It has been 150 years in the making, an idea born by nine freed slaves. Nine men who pulled together $500 to create Lincoln Normal School, a small campus in rural Marion. Those men came to be revered as the Marion Nine, and that school is what we know today as Alabama State University. This year signals its 150th anniversary, a season that will be characterized by commemorations, celebrations and keynote speakers; an acknowledgment of its past and a look to its future.
It’s quieter than usual this time of year at Valiant Cross. The students still come to school for half a day, three days a week, but that doesn’t compare to the normal 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. days they pull during the Fall. That doesn’t mean plans aren’t moving forward though, with a high school scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year. Sitting at his desk on a Friday morning when students aren’t at school, principal Anthony Brock talked about what that high school might be like.
By 11 a.m. at least 32 guns had been brought to First Baptist for CrimeStopper’s gun buyback event. The back stories varied. One man confiscated a gun from his little brother. Some people brought in guns they just didn’t have use for anymore. “My mother is deceased. I found the guns (in her home). I’m glad somebody is helping me get rid of them,” said Willa Stalling at the Saturday event.
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Selecting a term
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