Saturday, August 21, 2010

Who Needs Air Conditioning? Good Question...

From a local forum, we've learned there's currently no air conditioning in the Lauderdale County Detention Center and apparently hasn't been for some time. they really need it there, of all places?

We probably won't change anyone's mind with our opinions, but let's give it a shot anyway. Not everyone incarcerated in the Detention Center is Osama Bin Laden. Some are truly innocent, some were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and some have made a singular mistake they will never repeat.

If you don't care about these unfortunate people now, perhaps you will when your wife's brother loses his job, gets drunk for the first time in his life and winds up in jail. Or it may be when your son or grandson accidentally runs a stop sign and decides to run from the police officer he sees in his rear view mirror because his friend sitting next to him has some dope in his pocket. may not be until the next life when you're asked why you didn't care in this one.

We already know that we can't leave cash for inmates because it has a way of disappearing--this says a great deal about the staff at the center. This does not speak well of our society, but since we don't seem to care about our schools, why should we care about our prisons--you know, the place our citizens go when they drop out of our oh so well funded schools.


There are many caring people in the Shoals, and many of them have seen fit to help Maisie, the injured Beagle. Here's an update from Firenze: Link


Any Cuppy's Coffee victims out there? Some interesting news for defrauded franchise owners: Link


This Milner's photo postcard from 1900 is currently on eBay. It depicts the First Baptist Church building on the corner of Tombigbee Street and Wood Avenue with the Poplar Street Church of Christ building in the background.

The post card has slightly over a day left on the auction block if you'd like to bid: Link


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