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3 DAR Good Citizens recognized
The Fort Mims Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution wishes to announce and congratulate the DAR Good Citizens at the three area high schools. The students were elected from each senior class based on qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree. The area DAR Good Citizens for 2016-17 are Bailey Colleen Lancaster, Escambia Academy; Ziah Hassani Young, Escambia County High School;…
Regulatory reform top priority
By Congressman Bradley Byrne $1,000,000,000,000. That’s the estimated total cost of regulations issued by the Obama Administration. These regulations have resulted in over 754,000,000 hours of paperwork. These numbers are pretty remarkable. The wide range of regulations cover everything from energy to agriculture to the environment. In addition to having a negative effect on all those directly impacted, the regulations have a larger impact by stunting economic growth and increasing…
The reality about failing schools
By Larry Lee The State Department of Education just released the latest “failing schools” list; an annual ranking is required by the infamous Alabama Accountability Act. The legislature decreed that the bottom six percent of all public schools are “failing” and should be identified annually. So lists were distributed in June 2013 and January 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This always causes an outcry from educators – they think some schools that…
What a beautiful morning – I think I’ll go kill something
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Driving through the heart of Alabama recently I saw more than a few big pickups with dog crates in the beds. Hunting season. I don’t hunt. At least not any more. I used to hunt, but I never worked to become good at it. I’m sorta like the old preacher who was such a poor shot that he quit hunting. For him it was a…
WCA donates $20K-plus to library, high school – Monroe County Public Library and J.U. Blacksher High School receive Christmas TITO funds
Christmas came early for Monroe County Public Library and J.U. Blacksher High School. On December 16, both organizations were presented with checks from Wind Creek Atmore’s Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) program. Together, the donations totaled $23,712.82. When presenting the checks, WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer said, “This comes from us and our guests. We are blessed to be able to do this for you.” The TITO program allows guests…