A mosaic Tim and I found while walking during a recent trip to DeSoto State Park #Our67
Today we climbed 110 stories in memory of fallen 9/11 firefighters along with over 350 firefighters and supporters from around our state.
This is the eighth annual event with a record turnout. Each participant chose to commemorate the life of a fallen hero. To the families of Thomas O'Hagan and Captain Thomas C. Moody, I will climb annually in your honor. #Our67 #Honor911
(More photographs soon)
Remembering 9/11 Today: To all who lost loved ones as a result of 11 September 2001, You Are Not Forgotten. 🇺🇸
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
One of our friends was kind enough to give us a great view of the Alabama home opener. We also had a peek at one of the most well-decorated fire stations in our state. Roll Tide! #Our67 #BlessedBeyondMeasure 🏈🐘
We had an enlightening evening in Birmingham with presidential historian John Meacham - Thank you, PARCA, for organizing this informative speaking engagement. #Our67
It was great to be in Columbiana last week for an informative discussion about mental health needs and services in Shelby County. Probate Judge Allison Boyd and Chilton Shelby Mental Health administrator Daphne Kendrick discussed the correlation between mental health issues and opioid abuse, the prison system, as well as non-judgmental resources available in Shelby County. #Our67 #ShelbyCounty
GOOD NEWS 🌟 #al200: Economic development is a team effort. We are making history in the state of Alabama. When members of a community have the opportunity to collaborate, cities and towns are built. Young people are part of the team. It is important for students to be engaged because they will be more likely to continue to serve their communities as adults.
Congratulations to all of the schools that received grants from Governor Ivey. Schools will use the funds to facilitate student-led community engagement projects, which will take place throughout our state. What a special way and time in our state's history to showcase the heart of Alabamians.
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/09/04/ivey-announces-alabama-bicentennial-schools-of-excellence/
GOOD NEWS - More jobs for rural Alabama 🌟: Forestry and paper products is one of the state of Alabama’s targeted industries. Alabama has the second largest timberland base in the nation, which includes over 23 million acres dedicated to forestry. Recent data shows that Alabama exported 1.3 billion dollars of forestry products annually, and the industry contributes a total of over 23 billion dollars annually to Alabama’s economy. These numbers continue to attract companies (and more jobs) to our state.
Abbeville Fiber is a win for rural Alabama. The sawmill currently employs 65 people and is estimated to increase employment to approximately 115 by this time next year, which will bring continued economic benefits for Henry County.
More here: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/09/03/state-of-the-art-sawmill-opens-in-henry-county/