— Accompanied by bicycle riding friend Wieland Claes, a sport-utility vehicle full of supplies and an Athens Police escort, University of North Alabama student and unicyclist Lauren Schifano made her way through Athens Monday on U.S. 72 east. Schifano is riding 400 miles from Florence to Gulf Shores to raise awareness about childhood obesity awareness and education. Schifano practiced by riding 20 to 25 miles per day. She hopes to cover about 40 miles a day, with stops to educate the public. Money she raises via pledges will go to Louie's Kids, a South Carolina-based nonprofit organization that combats childhood obesity. "The only thing I'm a little concerned about is road safety," she said last month in an Associated Press story. "Alabama is not exactly known for bicycle friendliness or sharing the road."
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TRAIL, or Together Renewing and Improving Limestone, offers an open grant cycle to community members and other service organizations using its Dekko endowment.
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Voters who don’t have a valid photo ID to use in Alabama's elections can get one free at the Limestone County board of registrars’ office.
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A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead uses the money to try to prevent large increases in education employees' health insurance costs.
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Council members have not publicly discussed the pay plan, though they plan to discuss it and, possibly, vote on it during the meeting.
Ardmore man charged with arson
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