Editorial

Honoring ECMS administrators
Principal Debbie Bolden By DANIELLE LOGAN Teacher, sixth grade After a 30- year career in many areas of public education, Ms. Deborah Bolden has come home to Atmore. This choice was a huge gift to our community, as Ms. Bolden took on the challenge of sitting at the helm of Escambia County Middle School as its principal. Since June of 2016 when Bolden took on her new role at ECMS,…
Tax reform will grow our economy
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Last week, the House took a big step toward long overdue tax reform when we passed our budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget is important because it opens up the process by which we can bypass a Democrat filibuster and pass tax reform with 51 votes in the Senate. If you read last week’s column, you know that the unified Republican tax plan will benefit…
They’ve got our back
Those of us who have lived in these parts for a number of years know more than we want to about hurricanes. We know to plan and prepare. And for the most part, according to the forecasts, we can get an idea of how bad it will be. When Hurricane Nate started heading our way, the general consensus was that it might be damaging, but not devastating. While a category…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers  Jefferson County is transitioning from a Republican to a Democratic county. In the process, they are having an interesting array of intriguing political happenings. You may recall that a few months back I wrote about the indictment of the newly elected Jefferson County District Attorney, Charles Todd Henderson, on perjury charges. To say a lot has happened since then would be an understatement. Dr. Robert Bentley has…
Blessed to have our mayor
To the editor: On Friday afternoon, I called Mayor Jim Staff and asked if someone from the city could come pick up a huge pile of limbs and shrubs we’d had cut on Tuesday. I knew the pile of limbs and leaves would likely clog street drains. During rain storms, Laurel Street often floods near Presley. Mayor Staff had a truck at our home within ten minutes of my call…