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So long, farewell, goodbye

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on So long, farewell, goodbye

This may be the most difficult article I have ever had to write, because the last four years writing to you, sharing my thoughts with you, telling you about the events in Atmore and covering the joys and sorrows experienced by so many have made me feel a part of this community like never before. […]

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Road to a balanced budget

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Road to a balanced budget

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I’m going to start by telling you something we all know: Washington has a spending problem. The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt and that number continues to rise. If we are going to continue being the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, we must address this […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees. Indeed, the presidential fray, especially […]

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Remedy for Ross Road?

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Remedy for Ross Road?

To the editor: This is to inform you that since my first correspondence with you all in September of 2015 none of the potholes have been repaired (or at least not repaired properly) on Ross Road. Someone, unknown who it was, did come through and put what looks like some old road surface slag from […]

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Help is much appreciated

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Help is much appreciated

To the editor: On the morning of January 8th, my family and I were in route to the Pensacola Airport to head to Arizona for the National Championship football game. Little did we know that when we were in downtown Atmore, a giant buck would leap into the front end of my vehicle. Seconds later, […]

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A proud history in SW Alabama

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A proud history in SW Alabama

By Congressman Bradley Byrne The U.S. Coast Guard has long been a staple right here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, but do you know how that came to be? Before we get to the Coast Guard’s impact on Southwest Alabama, let’s look briefly at the history of the Coast Guard. On January 28, 1915, President Woodrow […]

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Purged history is bad history

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Purged history is bad history

By Harvey H. (Hardy) Jackson You may have read about “The Great Renaming Craze of 2015.” All over this land of ours people are demanding that the names of flawed public figures be removed from the buildings and streets and such, places that were named by people who didn’t know the honoree was flawed, or […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940s and 50s where votes were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. The players were Coke Stevenson versus Lyndon B. Johnson. Therefore, it can […]

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I don’t know you, but thank you

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on I don’t know you, but thank you

To the editor: This letter of thank you goes to a young woman I do not know. The night of the Christmas parade, my sister lost her wallet. It was understandable, she has a thousand things on her mind. My father was on hospice and she was primary caregiver. She is the single parent of […]

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What I hear in SW Alabama

By   /  January 27, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on What I hear in SW Alabama

By Congressman Bradley Byrne “What are you hearing?” That is probably the most common question I get whether I’m visiting a local business or just stopping by the grocery store. People want to know what my constituents and their neighbors are worried about. One of the best ways I hear the concerns of my constituents […]

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