Alabama Senate approves largest education budget since 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Last week, the Alabama Senate approved by a 29-2 vote a historically strong budget for the Education Trust Fund. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget allocates $6.4 billion to Alabama’s K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities. It is the largest education budget since 2008, and the second largest budget since 1995, the last year for which the Alabama Legislative Fiscal Office had complete figures. “A quality education…
City council honors local volunteers
The Atmore City Council gave official recognition Monday (April 10) to a group of people who don’t actively seek recognition. The council, sitting one member short due to the death of District 2 representative Jerome Webster’s mother-in-law, formally and belatedly approved a proclamation designating April 4 as National Service Recognition Day in honor of those who volunteer their services to better the quality of life for their neighbors. (The proclamation…
Woman’s car hits trees, overturns
A Frisco City woman had to be cut out of her vehicle after her car ran off a rural road and struck two trees before overturning early Saturday, April 8. According to the preliminary report filed by Alabama State Troopers, the mishap took place around 5:55 a.m., as Shelia Stinson House, 54, was southbound on Butler Street, on her way to work at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel. Troopers reported…
RP kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Thursday, April 20, at Rachel Patterson Elementary School. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and noon to 1:30 p.m. Students must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2017. Please bring the following items with you to registration: *2 proofs of residency (ex. driver’s license with matching address for student, utility bill, mail,…
Obituaries for the week of April 12, 2017
Betty Carolyn Allen Mrs. Betty Carolyn Allen, age 75, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Mobile, Ala. She was a native and life-long resident of Perdido, Ala. She was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by two sons Joel Allen, Woodrow Judge Allen and one infant daughter, Marshal Beverly Allen. Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years Reuben Allen of Perdido; one son,…