Dancing with Our Stars coming Feb. 22 | Community

The Pell City Fire Department will compete in the 2019 Dancing with Our Stars event to raise money for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.’

The event will be held at Celebrations in Pell City on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $30 at the door. All proceeds go to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.’

‘Hopefully, with your support, you can help us reach our goal,’ said Doris Munkus, organizer for the event. ‘Thank you and/or your organization for any support you can give the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.’

The program for the Sheriff’s Department is set up as a 501c3 and is tax exempt.’ There are strict cash control methods in place.’ Tax ID #63-6001688.

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‘We’ve been very surprised by the national attention,’ said Sandusky’s city manager, Eric Wobser, who has since been interviewed by national news organizations like NPR, CNN and The Washington Post.

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The Supreme Court’s late-night, two-paragraph order that sent a Muslim inmate in Alabama to his execution last week has become the court’s most controversial act of the term, drawing intense criticism from the political right and the left.

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‘I can’t recall the last time that I was as shocked by a Supreme Court decision,’ said Deepak Gupta, a Washington lawyer who argues before the justices. ‘This decision is indefensible on the merits, and the court doesn’t even bother to try.’

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The five justices who allowed the Alabama execution to proceed ‘ Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh ‘ lifted a stay imposed unanimously by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

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  • Date: 2019-02-11T23:05:24.000Z
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He described himself as a ‘broke university student’ and said his main splurge is eating out on campus once every two weeks.

‘I think at all ages it’s important to keep up a balance,’ he said. ‘I’m curious to know what other people’s ‘treat yourself’ purchase is?’

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‘It’s just staying home and allowing myself to neglect the s— I have to do for a day once in a while,’ he said.

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