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More than 20 Alabama counties under tornado watch

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida, issued a tornado warning for the northeastern part of Henry County in southeast Alabama, which included the Abbeville area. In the southeast Alabama town of Enterprise, about 30 miles west of Dothan ...



Taylor, Donald

AL; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Durr of Abbeville, AL and Arletha (Robert) Copeland of Daleville, AL; a sister, Tunisia Ardis of Dothan, AL; a brother, Bob Taylor of Dothan, AL; a host of other relatives and friends. Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park ...

Yella Fella Jimmy Rane on why he loves Auburn

And please note I said "Auburn man" not Auburn football fan. Yes, Rane is famously a Tigers fan. He has been since his beloved Abbeville High School football coach Tom McClendon loaded him and some other students into a car and took them to Auburn in 1958 ...

Citizens Of Ozark Thank The Coffers of Abbeville

The citizens of Ozark wish to thank the "coffers" ( MONEY ) people of Abbeville Alabama. Today the Abbeville Police Chief vehicle, gas and all, was parked in the Chief of Police parking spot at Ozark Police Department. Apparently when the split Ozark City ...

Abbeville police chief to lead police department in nearby city of Ozark

ABBEVILLE, Alabama — The police chief of a southeast Alabama city is moving to the chief's position at a nearby police department. The Dothan Eagle reports ( that Abbeville Police Chief Marlos Walker recently notified city officials ...

Update on Abbeville Stabbing

Abbeville, AL-- There are new details in the Abbeville stabbing last month. Three teens were charged in the death of 17-year-old Tyric Brown outside of a block party. One of the suspects, Gregory Spann, was in court Tuesday. His arraignment was waived ...

Abbeville teenager stabbed to death Sunday morning

ABBEVILLE, Alabama -- Few details have been released in the stabbing death of an Abbeville teenager on Sunday. Emmett Tyric Leqwaun Brown, 17, was pronounced dead at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Abbeville, the Henry County Coroner Derek Wright told the Dothan ...

Find Polling Place Locations in Abbeville, AL

Did you know that in­ some countries, like­ Fiji or Chile, you can be thrown in prison for NOT voting? While the consequences aren’t quite so extreme in America, consider the importance of a single vote throughout our history. For example, it was ONE ...

Abbeville, Alabama Vacation Rentals

Cabin atmosphere 2400 square feet of hardwood floors and carpeted bedrooms. Located one mile from Thomas Mill Creek and about five miles from White Oak. Lake Eufaula - better known as the 'Bass Capital of the World' - offers an array of water spor...

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discardingimages: bat in a hat book of hours, Picardy 15th century Abbeville, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 16, fol. 31v

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bat in a hat book of hours, Picardy 15th century Abbeville, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 16, fol. 31v

A New Snail Species Named in Honor of BHL!

A new land snail species from Laos has been named in honor of the Biodiversity Heritage Library! Vargapupa biheli, named in honor of BHL. Image courtesy Dr. Barna Páll-Gergely. Vargapupa biheli, a me…

Hawthorne now in the Top 10 of “The Voice”

Koryn Hawthorne of Abbeville is still alive on “The Voice.” Hawthorne had advanced to the Top 10 of the singing competition, thanks to public voting. On Monday’s show, Hawthorne sang Kelly Clarkson’s…< /li>

Abbeville native honored at 'Ryan's Run for Life'

KATC Abbeville native honored at LOPA 5K with 'Ryan's Run for Life'April is National Donate Life Month. The cause of this national dedication is to raise awareness of the life-saving gift of organ do…

Abbeville: Big Art Toy

Mural in progress, Abbeville, Louisiana. March 2015. It's cool to see a mural in the making. Makes me think of how many eons we've been doing such things, going back to caveman times. In this case, t…

Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville, LA

Louisiana State Parks – Palmetto Island ★★★a 33;★ Palmetto Island’s state park is in Abbeville, Louisiana. It is considered part of “Cajun Country” and is about an hour from the Gulf of Mexico. Honest…

Real estate for sale in Abbeville Louisiana - MLS# L14255827 by Liz Guidry | March 27, 2015 at 05:48PM

Video Title: Real estate for sale in Abbeville Louisiana - MLS# L14255827 This video has upload by Liz Guidry Date: March 27, 2015 at 05:48PM Original Source (Youtube video ID 0BgwgJ4a2Pk) Real est…

Natural gas in Abbeville possible

PCA Commissioner Brandon Presley will be meeting with the town of Abbeville Tuesday in hopes to get enough support to bring natural gas to rural community.  (March 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

UFO Sighting in Abbeville, Alabama on March 10th 2014 - My dog alerted me approx. a year ago. We observed a huge floating object traveling in a straight line from W to E Silent in no hurry.

I was at my house watching tv at about 8:30 when my coon hound alerted me. So I walk outside and its calm and quiet. The wind wasn't blowing, crickets were sleeping, I mean Erie kind of quite. So Im l…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ABBEVILLE ALABAMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



Protect Your Business in ABBEVILLE ALABAMA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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Get a Homeland Security Job in ABBEVILLE ALABAMA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



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