Saturday, August 6, 2011

Speedy Legal?

Florence attorney Richie Whitten has opened an office called "Speedy Legal." The ad for this law practice lists some great prices. An uncontested divorce for $150.00? Sounds like a terrific deal, but what about some of the other items?

For a mere $20.00, you can have a document notarized. Of course, if you have an account, someone at your bank will usually notarize a document for free. How about the name change for $100.00? The probate judge's office will provide the paperwork for free, and filing at one time was only $10.00. We're sure the fee has gone up over the years, but it's probably no where near $100.00.

We're sure Mr. Whitten is a competent attorney. We simply suggest you research any of these legal transactions before paying for something you may get free elsewhere.


Congressman Mo Brooks Gives Washington, D. C. Update To Shoals Republican Club August 18th

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks will give a “Washington, D. C. Update” at the next Shoals Republican Club meeting on Thursday, August 18th, 12:00 noon at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse Restaurant on Cox Creek Parkway in Florence.

Congressman Brooks serves on the Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Science, Space, and Technology Committees. He is a 1972 graduate of Grissom High School, where he was an All-City baseball player and a member of two state championship debate teams. He is a graduate of Duke University with a double major in political science and economics and the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978. After law school, Mo would work as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office. Later, he would return to Huntsville and be elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1983, 1986, and 1990. As a result of his efforts, Mo Brooks was recognized as one of the legislature’s most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine. In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney.

Mo Brooks was elected to the Madison County Commission in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 while working as a practicing attorney in Huntsville. Brooks would serve as Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions from 1995 to 1996 and later for Attorney General Bill Pryor from 1996 until 2002. In addition, Brooks was a fill-in radio host for WVNN in 1990 prior to the arrival of Sean Hannity.

Congressman Brooks is married to his college sweetheart, Martha Jenkins, who is a retired Huntsville public school teacher. They have four children and two grandchildren.

All meetings of the Shoals Republican Club are open to the public. For more information, contact Shoals Republican Club President William Smith at (256) 767-4529, or