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Andalusia native hired as LBWCC surgical tech head

Andalusia native Dennis Davis has been hired as LBWCC’s ...
He has worked as a surgical technologist at Southeast Alabama Medical Center for the last five years, working in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, general surgery and ob-gyn surgery.

The writing's on the wall: Birmingham needs better public art

This is Archibald's Alabama Journal for Day 29. You can read the column for today here. Andalusia. Enterprise. Dothan. It is hard not to compare. All those cities decided to brighten their old downtowns, to commission murals to tell their colorful ...

Renewable energy options will boost Alabama competitiveness

Renewables also are in the mix for the PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, which primarily serves south Alabama and northwest Florida. Andalusia-based PowerSouth has an agreement to purchase 20 megawatts of generation from a wind farm operated by NextEra in ...

Bengals From The Heart Of Dixie

The Bengals have seven players on roster who were Alabama high school football stars. That list includes Gilberry (Baldwin County), Johnson (Andalusia), Kirkpatrick (Gadsden City), McCarron (St. Paul's), Smith (Huffman), defensive end Michael Johnson ...

Two Alabama men arrested and charged on drug trafficking charges

Lee County, AL - Two drug related arrests were made in Lee County, Alabama on Thursday. 49-year-old Thomas Jeffery Meeks and 48-year-old Todd Dearden both of Andalusia were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and other charges.

2 arrested in Lee Co. during traffic stop; handgun, meth found

Two Alabama men have been arrested by Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning on various drug trafficking charges. Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Jeffery Meeks, 49, of Andalusia, AL for first degree drug trafficking methamphetamine ...

Man Lost Half His Weight Because of Fast-Food Job

“During the day I could just see how he struggled,” Zaxby’s franchisee Scott Brown of Andalusia, Alabama, said on ABC News’ Good Morning America. “It made me hurt to watch him work, and I just thought, ‘You know we really need to do something.’

500-Pound Man Lost Half His Weight Because of Fast-Food Job

“During the day I could just see how he struggled,” Zaxby’s franchisee Scott Brown of Andalusia, Alabama, said on “Good Morning America.” “It made me hurt to watch him work, and I just thought, ‘You know we really need to do something.’

McGowan, Nall to wed

Submitted Miss Megan Elizabeth McGowan, daughter of doctors James and Diane McGowan of LaGrange, and Mr. Brent Austin Nall, son of Mr. Tony and Mrs. Donna Nall of Andalusia, Alabama, will be united in marriage Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 6:30 in the ...

What Andalusia Can Teach Us Today About Muslims and Non-Muslims Living Together

"The loss of Andalusia is like losing part of my body," H.R.H. Prince Turki al-Faisal told me. I had asked him what the loss of Andalusia meant to him as an Arab. The son of King Faisal, widely celebrated in the Muslim world, Prince Turki heads The King ...

Cadiz – Waves of Light – Andalusia, Spain

Built on a peninsula that extends along the Atlantic coast, battered by the waves that make it perfect for those who love water sports, surfing, windsurfing and kite. A quiet and relaxing place in the…

24 Parchi Naturali in Andalusia che ti faranno dimenticare la Giralda, la Mezquita e l’Alhambra

La regione dell’Andalusia è conosciuta nel mondo sopratutto per il proprio patrimonio culturale e per il bellissimo litorale che si affaccia sull’Oceano Atlantico e sul Mediterraneo. L’Andalusia però,…
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Protect Your Business in ANDALUSIA 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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Domestic violence in ANDALUSIA ALABAMA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in ANDALUSIA ALABAMA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



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