Lawrence County deputies took to Facebook this week to participate in what’s being called the “Git Up Challenge” that’s sweeping the internet from other participants across the nation.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, distracted driving was reported in crashes that killed 3,166 people in the United States in 2017. That equaled 8.5 percent of all fatalities that year, although many cases of distracted driving may go unreported.
The first day of school is just around the corner. For some students, that means catching up with old friends, exchanging vacation stories, picking out new clothes and preparing for an exciting new year with new teachers and new classrooms.
Just a few short weeks of summer vacation remain before school days are back in full swing. Shopping for school supplies has begun, children are learning who their teachers will be, teachers are preparing their classrooms, and parents are breathing a sigh of relief.
It has been a long standing tradition to celebrate Independence Day with a show of fireworks—since July 4, 1777, in fact. Following America’s first anniversary of independence, an article published in the Philadelphia Evening Post stated, “The evening was closed with the ring of bells, and a…
Another successful fundraising event was held on the Moulton Square last weekend in spite of rainy weather. Though the crowds certainly could have been larger, the Jackson House Foundation was thankful for yet another outpour of support from the community.
This week, the Lawrence County Board of Education expressed their commitment to ensuring the continuation of the Lawrence Extended Arts Program and commended the student organization for the success of their Spring Production, “Footloose: The Musical.”
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain
“If silence is ever golden, it must be here beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung.” Then Ohio Congressman James A. Garfield began his speech in Arlington Cemetery on May 30, 1…
Back in the day, 50s and 60s, when we picked and chopped cotton from sun up until sun down, I remember the little country stores, Marion Motes, Wallace Patterson, they were the best, treated people with respect, helped each other out in time of need, would allow families to put groceries on …
On Friday, April 26, the East Lawrence Middle School 6th grade had a great time attending the Wings Over Courtland Education Day. Our students enjoyed the many stations, exhibits and opportunities to step back in time. Thank you to the city of Courtland, Mr. and Mrs. Pace, Ms. Coggins and he…
She’s there pouring milk into your cereal bowl each morning as you grumble to the table not wanting to wake for the day. She was up the night before folding your laundry or picking up your toys.
The oaks and maples around the old courthouse in downtown Moulton have added great beauty and value to our town square for many decades. These mature, healthy trees do much more than beautify; they provide essential eco-system services such as cleaning our air, creating oxygen and being an …
Moulton woke to smoldering rubble and ash Tuesday morning, but as many began preparing for their day--and perhaps even drove over to the Square to witness the devastation--numerous firefighters, police officers, street workers and volunteers were on their ninth hour battling flames and worki…
Lawrence County is buzzing with seemingly endless events and celebrations this April. With so many activities planned this month, there seems to be something on the calendar for everyone.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, but other than donning a blue awareness ribbon, many of us may wonder how we can help prevent child abuse. If it’s not happening in our own home, how are we supposed to make a change?
What more can I say and what more can the Board not do? The Lawrence County Board of Education does not care about diversity within its school system! Neither does the NAACP nor the local African-American citizens of this county.
March is almost over; Spring Break is almost here! This Spring Break, we encourage parents to get their child outside. Let them explore and use their imagination as they play.
Spring is in the air, and so begins the season of tidying up. Lawrence County has gotten on board with the idea and hopes to promote the Alabama People Against a Littered State annual cleanup program more aggressively than ever this year.
This week one of our commissioners hosted a community meeting in his district and allowed time for public questions and concerns to be addressed. During this meeting, a senator representing our county urged his constituents to call him with questions and concerns, especially pertaining to bi…
We’ve been using the weather for metaphors about moodiness and depression for centuries. When we think of feeling blue or gloomy, we often also associate the feelings with cloudy, rainy, gray days. Likewise, the word sunny is often used to refer to feelings of cheer.
What does it mean to be a good citizen? When we think of a good citizen, we should think of someone who contributes to their community. Someone who regards the needs of others as much or maybe even more than they think of their own. Though one award was handed out to a very deserving individ…
In the United States, flu season is said to take place between the months of October and May but often peaks around February each year. Lawrence County is witnessing evidence to such claims with the announcement of two school closings this week.
Meteorologists were under fire early Tuesday morning, likely suffering some heavy criticism concerning snow forecasts across Northern Alabama. Being chided alongside them, perhaps, were several school superintendents urged to call snow days as a precaution for the safety of their students.
This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which means all across the United States different organizations are working together to raise awareness and education concerning addiction and abuse, especially among teenagers and college students.
As new public officials step into their roles for Lawrence County and a new leaf is turned over, we’d like to remind our readers how important it is to respect our leaders and the offices they serve.
Last year, Lawrence County, which was founded on Feb. 6, 1818, turned 200 years old. This year, the city of Moulton and the state of Alabama celebrate their 200th anniversaries as well.
A simple Google search of the most common New Year’s resolutions will reveal that nearly every year, dieting and exercise close in for numbers one and two on that list. In 2019, as in countless years before, millions of Americans will choose to begin a new cycle of dieting.
Decorating for Christmas is a traditional pastime for many Americans during the holidays. Twinkling lights, projectors and blow-up Santas and snowmen are often incorporated for outdoor decorating this time of year.
The Christmas spirit often sparks a good deal of generosity in most of us. In this season of giving and spreading cheer, many of us may choose a charity to donate to or decide to sponsor an underprivileged child for Christmas.
The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest time of the year. Stringing lights, baking cookies, decorating trees, planning meals and time for family, attending parades, singing carols, wrapping presents and mostly… shopping!
As many of our Lawrence County teachers are being recognized for their hard work and dedication this week, it is important to remember to appreciate that work throughout the year. Teachers work tirelessly inside the classroom and out, often spending their own money on classroom supplies and …
For months now I have been tirelessly fighting the battle of equal employment rights for African American educators and those within the industry of education in Lawrence County to have fair and equal treatment when it comes to the hiring practices of the Lawrence County School System.
Thanksgiving calls for us to gather our family around us, acknowledge the things we have to be thankful for, and feast. It’s a time full of warmth, celebration, and fellowship.
Most of us are familiar with Black Friday, the chaotic shopping spree that occurs the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. Some of us may even be familiar with Cyber Monday, an online shopping spree for online shoppers to escape the crowds and bustle the previous weekend, but now our capital…
At the Moulton Recreation Center Tuesday night, Nov. 6, Lawrence County political opponents shared the stage. As members of the community gathered awaiting to see results for each candidacy, those in the running mingled amongst the crowd and socialized amongst themselves.
Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 each year to honor all United States Veterans, whether they are living or deceased and whether they fought in a war or served during peacetime.
Halloween is fast approaching. Costumes and candy are flying off shelves and children are preparing to look their spookiest! As children pick out their costumes for their nocturnal haunts—trick or treating throughout their neighborhoods—it’s important to remember safety should always come first.
Moulton City Building Inspector Renay Saint is working hard to keep the city cleaned up. A city-wide cleanup event was held Saturday, and Saint anticipates other events similar to this one will follow.
The Stephens Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank all those who helped to celebrate the 231st year of the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Federally funded schools and federal agencies are mandated to provide instruction a…