Editorial

Fight for longer Red Snapper Season
By Congressman Bradley Byrne We are blessed to live in a part of the world known for our beautiful scenery, abundant natural resources, and marvelous waterways. It is easy to see why my family has not left Southwest Alabama since my great-great-great-grandfather settled here in the 1780s. A critical part of our local culture is the Gulf of Mexico, including a wide range of fish that call the Gulf home.…
A plea to the school board
[Following is a presentation by A.C. Moore teacher Anna Tingle to the Escambia County Board of Education, April 27.] First I want to thank the Superintendent for accepting our request for me to come and speak this afternoon. I am here to speak on behalf of the entire faculty and staff of A.C. Moore Elementary School. After the community meeting [April 6], our faculty and staff had opportunities to discuss…
The first 100 days
By Congressman Bradley Byrne We are now over 100 days into the Trump Presidency and this era of unified Republican government. Despite what some in the mainstream media may say, a lot has been accomplished. In fact, more bills have been signed into law by President Trump in his First 100 Days than any President since Harry Truman. Many of these bills have focused on rolling back costly and unnecessary…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Well, folks, let’s put the final coup de grace to the Robert Bentley six-year Governor’s reign and move on. Ole Bentley was quite a story his last two years. He had become the ringleader of a circus and an infamous national cartoon character. The salacious and lurid details of his affair with Mrs. Rebekah Mason were a never ending, titillating saga. The story, along with his picture,…
A week on the road
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Eleven town hall meetings. Over 700 miles. Six counties. Eight visits. Those are just a few of the numbers from my past week on the road in Southwest Alabama. The House was out of session last week for a District Work Period. Some people call these weeks “recess,” but they are far from relaxing for me. In fact, these days often go from sun up to…