Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Lions 2013: Brumbies 14-12 Lions

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED Test watchHot and not is a little irrelevant after this game. Rory Best has probably ruled himself out of the Test series against Australia after one of his worst days at lineout time – he simply could not find the target – while the new boys had few chances to impress and when they did get ball they did little with it.The replacements did make an impact, the front row steadying the set-piece ship and half-backs Owen Farrell and Conor Murray providing more control, but whether that is enough to promote any of them from the bench to the starting XV on Saturday remains to be seen.Toby Faletau was undoubtedly the Lions standout performer, standing firm when on the back foot, particularly at scrum time, and providing go-forward with ball in hand. He made 16 runs – more than any other Lion – and will have given the coaches food for thought as to whether he or Jamie Heaslip should don the No 8 shirt. Rob Kearney also did well, defending strongly, kicking well and providing a voice of experience in the back-line, but it won’t be enough to usurp Leigh Halfpenny.StatsIt was turnover central – the Brumbies conceding 17 and the Lions 14.The Lions also lost eight of their own lineouts.Scorers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Brumbies – Try: Kuridrani. Pens: Mogg 3.Lions – Pens: Hogg 2, Farrell 2. High jump: Christian Wade leaps for a high ball in Canberra, but he had little chance to show his running gameBy Sarah Mockford at Canberra StadiumIn a nutshellDISJOINTED, LACKING intensity, a shambles at lineout time – just a few ways to describe the Lions’ performance against the Brumbies. Admittedly it got better when the replacements arrived in the second half – they actually managed to win a couple of lineouts! – but this woeful performance ultimately led to the Lions’ first defeat of the tour. Not ideal preparation ahead of the opening Test against Australia.It was far from an enthralling game – too much kicking, too many errors and too little running rugby – but the Brumbies should be credited for an extremely organised and effective display. It was like feeding time at the zoo for them at the Brumbies – maybe they get extra treats the more turnovers they win – and their in-your-face defence gave the Lions little room to move.Not that this back-line would have been able to do much had they had any space – first they would have needed the ball and the Lions’ fractured set-piece meant there was little of that. It was all too evident how little training the back-line had done together – miss-timed, inaccurate passes, a lack of ideas and players out of position all to common themes. There was a spark when the reinforcements arrived, but not enough to claw back the deficit.Glimmer of hope: Toby FaletauKey momentThe Brumbies steal at a scrum in their own half in the 77th minute. The Lions had opted for the scrum twice from a free-kick, banking on their previous superiority to give them a possible match-winning penalty. Instead, the Brumbies stole the ball, kicked downfield and the final minutes were played out in the Lions 22.Star man – Jesse MoggOkay, we usually pick a Lion here but the Brumbies full-back produced a superb performance, showing why many believe he should be in the Wallabies squad. He has a great kicking game, with brilliant length and variety from hand and accuracy from the tee, is safe under the high ball, has a gliding running style and provided the long pass that led to Tevita Kuridrani’s early try. He’s sure to represent Australia sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Non-Profit businesses: Get compliant

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 City Council Summary: BUSINESS (Action Items)By Misha Corbett of Apopka Then and NowCouncilNot-for-Profit Business Tax Receipts (Mark Reggentin, Community Development Director).   Currently, only for-profits are required to obtain a business tax receipt.  When a business applies, they do a few checks, including:  zoning is current, use has not changed (that may require upgrades to meet fire codes, etc.), a fire inspection, & business is placed on list to receive an annual inspection.  So, in order to protect citizens, they will be working to notify non-profit businesses & to get everyone compliant.Mark ReggentinCommissioner Becker:  Asked what the timeline is for compliance?  (Answer:  A couple of months).  Confirmed that there is no cost to the non-profits.  Also, pointed out in the standard letter, that wording should be changed from “he” to “business owner”.Commissioner Bankson:  If it is a home business, is there a different standard?  (Answer:  They would be required to get a Home Based Business License, which will not require an inspection of their home, as long as they meet criteria for a home based business).PublicGregg Phillips:  On behalf of Apopka Little League.  Every year, in July, Apopka Little League & the City of Apopka will host the Little League Intermediate World Series Regional Tournament.  The top 8 baseball teams from FL, GA, AL, TN, NC, SC, WV, & VA will come & play.  The winner will go to CA for the Intermediate World Series.  For the past three years that they have hosted this, Little League International has commended the city & Apopka Little League as running a top notch event.  However, they need funds to host this event.  Every year, the city, as well as business owners helps out.  Little league help out to a certain extent.  Funding is especially important this year, as the hotel that has raised the rates immensely, which may force them to house the participants in Altamonte.  The FL team that won last year, went on to CA and won the World Series.  This event is a good thing for the city of Apopka, giving us a lot of good press throughout the SW region.  They are hopeful that business owners will step up again to fund this.Rod Love:  Comes regarding the issue of equity & fairness.  Task Force met at Fran Carlton.  They are citizens who volunteered their time, not a business entity.  If they have to pay, they want to make sure that it is fair across the board.  They want to be sure that the city is more cognizant about fairness.Eddie Poirer:  His wife was one of a number of people to die on Park Glen Circle.  He has reached out for help.  Since he originally did, he has learned that in his immediate area, they used crop dusters, it was a former bombing range, there were cattle dipping vats, etc.…  He has reached out to a researcher at UCF who feels that it is possible there is a cross contamination of feeder pipes.  He said Bryan Nelson generously stepped up & paid for his water testing.David Hoffman:  Concerned about Richard Anderson.  He worked for a private lobbying firm in Tallahassee while he was supposedly lobbying for Apopka.  Isn’t that a conflict of interest?  Anderson was paid more than many others in much higher positions.  There is no credible accounting of how he has earned his keep.  It is all mismanaged & citizens have reason to be concerned.  Kilsheimer stated that city attorney filed litigation today.  Hoffman asked if the city has a code of ethics in place.  (Answer:  No). Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGScity councilNon-Profit Previous articleFather’s Day Brunch IdeasNext articleOn this Day… The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Darters will soon be focused on “the second season”

first_img Closes regular season tonight, begins playoffs Nov. 11thThe Apopka Blue Darters will put the finishing touches on a momentous regular season tonight at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School when they battle district foe Evans High School.It would be easy to look ahead. Apopka already won the 8A District 4 title for the first time since 2013. They clinched a playoff berth. They know their opponent in the first round – a home game against Timber Creek.However there is still historical incentive on the line for this year – an undefeated season.With a win over the 2-5 Trojans, the Blue Darters will finish 9-0 and claim their first undefeated regular season since 1994.And the likelihood is that this game will get out of hand early.Evans lost their district games to Wekiva 27-6 and West Orange 48-0. Apopka beat Wekiva 38-31 and West Orange 56-20. If common opponents are any indication of this game’s outcome, the result won’t be in doubt for long.However it’s unlikely a veteran coach like Rick Darlington and a senior-led team like Apopka will look ahead to a game two weeks away, but there is no harm in a writer doing it.When the Blue Darters open their playoff campaign, they will face a Timber Creek team that is currently 5-2 and has clinched a playoff berth. They lost their opening game to Oviedo 20-19, and a tough district game to Winter Park 7-0, but rebounded with wins over Boone (30-20) and Colonial (48-6) which clinched second place in 8A District 3.Oviedo and Winter Park found a way to stop Timber Creek, but only Hurricane Matthew has stopped Apopka. The Blue Darters only setback (for lack of a better phrase) was a cancelled game with Olympia High School that they could not coax the Olympians to re-schedule. Otherwise it has been six blowouts, two fourth quarter come-from-behind wins, outrageous offensive performances, consistent breakaway runs and second half “running” clocks that have been the norm this season.The Blue Darters are on a phenomenal roll this season, but everything changes in November. One bad game and a phenomenal season can end in shocking disappointment. Will Apopka continue this run all the way through November and December? Or will it end suddenly with one heart-breaking loss?Only the second season will answer that question.Kickoff for the Evans game is at 7PM. The playoff game against Timber Creek on November 11th starts at 7:30PM. Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Blue DartersEvans High SchoolTimber Creek High School Previous articleThe best political ad of the seasonNext articleApopka Police Officer recognized for Pulse response Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 27, 2016 at 8:11 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++GO DARTERS+++++++!!!!!! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia 1 COMMENTcenter_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Online Donations Surge in USA

first_img Fund raising tops $100-million, Chronicle survey findsAlsohttp://philanthropy.com/free/articles/v16/i17/17002501.htm Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 June 2004 | News Online Donations Surge in USAcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Football falls to SMU for first time since 2011

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Post Previous articleCase against former student charged with computer security breach still pendingNext articleVolleyball falls to Rice, swept for second-straight match Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook Twittercenter_img Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics printRunning back Darius Anderson gave everything he had, posting 161 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to top SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.For the first time since 2011, the Iron Skillet will live in Dallas, as No. 25 TCU fell to SMU 41-38 on Saturday.Running back Darius Anderson exploded again, rushingfor 161 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for the Frogs to come awaywith a win.This is the first time Anderson has produced back-to-back 100-yard rushing games in his career; he rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s win over Purdue.Linebacker Garrett Wallow continued his own streak of dominance, producing his third-straight double-digit tackle game with a career-high of 19. Though the Horned Frogs out-gained the Mustangs 424-406 in yards of total offense, TCU gave up several key opportunities to score by losing three fumbles and being stopped on fourth down in SMU territory twice.SMU got off to a quick start as quarterback Shane Buechele took it up the middle for a four-yard touchdown run just 1:18 into the first quarter.Just under eight minutes later, TCU would findthemselves down 15-0, after running back Sewo Olonilua’s fumble on the TCU fouryard line set SMU up for an easy score.Anderson would rush for 104 yards and two touchdowns over the next 7:11 of play to cut the Mustang’s lead to 18-14. After another SMU touchdown, Anderson would continue to be TCU’s lone source of offense. The senior took SMU’s ensuing kickoff 49 yards to put the Frogs in enemy territory to start their drive.  He would then have 28 rushing yards on two carries to take TCU to the SMU 13.  Appearing in his first start, quarterback Max Duggan struggledto hit his targets, though, and TCU would settle for a field goal.Quarterback Max Duggan was sacked three times in the loss. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.As they had all afternoon to this point, the Mustangs respondedby going 58 yards in just 3:08, scoring on a nine yard touchdown pass toreceiver James Proche to go up 31-17 on the Frogs with 0:13 left in the firsthalf.Going into the halftime break, TCU had gained just 192yards of total offense, 133 of which had come from Anderson alone on theground.  Duggan had completed just onepass for 22 yards.On the other hand, Buechele’s 189 passing yards were ahuge part of SMU’s 276 total yards at that point.  After giving up just 20 points all season,the Frogs had given up 31 in the first half alone to their cross-town rivals.After the teams traded punts to start the half, Reagor put TCU on the SMU 23 with a 23-yard punt return. The Frogs would take advantage, as Duggan finally found some rhythm. The true first-year went 2-for-3 for 22 yards and a touchdown to tight end Pro Wells.The score was a career-first for Wells, who was rankedas the No. 4 junior college tight end in the nation before transferring to TCU.The game would go back-and-forth for the rest of thehalf.  Duggan caught stride, throwing for166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half alone.  After the strike to Wells, he would hit Oloniluafor a five-yard score before finding Wells again from 13 yards out.With TCU down 41-38 with 3:37 remaining, a miscommunicationbetween the SMU center and Buechle led to a huge loss and the Mustangs wereforced to punt.  The Frogs would not even get one first down, as head coach Gary Patterson elected not to kick a 51-yard field goal, and Duggan’s pass on 4th down and three yards to go was well in front of Anderson.Duggan finished 16-for-36 for 188 yards and threetouchdowns.  This was his first careergame with multiple touchdown passes.Wide receiver Jalen Reagor caught just two passes fortwo yards.  The former Waxahachiestandout has just 100 receiving yards on the season.Safety Trevon Moehrig and linebacker Dee Wintersposted seven tackles each in the loss. Safety Trevon Moehrig (7) posted seven tackles against the Mustangs. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.With the win, SMU advances to 4-0 for the first timesince 1984 with the victory, while TCU drops to 2-1 for the second-straight season.The Frogs will have an opportunity to recover next week, as they start Big 12 play against Kansas.  Kickoff at Amon G. Carter Stadium is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Twitter Linkedin Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Ugandan police arrest eight directors and editors of tabloid newspaper

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2017 Ugandan police arrest eight directors and editors of tabloid newspaper News RSF_en Organisation UgandaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityImprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of eight senior employees of the Kampala-based Red Pepper tabloid, arrested on 21 November, and for the reopening of the newspaper, which was closed the same day. Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily The eight employees arrested during an anti-terrorist police raid on Red Pepper’s headquarter were directors Patrick Mugumya, Arinaitwe Rugyendo, James Mujuni and Johnson Musinguzi Byarabaha, financial manager Richard Tusiime and editors Ben Byarabaha, Richard Kintu and Tumusiime Francis Tinywana.According to police sources, they are being held at Nalufenya detention centre in Jinja, a city 85 km east of Kampala. The centre is known for the use of brutal interrogation methods. They are said to be accused of endangering state security but the charges have not yet been confirmed.The arrests were prompted by a 20 November article headlined “M7 plots to remove Kagame,” which claimed that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (nicknamed “M7”) was plotting against his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame. According to local sources, Red Pepper took the article from a Rwandan online newspaper without verifying the information.“This kind of reaction by the authorities is completely disproportionate,” RSF said. “Charging journalists with endangering security because of an article? Sending anti-terrorist police to a newspaper? What is the Museveni government afraid of? We call on the authorities to free the arrested journalists at once, and to allow the newspaper to resume operating freely, in accordance with Uganda’s laws.”The raid began when the anti-terrorist police arrived at Red Pepper’s headquarters with a search warrant and surrounded the building. In the course of the search, they examined all the computers and electronic equipment and other documents used by the newspaper’s journalists.Referring to the newspaper’s headquarters as a “crime scene,” police spokesman Emilian Kayima said it was closed “until further notice.”The Ugandan government has of late taken several measures to restrict media freedom and intimidate journalists. This has included banning live transmission of parliamentary debates and interrogating newspaper publishers.Uganda is ranked 112th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Ugandacenter_img News News News UgandaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImpunityImprisoned Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further People reading the Red pepper in 2014 Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Freddie Mac Announces $400M NPL Sale

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Announces $400M NPL Sale Freddie Mac Announces $400M NPL Sale About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 10, 2019 2,258 Views Previous: ATTOM Data Solutions Names New Head of Consumer Businesses Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on CoreLogic, Ellie Mae, and More Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loan 2019-10-10 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Freddie Mac announced an approximate $400 million non-performing loan (NPL) transaction, which is an auction of seasoned non-performing residential first lien whole loans held in Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio. The NPLs are currently serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC.The NPLs are being marketed via five pools: four Standard Pool Offerings (SPO) and one Extended Timeline Pool Offering (EXPO), which targets participation by smaller investors, including non-profits and Minority, Women, Disabled, LGBT, Veteran or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (MWDOBs).Bids are due from qualified bidders by October 31, 2019 for the SPO pools, and November 14, 2019 for the EXPO pool. The SPO pools are expected to settle in January 2020, and February 2020 for the EXPO pools.All eligible bidders, including private investors, MWDOBs, non-profits and neighborhood advocacy organizations are encouraged to bid. To participate, all potential bidders are required to be approved by Freddie Mac and must successfully complete a qualification package to access the secure data room containing information about the NPLs and to bid on the NPL pool(s). The bids are to be made on an all-or-none basis for any pool separately or for any combination of SPO pools together. The winning bidder will be determined on the basis of the economics of the bids, subject to meeting Freddie Mac’s internal reserve levels, at Freddie Mac’s sole discretion.Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction are J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and First Financial Network, Inc.According to the FHFA, the purpose of the sale of non-performing loans (NPL) by the GSEs is to reduce the number of delinquent loans held in their inventories and transfers credit risk to the private sector.“The sales help achieve more favorable outcomes for borrowers and local communities than the outcomes that would be achieved if the Enterprises held the NPLs in their portfolios,” the FHFA states. “The sales also help reduce losses to the Enterprises and to taxpayers.”The NPLs sold by Fannie and Freddie as of December 31 had an average delinquency of 1.4 to 6.2 years and an average loan-to-value ratio of 92%. Nearly half of the loans sold (45%) are from New Jersey, New York and Florida. The FHFA states that prior to the start of NPL program sales in 2015, these three states accounted for 47% of the GSE’s loans that were one year or more delinquent. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loanlast_img read more

Arts director praises Johnson Center

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content “The grants are matching grants and we like to think that a little money goes a long way,” he said.Through volunteers and the private sector, the grant funds allocated by the state arts council are compounded and so are the benefits.The state arts council is also involved in several special projects, including a Cultural Exchange Program to Italy. Much of the marble that is used in sculptures comes from Italy.“Sylacauga is rich in marble deposits and we would like to see this beautiful white marble rejuvenated for sculptures,” Head said. “I have no illusions about Sylacauga marble having a huge economic impact but it can be used for something other than filler for paint and cosmetics.”Head said Alabama will be featured at the 2010 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington D.C.“This will be an opportunity to show off our rich cultural traditions and our folk artists,” he said. “This will be a high profile event and we are extremely proud to be the featured state.”Head said the state of Alabama and the towns and cities within are moving toward greater support for and appreciation of the arts. As they do, they are improving the quality of life for all citizens and building an environment that will promote business growth and success.The grand opening of the Johnson Center for the Arts will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. The public is invited. The Center is located on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author “The Johnson Center for the Arts will be a real focal point of the community,” he said. “It has historical significance and architectural integrity and it will be a gathering place where people can come to enjoy a wide range of activities. The Johnson for the Arts will be a player in education, economic development, cultural tourism and an integral part of a larger plan.”The larger plan includes a strong and vibrant educational component.Head said that the creativity of students who are exposed to the arts will be stimulated and that translates into enhanced achievement in other subjects. It also provides an avenue for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The grand opening of the Johnson Center for the Arts will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. The public is invited. The Center is located on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy.Head also discussed the purpose and mission of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.“Actually, what we do is administer the state grants program,” he said. “The state legislature allocates about $5 million for the grants program and we also receive state grants through the National Endowment for the Arts.”In the most recent grant cycle, Head said grants have been awarded locally to the Troy Arts Council, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center and the Brundidge Historical Society. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Print Article Arts director praises Johnson Center Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, congratulated the Troy and Pike County communities on the vision, the planning and hard work that has turned a sow’s ear into a silk purse.Not that the old Troy Post Office was exactly a sow’s ear. However, the building was in danger of being razed before visionaries had the idea of restoring it as a cultural arts center for the community.“What a success story that is,” said Head, who was the guest speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Troy Rotary Club. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like test story 3 test read more Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Commissioners: Road vote driven by priorities

first_img “Dr. Mark Bazzell (Pike County Superintendent of Education) spoke to us the other night and he said that a few years ago the school system’s reserve was $3.5 million but, because of the downtown in the economy, it’s now down to $2 million. That’s why we have to continue to be good stewards of the county’s money. We never know when we will have to dip into our reserves and once that money is gone, it’s gone.”Commissioner Oren Fannin questioned whether the Pleasant Hill Road could be paved for $150,000.“The $150,000 is the amount that was quoted for chip seal, but that’s not the kind of road the church pastor said they wanted,” Fannin said. “He said they wanted an asphalt road and that’s a big, big difference.“But even if the road was paved with ‘rocks and tar,’ there’s no way that it could be done for $150,000. You’ve got to come in there and prepare the road, got to level it. You’ve got to have a right-of-way on a paved road and the big curve’s got to be straightened some. Prep work is costly.“I just can’t vote to pave a road to satisfy one church when the whole county is falling apart down the road.”Fannin said his commitment is to the entire county and paving a one-mile dirt road that is traveled primarily only one day a week by members of one church is not in the best interest of all the citizens of Pike County.“But, if they can show me that the road can be paved for $150,000, then I’ll vote for it,” he said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Book Nook to reopen “Pike County Commission has never paved a dirt road with 100 percent county money and that’s what we were being asked to do,” Barron said. “Dirt roads have always been paved with grant funds, which historically pay 80 percent of the project and the county picks up 20 percent. I would vote for paving the Pleasant Hill Church road if we had grant money, but we don’t.“We’ve got roads all over the county that need to be repaired and it’s our responsibility to maintain the roads for all of those who travel them. What we were asked to do was pave a one-mile road with a church, a couple of houses and a very low traffic count. I just couldn’t justify spending the money for that project.”Commissioner Robin Sullivan said there are needs in the county’s road department that must be met in order to maintain the county’s roads and bridges. You Might Like ‘Sounds of the Season’ this week The Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts and the John M. Long School of Music will present “The… read more Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We’ve got to provide the money for the road department to operate. They have to have equipment to work with. So, we can’t spend every dime we’ve got. We have to keep some money in reserve.”The Pike County Commission has $600,000 in reserve, which is to be used only in emergency situations. And, Sullivan said the money needs to stay in reserve. Commissioners: Road vote driven by priorities The Pike County commissioners who voted Monday night against the paving of the Pleasant Hill Church road near Brundidge,were unanimous in their opinion that the road would not be high on the Commission’s priority list – if there were one.The county has a priority list for paved roads but not for the 300-plus miles of dirt roads in the county.Commissioner Jimmy Barron said that he could not support Commissioner Ray Goodson in his efforts to get the Pleasant Hill Church road paved for several reasons. 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