Thursday, May 23 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:00:32 GMT
Phillips Elementary School in Bear Creek has been evacuated due to a nearby train derailment, Marion County officials confirm. The Marion County Sheriff's Department says the train derailed around 12:30More >>
A school in Marion County was evacuated after a train derailed Thursday afternoon.More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no...More >>
The British government's emergency committee is going to meet after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London amid fears that terrorism has returned to the capital.More >>
Two Muslim hardliners say the man seen wielding a bloody butcher's knife after the killing of a British soldier is a Muslim convert who took part in demonstrations with the banned radical group al-Muhajiroun.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:36:42 GMT
In a 1:00 P.M. news conference today, Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Department of Public Health, assuaged concerns about the mysterious illness in south east Alabama.According to Williamson,More >>
Dr. Don Williamson, head of the Alabama Department of Public Health: "No evidence of anything unusual in the flu viruses in the 7 patients."More >>
Guest Editorial Diverse Population 4-24-08
Parlez Vous Francais?" "Habla Espanol?"
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language on the planet and if you look at any product label now you will see three languages on the back - English, Spanish and French. As Americans, regardless of where you live, it is of benefit to gain a "conversational" understanding of those around us who may not speak English. Because of the Military, political and economic importance of our city we have a multicultural base that is composed of Asians, Hispanics and a variety of European Nationalities. I studied French at Carver and learned some Japanese from a friend while attending Huntingdon. Both have come in handy over the years! Broaden your horizons and learn a new language this year. It will enhance your education, no matter how old you are!