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Volunteers: The overlooked backbone of disaster recovery
In Coxey, Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian service and relief organization, brought in 471 volunteers who put in 5,900 hours in just three weeks.
Wilkerson appointed H’ville fire marshal
Dan Wilkerson replaces Huntsville Fire Marshal Joe L. Jordan, who retired on March 1 after almost 40 years of service.
- County student receives scholarship
Dekko Foundation aids literacy program
The council said the grant funds were used specifically to purchase materials for the class and to support two supervisors who conducted morning and afternoon sessions.
ASU board votes to raise tuition
The tuition increase was unanimously approved with the traditional rate raised to $179 per credit hour. For out-of-state students, the rate will be $358 for each credit hour.
Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 1-3
The sales tax holiday can add up to big savings for some shoppers, as the state’s 4 percent sales tax is suspended during the period of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3.
City board of education approves 5-year plan for school improvements, construction
The plan includes allocating funds for the construction of a brand-new Athens High School, total overhaul of Athens Elementary School and relocation of Athens Middle School within the next five years.
Stuff the Bus book drive starts Aug. 1
Only in its second year, the book drive is proving to be an overwhelming success.
Motorists: Are you behaving in the presence of school buses?
Driving behind a school bus is like driving elsewhere. When the yellow lights on the bus activate, the bus is preparing to stop but you can pass. If the red lights are on and the stop sign is extended, you must stop.
County makes improvements to safeguard students
The county currently has 18 people employed as School Resource Officers, or SROs, who patrol campuses all day. SROs are also armed and trained to deal with more serious threats.
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