Legislature back in session – Impeachment question looms
As Alabama Senator Greg Albritton was preparing Monday to return to Montgomery for the first day of the legislative session on Tuesday, he was not sure what he and fellow legislators would be walking into. “The impeachment cloud has been over us for some time,” Albritton said. “I’m not sure if we can accomplish anything with that difficulty still there.” He was referring, of course, to the possible impeachment of…
Etheridge named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame later this month. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each.…
Updated: Rape suspect re-arrested – Flomaton man also facing drug charges
A Flomaton man, released from jail after posting bond on charges of second-degree rape against two Atmore teens, has been re-arrested on drug-related charges. An employee of the Escambia County Detention Center’s booking and release division reported Tuesday (April 4) that 20-year-old Trey Alexander Weekes of Flomaton was still in the facility, waiting to appear before a judge on charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and distribution of drugs to…
Senate should confirm Gorsuch
By Congressman Bradley Byrne “When we judges don our robes, it doesn’t make us any smarter, but it does serve as a reminder of what’s expected of us: Impartiality and independence, collegiality and courage.” Those are the words of Neil Gorsuch, a current judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Lots of folks are still mad about our lame duck governor Robert Bentley naming Attorney General Luther Strange to Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat. If the sitting attorney general of a state openly states that he is investigating the governor for misfeasance and then that governor appoints that attorney general to the senate seat it looks funny. It gives new meaning to the word collusion. This brazen move…