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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.          

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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…

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We, the citizens of Lawrence County, should make searching for a superintendent and board members that place diversity and education in our school system top priorities. 

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Last Tuesday I went to the Dollar Tree and saw a family with two little girls that looked to be about 10 and 11. When I got ready to leave, one of the girls helped me out the door and asked if she could help unload my buggy, the second child came and helped with the buggy too. They did it by…

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I sound like a scratched record…The Lawrence County Board of Education has not been fair as it relates to the hiring of African American people. In this county there are no African American Assistant Principles, no African Americans in central office, no African American councilors, and a lo…

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I want to say thank you to all the individuals, churches and businesses that helped with the Lawrence County Educators Retirees Association’s project “Satisfying Kids Improves Performance” (SKIP) for the 2017-18 school year. Thank you all for donating food, school supplies, money and your ti…

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This administration has taken the Lawrence County Board of Education back to the days of the good ole boys club!

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The recent political campaign and election of the Republican candidate for Lawrence County’s Probate Judge is one more reason I am happy and proud to be a citizen of our county!

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May, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., the Lawrence County Board of Education met to vote for an Assistant Principal, for Moulton Elementary School. 

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Farming activities are ramping up this spring with planting, crop spraying and haying going full tilt. With this increased activity, farm machinery is traveling county and state roads. This machinery is slower than normal traffic and there should be extra caution when approaching this machin…

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History is not just about birthdays and deaths.  If that were the case then every cemetery in Lawrence County could speak volumes of that history.  Unfortunately, tombstones have never been adept in telling stories.

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I see that there has been a priority placed in athletics as we are trying to fix everything as it relates to football, but what about the low number of African-American teachers in the Lawrence County school system?  East Lawrence High School especially. There you have only one African Ameri…

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I would like to thank you for supporting the Lawrence County Archives in Moulton. My family roots are in Lawrence County, but I am a Morgan County native.

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 The passage of the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act (HB317) is critical to our local economic development efforts.  Unfortunately in recent days, this legislation has been incorrectly characterized as an attempt to change the ethics law as it relates to economic development.  This is simply unt…

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I need a full understanding of the hiring practice within the Lawrence County School System, however, my initial question was and still is how does an individual apply for the part-time clerical assistant positions at the central office? 

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Once again, Oakville Indian Mounds and the Lawrence County School Board Indian Education Program is having their 2018 Multicultural Indian Event (Powwow) this year. And once again, a tribe from out-of-state is being hired for most of the positions. 

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Do we have any honest people left in the legislature? House Bill 317, sponsored by Ken Johnson (Moulton) tells us we don’t. 

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On behalf of myself and the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, we would like to thank you for supporting the WMU Christmas Project for Needy Children. Four hundred and seventy-seven children registered and 454 children qualified and were sponsored for Christmas. Two hundred and fifty-four ch…

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I am writing today in response to your “Our Opinion” section in the Nov. 30th Advertiser concerning the subject of Nosey the elephant being seized from the owner, Hugo Liebel. 

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I had the opportunity to speak with the superintendent Nov. 27 at the Lawrence County Board of Education concerning the low number of African-American teachers and secretaries employed in the Lawrence County School System, and one of my biggest concerns is that he does not actually have a vi…

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Thank you for your thoughtful editorial about doing what’s right for animals. Lawrence County officials are to be commended for doing just that when they recognized Nosey’s suffering and took action.

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I have written the Board of Education several times about the information they sent me regarding the breakdown of African-American teachers within the Lawrence County School System. 

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The Stephens Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank all those who helped to celebrate the 230th year of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Federally funded schools and federal agencies are mandated to provide instruction and i…

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I would like to take this forum to publicly express appreciation to the Officers and Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Historical Commission for their dedication and support of the Lawrence County Archives. Officers Joe Montgomery, Bonita Jones and Rosealee Free as well as Board Memb…

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In my opinion, the Lawrence County School System is extremely  content with the “good old boy routine,” and until we as citizens stand up and demand diversity in our school system, things will never change.  

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I have found out there are certain rules that apply for certain people within the Lawrence County School System.  These rules apply when it comes to employment opportunities within the school system. 

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I want to say thank you to all the individuals, churches and businesses who helped with the Lawrence County Education Retirees Association’s “Satisfying Kids Improves Performance” project for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Although Sen. Larry Stutts served as the fall guy, primary responsibility in passage of HB24, and subsequent failure to repeal, can be placed squarely upon the shoulders of Rep. Ken Johnson and the members of the Lawrence County Commission.

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The members of the Jackson House Foundation wish to thank The Moulton Advertiser for the coverage it gave our largest fundraiser of the year. Without the paper we would not have had the largest crowd since we began our quest to save this venerable old house for future generations. 

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A few days ago, Senator Shelby and Senator Strange voted for Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency in spite of enormous outcry against Pruitt and a mountain of well-known knowledge of his actions against environmental protections. 

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House Bill 24 was flawed from start to finish. The school superintendent, hospital CEO and mayors whose budgets would be directly impacted found out about this legislation only after it was passed.

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The Mustang Sally 50th Anniversary Contest is now in the voting phase of the fund raiser that benefits the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Lawrence County, via the Chamber of Commerce.  Please, go to https://votdo.com/campaigns/mustang-sally/ and VOTE!!!

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It was heartwarming to read about how the Lawrence County Schools honored veterans in creative and unique ways. The article by J. R. Tidwell about R.A. Hubbard Boys Basketball Coach Sonny Conwell and his team was a wonderful example. 

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In 1994 three local candidates and I ran for public office on the Republican ticket. Byron Randolph almost pulled off an upset for State Representative, but we were all really running against a tide of voting history. The Democrats had controlled elective offices for the better part of one h…

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Forty percent of Alabamians live in rural areas of the state. Our rural communities are wonderful places to live and work and there are 50 hospitals across the state that serve this population 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

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As the director of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, I’m always trying to bring positive attention to our county. But last weekend, avoiding national attention turned out to be a positive, and that should be highlighted as well. 

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For at least the last 25 years, the voters of Lawrence County have wisely said no to any proposed property tax increases. During that time property taxes have more than doubled! How is that possible?

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It’s hard to understand how the Lions Club, an organization devoted to good works, can support cruelty to animals.  By hiring a circus with a notorious track record of hurting animals, the organization is doing just that.