Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Local News & Events

AP release regarding the latest SC church fire inital thoughs are it is not arson

Official: Fire at South Carolina Black Church Wasn’t Arson GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — Jul 1, 2015, 11:28 AM ET By BRUCE SMITH and MEG KINNARD Associated Press   A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. ... Read More »

Federal judge issues statement regarding alabama’s refusal to issue gay marriage license

Federal Judge: Alabama Counties Must Allow Gay Marriage BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jul 1, 2015, 1:03 PM ET By JAY REEVES Associated Press Share 26 51 Comments   A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile issued an order Wednesday updating a previous ruling in favor of same-sex ... Read More »

10 year old formerly homeless childs sews clothes for children that need them

What a wonderful story and especially from the loving mind and heart of a child. To realize that it is so hard when you dont have a home especially after surviving it himself. This is the inspiration we need to look to.   this was posted on Arizona 10-Year-Old, Formerly Homeless, to Make Clothes for Kids Less Fortunate ... Read More »

SOZO announces investment in the wiregrass area

Today the SOZO group announced what they be doing with the downtown area they purchased  It is the start of great things to the wiregrass area with this company This information was originally posted on         Previous Next Kendall Clinton Managing Editor Sozo Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz talk to the crowd at the Dothan ... Read More »

Fourth of July fireworks at the peanut festival

Fireworks @ The Fairgrounds 9pm showtime, Gates open 5pm, activities start 6pm. $10 parking donation to United Way. call 334-793-4323 for details. Food, games, music, antique show cars, inflatables, ice cream. Bring your family! Free gate admission. Read More »

Previous Drug Felons will now be eligible for some benefits/assistance

This is however a great sign from people that put many hours and sweat into a bill to make sure that people previously incarcerated would not be punished for the rest of their life. This is hopefully the beginning of a change not only in alabama but in the country as well. As we all deserve second chances   this ... Read More »

bill that could have helped with HIV patients killed

This is very disappointing as the high cost of medication for any HIV is outlandish and the fact that this could have helped those who have to choose to live or die because of financial reasons makes Alabama look very bad   this was originally posted on Alabama bill that would give unused HIV drugs to the ... Read More »

Ozark Police asking for assistance in shooting death from this week

Please reach out to the authorities if you have any information   This was posted on       Information sought in Ozark murder   Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 5:22 pm Information sought in Ozark murderMatt Elofson Crime and courts Posted on Jun 25, 2015 by Matt Elofson Ozark police are looking for any information ... Read More »

Private Probation company sued in alabama

This just goes on to prove the theory that once caught in the legal system you are almost sure never to leave it even though that is not what it was intended for originally. Too many people try to profit off of the hardships of others and it is very discouraging.   This was originally posted on   ... Read More »

Governor Bentley orders Confederate Flag removed from Capitol

It appears that the Governor jumped ahead of the controversy for once. i am quite shocked and proud that this didnt become a huge state controversy.   this was posted on Alabama Gov. Bentley removes Confederate flags from Capitol grounds 1 / 11 flag.JPG A worker removes a Confederate flag from the Alabama Capitol grounds on June 24, ... Read More »

High School for homeless children

What an amazing concept. Would it not be wonderful if alabama could be a leader in such an important social issue and start one of our own. Most people tend to ignore homeless people as it tends to make them feel uncomfortable. We need to all realize that could be us out there and certainly we need to make sure ... Read More »

cost of staying in touch with family in prison

This is sad to think that despite all the hardship that occurs when you have a loved one or a family member incarcerated that you still have to pay extra fees to get the simple pleasure of speaking to them on the phone.  I am glad to hear that there is a new contract that caps that to make it ... Read More »

Extreme heat wave for dothan area

Temperatures could push triple digits this week   again please be careful with the extreme high temperatures for next week.  Make sure you check on your family and neighbors with this extreme heat wave this was originally posted on Dothan Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:15 pm Temperatures could push triple digits this week Lance Griffin News reporter ... Read More »

Deadly Shooting at South Carolina Church

It is unfathomable that such a horrible crime could occur at a place of worship where we should all be safe to bare our souls and ask for forgiveness. the amount of hate that must be in a person to attach at a church is truly frightening. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those who are grieving ... Read More »

Houston County alabama ranked in the top 10 for investing in Alabama

  This is certainly some positive news to see that we are a great investment for companies. hopefully this will continue to bring in more businesses and thus many more jobs   This was posted on Houston County in top 10 in incoming investments   Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:26 pm Ebony Davis Business Reporter Posted on ... Read More »

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