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Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley is correct ...
We have four dog tracks and three major casinos in the State: Creek Casino Atmore, Creek Casino Wetumpka and Creek Casino Montgomery…all in operation. Do not advance gaming, but allow the same games at ...

Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

An Alabama Department of Corrections news release says 67-year-old Lawrence Utley was killed by another inmate at about 6 a.m. Wednesday at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama parks scheduled to close next month will ...

ADOC investigating fatal stabbing at Atmore prison

Officials are investigating a fatal stabbing that took place inside a prison in Atmore, the Alabama Department of Corrections reports. Lawrence Utley, an inmate at Holman Correctional Facility, was stabbed to death at 6 a.m. Wednesday in the facility.

Alabama inmate fatally stabbed at Atmore prison

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating another fatal stabbing in one of its prison, the latest of which coming at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. According to a release, 67-year-old Lawrence Utley died ...

Inmate stabbed to death at Holman Correctional Facility

An inmate at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore is dead after a stabbing. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Lawrence Utley, 67, was serving a life sentence for sodomy. Robert Williams, 58, is suspected of stabbing him. The prison is on ...

Alabama officials investigate fatal stabbing of inmate

An Alabama Department of Corrections news release says 67-year-old Lawrence Utley was killed by another inmate at about 6 a.m. Wednesday at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The release says a 58-year-old inmate has been detained as a suspect in ...

Holman on lock-down after stabbing death

Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore is on lock-down after an inmate was stabbed to death Wednesday morning. Bob Horton, Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman, said the homicide occurred at approximately 6 a.m. when 67-year-old Lawrence Utley was ...

Second fatal stabbing at an Alabama prison in 1 week

For the second time in a span of a week, an inmate at an Alabama prison has been stabbed to death, the state department of corrections announced today. The latest stabbing happened at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. At approximately 6 a.m ...

Riding for Legion Legacy Fund

On Sunday, April 5, two Legion Riders from Post 90 Atmore, Jimmy Kilcrease and Ted Presley, left for a five-day, 1,000-mile ride across Alabama. The purpose of the ride was to raise money for and to educate people about the American Legion Legacy Fund.

High school newspaper was popular

Owned by the Atmore Historical Society and assembled by the late Byard ...
It begins (or ends) in Gadsden, Alabama and runs 690 miles along U.S. Highway 127 to Addison, Michigan. It takes place the first weekend of August, marking the 28th consecutive ...

So, I am a History student at Eastern Michigan University. I am incredibly interested in African history, particularly pre-slavery. I realize that your subject is PoC in European art, but I am wondering if you might have some suggestions about good books o

This is a list of print sources that have been recommended by followers. It’s literally copypasted from my Static Resources page: Connah, Graham.  African Civilizations: An Archaeological Perspective.…

Today in History for April 22, 2015

Union Col. Benjamin GriersonApril 22, 1500 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. April 22, 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlement at Veracruz, Mexi…

Carpenter Atmore (AL) – Atmore Carpenters

Carpenter Atmore (AL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Atmore (AL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Atmore, Alabama work with, builds and fixes items and structures made fro…

Today in History for April 15, 2015

Sir James Clark RossApril 15, 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. April 15, 1741 – Painter, soldier and scientist Charles Peale was born in Chester, Province of Maryland, British Americ…

Today in History for April 14, 2015

Lewis PowellApril 14, 1775 – The first abolition society in North America was established when the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was organized in Philadelphia by Be…

Two Injured In Crash That Partially Closed Hwy 29

A two vehicle accident on Highway 29 in Molino sent two people to the hospital and partially closed the roadway Friday night. The accident happened about 8 p.m. on Highway 29 at Molino Road, closing t…

Yellow Mama claims her first victim in AL

“Some time between 1 o’clock and daybreak, Horace Devaughn will be led into the death chamber to pay the penalty for the murder of A.B. Moore and Mrs. Ruby Thornton in Birmingham last January,” report…


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One Dead, Many Injured In Fiery 9-Vehicle Wreck On I-65

I-65 is closed between Atmore and Flomaton due to a major accident just south of Flomaton  that has claimed at least one life, according to Alabama State Troopers. The accident involved three 18-wheel…

Carpenter Atmore (AL) – Atmore Carpenters

Carpenter Atmore (AL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Atmore (AL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Atmore, Alabama work with, builds and fixes items and structures made fro…


Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ATMORE 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



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in ATMORE 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.”)


The Guardian and a warning to ATMORE ALABAMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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