Lauderdale County Judge Gil Self has refused to order a second recount of ballots cast in the Florence city council race between Hermon Graham and David Bradley. Mr. Bradley is now officially the next representative for District Three.
Good luck, David! We believe you will be an asset to the council and serve, not only your own district, but all the citizens of Florence.
For some time we've been privileged to receive articles from a resident of the Rogersville area. As often happened when we published stories about Muscle Shoals, some readers have assumed these articles were written by Shoalanda. While we're flattered that anyone would consider us that knowledgeable about so many different areas in the Shoals, in the interest of clarity, we're introducing our correspondent today as a regular blogger. Welcome to Rogersville Rose; here's her first effort under that nom de plume:
Keep Liquor Out of Our Schools
Why would the proprietor of a liquor store be so insistent on being involved in the lives of our children and our schools? Could it be (A) He feels guilty that his business contributes to the destruction of the family unit. (B) He is marketing his business to children. (C) All of the above.
Most of us can remember a time when wearing a shirt to class that advertised alcohol would get you thrown out of school. But in today's world it is the parents standing up and saying we do not want our children to be walking advertisements, wearing official school apparel for a liquor store. The banners hanging in the school's gymnasium were disgraceful enough.
We are unable to pray over the intercom before high school football games, but they can promote a liquor store over the intercom? All because the players were fed McDonald's hamburgers and Little Debbie's before the game...
Maybe the candidates for Lauderdale County Board of Education and Superintendent would like to address this topic?
Rose has asked an extremely pertinent question. Muscle Shoals schools sell mattresses; will Lauderdale County schools now sell Bailey's?