Boothe shares thoughts on legislative session

first_img State Rep. Alan Boothe entertained the Troy Exchange Club Thursday with humor, facts and predictions.Boothe opened his presentation by saying that he has no control over the issuance of Social Security checks.“A lady called me and said that, if she didn’t get her Social Security check next month, there was going to be trouble and it would start with me,” Boothe said. “I told her that I was a representative in Montgomery, not in Washington. She said, ‘Well, you’re just about as bad.’” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Print Article You Might Like Community health fair this weekend at National Guard Armory The Chi Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is sponsoring a Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. until… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Boothe told the Exchange Club members not to expect much to happen in the January Legislative session.“The Legislature is a lot like an hourglass,” he said. “A lot goes in but a little comes out.”Boothe said, however, that he is pleased with some local developments including ATRIP funding to assist 16 road projects in Pike County and a parking lot paving project at CGI. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories 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? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 Boothe shares thoughts on legislative session “Crops just will not grow without water,” he said. “Take corn. There are five days in the life of corn when it has to have water. Irrigation is the only way a farmer can be guaranteed water.”Boothe said the irrigation bill will give farmers a $10,000 tax credit on the installation of an irrigation system.“The bill is an incentive to irrigate,” he said. “A hundred thousand additional acres of irrigated land would be equal to the location of an automobile assembly plant being located in the state. It’s that big.”Education continues to be a top priority item for the state.“We must do what is in the best interest of the students,” Boothe said. “And, that does not mean keep putting money in the same programs.”Boothe said Alabama is the sixth poorest state in the country.“Twenty-six percent of our people live below the poverty level,” he said. “We’ve got to better educate our children.”Boothe reminded the Exchange Club members that, due to reapportionment, at the end of the next legislative session Jimmy Holley will be Pike County’s new state senator.Boothe closed his presentation by encouraging the Exchange Club members to support Pike County farmers and Pike County agriculture by purchasing tickets to the Pike County Farm-City Banquet on Nov. 7. Tickets are available at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce on the square in downtown Troy. Book Nook to reopen Boothe said that he recently spoke at the National Recycling Association meeting in Nashville and highlighted KW Plastics in Troy.“KW Plastics is the largest recycler of plastic materials in the world,” he said. “The only limitation that KW Plastics has is acquiring raw materials. They are getting some raw materials out of landfills in Mexico. The U.S. can’t supply all the raw materials they need.”Boothe said that the City of Troy does a good job of recycling but Alabama, overall, does not.Boothe said the Legislature passed a irrigation bill that will be of great benefit to the farmers. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Helps Excuse Fourth Grader From School After Concert

first_imgBruce Springsteen is certainly known for his lengthy concerts, as “The Boss” has amassed a rich catalog of music over a long career. Thus, when one father took his fourth grade-aged son to a concert, they were sure to be late for work and school, respectively, the next day.Last Tuesday, March 15th, at Springsteen’s concert in Los Angeles, father Scott Glovsky and son Xabi held up a sign saying “BRUCE, I WILL BE LATE TO SCHOOL TOMORROW PLEASE SIGN MY NOTE :)” Not only did the rocker respond, but he invited the Glovsky’s back stage for a quick meet and greet, not only signing a letter but writing his own too.Check out the tweet from the father, below: A full report in Backstreets sheds more light on the story.“We waited outside Bruce’s dressing room, then he came to the door and invited us in. Although there were many musicians and celebrities at the concert, we were the first people to see Bruce after the show. He said, ‘There’s the big guy!’ to my son. It was just the three of us. He then said, ‘I understand that you need a note, I think I can help you out.’“Bruce sat down on a couch and started to talk with Xabi, asking for the name of his teacher and how Xabi spelled his name, pulling out a piece of paper and a pen. As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully and artistically created this beautiful note. It was very interesting to watch the artist at work. They talked for a few minutes, and Bruce was incredibly nice, caring and gracious.”Just further evidence that Springsteen is, indeed, The Boss.last_img read more

Tanzania edges Rwanda, Burundi score 10 in women’s CECAFA

first_imgBurundi and Kenya opened with convincing results at the weekend. A hat-trick by Djazilla Uwimeza led Burundi to an emphatic victory on the opening day.Earlier, CECAFA hailed Uganda for hosting the inaugural event.“Its our first championship and its being monitored closely by both CAF and FIFA” said Nicholas Musonye, secretary general of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA).“I thank FUFA president Moses Magogo for honouring his pledge to hold this tournament. He made the pledge in Ethiopia at our last congress last year” Musonye said. GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, ZanzibarGROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda Tanzania beat Rwanda 3-2 courtesy of a late winner by Asha Rashid as the CECAFA women championship being hosted by Uganda entered day two on Monday.East and central Africa football took a strong step forward at the weekend when the inaugural CECAFA women’s tournament kicked off at Njeru in Jinja. Action on day 2 of the women’s CECAFA football tournament in Jinja as Tanzania (blue) edged Rwanda 3-2 on Monday. PHOTOS FUFA MEDIACECAFA WOMEN football results:Zanzibar 1 Burundi 10Uganda 0 Kenya  4Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3TuesdayKenya v Burundi – 2 p.mUganda v Zanzibar – 4 p.m “We intend to host the CECAFA U-17 Boys and CECAFA Women’s tournaments soon so that the best of the FUFA Juniors League and the FUFA Women Elite League are put to international test. We intend to register the Women National football team in CAF and FIFA competitions in 2017,” Magogo said last year.The 10 day tournament will feature Kenya, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.The tournament was launched on August 29 2016 at Uganda’s football headquarters at FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala. FUFA president Magogo outlined plans to raise the level of Uganda’s women on the football map.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters!

first_imgBILL NEAL• Sorry I missed you last week, but I was so busy celebrating the Old School butt whooping “The Spurs” put on “The Heat” that I lost all track of time.  Having said that, it’s time for Mike Booker, Myron Brown, Dwayne Woodruff, Fred Crawford, Kevin Cameron and my dad to pick up the phone, man up and call me.  C’mon fellas, where’s the love?  Well one thing for sure, it’s not in Miami!• Attention . . . Attention . . . Attention!!!  How would you like to have a brand new house in Penn Hills for only $500 and a phone call?  Sure ya would and here’s how – primer, paint, brushes, etc. inside and out = $200 – lawn mower = $100 – plants, shrubs and stuff = $100 – garbage bags, Mr. Clean, Lysol, Windex, Febreze, light bulbs, hammer and nails and super glue = $100.  Take one weekend and get you and the rest of your clan’s lazy butts off the c ouch and use all the stuff you just bought.  Then you call the Goodwill to come get that wreck out your front yard that will never, never, ever run again (and they’ll come get it for free) and wa-la, you got yourself a brand new house.  C’mon people, step up your game . . . I’m just sayin!• Everybody in the USA is now into the World Cup huh?  But five years ago you wouldn’t pay 50 cents to watch a soccer game and most of you men weren’t going to let your sons play because you thought it was a sissy sport.  You people . . . you people!• Derek Jeter is 40 years old and still playing.  Whatever they want to give him at away games, he deserves.  Now shut up about it.• Best movie of the year – “Think Like a Man Too.”  Run, don’t walk to see it!• Steelers go to camp in six weeks.  Let’s get ready to rumble.• Pat Riley doesn’t want LeBron to leave.  Says it’s the scared thing to do, to just run away is not what champions do.  Meanwhile, he ran from the Lakers to the Knicks to The Heat in a New York minute and never looked back.• Do – Not – Miss – The – Great – White – Party, aka First Friday Fantasy, Friday, July 4th at Brewstone in Monroeville.  8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – 35 and over – free parking – $10 at the door – prize for best dressed white outfit – BYOB – cash kitchen till 12:00 midnight – 50/50 and special car cruise brought to you by The United Rays Corvette Club with special guest Turning Corners, Inc. and the Dancing Machine Roland Ford.  Call (412) 628-4856 or (412) 287-8610 for more information.< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >last_img read more