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Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics, George Wallace, usurped this power and controlled the Legislature from the Executive Branch of Government. Over the last couple of decades the Legislature has wrestled this power back and pretty much excluded the Governor from their bailiwick. Governors Bob Riley and Robert Bentley were ostracized…
Three dogs have we
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson  Some time back two distinguished members of our local religious community offered their opinions on whether or not dogs have souls. Well, if my vote counts for anything, I cast mine with the one who concluded that yes, they do. More to the point, I agree with Mark Twain who observed that “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out…
Choir concert .. and more!
The Escambia County Middle and High School Choirs will present a Spring Concert on May 3, and a mass choir event immediately following the concert is also in the works. The concert will be held in the Escambia County High School Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, and $1 for students grades 1-12. Children under first grade are admitted free. The concert will feature a mix of…
ECCPC presenting truth about marijuana
The Escambia County Children’s Policy Council is sponsoring and presenting an educational presentation entitled “The Truth About Marijuana” at Flomaton High School Auditorium. The program will begin at 6 p.m. on April 26, at the auditorium and last about an hour. The guest speaker will be Mr. Anthony Pollard, a dynamic and informative speaker. The objective of the presentation is to educate and inform students, parents and the general public…
Delta Kappa Gamma enjoys dinner meeting
Gamma Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its final meeting of the school year on April 5, in the Escambia County High School Culinary Arts room. Members present enjoyed a delightful meal of green salad, roast chicken with orange sauce, wild rice, mixed vegetables, and strawberry shortcake parfait. It was especially nice to see some members’ former students serving and to know that they helped prepare the meal. Kudos to…