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Leadership needed to address Ebola

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Congressman Bradley Byrne People in Southwest Alabama and across the country are worried about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. According to a recent survey by the Washington Post, nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic. I can’t blame them. The Obama administration has failed to put forward a [...]

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It’s time to back a different team

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Rick Jensen Arrogance doesn’t sit well with most Americans for very long. Only when it’s accompanied with overwhelming success, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, do we say, “Well, they’ve earned it, haven’t they?” As soon as they start losing, the arrogance of players like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger becomes the fans’ first criticism. Quarterback Barak Obama’s [...]

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AEA’s Dr. Paul Hubbert succumbs

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Paul Hubbert spent his career trying to improve education in Alabama and has often been called in political circles the “real governor of Alabama,” but one of the two times he ran for that office he was defeated by someone who didn’t attend a day of college. Dr. Hubbert, who had led [...]

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Thanks for auction success

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: On behalf of the L.A. Bikers, we would like to thank the many people who made our annual Toyz for Kidz Auction a success. Many fine folks donated items, attended the auction, purchased items and worked the event. As you know, all the proceeds from the auction go to make sure needy [...]

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What matters most in SW Alabama

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By U.S. CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE There are some big issues facing our country: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), illegal immigration, Ebola, Obamacare, the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the list goes on and on. As your Member of Congress, I have stayed engaged on these and other issues [...]

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Everyday heroes

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

America is enamored with the idea of the superhero. Year after year movies about these masked crusaders dominate the box office. The idea of the hero as an ideal of virtue and invincibility is a part of American culture. These heroes are challenged on a monumental scale, winning against all odds. Victory is assured, we [...]

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SEC reigns in college football

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Five of the teams in the Associated Press and USA Today College Football Poll Top Ten rankings this week are members of the Southeastern Conference. I could be wrong, but I do not think I have ever seen this happen before in my long years of following football. Mississippi State is now [...]

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Thanks for help with conference

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: What an awesome week of enlightenment, deliverance, rebirth, anointed transformation of the Word of God delivered by all the speakers on faith in the women of God, during our First Pentecostal Holiness Church Women Conference 2014, September 22-28. Thank you to the following businesses in and around Atmore: Atmore Florist, Anointed Printing [...]

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Strong Navy part of military success

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “a good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” I firmly agree with President Roosevelt’s assertion, and I am growing increasingly concerned about the weakening of our nation’s naval fleet at a time when we face many foreign policy [...]

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Would Alabamians side with Ralph Nader?

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Bob Martin Ralph Nader is a lawyer and author and America’s leading consumer advocate. He was born in Winsted, Connecticut. He holds an AB magna cum laude from Princeton and a LLB with distinction from Harvard. It takes a smart dude to protect us average folks from the ravages of politicians and mega corporate [...]

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