In Memory of Wiley B. Taylor

In Memory of
Wiley B. Taylor

November 5, 1930 – August 13, 2017


Wiley B. Taylor, age 86 passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. A wonderful husband and loving father who enjoyed life and his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by a son Larry Taylor, parents Ivy and Josie Taylor, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce Taylor, daughters Patricia (Mike) Jarvis, Lynn (Robert) Brannan, Donna (Todd) Watson, a sister Dorothy (Claude) Morgan.

Solar Eclipse Semmes Alabama Times

For Semmes Alabama:

August 21, 2017:
Start of partial eclipse: Noon
Maximum eclipse: 1:32 PM
End of partial eclipse 2:59 PM

UT or “Universal Time” is a single time standard that applies to all locations on Earth as opposed to your local time which will vary depending on your location (longitude). For all practical purposes, UT is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) which establishes a line of longitude that passes through Greenwich England (called the Prime Meridian) as the standard from which all other times are measured and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is based on International Atomic Time (time measured very precisely as vibrations of a cesium atom). The following chart may be used to convert UT to your US time zone during the eclipse. Example: 18:23 UT = 12:23pm MDT


Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: You May Be at Risk

Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: You May Be at Risk


Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and   by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent eye damage, making this a community risk reduction issue. Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe to use when viewing the eclipse.


The Wedding Text Message

A father texts his son: “My dear son, today is a day you will treasure for all the days of your life. My best love and good wishes Your Father.” His son texts back: “Thanks Dad. But the wedding isn’t actually until tomorrow!” His Father replies: “I know.”

Semmes Alabama Small Business

3 Unexpected Things That Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical issues for business success, they gravitate to areas like improving marketing efforts or adopting new technologies. However, here are three surprising elements that can contribute to growing the bottom lines of small businesses in the U.S., according to market analysts. A Smaller Focus

Most small businesses think they need to do lots of things well to succeed.