Editorial

Grandma’s life an example of strong faith
BY NINA KEENAM “Just call me Grandma, everybody does,” the woman holding a walking cane said, as several persons introduced themselves to me and my husband. We had just arrived in Lillian where my husband was appointed to serve the newly organized United Methodist Church. It was 1982, such a long time ago, but in my mind’s eye I still see Grandma pushing aside her cane to give us both…
Two big things you may have missed
By Congressman Bradley Byrne I understand why people are so frustrated with politics these days. The American people want action, and it may not seem like much is actually getting accomplished. I share those concerns, but my frustration is not connected to my work in the House of Representatives. Despite the media’s infatuation with relitigating the 2016 election, there are very substantive bills that pass out of the House almost…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Jim Martin passed away recently in Gadsden at 99 years old. His beloved wife of 70 years, Pat, was by his side. He was a true Christian gentleman. Jim was one of the Fathers of the modern Republican Party in the South. In 1962, John Kennedy was President. Camelot was in full bloom. The Congress was controlled by Democrats only because the South was solidly Democratic. The…
Amen to previous letter
To the editor: In the Wednesday, November 22nd edition, I read Mr. Leon Chavers’ letter to the editor and I want to add a hardy YES and Amen to his comments. Why are these vital questions not being asked? I have one more question of my own. Where does Doug Jones stand on abortion and will he stand with our president? Remember, prayer is still effective. Carolyn Morris Atmore
Getting results for locally owned businesses
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When I ran for Congress, I made clear that I wanted to be a workhorse, not a show horse. That means my focus has been on actually getting results instead of just talking about problems. We were able to get a big result last week when the House passed my bill, the Save Local Business Act. The legislation came about after I heard concerns from multiple…