns throughout Alabama are the real governors of the state. Running a city is a full-time job. […]

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ASDE approves Sentance – Surprise!

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ASDE approves Sentance – Surprise!

By Larry Lee As a rule, state school board meetings are amicable with emotions kept well in check. Not the one today, Sept. 8, 2016. But given how contentious the selection of a new state superintendent has been over the last couple of months, today should not have surprised anyone. Today was when the board faced approving, […]

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Goodbye Lake Wobegon

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Goodbye Lake Wobegon

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson I read the other day that Garrison Keillor is retiring. I’m gonna miss him. Back in the 80s, it seemed that everybody who was anybody was listening to Keillor and “A Prairie Home Companion” on Public Radio. You could not carry on a conversation with people in-the-know unless you knew […]

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Working for you

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Working for you

By Congressman Bradley Byrne When most people think about the job of a Member of Congress, they often think about casting votes or attending committee meetings. While these are important parts of the job, much of my time is spent providing important services to the people of Southwest Alabama. One of the key roles of […]

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On hiring Michael Sentance

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on On hiring Michael Sentance

By Mary Scott Hunter Submitted to Atmore News Friday, August 26 This morning I emailed a letter similar to this one to the 250 or so people that wrote to me in advance of the State Board’s decision to hire Michael Sentance as our next State Superintendent. I am now reaching out to my entire network […]

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My own conspiracy theory

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on My own conspiracy theory

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Wendell: “It’s a mess, ain’t it Sheriff?” Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: “If it ain’t, it’ll do till the mess gets here.” No Country for Old Men   “There’s something going on.” Donald J. Trump   A few weeks ago my buddy Bill out in Texas expressed dismay when I devoted […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter. I was born and raised in south Alabama so I was accustomed to long hot summers. I remember when there was no air conditioning […]

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Letter to the editor – Clippings in the curb

By   /  August 31, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Letter to the editor – Clippings in the curb

To the editor: Let me begin by saying our city street department has worked very diligently to help with the flooding / pond issues on our streets. It is time the residents of Atmore do their part and not blow your lawn clippings into the street, that eventually will wind up in the drains. Just […]

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New VA clinic long overdue

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on New VA clinic long overdue

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I had long heard the complaints about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Mobile. Whether it was at town hall meetings, Memorial Day events, or while shopping at the grocery store, veterans always shared their concerns about the Mobile VA outpatient clinic. The Mobile VA clinic is critically important. […]

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