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3/31/2015 2:22:19 PM
Alabama hasn't had live thoroughbred racing in years, but there's still been plenty of political jockeying in the days following Gov. Robert Bentley's signing the School Choice and Student Opportunity Act into law. Republicans hail the legislation, which allows the creation of public charter schools in Alabama, as a creative pathway that provides parents more freedom as to where their child is ed
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3/31/2015 4:07:46 PM
As of last Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama has now made two visits to Alabama in one month. Several weeks ago, the President made his first appearance at the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma.  He came to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham last Thursday to discuss economic plans, including payday loan lenders. During his speech, Obama introduced the term “midd...read more
3/31/2015 2:21:09 PM
Never underestimate the power of purple. Members of the Franklin County Relay for Life Committee will be painting the county purple during the month of April to promote cancer awareness in advance of next month's annual Relay for Life. The committee, under the leadership of Relay for Life Chairperson Belinda Johnson, works year-round to promote cancer awareness in the community and it received s...read more
3/31/2015 2:19:06 PM
Fiber-optic cable will soon replace existing copper wiring in a move designed to enhance classroom technology capabilities in four Franklin County schools. The Franklin County Board of Education awarded the rewiring project bid to Clearwinds at a cost $200,949. The project is contingent upon federal grant funding through the E-Rate program, which would pay for 80 percent of project costs. The pr...read more
3/31/2015 2:17:12 PM
In an effort to gain updated information on how many Franklin County homes are not served by high-speed wireless Internet, the Franklin County Broadband Task Force has prepared a new survey for residents to complete. A flyer containing the survey and information will be sent home with students from kindergarten through sixth grade in Franklin County Schools. Parents may complete the survey on pa...read more
3/26/2015 2:30:31 PM
Never underestimate the power of purple. Members of the Franklin County Relay for Life Committee will be painting the county purple during the month of April to promote cancer awareness in advance of next month's annual Relay for Life. The committee, under the leadership of Relay for Life chairperson Belinda Johnson, works year-round to promote cancer awareness in the community, and it received ...read more
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