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Veterans deserve more choice

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne We all have special veterans in our life. These are the countless men and women across the country who sacrifice so much in defense of our nation. They serve valiantly in conflicts across the globe as part of the United States military. When they finish their service to our nation and […]

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Farewell, my friend

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

Any stage performer who has ever graced the stage or screen has in their past an inspiration that made them fall in love with the performing arts. This is usually an individual who showed, by example, the actor’s ability to alter perceptions and draw out emotions from the audience. That individual for me was a […]

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Overreaching in plain English

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Tom Purcell Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English. In 2010, you see, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act into law. It requires that all federal agencies use “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” In 2011, Obama took the plain-language initiative […]

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If only …

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

If only __________ had buckled his seat belt. If only __________ had buckled her seat belt. You can fill in the blank with several names – all fatalities in our area. Fatalities that maybe didn’t have to be fatalities. If only … Numerous agencies have launched seat belt safety campaigns through the years. In 1993, […]

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Funding solution needed

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Our nation’s roads, bridges, interstates and waterways are the lifeblood of our economy. From the founding of our nation, our leaders have realized the importance of having a safe, efficient system of roads. In fact, in the early 1800s President Thomas Jefferson put forward a national plan for the construction of […]

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Jobs for Jihadists

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

I really thought I had seen the worst this administration had to offer, but it has now stepped out of the world of incompetence and stepped into the realm of the completely out-of-touch with the real world. In a recent column published by the LA Times, the President said that we cannot kill terrorists who […]

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Time to reform education system

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Back in December, President Obama gave a major speech regarding the United States policy toward Cuba. The President said, “I do not believe we can continue doing the same thing for five decades and expect a different result.” In other words, the President is saying that when something isn’t working, we […]

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Fighting back

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

This past Saturday my family and I decided to have a special evening out. We were going down to Red Lobster in Pensacola for a seafood treat, so we loaded up in my Honda Accord, the first new car I have had in many years, and headed down to enjoy our dinner. While sitting at […]

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Williams’ woes

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Peter Funt Brian Williams probably isn’t a liar. Based on recent revelations, amplifications and clarifications, he appears to be a serial exaggerator. To his critics that’s a distinction without a difference, which is why NBC News would be wise to replace him permanently in the anchor chair rather than suspend him for six months. […]

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Thank you for your help

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: Again this year, our Rosa Parks Breakfast, held Saturday, February 7, was a great success. The Atmore Family Life Center Executive Committee wants to thank the people and businesses who helped make it a success: Atmore News, Sherry Digmon, Myrna Monroe, Anthony Coley with Burger King, Hainjes Furniture, former Mayor Howard Shell, […]

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