What would you do?
By Paul Chason I have been asked a number of times, “Why did you choose to eliminate the basketball court at the YMCA?” A great question, I think it is time to share with the community a number of challenges faced by the YMCA that occur because we reside in a 91 year-old facility. First, we had very little choice in the transition of the basketball court to the current…
Preventing Naval tragedies
By Congressman Bradley Byrne On June 17th, the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer with the United States Navy, collided with a merchant vessel southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The collision resulted in the death of seven Navy sailors and an additional three crewmembers were injured. Then, on August 21st, the USS John S. McCain, also a Navy destroyer, collided with a merchant vessel in the Straits of Malacca, near Singapore.…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As I mentioned last week, we will have a plethora of political contests to follow next year and the field is beginning to formulate. The governor’s race is always the marquee event. However, the most important races will be for the 35 State Senate and 105 House of Representatives seats. These legislative races will be where most of the special interest money will gravitate. There will be…