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‘Snake bit’

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ‘Snake bit’

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. We’ve all heard. We’ve probably all said it at one time or another. Well, I say sometimes it just doesn’t pay to make a newspaper. Last week’s edition of Atmore News was one of those times. We were “snake bit,” meaning we couldn’t seem to […]

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Obamacare’s fatal flaws

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Obamacare’s fatal flaws

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Last week, UnitedHealthcare, our nation’s largest health insurance provider, announced it would be pulling out of the federal Obamacare insurance marketplace and also backing out of most state health care exchanges. The UnitedHealthcare news is significant. In addition to being the largest health insurance provider in the country, they also offered […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. Legislators were hearing the same song second verse that they heard last year. The General Fund […]

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Packers Bend

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Packers Bend

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson In my column about not meeting Harper Lee I suggested that if I had, one of the things we might have talked about was the odd boundary line between her county, Monroe, and mine, Clarke, down in South Alabama. Not surprisingly, some folks wrote and asked what I was talking […]

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Giving in to journalism

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Giving in to journalism

Hello. My name is Don, and I’m a journalist. No 12-step program exists for those addicted to journalism (at least none of which I’m aware), but there probably should be one. I’ve been able to overcome my desire from time to time, often for lengthy periods, but I’ve been unable to completely kick the habit. […]

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Tax code in need of reform

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Tax code in need of reform

By Congressman Bradley Byrne You have all heard the quote before: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Just this week, many Americans are scrambling as we hit the filing deadline for 2016 individual tax returns. Studies have shown that American families spend over 6 billion hours a […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Some of you may have seen and remember the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray. In the comedy, Murray awakens on Groundhog Day and has the identical day that he had the previous day, similar to Yogi Berra’s colloquial saying of “déjà vu all over again.” Well folks, this year’s legislative session […]

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Spring: keeping up with the Joneses

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Spring: keeping up with the Joneses

By Harvey H. “Hardy” Jackson For lo the winter is past The rain is over and gone The flowers appear on the earth The time of the singing of birds is come And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Song of Solomon, 2: 11-12 (KJV) I love the King James Version […]

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Strategy to defeat ISIS still missing

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Strategy to defeat ISIS still missing

By Congressman Bradley Byrne For over a year now, I have been pointing out that the Obama Administration lacks a clear strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This is the brutal terrorist organization that holds significant territory in the Middle East and claims responsibility for attacks in Brussels, Paris, and […]

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Legislature, invest in roads

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Legislature, invest in roads

By JEREMY L. ARTHUR AND WILLIAM J. CANARY There is currently a proposal in the Alabama Legislature that includes reforms to the way we spend money on transportation infrastructure and adds much needed investment for Alabama’s roads and bridges. Our crumbling infrastructure is an issue that affects all 67 counties and every single city in […]

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