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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Agape of Central Alabama Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Sept. 16 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Agape of Central Alabama Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Agape of Central Alabama of Montgomery, AL. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transpare  more

Alabama Community College Conference: Collin Dimitroff Named New Wallace State Men's Basketball Coach
HANCEVILLE, Alabama, Sept. 19 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: Former Wallace State men's basketball assistant Collin Dimitroff has been named the program's new head coach, as announced by Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics this week. President Karolewics said, "Our sophomore players assisted me in interviewing the finalists for head coach. I am confident that Coach Dimitroff will continue the tradition of athletic excellence for which Wa  more

Cancer Action Network Issues Statement on Alabama Gov. Ivey's Lung Cancer Diagnosis
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement on an announcement that Alabama's Gov. Kay Ivey has been diagnosed with lung cancer: "The American Cancer Society and our volunteers are very concerned to learn Gov. Kay Ivey has been diagnosed with lung cancer but are encouraged that it was found early," said Ginny Tucker, Alabama executive director of the American Cancer Society (ACS). "Sadly, most lung cancers are first found after they h  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Research Tries to Improve Bottom Line for Oyster Farmers
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Sept. 19 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: Off-bottom oyster farming, focused on the premium, half-shell market by raising oysters off the bottom in baskets or bags, is relatively new on the Gulf Coast, with a boom in interest, investment and production. With funding from Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant College Program, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida have developed nascent industries, wit  more

Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System Announce Strategic Partnership
MERIDIAN, Mississippi, Sept. 17 -- Ochsner Health System issued the following news release: * * * - Agreement to enhance local services through innovation and technology for patients and providers in Mississippi and Alabama * * * Today, Rush Health Systems (Rush) and Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) announced a strategic partnership designed to enhance local healthcare services through the implementation of the best-in-class electronic health information software, Epic, and Ochsner's comprehe  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Sues Alabama Officials for Overly Severe Sex-Offender Law That Punishes Children for Life
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Sept. 19 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: Herbert Stevens met Candi Stevens when their mutual friends introduced them at a local skating rink. He was 14 and she was 12. Over time, the two became a young couple, going out on movie dates, hanging out with friends at each other's houses, and attending school dances together. Eventually, the high school sweethearts got married, bought a house, and had three children. They've been married now for 20 y  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: In Victory for Motorists and Taxpayers, Mississippi Sheriff's Office Will Stop Acting as Immigration Enforcement
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Sept. 18 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: * * * - The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror. * * * A sheriff's deputy stopped the driver, Marcos Martinez, and detained his family for two hours on the side of the road and then another two hours at the sheriff's office. They were never charged with a crime and, according to a lawsuit they filed later, were detained sol  more

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association: Research Provides Insight on Colonization of Broilers by Salmonella
TUCKER, Georgia, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release: USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in which researchers were able to provide insight on colonization of broilers by Salmonella. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Cargill and is part of the Association's comprehensive research program encompassing all phases o  more