A tax cut for Christmas
By Congressman Bradley Byrne This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986. The ultimate goal is to grow the American economy and…
Packrat habit reveals treasure chest from the past
By Nina Keenam My mother was a packrat. So am I. I find that when I try to give my home office a good cleaning, it looks more cluttered than when I start. Piles of papers wind up on every available space. Sometimes I just give up and leave it for a day or two. I have a hard time throwing things away. Recently in one of the stacks I…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers At the close of each year, my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political leaders from the political stage in our beloved state. We lost some icons this year. As I sit in my office writing this yearend column, pictures of two of my favorite friends and legends adorn my walls. The photos of Governor Albert Brewer and Congressman Jim Martin look down at…
I ain’t making this up
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Roy Blount, Jr. (the funniest man alive) in Roy Blount’s Book of Southern Humor (the funniest book ever put together) tells a story he got from Loyal Jones. (Stealing is OK as long as you give credit to the one you stole it from, which, you will note, is what I am doing right here.) It goes something like this – actually it goes exactly…
Flomaton woman, 19, killed in Friday crash
A 19-year-old Flomaton woman was killed Friday night, Dec. 22, in a single-vehicle accident that eventually involved three vehicles. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Daizee Brooke Angus was driving a 2007 Chevy Impala eastward on Escambia County (Fla.) Road 4A around 8 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle. The Flomaton woman’s car reportedly ran off the road. She apparently over-corrected in trying to regain control of the…