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Gov. Ivey Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Honoring Congressman Lewis

Governor Ivey is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff this weekend to honor the life of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise on Saturday, July 25 to sunrise on Monday, July 27. Starting Saturday, a six-day Celebration of Life ceremonies will begin in Troy, with stops that include Selma and Montgomery. Rep. Lewis…

Vigil Honoring Congressman John Lewis Sunday in Montgomery

Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed will host a vigil to honor the life and legacy of American icon and civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis, on Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. It will take place at Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of S. Bainbridge Street and Dexter Avenue. Mayor Reed and community leaders ask the public to join…

Celebration of Life Events Announced for Congressman John Lewis

The family of civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis has released details of the Celebration of Life ceremonies that are set to begin Saturday in Troy. A service celebrating “The Boy from Troy” will be held on the campus of Troy University inside Trojan Arena at 10:00AM Saturday. The ceremony is open to the public, but seating is limited….

Bloody Sunday in Selma Shaped the Life of Rep. John Lewis

John Lewis of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee is put on the ground by Alabama State troopers while Hosea Williams runs as state troopers break up civil rights voting march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. (AP Photo) John Lewis saw the line of Alabama state troopers a few hundred yards away as he led hundreds of marchers to…

Individuals Chosen to Design Mississippi Flag Without Rebel Symbol

The State Flag of Mississippi waves one last in the breeze over the City Hall of Tupelo Mississippi Monday, June 29, 2020, just moments before city officials lower the flag for the last time and present it to the city’s museum.(Thomas Wells/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Via AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A mayor, a former state Supreme Court justice, and…

American Airlines Warns that 25,000 Workers Could Lose Their Jobs

DALLAS (AP) -American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. The move follows a similar action last week…

As U.S. Grapples with Virus, Florida Hits Record Case Increase

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With the United States grappling with the worst Coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases. Deaths from the virus have also been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though still well below the heights hit in…

Alabama Man to Finish 1,000-Mile Walk at Floyd Memorial

courtesy: ABC News MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Alabama man plans to complete a 1,000-mile protest walk at the site where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Sunday. Terry Willis, who is from Huntsville, started walking towards Minneapolis on June 2 after seeing a video of Floyd’s death. Floyd died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against…

Funeral Next Week For Girl Shot Near Atlanta Protest Site

Courtesy: Facebook ATLANTA (AP) – A funeral is scheduled next week for an 8-year-old girl who was shot in Atlanta on the Fourth of July near one of the flashpoints for protests against police brutality. Lawyers for the girl’s family said Friday that a public viewing is planned Tuesday at an Atlanta funeral home and that a private service for…

Supreme Court says Congress can’t get Trump records, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously…