— Members of the local state legislation attended the Legislative Open Forum at Athens State University earlier tonight. Nearly 100 people were in attendance, plus state senators Bill Holtzclaw and Arthur Orr and state representatives Dan Williams and Mac McCutcheon. Audience members asked the delegation about the Bill of Rights, gun control, the Spay-Neuter Clinic Protection Bill, the Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012, a teacher pay raise, school security funding, charter schools, midwives, autism, a county noise ordinance and health care.
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Dr. Tom Sisk is currently in his second-year as superintendent of Limestone County Schools.
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Gov. Robert Bentley said Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.
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Forum touches on disaster communications
The tornadoes of April 2011 may have been more than a year and a half ago, but they were a primary topic at Tuesday night’s legislative town forum.
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