Opinion

Sympathy vote helped Wallace win

Albert Brewer began the writing of George Wallace’s political obituary by beating him in the first primary in 1970. However, Wallace arose from the grave ... Read more

Covenant Hospice appreciates area’s support

Dear Editor, A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Fifth Annual Crimson Tide vs. Tiger Pride Football Fever Tailgate Party ... Read more

Where have all those old sayings gone?

What happened to those old time sayings we heard as youngsters? Sayings like “bus left,” “slow as ‘lasses,” “dumb as a stump,” closing the barn ... Read more

Vets deserve better health care

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne Earlier this year, our eyes were opened to an alarming crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We were ... Read more

Brewer, Wallace had historic race in 1970

Upon Lurleen Wallace’s death in May of 1968, Lt. Governor Albert Brewer moved up to governor. Brewer was no novice to state government. He came ... Read more

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Opinion Columnists

Economic downturn can’t become ‘new normal’

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne You may have seen some good news recently. The September jobs report for the United States showed the unemployment rate ... Read more

Tuesday’s general election should be uneventful

The 2014 general election is Tuesday. It is set to be uneventful. I predicted over a year ago that this election year was going to ... Read more

Amendment would be great for county

By State Rep. Alan Baker On Nov. 4, Escambia County citizens will have an opportunity to vote on a county-wide local amendment that, if approved, ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Thank you scouts, for helping with my service project

Dear Editor, I am writing to publicly thank Atmore Boy Scout Troop 26 for recently performing a service project at my home. After heel surgery, ... Read more

Byrne’s column arguments were misleading about EPA

Dear Editor, In response to U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne’s recent piece, “Bad regulations hurt farmers, foresters” (Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014), Congressman Byrne is simply wrong ... Read more

Return of Science Olympiad is great for ECHS

Dear Editor: First, please let me apologize that this letter is about 7.5 years late and also apologize for sharing a misconception that many of ... Read more

Covenant Hospice appreciates area’s support

Dear Editor, A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Fifth Annual Crimson Tide vs. Tiger Pride Football Fever Tailgate Party ... Read more

We should give our president a chance

As I was performing the mundane task of mowing my swampy crawfish laden lot, I had a transcending surprise — a redheaded woodpecker swooped down ... Read more