Questions not being asked
By TOM TSCHIDA Emergency Chaplain As this is being written [Wednesday, August 30], thousands upon thousands of victims of Hurricane Harvey are being rescued or are waiting to be rescued. As these souls wait for someone, anyone, to come to their aide, a thousand thoughts must be swirling within their minds. Will they get here in time? Will they even be able to get to me? What about my children, relatives,…
Be smart in your charitable giving
By Steve Marshall Alabama Attorney General Americans are among the most generous people on the planet. So where do Alabamians rank? According to the website WalletHub, the Yellowhammer State was number four in the nation in charitable giving during 2016. Only Utah, Arkansas and Minnesota outperformed Alabamians in making contributions to their favorite cause. Being charitable is commendable. However, if you want your hard-earned donations to truly benefit someone in…
A look back at a busy August
By Congressman Bradley Byrne With the House of Representatives out of session during the month of August for a District Work Period, I used the time to travel all across Southwest Alabama listening to the people I represent and seeing the challenges and opportunities facing our area firsthand. Despite what some may believe, the August District Work Period is an incredibly busy and important time. In fact, I held over…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Labor Day is the traditional kickoff to an election year. Folks, our quadrennial gubernatorial election year is going to be a doozy. We are in for one heck of a political year next year. Besides the Governor’s race, we have an open Lt. Governor’s race, an open Attorney General’s race, an open Treasurer’s race, and an open Agriculture Commissioner’s race. We have statewide races for Secretary of…
Community Calendar
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 interested in participating in this show or have any questions, please call the Extension Office, 251-867-7760. The will be a benefit fish fry for Eugene Caraway Saturday, September 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at Huxford Elementary School.…