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7-Year-Old Found With Loaded Gun at School

A 7-year-old boy in Jefferson County, Alabama, was caught with a loaded gun at his elementary school Thursday.

Authorities say the boy was showing the snub-nosed revolver to another student when a teacher saw the gun and took it away. 77 more words

Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire”

Breaking: Reached in his cell, Free Alabama Movement leader tells Salon inmates will refuse work to end free labor

From Salon

Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell. 760 more words

Alabama Safety Landon Collins Has Twitter Slap-Fight with Oklahoma Fans and Solidifies Why Everyone Hates Alabama Football

It seems that Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, isn’t the only one who knows how to get into a catfight. ‘Bama defensive back Landon Collins is now stepping up and showing some claws as well…from the safety of Twitter that is. 340 more words


I is for Issues

The issues that Interfaith Mission Service has taken on as their own in researching and writing the Daybreak in Alabama materials include Affordable Housing, Predatory Lending, Tax Reform,  Health Care Reform, Human Trafficking, Constitutional Reform, Food Security, Education Reform, Immigration, and the Death Penalty and Capital Punishment. 91 more words

Social Justice

Tax Sale Excess Funds Statute Amended Again

On April 10, 2014, Governor Bentley signed into law another amendment to the excess funds statute, Alabama Code 40-10-28.

For newbies, the excess funds are the tax sale purchase price over and above the taxes due on the date of the auction. 246 more words


Running friends are the best kind of friends....

This blog post is for my friend & fellow runner, Julia Cantley of Julia Cantley Photography.

I just returned from a much needed run with her at her gym. 270 more words