Editorial

Atmore residents receive UA degrees
The University of Alabama awarded approximately 5,000 degrees during spring commencement May 5-7 in Tuscaloosa. Degree recipients included the following students from Atmore: Caitlyn Bruley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Colton Cumbie, Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences; James McKinley, Master of Business Administration; Jamieka McMorris, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration; Sarah Ziglar, Bachelor of Science in Education.  
Working together to stop sexual offenders
By Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Thanks to a dedicated effort from legislators and prosecutors, Alabama now joins many other states in ensuring that our most vulnerable are better protected from sexual predators. As a district attorney for the last 16 years, I understand the importance of strengthening and updating Alabama’s sexual offender laws to hold accountable those who exploit children and others. Just as technology changes rapidly, so do…
Immediate infrastructure need – Interstate 65
By Jim Zeigler State Auditor I do not need expensive studies and consultants to know that Alabama has immediate infrastructure needs. I experienced a major infrastructure problem Saturday afternoon [June 17]. While the inadequacy of Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Montgomery – and on all of the beach route – may or may not be our most dangerous problem, it may well be the most immediate. It is a problem NOW.…
A Red Snapper victory
By Congressman Bradley Byrne We recently had a major victory for our area’s Red Snapper fishermen and the coastal communities, which benefit from a longer Red Snapper season. Last Wednesday, the federal Department of Commerce announced an emergency extension of the 2017 Red Snapper season for recreational fishermen. As you probably remember, it was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this year that the Red Snapper season…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers The much-anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. It was previously thought that June 6 would be the opening bell since fundraising for next year’s June 5 Primary could begin at that time. However, the bell will probably commence to chime in…