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Gadsden area gets more pre-K classrooms

Other new sites in Northeast Alabama will be at Sand Rock School in Cherokee County; Collinsville, Fyffe and Valley Head schools in DeKalb County; two in Guntersville City Schools; and Ashville Elementary School and two Head Start classrooms in St. Clair ...

Run for the Wall makes stop in Ashville

ASHVILLE – For the eighth consecutive year ...
They left out of California and took the southern route through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and then, Alabama. Doug Harvey is from Massillon, Ohio, and he rode to California to make the ride across ...

University of West Alabama commencement

Ashville: Chase Alvis. Athens ...
Linden: Costella Duke. Livingston: Essmeel Al Motawa, Jason Spinks. Loxley: Adrienne Ramsey. Madison: Stefanie Cook. Marion: Courtney Friday. Millport: Kristi Ables. Mobile: Latricia Bright, Alison Sullivan, Heather ...

Surgeon Joins Hospital Staff

The surgeon, who grew up in North Carolina, moved to Cibola County from Ashville, N.C. He began his medical studies at the University of Mississippi and completed his surgical residency in Atlanta, Ala. His successful medical practice in Alabama spanned ...

Ragland woman killed in single-vehicle crash

Alabama State Troopers said Leanne Marie Andringa, 30-years-old, died when her 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe left the road and overturned on Highway 231 near Ashville. The crash is still under investigation.

St. Clair journalists win awards in communications contest

Two freelance journalists from St. Clair County won top awards recently in the Alabama Media Professionals 2015 Communications Contest. Elaine Hobson Miller, an Ashville resident, received two first-place awards, while Leeds resident Jane Newton Henry ...

Cops: Another Teacher Arrested in Alleged Sex Abuse Case

ASHVILLE, Alabama - Police say a high school teacher and coach has been taken into custody after being accused of having sexual relations with a student. Multiple news sources report 47-year-old Anthony Dwight Rice was sent to the St. Clair County Jail ...

High school teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a student

ASHVILLE, Alabama — Police say a high school teacher and coach has been taken into custody after being accused of having sexual relations with a student. Multiple news sources report 47-year-old Anthony Dwight Rice was sent to the St. Clair County Jail ...

Former Ashville HS teacher arrested on 3 counts of having sex with a student

ASHVILLE, AL (WBRC) - Ashville authorities and the Ashville City Schools superintendent confirm that an Ashville High School coach has been arrested for having sexual contact with a student. The city jail confirms that Anthony Rice is in custody on a $ ...

St. Clair authorities investigating fatal Friday shooting

ASHVILLE, Alabama -- St. Clair County authorities are probing an incident Friday night that left an Ashville man dead. St. Clair Undersheriff Billy Murray said deputies were called to a home on Shoal Creek Valley Road at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday ...

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Answer Man: Is My Modular Home Safe in a Storm?

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Former student of accused Ashville teacher speaks

ASHVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — A former student of an Ashville High School teacher and coach shared her reaction to his arrest. Anthony Rice, 47, is charged with three counts of violating the School Employe…

Ashville High School teacher arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with student

ASHVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Anthony Rice of Ashville High school has been arrested as of Monday evening. Rice was arrested on three counts of a school employee allegedly engaging in a sex act with a stud…

Ashville High School teacher arrested for engaging in sex with students

ASHVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — Anthony Rice of Ashville High school has been arrested as of Monday evening. Rice was arrested on three counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under …


Giving Every Young Person in ASHVILLE ALABAMA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



Register now and request your ballots for the year in ASHVILLE ALABAMA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
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  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
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Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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Protect Your Business in ASHVILLE 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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