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Foreclosure executed by Booth


Subject to a thirty (30) foot wide access and utility casement as recorded in Book 2831 at Page 136, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Lee County, Alabama. Property street address for informational purposes: 10924 Lee Rd 279, Cusseta, AL 36852 ...

Alabama gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge


Nearly 500 tickets canceled for Eric Church's Knoxville concert due to scalping concerns Nearly 500 tickets for Eric Church's Knoxville concert Thursday night were canceled because they appeared to violate the terms of purchase. The buyers were refunded ...

Columbus movie theater evacuated due to false alarm


Man wanted for Columbus murder arrested in Cusseta Man wanted for Columbus murder arrested ...
after a fight broke out at the women's basketball game between Auburn and Alabama on Thursday night. Three players were ejected after a fight broke out at ...

Man suspected in Opelika burglary turns himself in


Earlier this week, News 3 reported on an Alabama man cited for eating while driving under ...
outside of an SUV.Police say Jones was arrested today at a relative's home in Cusseta- with the help of the Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office.

Auburn police arrest 3 for breaking and entering


AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn Police Department announced they arrested three people accused of several instances of breaking and entering automobiles. On Monday, Dec. 29, APD arrested 18-year-old Breanna G. Thompson, of Cusseta, AL, 19-year-old Corey J.

Cusseta, Alabama Vacation Rentals


Cusseta, Alabama offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Cusseta, AL, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

11 comparisons between Ohio, Alabama prior to Sugar Bowl: Who's got more culture?


The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame also is in Ohio ...
Also, Pat Garrett, the Wild West lawman who famously killed Billy the Kid, was born in the small Alabama town of Cusseta. MB: Howard Dwight Smith, grandfather of actress Beverly D ...

Alabama vs. Ohio: As the football teams prepare for battle, which state has the most culture?


Also, Pat Garrett, the Wild West lawman who famously killed Billy the Kid, was born in the small Alabama town of Cusseta. And that holiday classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"? It was written by Birmingham native Hugh Martin. MB: Howard Dwight ...

JOHNSON, MELVIN


MELVIN JOHNSON Mr. Melvin Johnson, a resident of Cusseta, AL, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) from Temple of God ...

Lee County police shoot man brandishing firearm


CUSSETA, Alabama — The Alabama Bureau of Investigation will review the circumstances under which deputies shot and killed a man at a Cusseta home who was accused of threatening officers with a gun. Johnathan Stearns was shot multiple times Saturday ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR CUSSETA

Warning in CUSSETA: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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Two years of community college free for responsible students in CUSSETA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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Atention: do you saw any of these people in CUSSETA?

Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.

ROBERT WILLIAM FISHER

YASER ABDEL SAID

JASON DEREK BROWN

FIDEL URBINA

WILLIAM BRADFORD BISHOP, JR.

VICTOR MANUEL GERENA

EDUARDO RAVELO

ALEXIS FLORES

GLEN STEWART GODWIN

SEMION MOGILEVICH

  1. ROBERT WILLIAM FISHER

    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

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