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We must stand up for life

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on We must stand up for life

By Congressman Bradley Byrne As the proud father of four children (and as a new grandfather), I have great appreciation for the value of a human life. Every child deserves the opportunity to live a long and prosperous life. That’s why I was so angered by a recent video in which abortion doctors from Planned […]

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Budget crisis lacks leadership – Common sense in short supply

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Budget crisis lacks leadership – Common sense in short supply

I have read dozens of articles about the looming budget crisis in Alabama and have also written many myself about the twists and turns taking place between lawmakers in Montgomery, Governor Bentley and our neighbors, the Poarch Creek Indians. I have on many occasions been frustrated that I could only report and not interject my […]

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Putting my best feet forward

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Putting my best feet forward

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Old folks have ugly feet. I am old. It follows logically that I have ugly feet. Toes especially. Toenails specifically. Although I gave up socks and ties long before I retired, when I gave up my full-time day job I also gave up shoes for sandals – weather permitting. This […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers During the press conference three weeks ago announcing the historic BP settlement and windfall for the state, Gov. Bentley repeatedly said, “The $55 million a year to the General Fund is fantastic but it will not solve the state’s long term financial woes. It only accomplishes about 12 percent of what we […]

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A missed opportunity

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A missed opportunity

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Whether you are from Brewton, Frisco City, or Robertsdale, you probably remember the summer of 2010 and the BP oil spill. The scenes on our Alabama beaches were heartbreaking as oil glistened in the water and tarballs washed ashore. From the waitress at the restaurant in Atmore to the gas station […]

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Flag? Wake up!

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Flag? Wake up!

In what has got to be an act of prestidigitation for the ages, the national media and politicians, along with the help of certain civil rights leaders, have managed to turn the story of nine devoted Christians killed while practicing their faith in God into a debate over a flag. Magicians thrive on the concept […]

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‘Thank God and Greyhound’

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on ‘Thank God and Greyhound’

By Larry Lee It has now been 45 years since country singer Roy Clark came across the airwaves with “Thank God and Greyhound She’s Gone.” But the song’s title came immediately to mind recently when the Alabama legislature packed their bags and rode off into the sunset bringing down the curtain on the 2015 regular […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers A good many of you let me know that you agreed with my column last week when I suggested that stealing from the Special Education Trust Fund budget to resolve the dilemma in the General Fund is not the solution needed during the looming extraordinary special session. This potential raid on the […]

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Lowering power bills

By   /  July 8, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Lowering power bills

By Congressman Bradley Byrne The summer months in Southwest Alabama can be especially grueling with temperatures resting in the 90s. If your family is like mine, summer also means higher power bills. Well, those power bills might be getting even more expensive and this change doesn’t have anything to do with the weather. In the […]

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The water in my ditch

By   /  July 8, 2015  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The water in my ditch

The Federal Government and the governments of several states, including Alabama, are going to court to fight over the question of who has control over the water in my ditch. It seems that the administration in Washington isn’t satisfied controlling my healthcare, my free speech, my religious liberty, removing my southern heritage, just about every […]

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