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Airshow puts Alabama in spotlight

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE Last week, I joined officials from throughout Alabama at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London, England. I was accompanied by representatives from the city of Mobile, members of the Mobile and Baldwin county commissions, Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Governor Bentley, and other officials from across our state. Our [...]

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Birmingham in running for Demo Convention

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the Democratic National Committee, says the Party has received proposals from six cities to host the 2106 Democratic National Convention. They are Birmingham; Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland; New York; Philadelphia; and Phoenix, Arizona. Wasserman Schultz told the media this week that the committee had “fantastic [...]

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What the media won’t report about Flight MH17

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By RON PAUL Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before [...]

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Break a leg

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

There is a saying in theater circles that defies logic. On opening night of a show the custom is to tell the performers to “break a leg.” You never wish them “Good Luck.” That is considered the “kiss of death” (another interesting saying) to a performer. Backstage a visitor might think a cast of any [...]

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Hobby Lobby ruling is big defeat for Big Brother Obama government

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HUBBARD The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, commonly known as the “Hobby Lobby Case,” was a tremendous victory for advocates of religious freedom and a devastating defeat for liberals who believe that government expansion into our daily lives should take precedence over the protective restraints contained in the [...]

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Supporting economic development

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE From Brewton to Monroeville and Grove Hill to Loxley, I often talk to Alabamians who simply want to find a good paying job, but they don’t know where to turn. I believe a priority of Congress should be to support programs that help connect Americans with jobs. A great way to [...]

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Riley jumps in the middle of State Senate election

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Former Gov. Bob Riley has jumped head-on into the District 30 State Senate Race between Millbrook businessman Harris Garner and Prattville City Councilman Clyde Chambliss. They are vying to become the Republican nominee for that Senate seat. The only other candidate in the race is an independent, former state prosecutor Bryan Morgan, [...]

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Thanks to Library Partners, community

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Library Partners of Atmore organization and the citizens of our community. Once again, you have come forward and supported your library through the Library Partners membership drive. Your contribution to this wonderful support organization has purchased books, computers, shelving, display stands, audio [...]

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The fight for Independence never ends

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Congressman Byrne’s column was submitted July 2. The 4th of July is a time to visit with family and friends while grilling out and watching fireworks. Many of you might spend the 4th of July at one of the Gulf Coast’s beautiful beaches or boating on one of our area’s special [...]

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Manners are fading fast

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

I was driving on Highway 31 to the report of a fire Monday midday and I found myself in a line of cars stretching out for about a quarter mile both in front and behind me. I could see at the lead of the line two huge plows driving along at a stately 15 miles [...]

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