Community Effort: Probate judge offering to contribute $200,000 toward Rock Building rennovation efforts, says could benefit tax payers and government

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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 Published 4:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Moreover, Allen has suggested that county commissioners explore opportunities to consolidate county offices in the renovated Rock Building. “Right now, we have EMA in one office; extension service in another; and juvenile services in another building,” he said. “We may have the opportunity consolidate those offices … which benefits taxpayers.”Tuesday, Members of Pike County Commissioners were in Montgomery attending the Legislative session and said they could not comment on Allen’s proposal until reviewing it further.David Helms, who is spearheading the grassroots’ group efforts to restore the Rock Building, said he is elated with the probate judge’s generous effort.“This is an awesome thing for Judge Allen to do,” Helms said. “The Rock Building was constructed through the efforts of the people of Pike County. We all know the story behind the Rock Building. So many people contributed to the building of it, and it should be with that same spirit of unity that we restore it.”Helms said he appreciates Allen’s stepping forward and finding a way to help the cause.“Last summer, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Rock Building, and there was a lot of excitement surrounding the event and enthusiasm about the restoration project,” Helms said. “But, recently, we’ve hit a standstill in our fundraising efforts.“Judge Allen’s commitment to the restoration project is just the sparkplug we needed to rekindle the community spirit that we need to move forward. He has come forward with a very generous proposal. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part.”Helms said the Pike County Commission has dedicated $50,000 to the restoration of the Rock Building in this year’s budget and 800 people have donated $18,000 to the project.“That’s $68,000 toward the cost of the demolition of the interior of the building and stabilizing the walls so a roof can be put on,” Helms said. “That work will stop the bleeding so that we can move forward toward the final completion of the restoration project.”Helms said he looks forward to the day when the Rock Building is once again a building “for the people.”“I applauded the efforts of Judge Allen to help us move forward with the project,” he said. “His support comes as a big form of encouragement when we really need it. But, it’s going to take a community effort, and that’s exactly the way it should be.”Helms said he believes teamwork and community spirit will once again be rock solid and the Rock Building will again be a place of pride for all citizens of Pike County if commissioners were to follow through with their portion of the proposal. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealed The building, located at the corner of Church and Market streets was built in the late 1930s as a WPA project. It formerly housed county offices and a public auditorium. A fire destroyed the building in the mid-1990s and it has not been used since then. In the past year, local residents have spearheaded an effort to restore the building.“I’ve been thinking about how we could all work together to accomplish this goal,” Allen said. “This could benefit taxpayers, streamline government and preserve a piece of Pike County history.”Allen said he is proposing the county commission borrow the funds necessary to restore the building. Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like IN REPAIR: Corman Avenue construction ending soon A section of Corman Avenue from First Street to A Street has been closed for construction since Feb. 26. Vaughn… read more “I’ve already talked with the presidents at both Troy Bank and Trust and First National Bank, and the county could secure a low-interest 10-year loan,” Allen said. “The cost of the loan, including interest, would be about $634,095 and annual payments would be about $63,000.”Allen said his office could pledge $20,000 per year to the project, using funds collected from fees. Those fees were established in 2003 as a way to fund the preservation and archiving of county records, from newspapers to marriage licenses to miscellaneous records and data. Allen said the fees generate more than $100,000 per year, which has been used to digitize court records, preserve records, upgrade equipment and facilities for storage.“I’ve already talked with an auditor, and as long as there is a dedicated space in the new building for the storage and protection of records, we can use this money for the renovation,” he said.County commissioners questioned the use of the fees raised through the probate office during budgeting sessions in fall 2014. The office’s reserve fund is more than $400,000 and commissioners said at the time they wanted to be able to use those funds to offset shortfalls in the county budget. However, the legislation that created the fees specifies they must be used for the preservation of records and gives the probate judge responsibility for spending the funds. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Rock Building may be seeing some restorations brought on by a community effort. Probate Judge Wes Allen has made plans to restore the building and is proposing a joint venture between the Pike County Commission and his office in order to fund the restoration.Probate Judge Wes Allen has a plan to restore the Rock Building, and he’s asking the Pike County Commission to join the effort.Allen is proposing a joint venture between the commission and his office to fund the restoration of the building, which has been estimated at more than $520,000. He said his office would contribute $200,000 toward the renovation process.“This is a building worth restoring,” Allen said on Tuesday. “It was a community-endeavor when it was building and it represents the spirit of Pike County.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Community Effort: Probate judge offering to contribute $200,000 toward Rock Building rennovation efforts, says could benefit tax payers and governmentlast_img read more

Brazilian Air Force Doctors See over 2,400 People in Rio Grande do Sul

first_img Besides protecting Brazil’s sovereignty over its southern border and stopping illicit activities, Operation Agatha 2 also helps communities. More than 2,400 people have already benefited from civic-social actions in which doctors and dentists from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) see patients, perform procedures, and give talks on health-related topics. “The work is very interesting, everyone is helping, and we’re really thankful for and satisfied with the care we’re receiving here,” said Maria Helena Beck, a teacher, who brought her 10-year-old daughter to see a pediatrician. She lives in the rural community of Rondinha, in the municipality of Joia (Rio Grande do Sul), more than 400 km from Porto Alegre, near the border with Argentina. “We have an underprivileged population here that has an extremely difficult time making contact with a doctor,” said Lieutenant Felipe Madeira, a doctor at the Canoas Air Force Hospital. The two dentists on the team also saw patients and performed procedures, as well as giving educational talks in the schools. The mayor of Joia, Jânio Andreatta, thanked the Air Force for its help and said that the municipality’s great difficulty is its low demographic density, with a few families scattered across a very large region. “We have difficulty reaching all the communities to provide health care, and we’re thankful for the Air Force’s help,” he stated. During Operation Agatha 2, a team of doctors from the Sao Paulo and Campo Grande air bases is also conducting similar missions in Mato Grosso do Sul, in municipalities along Brazil’s border with Paraguay. By Dialogo September 29, 2011last_img read more

Angels on the verge of elimination after loss to White Sox

first_img THE FOOD TRUCKS STOP HERE They are five games behind the Minnesota Twins for the American League’s second wild card, with six games to go. HALL OF FAME NOTEBOOK: Sierra Vista’s silences doubters “We’re in a tough spot,” outfielder Justin Upton said. “That’s why we play until Oct. 1. All we can do is try to play our best baseball these last six games and see what happens.”The final seven-game stretch at least offered them the opportunity of two opponents already out of the race, the Seattle Mariners after four games against the rebuilding White Sox.On paper, it looked like a good matchup, facing veteran James Shields and his 5.40 ERA. However, this isn’t the same Shields who had been mostly responsible for that number.In the fourth inning of his Aug. 5 start – yes, in the middle of a game – he changed his delivery, dropping his arm angle to more of a sidearm release.Including the two runs he allowed in seven innings against the Angels, most of whom had never seen him that way, he has a 4.08 ERA with the new arm angle. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img While the Angels were struggling to hit Shields, Angels starter Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in five-plus innings. Scioscia said his line was misleading, though.The two runs in the first were unearned, because they scored on a two-out double after an Andrelton Simmons’ error. In the third, Upton lost Avisail Garcia’s line drive in the lights. The ball got by him for a triple, leading to a run. The White Sox scored another run on a groundout, after Nolasco was out of the game.While Nolasco took the loss, this one was mostly pegged to the hitters and their inability to figure out Shields.“We didn’t pressure him enough,” Scioscia said. “Outside of Mike’s home run and a couple balls hit hard, we didn’t have too many good looks at him.” PreviousChicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields (33) delivers against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch on the ball during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez, right, is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez, right, is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, left, during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Nicky Delmonico (30) hits a two-run double against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) hits a one-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) scores against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) after he hit an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia (26) scores against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) watches his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) claps after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) points after his home run as Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez (38) looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, hugs Luis Valbuena (18) after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez (5) tries to make a play on the ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)The Angels’ Justin Upton flips his bat after striking out during the eighth inning of Monday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Luke O’Donnell, 5, wears a baseball helmet while watching the baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)NextShow Caption1 of 20Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)ExpandCHICAGO — After the Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday pushed his team to the brink of elimination, Mike Scioscia interrupted a question from a reporter, who asked if they have to “just play until you’re out.”“Play till we’re in,” the Angels manager said. “How about that?”Clearly, Scioscia is maintaining the brave face despite the mathematical reality of the Angels’ situation.Related Articles “He kept the ball down,” Upton said. “He didn’t really elevate any pitches in the zone. That’s tough on the hitters.”Added Mike Trout: “It’s definitely a different Shields. He was moving the ball all around tonight. Keeping guys off balance. The home run, I just got a pitch to hit.”Trout’s 30th homer of the season was announced at 457 feet, which is tied for the sixth longest homer of his career. It also made for the fourth time in his six full seasons he’s hit 30. (He hit 27 and 29 in the other two.) He is one of 10 players to have four 30-homer seasons before their age-26 season.“It’s pretty cool,” Trout said. “But we lost, so it’s disappointing. It was a tough loss.”last_img read more