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Brandi Nicole Lawson

Alabama, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Miss Lawson was born in Tucson, Arizona on July 9, 1984, daughter of Floyd Rodney Lawson, Sr. and Nancy Nell Castleberry Lawson. She was a homemaker and was of ...

AL senators work to fill budget shortfall as session nears end

Harris County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a prison escapee is on the loose after he ran away from the chicken plant in Pine Mountain Valley.Sheriff Mike Jolley says Donald Castleberry escaped ...
(AP) -The Alabama Legislature has given final ...

New sentencing ordered for man serving life for killing at 16

“This punishment does meet this crime,” then-judge Ronald Castleberry said in 1996 when he sentenced ...
this chance involved two teenaged defendants who were sentenced in Alabama and Arkansas to mandatory life terms. They committed murders at 14 ...

New EPISD monitor Fred Liner experienced in aiding districts in crisis

"We can work with a monitor," District 2 trustee Al Velarde said. "A conservator wouldn't have been ...
The last EPISD monitor, Judy Castleberry, earned $75 per hour from August to December 2012. The school district also is considering hiring Liner to ...

Thompson High School continues long tradition

Our hometown school, Thompson High, held its annual commencement ceremonies at Bartow Arena on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham ...
McCreless, Richardson, Slaughter, Harper, Castleberry, Poe, Hicks, Weeks, Matthews, Harmon, Borden ...

Man accused of drunken disturbance, taking razor blade into jail

CRESTVIEW - A 35-year-old Alabama man is facing charges after allegedly creating a drunken disturbance at an apartment building. On May 5 around 8:30 p.m., an off-duty officer reported nearly being struck by Henry Andrew Jones, of Castleberry, Alabama ...

Albert Taylor Salter

Born December 5, 1938 in Castleberry, Alabama, he is the son of the late Eli H. and Frances E. (Lynch) Salter. Al lived in Lockport for the past 53 years, he was previously of Wilson. He had worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport as a welder for 33 years.

Albert Taylor Salter — Dec. 5, 1938 - May 17,

Born December 5, 1938 in Castleberry, Alabama, he is the son of the late Eli H. and Frances E. (Lynch) Salter. Al lived in Lockport for the past 53 years, he was previously of Wilson. He had worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport as a welder for 33 years.

Jerry Leonard Castleberry

Jerry worked at Avondale Mills for 15 years. He was owner of Castleberry Trucking Company for five years in Wilsonville. He played gospel music for over 40 years and witnessed in songs throughout Alabama, George and Mississippi. Mr. Castleberry is preceded ...

Tiny fish: Castleberry's Jordan Creek is full of native treasure

CASTLEBERRY, Alabama -- While most anglers would bemoan a day spent catching nothing but tiny fish, the group fishing in a tributary of Murder Creek was ebullient. Never mind that the biggest fish of the day was a spotted bass not quite three inches long.

Today in History for May 28, 2015

Owen WisterMay 28, 585 BC - A solar eclipse in Asia Minor occurred, leading to a battle truce, and historical astronomy has set May 28th, 585 BC as the likely day for this event. This became a cardina…

Georgia inmate serving life sentence escapes prison

HAMILTON, Ga. – A man who is serving a life sentence escaped from the Georgia Department of Corrections in Troup County and has been on the run for the past several days. Authorities say the man may…

Georgia inmate serving life sentence escapes prison

HAMILTON, Ga. – A man who is serving a life sentence escaped from the Georgia Department of Corrections in Troup County and has been on the run for the past several days. Authorities say the man may…

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Today in History for May 25, 2015

Ralph Waldo EmersonMay 25, 1420 – Henry the Navigator was appointed governor of the Order of Christ. May 25, 1787 - The Constitutional convention opened in Philadelphia with George Washington presidin…

Brewer High School 2015 Graduation Ceremony to be Held in Bear Stadium; Shuttle to be Available

Brewer High School’s 2015 Graduation Ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4 in Brewer High School’s Bear Stadium, located at 1025 W. Loop 820 North. In the event of bad weather, graduation wi…

Today in History for May 18, 2015

Bram StokerMay 18, 1652 - Rhode Island passed the first law in English-speaking North America making slavery illegal. May 18, 1675 – Explorer Jacques Marquette died from the effects of dysentery at th…

Today in History for May 17, 2015

Harmon KillebrewMay 17, 1673 – Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette began exploring the Mississippi River. May 17, 1756 - Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War. May 17, 17…

Drew Castleberry & Jimmy Deeghan Join The Newly Launched Publishing Company’s Budding Roster

Drew Castleberry & Jimmy Deeghan Join The Newly Launched Publishing Company’s Budding Roster Pictured (L - R): Brian Kelley, Drew Castleberry, Jimmy Deeghan, and Tyler Hubb…

2nd Friday Art Stroll in Castleberry Hill

On the 2nd Friday of the month, it’s time for the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. For one night each month, the art galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to browse through the works of emerging &…


Giving Every Young Person in CASTLEBERRY 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.



Atention: do you saw any of these people in CASTLEBERRY ALABAMA?

Ten Most Wanted

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    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher


The situation of health coverage in in CASTLEBERRY ALABAMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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