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  • Editorial: The Auburn Knights Orchestra

    Editorial: The Auburn Knights Orchestra

    Friday, July 23 2010 12:22 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:22:56 GMT
    Friday, July 23 2010 12:22 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:22:56 GMT
    Editorial: The Auburn Knights – 7/22/10 In 1930 a  group of student musicians at  the Alabama Polytechnic  Institute, now known as Auburn University, formed a swing band… not such an unusual event at the time.  What is unusual  is that The Auburn Knights Orchestra is still playing music… 80 years later. Unless you're a fan, you may not know that the likes of Ziggy Elman, Buddy Rich and even Frank Sinatra have performed with the Knigh...More >>
    Editorial: The Auburn Knights – 7/22/10 In 1930 a group of student musicians at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now known as Auburn University, formed a swing band… not such an unusual event atMore >>
  • Editorial: Media access to the gulf oil spill

    Editorial: Media access to the gulf oil spill

    Friday, July 23 2010 12:20 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:20:00 GMT
    Friday, July 23 2010 12:20 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:20:00 GMT
    Editorial – Media access to gulf oil spill – 7-20-2010 Last week BP finally capped the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but only after somewhere between 93 and 184 million gallons of crude oil polluted our coastline, depending on whose estimate you believe.  BP has grossly underestimated the flow of oil since day one of this disaster.  Three weeks ago, the federal government's oil response director, Thad Allen, put severe restrictions on media cove...More >>
    Editorial – Media access to gulf oil spill – 7-20-2010 Last week BP finally capped the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but only after somewhere between 93 and 184 million gallons of crude oilMore >>
  • Editorial: Food and Fund Drive

    Editorial: Food and Fund Drive

    Friday, July 23 2010 12:18 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:18:34 GMT
    Friday, July 23 2010 12:18 PM EDT2010-07-23 16:18:34 GMT
    Editorial:  June 22, 2010:  Food and Fund Drive Over $12,000 and nearly 4,000 pounds of food… that's what YOU gave to the Montgomery Area food Bank last Friday during WSFA 12 News' annual Fund and Food Drive, and we thank you. Thanks also to the folks at Dixie Electric Cooperative, Cumulus Broadcasting and The Atlanta Highway Wal-Mart, who helped make the event a success. The Montgomery Area Food Bank currently serves 12 counties and 3 additional distribut...More >>
    Editorial: June 22, 2010: Food and Fund Drive Over $12,000 and nearly 4,000 pounds of food… that's what YOU gave to the Montgomery Area food Bank last Friday during WSFA 12 News' annual Fund and FoodMore >>

Interesting comparisons of County Commissions this week.

Montgomery's commissioners reveal they are working with a non-profit group to explore a toll road and public/private partnership as a way to get the Outer Look project connecting Interstate 85 east of Montgomery to Interstate 65 south of the city completed.

Birmingham's commissioners vote to pay nearly a million dollars to a D.C. lobbying firm to go after federal assistance to help with the county's $3.2 billion sewer debt crisis - on the same day plans to combat lobbyist influence over disbursing federal funds are announced!

The lunacy continues in Birmingham with no end in sight to their continued missteps that led to the $3.2 billion sewer debt in the first place.

In Montgomery, visioning a plan that can be executed in difficult financial times to position for future growth rules the week.

If there is any doubt that a community thrives if its leaders are strong, this week should remove it.

Be glad we live in this area!

  

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