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Deryke Matthew Pfeifer of Ozark was scheduled to have his arraignment hearing in court Wednesday, but a judge issued an order to continue the case. Pfeifer was arrestedMore >>
Deryke Matthew Pfeifer of Ozark was scheduled to have his arraignment hearing in court Wednesday, but a judge issued an order to continue the case. Pfeifer was arrested after allegedly making threats against President Barack Obama.More >>
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Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.Eddie Mixon, 58, is charged with murdering his own brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon.Mixon is being heldMore >>
Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.More >>
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Prattville residents now have the opportunity to try what is being called, "one of the nation's fasted growing 'better burger' restaurant." On Wednesday Smashburger held the grand opening and ribbon cuttingMore >>
Prattville residents now have the opportunity to try what is being called, "one of the nation's fasted growing 'better burger' restaurant."More >>
Many Lawrence County residents observed
Memorial Day in Moulton at the county courthouse.
American Legion Post 25 hosts the event each
year. The names of veterans from Lawrence County who were killed in the line of
duty between World War I and the present day were read aloud.
Family members of those killed were also
honored as the service paid homage to them.
Auxillary President Tommie Hollingsworth
shared her feelings with the crowd that she fears something is lost when it
comes to the purpose behind Memorial Day.
"This is not a holiday for self-seeking
pleasure," Hollingsworth said. "Instead, our thoughts should turn to the
sacrifices made by our fellow patriots and the necessity for us to carry on the
burdens of citizenship and responsibility that they have passed along to us."
At a wreath-laying ceremony during the event,
Joe Henderson and his grandson paid tribute to the elder Henderson son, Barry,
who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq.
The treatment of veterans is an important
topic on this solemn day. Congressman Robert Aderholt feels the government has
let its guard down in the wake of the VA scandal.
"We just passed a bill before I left
Washington to hold the employees at the Veterans Administration accountable,"
said Aderholt. "Right now, [they] were not even able to fire some of the folks
that were at the Veterans Administration who are not doing their job, and we
have to have accountability, and that's what we're trying to get."
Aderholt said those employees need to be
fired and replaced with people willing to do their job.