first_img Trojans offense taking shape after first scrimmage Just like the Trojan defense, the Troy offense will have a new leader in offensive coordinator Ryan Pugh. Pugh is… read more By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “One day, up around Chelsey, I noticed a 1960 Shell gas station,” Wills said. “I knew I needed to photograph it but I was either lazy or just not motivated. When I went back later, the gas station was gone. I knew then what I needed to do. I needed to photograph these abandoned and aging structures before they were gone and forgotten. But, how could I cover Alabama? How could I cover 52,000 square miles?”Wills made a plan. He divided the state into 16 sections and would travel throughout them, one by one, with his camera in hand.Many of the structures he photographed evoked emotions. A concrete roadside table, overgrown with weeds, was a reminder of the picnics his mom took the family on.“It was nothing more than a concrete table with a trash can, but back then, it was a fast food restaurant,” Wills said, laughing. Email the author Published 10:27 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I ended up a satellite truck engineer,” Wills told his audience at Brundidge Station. “That kept me on the road a lot, nearly a quarter million miles in eight and a half years.”Along those many miles, Wills, consciously or unconsciously, committed the images of the abandoned and forgotten structures he saw along the roadway to memory — junk cars, fading signs, rusting bridges, abandoned houses, crumbling country stores – all reminders of the past.Wills realized that these “treasures” needed to preserved, if only on film that could withstand time. So, he went about photographing the forgotten structures, but, not with a sense of urgency until…. PRESERVING HISTORY: Photographer shares images of ‘forgotten treasures’ You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article His Brundidge presentation included photo-images of a jail-on-wheels that was an “RV for convicts,” an 1858 abandoned bridge in Waldo, an 1882 Little Christian Church, Fannin’s store in Shady Grove, a dairy farm in Shelby County, an unidentified house that nature is reclaiming, a 1915 Rail house in Altoona that is a “place in peril,” and Rosa Parks childhood home.Some of the structures photographed are now preserved only through Wills’ photographs and others will follow.Wills has published between 600 and 700 of his photographs in “Forgotten Alabama”and “More Forgotten Alabama.”He encouraged those who attended his presentation at Brundidge Station to do as he has done. But keenly aware of abandoned and forgotten structures and take a few minutes to photograph them before they vanish from the scene.Theresa Trawick, director of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge, said “Tupper” encourages Brundidge citizens to help preserve the physical heritage of the Brundidge community with a click on a camera or smart phone and by participating in “Forgotten Brundidge” from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday in the back building of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.“We are asking those who have old photographs, letters, documents, etc. related to Brundidge through families, businesses, churches, organizations, etc. to bring them Saturday morning so they can be copied for Tupper’s local history and genealogy collection,” Trawick said. “Don’t let Brundidge be ‘Forgotten’ Brundidge.’” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel After meeting Glenn Wills, picturing a hat-shaded man, stumbling through debris, both the doings of man and time, with a camera slung over his shoulder was rather easy to do.From the beginning of Wills’ presentation, “200 Years of Forgotten Alabama,” hosted by the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library Thursday, it was evident that Wills is the kind of man, who is willing to go where few others have trod. Wills is a photographer and keeper of Alabama’s forgotten and vanishing treasures.He grew up in Huntsville and his career path took him first into television news then photography and editing. 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first_imgBy Dialogo September 16, 2009 Me parece que si bien es cierto el problema es una herencia del pasado,No se han tomado las medidas adecuadas; 1o. Los nombramientos en Seguridad publica han sido de dedo, comenzando con Sr. Ministro y el director de la PNC,Quienes no tienen ninguna cualidad para el combate a la delincuencia, a pesar que formaron parte de la Ex-Guerrilla, asi el director de la PNC, su cualidad haber sido jefe de columna de la Ex-guerrilla, de esa forma el Presidente Funes y su gobierno no podran combatir a las bandas criminales,llamadas Maras y Narcotrafico. Finalmente quieren involucrar a la Fuerza Armada lo cual sera un tiro de gracia para esta Institucion la cual estan haciendo desaparecer por via presupuesto, sino veamos los ultimos anuncios para el año 2010, tendran 30 millones menos, en cambio a la policia le aumentan. La solucion esta en hacer una reestructuracion de la politica de seguridad publica, la cual integre a los actores nacionales, en el combate a la delincuencia. The president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, considered insecurity to be the “greatest threat” affecting his country and the rest of Central America. “We should view insecurity as the greatest threat of El Salvador, and unfortunately, of all our Central American region as well,” Funes affirmed in a speech commemorating the 188th anniversary of El Salvador’s independence from the Spanish crown. He noted that the “Central American fatherland has been transformed into a route and a destination for drug trafficking and organized crime,” which, he said, “has become one of the great dangers for democratic society.” “And we should admit that on this terrain the policies implemented and actions taken to fight these plagues have been a series of failures. As a result, we know that this struggle is not won in isolation,” Funes indicated, after depositing a floral offering at the Monument to the Fathers of the Country in Liberty Park, in the center of San Salvador. In this context, he proposed developing within El Salvador’s borders “strict and strong policies articulated with the other countries in the region,” although he warned that insecurity is “too complex a subject to try to treat it with simple prescriptions.” Official figures indicate that between ten and twelve murders are reported daily in El Salvador, the most recent cases being those of a public-transportation driver and his assistant, who died on Monday in the locality of Ilopango, and four corpses found in a vehicle in San Salvador. For Funes, this process, “which began some years ago,” has “been growing and and growing and has taken over the communities, the cantons, the streets of the whole country.” “It’s not only a quantifiable phenomenon that comes and goes; the drama of insecurity, with its daily tragic manifestations and its impact on our lives, is an existential factor,” he lamented. He attributed this complex of problems to the “permanence of structural situations” like poverty, social exclusion, emigration, inequality, and lack of opportunities, as well as to the “great crisis of values” and the “aftereffects, still not analyzed and overcome, of the civil war that consumed so many lives in this country.” Funes met at the end of August with representatives of business, the academy, the Catholic Church, and the diplomatic corps, among others, to invite them to accompany his administration’s fight against crime. During the meeting, he indicated that his administration is not “standing with its arms folded” in the face of this plague, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office. The National Civil Police (PNC) revealed that 384 homicides were reported in May. The number dropped to 362 cases in June and again to 346 cases in July, and 278 deaths were reported through 26 August, according to the official statement. Figures from the Attorney General’s Office indicate that 2,265 complaints of extortion were filed through 6 August, a 55-percent increase compared to the same period in 2008. The majority of crimes are attributed to members of the “Mara-18” and “Mara Salvatrucha” gangs, which originated in the United States and spread to El Salvador in the late 1980s as a result of deportations of Salvadorans in contact with the gangs.last_img read more


first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch and learn program featuring Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) Deputy Commissioner of Labor, Michelle Ellison, and INSafe Deputy Commissioner K.R. Boucher, onThursday, Feb. 21, 2019.The program will be held in the gymnasium at Greensburg City Hall, 314 W. Washington St., and will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m.Cost to attend this event for Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce members is $10 which includes lunch.Reservations are due by 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.Chamber members may register online through your company portal on the Chamber website or by emailing [email protected] The Chamber will invoice your company if necessary.Ellison and Boucher will provide important updates and information from IOSHA and INSafe and will be available to answer any questions or entertain any comments attendees may have. The program is slated to conclude by 1:30 p.m.last_img read more