Letters to the Editor for Wed., March 30, 2016

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dear Editor,

Whereas I have no inclination to serve in any political capacity, I am appalled at the lack of knowledge by some of our so-called “Constitutional Scholars” in Washington and elsewhere.

The term “Lame Duck” is used to describe an elected official, who serves, after being defeated in an election, or because of term limits, continues to serve after an election has replaced him/her. Our current President does not fit either category. Every function of the Presidency should continue as demanded by the United States Constitution.

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Whenever hatred permeates the political structure of any government, officials neglect their duties and that government fails its constituency.

All voters should be aware of the prevalence of ignorance in our politics

Harold Dailey



On behalf of the Coalition for a Healthier Escambia County, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who had a role in the Drugs Erase Dreams 2016. The presentations were March 1, Brewton Middle School ; March 23, Flomaton Middle School; and Pollard McCall School; morning and afternoon, W.S. Neal Middle School; March 24, Huxford, morning, and in the afternoon, Escambia County Middle School, Atmore. The 2015 Class of Leadership Atmore helped to sponsor the Atmore event and presented each student with a gift at the end of the session.

The speakers for the programs did an outstanding job, dedicating their time to make these events possible. They are as follows: Circuit Judge Dave Jordan, Criminal Drug Court Coordinator Denise Carlee, Michael and Katie Roley and/or Samantha Bell.

Appreciation is also extended to the Escambia County Schools System, and the Brewton City Schools. Without their support, it would not have been possible to present the programs. Thanks to the local principals in each school who helped to make the events possible.

Additionally, this program has been sponsored, since the beginning in 2013, by the Coalition, Lions Clubs of Escambia County, Children’s Policy Council and Escambia County Juvenile Court.

Thank you all for your excellent program .

Sincerely ,

Ruth Harrell


Chair, Coalition for Healthier Escambia County


Dear Editor,

On Monday evening, March 21, Jerry Gehman addressed the Atmore Historical Society. Mr. Gehman gave a wonderful and informative brief history of the railroad and how it has influenced the development of our city.

Mr. Gehman also shared his involvement with the possible return of Amtrack to Atmore. I was completely and totally amazed at his tireless efforts in this effort. If you have a chance to listen to Mr. Gehman’s presentations on Amtrack and the history of the railroad in Atmore, by all means take advantage of the opportunity. I promise you will not be disappointed and you will be totally entertained.

Our community has a real asset in Mr. Gehman. He should be commended for his tireless efforts in bringing Amtrack back to Atmore. Most of us do not realize just how much time and effort he has put into this cause. He has tirelessly pursued the issue, met with congressional leaders, railroad officials, and community leaders to help bring back Amtrack’s return.

If Amtrack does not return to Atmore, and hopefully it will it will be in great due to the efforts of Mr. Gehman. I commend him for his efforts and I am proud to be a part of a community that has citizens such as Mr. Gehman who believe in Atmore and work tirelessly to make it a better place to live and work.

The next time you see Mr. Gehman, shake his hand and thank him for the work he is doing for our community.

Foster Kizer,