Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:05 GMT
The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16thStreet in Columbus. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the 62-year-old victim but saysMore >>
The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16thStreet in Columbus.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:27:08 GMT
The College Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI starts measuring students in kindergarten and follows them to their senior year of high school.More >>
The College Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI starts measuring students in kindergarten and follows them to their senior year of high school, determining how well-equipped they are to succeed in higher education and finding a good job.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:21:03 GMT
Goodwill is providing another convenient way for community members to donate by opening a new donation center in the Starmount Shopping Plaza.More >>
Goodwill is providing another convenient way for community members to donate by opening a new donation center in the Starmount Shopping Plaza. The grand opening takes place at the new location at 2501 Buena Vista Road on Friday, July 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More >>
From: VOICES for Alabama's Children;
The Board of Directors of VOICES for Alabama's
Children has announced the retirement of Executive Director Linda Tilly at the
end of the year. Tilly has been with the statewide child advocacy nonprofit
organization for over 17 years.
Leigh Hancock, President of the Board of Directors of VOICES, comments, "We
want to thank Linda Tilly for her exemplary service to our organization. For 17
years, she has been a tireless champion for the health, education and
well-being of Alabama's children and has positioned VOICES as the leading child
advocacy organization in the state of Alabama. She has built strong
relationships across sectors which have facilitated collaboration by nonprofit's
and government on many pressing issues."
A former marketing director in the corporate sector, Tilly joined VOICES in
1996 as Executive Director. With her guidance, VOICES has become a leader in
Alabama for child advocacy and a credible source of information on child
well-being for media, policymakers and other nonprofits.
VOICES is the only organization to document child well-being in all of
Alabama's 67 counties in its annual Alabama Kids Count Data Book.
Since the publication of the first national KIDS COUNT Data Book,
Alabama has consistently been in the bottom five states in child well-being
indicators. However, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released in June,
ranked Alabama 44th in child well-being: its best ranking to date.
During Tilly's tenure, VOICES played a major role in the creation of the
Children First Trust Fund and the funding of health care under ALL Kids for
children not eligible for Medicaid. Also, VOICES played a key role in the
passage of a bill establishing statewide child death review teams and in the
creation of child passenger and teen driver safety laws to help reduce child
injuries and deaths in Alabama.
Under Tilly's leadership, VOICES also has been a strong advocate for pre-k.
Since 2006, as a founder of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance, VOICES has
worked to grow the budget for high-quality state funded pre-k from
approximately $5 million to over $28 million. VOICES helped secure $9.4 million
during the 2013 legislative session for the expansion of Alabama's nationally
recognized First Class pre-k program.
Suzanne Respess, Vice President, Government Relations at Children's of Alabama,
comments, "Since VOICES inception in 1992, Children's of Alabama has
been a strong supporter and partner. The organization has raised the
public awareness and significantly impacted the well-being of children in
Alabama over the past two decades. We are confident that VOICES'
board will bring in new leadership that continues to identify and lead
positive change for children and for Alabama's economy."
Tilly said that she is excited about the future of VOICES.
"After more than 17 years, my passion for improving the well-being of Alabama's
children will continue and I plan to support the new leadership of VOICES in
any and all ways that I can," Tilly said. "I think it's appropriate that, as
VOICES enters its third decade, new leadership with new approaches will be at
The Board of Directors established a transition committee earlier this year
that includes former board leadership as well as current and future board
leaders. This committee has been working with TransitionGuides, a nationally
known consulting group based in the Washington D.C. area. The investment in
this transition process has been underwritten by the Maryland-based Annie E.
Casey Foundation, which views the work of VOICES as critical to its mission to
improve the well-being of children in the U.S.
VOICES has retained TransitionGuides to assist in identifying and recruiting
candidates for this position. Please e-mail cover letter, resume,
and salary requirements to VOICES@transitionguides.com
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:01:37 GMT
By all accounts, the owners of A&K Thrift Mall on Highway 280 are upstanding and outstanding people. That's why everyone seems surprised by their decision to close up shop and lock out its vendors. PhenixMore >>
A sudden business closing leaves folks in east Alabama upset and unemployed. Tonight for the first time we are hearing from the owners of the thrift mall. News Leader Nine first brought you the story of A&K Thrift Mall in Phenix City locking up without notice.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:26:05 GMT
On Monday, July 21 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Opelika Police Department received a call of a gunshot victim in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue. More >>
On Monday, July 21 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Opelika Police Department received a call of a gunshot victim in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound.More >>
Radar Radars are machines that use beams (or pulses) of radiation (radio waves) to detect different kinds of precipitation (rain, snow, hail, etc.). Doppler radar allows a radar to detect not only precipitation,More >>
Radars are machines that use beams (or pulses) of radiation (radio waves) to detect different kinds of precipitation (rain, snow, hail, etc.).More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:58:11 GMT
A judge denied bond for a woman accused of conspiring to murder her husband more than 10 years ago. Rebecca Smith Haynie was arrested last month, accused of asking another man to shoot Kirby Smith as he More >>
A judge denied bond for a woman accused of conspiring to murder her husband more than 10 years ago. Rebecca Smith Haynie was arrested last month, accused of asking another man to shoot Kirby Smith as he worked in his garage. More >>