Improvements for Alabama’s veterans
By Congressman Bradley Byrne In my office, there is no greater priority than ensuring veterans are appropriately taken care. These men and women sacrificed so much for our country, and it is imperative they receive the attention, help, and care they deserve and were promised. Recently, we had a number of important breakthroughs for veterans in Southwest Alabama. From legislative victories in Washington to progress right here on the Gulf…
Community Calendar
Escambia County Cattlemen’s Association will have their fall meeting Thursday August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Perdido River Farms located at 5535 Poarch Road, Atmore.   All members or anyone wanting to become a member are invited to attend. The Extension Service will weigh calves at Lee’s Veterinary Clinic on September 9, from 7:30 a.m. and weigh in cattle until 10 a.m. for the 2018 Escambia County Calf Show. If you are…
What Mike Sentance supporters don’t understand
By Larry Lee One thing that strikes me is that of the people writing op-eds and beating the drum in support of [State Superintendent of Education] Mike Sentance, I have yet to come across one who is an educator. In fact I well recall about a year ago when I tried and tried to get one of his most vocal backers to go with me to visit a school in the…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers When the race for the open Jeff Sessions seat began, it appeared to be a Roy Moore versus Luther Strange contest. Well folks, that’s how it ended last Tuesday. We’ve got a runoff between our Ten Commandments Judge, Roy Moore, and Big Luther Strange. Roy Moore has been around Alabama politics for a while now. Alabamians know who he is and what he stands for. He has…
Preserving our heritage while embracing our brothers and sisters
To the editor: “God forgive them for they know not what they do.” A sad day when our president defends the white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazists. In the late 1940s and 1950s, I can remember the “activities” of the KKK in our area. The members, you today would be surprised, astounded, and appalled. The president has created an atmosphere of tolerance and support for white supremacists. My America will not condone…