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City of Bessemer, Alabama – The Marvel City

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Great things are taking place at the Bessemer Airport. The City Council voted on yesterday to extend the lease of the Airport Authority for another 30 years through 2045 and voted to pledge about $21,000 to help the Airport Authority pull down funding from the FAA to repair the apron and taxiways. The Airport Authority has been working hard with the city to make sure the Bessemer Airport realizes its potential. The Bessemer Airport has been used for flights during SEC Media Days and the Governor uses the Airport when he flies into town.

Chief Justice Moore presenting the Chief Justice Professionalism Award to Mobile attorney Robert Denniston

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FELLOWSHIP HOUSE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE!!!

It’s that time again… The Fellowship House will be hosting its annual back to school drive for our clients’ children and we need your help with donations of the following items……. #2 Pencils Pens Crayons Markers Liquid glue, Glue Sticks Back...

11699024_10153393209629123_1067169972956203616_oIt’s that time again. Eat healthy and local this weekend with fresh fruits and vegetables from the UAB Market.

Alabama Power Asks for Increased Renewable Energy Options

Mobile, Ala. – Conservation Alabama commends Alabama Power’s efforts to generate 500 megawatts of energy from renewable resources, including solar. The utility is applying for approval from the Public Service Commission to provide options for customers who want to purchase renewable energy, including projects that generate up to 80 megawatts each.

“This is the beginning of what we would like to see as a long-term change in how Alabama produces and uses energy,” said Tammy Herrington, Executive Director of Conservation Alabama. “Alabama Power is signaling their commitment to renewable energy, and we look forward to working with them to expand this program to make our state a leader in solar energy.”

If Alabama Power’s request is approved…

MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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Birmingham Bar to receive national ABA Harrison Tweed Award

Birmingham, AL. – The Birmingham Bar Association will receive the national Harrison Tweed Award at the American Bar Association annual meeting on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. The Award, established in 1956, is presented by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and it recognizes outstanding contributions by local bar association programs that increase access to civil legal services for indigent and low-income persons. “The Birmingham Bar Association is extremely proud of its Volunteer Lawyers Program and the work of more than 400 volunteer lawyers who give of their time and unique talents to help low-income and indigent citizens in our community,” said Steven F. Casey, President of the Birmingham Bar Association. “We will accept the award on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, and the hundreds of volunteer lawyers in our legal community who truly make a difference in peoples’ lives,” Casey added. The Volunteer Lawyers Program significantly expanded its 3 weekly court-based Help Desks, which, last year alone, assisted more than 2,300…

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JEFFERY NEWMAN ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dr.Yvette Richardson elected as President Pro Tem

Montgomery, Ala. – At the monthly Alabama State Board of Education meeting today, Jeffery Newman of District 7 was elected Vice President of the Board in a unanimous vote.
Mr. Newman, who was elected to the State Board in 2013, will serve a one-year term as Vice President. Dr. Yvette Richardson, State Board representative for District 4, was elected unanimously as President Pro Tem. By virtue of his office, Governor Robert Bentley serves as President.
Newman is a graduate of Auburn University (undergraduate). He earned a Master of Education degree from Mississippi State University and a Master of Administration from the University of West Alabama. He also attended
Bevill State Community College and is active in several community…

Oak Mountain Archery Park Opens August 4

Alabama’s eleventh community archery park will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, at Oak Mountain State Park. The Oak Mountain State Park Community Archery Park is located within the park on Findley Drive near The Oaks golf course. The public and media are invited to attend the grand opening ceremony.

The archery park will be open year-round during daylight hours for recreational shooting, competitive tournaments and outdoor educational programming. The facility includes an eight-target adult range from 15 to 50 yards, an eight-target youth range of 5 to 20 yards and a four-target range of 10 to 40 yards. The park also features a 12-foot shooting platform for bowhunters to practice shooting from an elevated position.

Use of the archery park is free for those under 16 years of age or over 65 years of age. Oak Mountain entry fees still apply. Alabamians ages 16 to 64 must have a hunting license, Wildlife Management Area license, or…

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