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Sentencing project March 2015 update

    http://www.sentencingproject.org/detail/news.cfm?news_id=1911&id=133]   March 3, 2015 State Advocacy Update: Advocacy Campaign Leadership Advocacy Leadership Addressing Upstream Policies Unlocking the Vote Other News State legislatures are in full swing. This year, legislation has been introduced in Kentucky to reclassify certain felony offenses to misdemeanors, eliminating prison as a sentencing option. Lawmakers in Maryland and Minnesota are considering expanding voting rights ... Read More »

Wiregrass residents will participate in 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/local/wiregrass-residents-going-to-selma-for-th-anniversary-of-bloody/article_9a992f98-c2ab-11e4-b21e-330ebc444ce5.html   Wiregrass residents going to Selma for 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday PreviousNext Associated Press Edmund Pettus Bridge In this March 21, 1965 file photo, civil rights marchers cross the Alabama River on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to the State Capitol of Montgomery. The Edmund Pettus Bridge gained instant immortality as a civil rights landmark when white ... Read More »

Dothan police officer charged with fraud

This was originally posted on dothan eagle.com http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/former-dothan-police-officer-charged-with-credit-card-fraud/article_99429a7a-c27a-11e4-a755-1f292d276dca.html   Former Dothan police officer charged with credit card fraud PreviousNext Charles Simmer Charles Simmer   Quote “Conduct of this nature is unacceptable and intolerable for a police officer. It is an embarrassment to the agency.” - Dothan Police Maj. Steve Parrish Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 8:27 am | Updated: 5:50 ... Read More »

wiregrass community events march-april 2015

check out all the events that are going on this month in the Wiregrass especially the visit from the Tibetan Monks what a wonderful way to experience a different culture right here in our hometown   to see more events in this area please visit http://www.wtvy.com/templates/respSubCommunityEventPopup?c=y&ep=/community&cat=Announcements Drepung Gomang Sacred Arts Tour 2015 Date(s): 3/2/2015, 3/3/2015, 3/4/2015, 3/5/2015, 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015, 3/8/2015 ... Read More »

Legal Aid for residents with limited income

Please make sure that anybody that is in need of legal help is aware of this event/forum. Please sign up if you have any questions   http://www.wtvy.com/community/headlines/Legal-Help-for-Low-Income-Residents-294873581.html Legal Help for Low Income Residents By: Press Release DOTHAN , Ala. The City of Dothan is teaming up with a statewide not-for-profit law firm to give free help to low-income city residents ... Read More »

Affordable Care Act debate today in the Supreme court

http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Supreme-Court-Hearing-Arguments-on-Affordable-Care-Act-295018811.html Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Affordable Care Act By: Associated Press Posted: Wed 11:36 AM, Mar 04, 2015 By: Associated Press Home / Headlines List / Article WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has been hearing arguments this morning in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. The challenge could threaten insurance coverage for millions of people. ... Read More »

Dothan Police Dept. Press Release

Dothan Police Department 210 North Saint Andrews Street Dothan, Alabama 36303 Gregory J. Benton Chief of Police (334) 615-3000 E-mail dpd@dothan.org Media Alert March 3, 2015 The Dothan Police Department is pleased to announce the spring 2015 session of the Citizens Observer Program. The Program is an exciting 5-week program hosted by the Dothan Police Department which is intended for ... Read More »

Alabama Sports Festival state games will be held in Dothan 2015

What a wonderful even to come to the wiregrass to get families and kids out and teach them the importance of being outside and active and the positive points of being in group activities to teach sportsmanship.  This will be a great benefit to our community   The link to the official page is below http://alagames.net/ About the ASF Foundation ... Read More »

Police chief Benton announces retirement

this was originally posted on dothaneagle.com http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/government/dothan-police-chief-greg-benton-announces-retirement/article_9f6f47c4-c12e-11e4-bc7a-7399bb119ac2.html   Dothan Police Chief Greg Benton announces retirement PreviousNext MAX ODEN / DOTHAN EAGLE Community Watch Dothan Police Chief Greg Benton talks about a new neighborhood watch program on Sasser Street Wednesday morning.   Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 4:51 pm | Updated: 10:49 pm, Mon Mar 2, 2015. Dothan Police Chief Greg ... Read More »

Black History Student Honor Program

Black History Student Honor Program Put on for the sixth year in a row by Anita Dawkins! In attendance is the Mayor Sen Harrie Anne Smith Rep. Dexter Grimsley Read More »

Poverty Simulation at Troy University opens students eyes to harsh realities

It is certainly always hard to put yourself in anothers shoes. I am glad that this type of organization is out there to help point out what so many people overlook when they dont want to see poverty they just ignore it. Unfortunately it is a very real crisis. The numbers provided by the article below are staggering.   This ... Read More »

Suicide rates may be tied to bad economy new study states

While this probaly is not shocking news we need to remember to be on the lookout for our family, friends, and colleagues that may show signs of possible suicide. We certainly need to make sure that everybody knows that EVERY SINGLE LIFE IS VALUABLE. There is nothing that should be bad enough that we try to kill ourselves when we ... Read More »

“facebook” argument ends in a death

whatever this argument started out as it certainly was not worth losing a life over. IT is our duty as community members and parents to try to help guide our children in learning how to deal with issues like this. More than likely we will never know what actually happened but the fact that a child is dead is just ... Read More »

Houston County receives federal funds

Please make sure if you work or know of an agency that can benefit from these funds please let them know since the deadline is next week.     This was originally posted on dothaneagle.com http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/local/houston-county-awarded-federal-funds-for-food-shelter-programs/article_19aa4a60-c090-11e4-b8f8-0f3499957c41.html Houston County awarded federal funds for food, shelter programs Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:56 pm Houston County awarded federal funds for food, shelter ... Read More »

veterans guilt over surviving is a hard to heal wound

Our veterans do so much for our country and our freedom. There are people out there that may not support the things they are fighting for or the policies the government have in place but we need to always remember we need to support our soldiers. They are out there fighting for us. They are all somebody’s son, daughter, wife, ... Read More »

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