The articless produced by community correspondents almost universally focus on community events at an extremely localized scale, often from a personal viewpoint. The writers typically have little professional journalistic training and instead of building their articles around major events and themes often focus on the day to day lives and interactions of the people and places in their community. It is not uncommon to read reports of new babies, vacations, recently purchased automobiles and church suppers in these pieces.
Tri-State Construction, Inc. is a family owned and family operated building and remodeling company located in the Semmes area. Owners Terry and Glen Thomas have built a strong reputation for their ability to handle remodeling projects of varying size and scope with ease. Backed by decades of building experience, the Tri-State Construction crew can move from one project to the next, always implementing an attention to detail that can’t be beat.
Merv was in a terrible accident at work at the razor blade plant. He fell into a razor blade machine and it cut off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way. One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing business in Semmes Alabama. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright.
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Powers of Appointment
Section 11-43-81, Code of Alabama 1975, states that the mayor has the power to appoint all officers whose appointment is not otherwise provided for by law. The Attorney General of Alabama has ruled that if the council has exercised its powers to appoint officers of the city or town by passing an ordinance, then the appointment would be “otherwise provided for by law,” thus removing the mayor’s power to make appointments. AGO to Hon. John W. Maples, April 17, 1957. See also, AGO 1995-315 and 1997-166.
Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart
Understand the Price Tag
There is much more to a price tag on the grocery shelf. First, there’s the retail price. This is the price you pay for each item. But have you ever looked at the unit price? The unit price will tell you how much an item costs per pound, ounce, quart, etc.
Two guys traveling cross-country are headed east on Highway 98 and come upon Big Creek Lake. One of the guys suggests that would be a good place to stop and spend the night so they set up their tent and fall asleep. Two or three hours later one of the guys wakes up and says to his friend “Look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” The other guy says, “I see millions of stars.” “What does that tell you” says the first guy.
As autumn colors set in this season, make sure your all-important home and garden upkeep checklist is ready. Although the lawn is often overlooked during the fall, it’s actually the perfect time to make sure everything is organized before the harsher winter elements take hold. Paul James, host of HGTV’s “Gardening by the Yard,” advises homeowners to start early – approximately six weeks before the first good freeze. Here is a list of some of the tasks and items you should add to your fall checklist this year:
• Maintain the landscape. Tidy up the lawn, flowerbeds, bushes, gardens, etc. Remove unsightly foliage, dead stems, piles of leaves and other debris.