|Written by News Desk|
|Friday, 07 February 2014 09:45|
Millbrook and surrounding areas were frozen solid for a few days last week in what one official dubbed "Snowmeggdon 2014." For more reader photos from the storm check out our Facebook page "Millbrook Independent-AL."
A winter storm caused a frustrating change in the routine for many in the area last week as snow and ice made road travel hazardous. Elmore County, along with many other counties in the affected areas of the state, cancelled school for three days last week. When school is cancelled it typically has residual labor shortages for businesses as parents often have to stay home to watch children.
Jeff Langham, Superintendent of Elmore County public schools thanked the Elmore County EMA for their help.
"I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our Elmore County Emergency Management Agency and the extraordinary assistance provided to our school district by EMA Director Eric Jones and his teammates David Brunson and Kim Trost during Snowmeggdon 2014," Langham said.
In Millbrook Fire Chief Larry Brown said that there where no significant problems outside the norm during the storm.
"Our worst areas in terms of road hazards were the hill on Deatsville Highway. We had a fire truck that went sideways on that road. Also the area in front of Wal-Mart down to Entec was pretty slippery," Brown said.
A great many people relaxed during the snow showers and played in the snow afterwards. The Millbrook Independent asked readers to contribute photos of the snow to Facebook and many responded. Check out our Facebook page (Millbrook Independent -AL) for more photos.
Photo: Jordan Cox of Millbrook,vaccinating goats in rural Chongwe, Zambia.
By BRIAN HODGE
Zambia, like much of Eastern and Southern Africa, is dealing with an HIV/AIDS pandemic. While infection rates in Zambia are lower than the region at large and are on the decline, estimates are that 13-17% of the adult population is infected.
When Jordan Cox, a 22-year old nurse from Millbrook, got a chance to travel to Zambia and explore the possibility of healthcare and missionary work, it changed her life.Read more...
Former Elmore County representative Barry Mask resigned as CEO of the Alabama Realtors Association. The following was published this week by Inside Alabama Politics regarding Mask:
Black·face: the makeup used by a nonblack performer playing a black role. The role played is typically comedic or musical and usually is considered offensive.
It can also cause one to lose their job, just ask Barry Mask who resigned his position as CEO of the Alabama Realtors Association last week.Read more...
Photo: Jordan Cox of Millbrook,v accinating goats in rural Chongwe, Zambia.
First Community Bank President Michael Morgan Morgan presented the Elmore County...
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