News

Alabama Democratic Leader Joe Reed’s Stooge [Rep. Anthony Daniels-D]

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Representative Anthony Daniels (D-AL) could very well be the betrayer within when speaking about support for millennials and how they wish to shape the party. Instead of going down to Montgomery, Alabama and representing the next generation he instead chose to be the waterboy for Alabama Democratic failed leader Joe Reed. Nationwide the party is […]

At-Risk

My Friend R. Parker Griffith

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Parker Griffith is my friend and has been since 2003. Parker Griffith and I have not always agreed and in fact we have argued like hell about different issues behind closed doors. I appreciate how he has totally disagreed with some of the things I support, say or do and I do the same to […]

Education

Discrimination Series Introduction-U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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Although discrimination is maintained through individual actions, neither individual prejudices nor random chance can fully explain the persistent national patterns of inequality and underrepresentation. Nor can these patterns be blamed on the persons who are at the bottom of our economic, political, and social order. Overt racism and sexism as embodied in popular notions of […]

Family

Creating a Safe Environment From Falls

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A Fall-Proof Home Checklist: Remove throw rugs and mats or add a slide free backing such as double sided rug tape. Re-arrange furniture so that walkways are easily accessed Keep loose cords and wires off of floors and walkways or use wireless/battery operated electronics and lamps. Keep frequently used items at an easy to reach […]

Education

History of Florence (Visitor’s Guide)

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  “Wawmanona” was the name given by Native Americans to the impressive mound which they built on the bank of the Tennessee River on land that would eventually be part of Florence, Alabama. At 42 feet high and a maximum base of 180 feet, this grand structure has stood for hundreds of years as a […]

Health

Skin Problems- Acne

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Skin problems can be a nuisance, but they are rarely life-threatening. Diagnosing skin problems may require a doctor’s help, especially the first time you have a particular ailment. What about and what is ACNE? Acne is the term for pimples or blackheads that form on the face, chest, upper back, or shoulders. A pimple forms […]

Health

Headaches

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Headaches are one of the most common health complaints. Some possible causes include tension, infection, allergy, injury, hunger, changes in the flow of blood in the vessels of the head, or exposure to chemicals. Most headaches that occur without other symptoms will respond well to self-care. The majority of headaches–over 90 percent–are caused by tension […]

At-Risk

Lawrence County Commission May Cut Contribution to NARCOG

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Here’s what may be negatively impacted by the Lawrence County, Alabama Commission’s suggestion to cut funding to NARCOG (North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments) from $50,000 to $25,000: Services For Communities And Businesses Regional & Community Planning- The NARCOG provides a full range of planning services designed to respond to the various needs and problems […]

Education

Endrew T.v. Douglas-Special Education Programming III by Shane T. Sears & James D. Sears

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Courts’ Interpretation of “Educational Benefits” The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals pre-Endrew F. had interpreted Rowley’s “educational benefits” language to provide “basic floor of opportunity.” “The IDEA does not require the educational services offered maximize the child’s potential.” Rather, the services offered only have to confer “some benefit.” “If the educational benefits are adequate based on surrounding and […]

Poetry Corner

Forbidden Passions

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It was her who delved in excitement but it was I who sought a climax. In no time she became the forbidden apple of my sinful desire. So I opened the window to forbidden passion. Inside the realm of pleasure I smile. No other torment is as pleasing as forbidden love.   Crying nights and […]