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Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers The race for our open U.S. Senate seat is evolving. Folks, we are in a brief 33-day sprint to the primary on August 15. The winner of the Republican Primary will be our next junior U.S. Senator. The December 12 General Election will be a coronation for the Republican. The eight Democratic candidates are irrelevant as are at least six of the Republican qualifiers. It is doubtful…
David’s finalist in catfish contest – You get to vote
After a statewide search, the Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge has reeled in four customer-nominated finalists serving up U.S. farm-raised catfish. The Alabama Catfish Producers sponsored the second annual contest. Finalists are David’s Catfish House in Atmore, Catfish N Que in Cullman, Orrville Farmer’s Market in Orrville and Swamp John’s in Red Bay. More than 250 nominations were received. A panel of three judges, including an Alabama catfish farmer, will…
Combatting illegal immigration
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our nation’s immigration system. The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been…
ECHS giveaway
The Escambia County High School third annual Days of Summer Giveaway is coming up, but in a shortened version this year. Principal Dennis Fuqua said the event will be 22 days rather than 50 and is starting later. Drawings will be held daily from August 7 through August 28. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50. When someone wins, their ticket goes back in the drawing, so there’s a…
Rathsack honored
Each year, the Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary honors a volunteer who epitomizes the spirit and work of the Auxiliary. At the annual banquet held Thursday, July 6, Judy Rathsack, center, was honored by her peers as Volunteer of the Year. At left is Auxiliary President Patsy Brown, at right ACH President Doug Tanner. For more on the banquet, see page 5A of the July 12 edition of Atmore News.