Thursday, August 27, 2015

Local News & Events

Katrina 10th Anniversary on our way to New Orleans

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Ash-Lee Henderson, Regional Organizer Cell phone: 423-794-6434 Email: Southern Delegations to Attend the Southern Movement Assembly for Katrina 10 Week of Action Southern movements rising 10 years after Katrina New Orleans, LA – Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf South and shook the nation. Although some will celebrate the ... Read More »

SCLC Mourns Shero Amelia Boynton’s Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Maynard Eaton 404-254-8322   August 25, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) – Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) mourn the passing of Dr. Amelia Boynton Robinson. SCLC is blessed to have worked with her in the struggle for justice and equality, highlighted by her pioneering work on the Selma to Montgomery march. ... Read More »

EX con cant move back home or get jobs offered to him due to restrictions

This is definitely a scenario of what is wrong with the prison system that needs to be reformed. Somebody committed a crime paid their dues and now cant move on because of  it . It is truly the cycle that doesnt end once you make a mistake   This is the reforms that we need to be working on!!!   ... Read More »

First woman in mobile county sentenced to death on death of two children

This is certainly a horrible story with an ending that doesn’t really resolve much. I feel so bad for the mother of the children and that she had to relive the tragedy again   this was posted on Heather Leavell-Keaton becomes first Mobile County woman sentenced to death 1 / 20 Heather Leavell-Keaton child murder trial Heather Leavell-Keaton ... Read More »

Local Dothan Woman stages protest outside of business

at least it was a peaceful protest and there was nobody hurt . She stood up for herself in a calm and safe manner this was posted on Dothan   Business owner stages silent protest in downtown Dothan   2 Previous Next Protest Oak 151 chef/owner Kim Perrin, left, protests what she claims is an improper eviction ... Read More »

local arts and entertainment schedule

Here is a look at some upcoming events happening in the Wiregrass through the end of this year this was published on the dothan Dothan area arts and entertainment   CONTRIBUTED PHOTO   A classical guitar concert featuring Adam Larison will be held Sept. 4 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 427 Camilla Ave., in Ozark beginning at 7 ... Read More »

Former Ozark resident convicted of cross burning arrested this weekend after violating terms of probation

Luckily this person was arrested quickly after violating his probation especially with the rumor that he may have been in possession of a firearm   this was originally posted on Authorities arrest former KKK officer convicted of cross burning     Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:47 pm | Updated: 5:19 pm, Sun Aug 16, 2015. Lance ... Read More »

Civil rights activist Julian bonds passes away at age 75

The world has lost a great figure. We should keep him and his families in our thoughts and prayers.       Julian Bond, a Civil Rights titan and longtime leader of the NAACP, died Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. A public face of activism for civil rights throughout his life, Bond led ... Read More »

urban farming projects helps inmates and charities

This is a great concept to help the community and possibly help inmates get job skills and benefits the community   This is what the jail system needs across the country .   this was posted on This Jail’s Urban Farming Project Benefits Inmates, Local Charities The unique program has been called a “win” for all involved. Joseph ... Read More »

Numerous cities in Alabama cancel their contracts with private probation company

this is definitely a step in the right direction. We should stop punishing people multiple times and getting them caught in the never ending cycle of a debtors prison. I am glad that some of the cities are making the right decision   this was originally posted on Alabama Cities Cancel Contracts with Private Probation Company By: ... Read More »

The Saying, “Good Luck With The Zoo” Sparks Tension & Law Suit against City Of Elba.

   A local Pastor Elder Timothy Williams has been doing community work for 22 years in Elba, Alabama. Pastor Timothy Williams is very active in the lives of young people he has always down things to help build and mold the minds of the young people. In 2014 Pastor Timothy Williams started a City Wide Day Camp in Elba, Alabama ... Read More »

Treatment Instead of Incarceration

In our research of the Indigent Lawsuits filed. We have also found out that TREATMENT is one of the main factors in judicial system contributing to not only recidivism but our discrimination as well.  Did you know that if you are sentenced by the courts to go to Treatment. You have the right to choose the Treatment Center of your ... Read More »

Several Alabama police officers in the news lately unfortunately for all the wrong reasons

It must be said that most of all officers are definitely above board and certainly risk their lives daily to help out the public and it is always a shame that in any profession a few “bad apples” tend to change the peoples perspective in a negative way. However we certainly need to remember to respect those that risk their ... Read More »

Commuting has become a way of life

Sometimes you really do have to look not only outside the box to get a good job but even outside of the county you live in . However we all have to sacrifice a bit in our quest for moving up in this world.   This was originally posted on More Wiregrass residents commuting for work over ... Read More »

Dothan City Schools ipad system starts its second year

I am glad to hear that they are  continuing to work on furthering our childrens education and using new technology so that they are not left behind in this technological era.   this story was published on the Dothan eagle iConnect initiative prepares for second year   Previous Next JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE iPad School Instructional Specialist Lee ... Read More »

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