Pepsi football toss
During the high school football season, the local Pepsi Cola Bottling Company awards $500 college scholarships to seniors in the Pepsi Cola Football Toss. The first toss of the season in this area was held at Escambia Academy Friday night with Fred Flavors, left, and Gabby McGhee, right, participating. Competition was tight, and a tie-breaker round was necessary. Gabby came out on top and took home the scholarship. News photo…
Back to school leadership tips
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Earlier this year, I was asked to compile my thoughts on leadership and what it means to be an effective leader. With students back in school, high school football season under way, and college football right around the corner, I wanted to share some highlights from my leadership journey with students, athletes, and others. Throughout my professional and personal life experiences, I’ve found these three simple…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Most people would assume that as the race for the open U.S. Senate began that Luther Strange, the appointed incumbent, was the favorite. However, polling indicated that Roy Moore was the favorite and still is as we head towards the September 26 runoff. The initial polling showed that Moore had a hardcore 30 percent. It was and is as solid as a rock. He had 30 percent…
Looking for working women of WWII
To the editor: American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of…