What would Carl McIntire say about that?
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Amid the controversy surrounding President Trump and his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, I could not help but wonder what Carl McIntire would have thought of it all. Who? Back in the 1950s, when the Cold War was raging, when children were taught how to “duck and cover” to protect themselves in case of a Soviet nuclear attack, when Boy Scouts were taught…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun. Get this, folks, we have an open governor’s race. We have openings at Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, three seats on the Supreme Court including the Chief Justice position, all 35 state Senate seats, all 105 House seats, one hotly contested congressional seat, as well…
Opposing proposed gas tax
The following letter was sent to Alabama Senator Greg Albritton and Alabama Representative Alan Baker. Senator Albritton and Representative Baker: I oppose the proposed new gas tax. Working men and women have suffered for years under high gas prices; we finally get a break and someone in government wants to raise the gas tax. If they want to raise revenue let the county commissions and other related governmental entities cut…
NDOP Committee begins work
The local National Day of Prayer Committee held their first meeting Thursday, February 16, in preparation for this year’s event on May 4. Plans include more activities for children who may attend with their parents. Adults will be in the Escambia County High School Cornell Torrence Gymnasium for the prayer service and Bible reading. Shown are, from left, JoAnn Martin, Dale Ash, Thelma Powers, Edna Powers, Linda Godwin, Mary Stanley.…
Youth attend ACYC
Several area youth attended the Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Conference in Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Feb. 17-19. Shown is the combined group from St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Atmore and St. Agatha of Bay Minette, from left, front, Pia Gorme, Abby Oestriecher, Jocie Franco, Esmeralda Franco (St. Francis Xavier Seelos award recipient); middle, Susan Moorhead, Janel Ostriecher, Archbishop Thomas Rodi, Seth Murphy, Paolo Gorme, Evan White, Melissa Murphy; back,…