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Auburn University Senior Develops Downtown Limo Service

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Matthew McGinness, a senior in engineering at Auburn University, started Auburn Downtown Limo as a senior project. For McGinness, this project started as a small side hobby and now has bloomed into a small business. One day, McGinness saw an inexpensive limo for sale. He decided to purchase it and with the help of some of […]

Environmental Concerns Rise With Flood Waters Following Florence

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Flood waters have wreaked havoc in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, thanks to rising rivers swollen with stormwater. In many areas, officials have warned residents to boil their water before consumption, as waste continues to seep from damaged farms into local water sources. Between the estimated 3.4 million dead chickens and turkeys and the controversial […]

Millions of Florence Victims Lack Flood Insurance

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As the New York Times reported on September 19, millions of families in the Carolinas are stuck in the same boat: they have a home at risk of being destroyed by flooding, and no flood insurance. Reporter Mary Williams Walsh points out that their struggle is a familiar one. Victims of Hurricane Maria, Harvey, Irma, […]

Feeling Ill? These Holistic Health Remedies Come From the Emerald Isle Itself

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Approximately 43.3 million foreign-born people live in the United States, making it a melting pot for all sorts of unique and cultural foods, flavors, and experiences. But one country, in particular, has made a rather large impact on the holistic and herbal remedies available in America: Ireland. Ireland is the third biggest island in the […]

Google, Facebook, and Amazon Data Centers Threatened By Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence has threatened what some are calling “potentially catastrophic” damage to the mid- and south-Atlantic coast. Already, thousands of people in North and South Carolina have evacuated their homes. But it’s not just residential neighborhoods that are in the storm’s path. Flooding and wind damage can also take its toll on data centers, and many large […]

Parasite Linked To Heart Disease Has Spread To The United States

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Chagas disease has officially been confirmed in the United States and areas in Europe. This disease is endemic to Central and South American countries and little is known about the disease outside of this area. Chagas disease is caused by a parasite known as Trypanosoma cruzi after a human is bitten by an infected insect […]

Zika AND West Nile Virus Reported In Alabama: Why Aren’t We Alarmed?

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This summer, Alabama health officials have been hard at work investigating reports of the Zika and West Nile viruses in Pelham. Luckily, there’s no cause to be alarmed: the diseases weren’t contracted in the United States, according to the health officials in Shelby County. The three Alabama citizens who contracted the viruses had done so […]

Alabama’s New DUI Interlock Law Going Into Effect

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As of July 9, 2018, Alabama’s new DUI law has officially gone into effect statewide. The new law ensures that even first-time DUI offenders will have to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle if they wish to continue driving. While these devices may be inconvenient, and expensive, for those charged with a DUI, […]

’50 Lawns in 50′ States: One Man’s Mission to Give Back

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Rodney Smith, founder of lawn care nonprofit, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, is mowing lawns in all 50 states to help those who cannot mow lawns due to various health reasons. After graduating with a degree in computer science, the Alabama native founded his lawn care nonprofit, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which helps the […]

Rent Increase for Low-Income Alabama Residents in Limbo

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Last month, Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that low-income residents of Alabama might see their yearly rent increase as part of HUD’s new “Making Affordable Housing Work Act.” Carson now claims that HUD might be backing off the project. “The reason we had to consider raising rents at […]