By Sarrah Peters
On Monday April 13, local lawmakers announced an increase in funding for local law enforcement during a press conference.
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will recieve $400,000 to pay for deputy raises. Right now, starting deputies making about $12 an hour. With this raise, the deputies will earn almost $15 an hour. The raise will makeRead more »
It isn’t often these days that you see Democrats and Republicans agreeing on major policies. But that’s exactly what began to happen last week.
It is no secret that our General Fund budget is in desperate shape. The proposed budget cuts that were released the other week would gut our government to the point that it could shut down,Read more »
The Vagabond recently pulled out a speech prepared and presented by the Vagabond’s father, Dr. Kenneth A. Crownover, who was a combustion engineer and energy coordinator for the Southern District of Republic Steel Corporation and gave speeches to Gadsden area clubs as a member of the Republic Steel Corporation Speakers Bureau.
Dr. Crownover writes:
“Republic Steel Corporation at Gadsden,Read more »
The Alabama State legislature recently passed a resolution creating Firefighter Appreciation Day. The resolution was introduced in the State House of Representatives by Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, and in the State Senate by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa. Gov. Robert Bentley signed the resolution e at a ceremony earlier this weekat the Capitol Building in Montgomery.
“I couldn’t believe thatRead more »
The Jacksonville State University Department of Communication recently honored Brett Johnson of Hokes Bluff with its highest honor, the John C. Turner Award for Communication Student of the Year.
The honor is considered the top award for students in the university’s communication department, which includes fields of study in: digital journalism, broadcasting and public relations. A 2010 HBHS graduate,Read more »