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  1. Black Belt forum sheds light on fight to fix state's financial crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    She says the state's financial crisis is having a negative impact on essential services, especially in Alabama's Black Belt- what she calls an "injustice." On Monday night, Sewell, who represents the 7th Congressional District, hosted "The Effect of State Budget Cuts on the Black Belt," the second in a series of town halls at Berean Baptist Church in downtown Marion.


  2. High School Football - Hoover vs MarionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 29 | Alabama Live

    Hoover's KJ Vault celebrates after he and Hoover's Tyler Byrd stopped Marion High for a loss during the Hoover vs North Marion high school football game, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala.


  3. How well do you know your pharmacist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 28 | Alabama Live

    ... School of Pharmacy has a long-standing relationship with Perry County. Samford University was originally located in Marion, when it was Howard College. Since moving to Birmingham, Samford has maintained its involvement with Perry County. Samford's ...


  4. Alabama judge defends offer to pay fines in blood donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 27 |

    A Marion, Ala., judge defended his decision to let offenders donate blood in exchange for a $100 credit toward any court-imposed fines. "We were trying to find creative ways to help people pay their fees and expenses," said Perry County Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins.


  5. Perry Lakes Park Unique RestroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... a big win this year, and this has nothing to do with football. We're talking about toilet bowls! Perry Lakes Park in Marion, AL is up for the best restroom in the country and these aren't your typical places to find relief. "I think these are the ...


  6. Alabama Judge Accused Of Ordering Poor Offenders To Give Blood Or Get HandcuffedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | WCKX-FM Columbus

    In a page ripped from a Hollywood film about a broken criminal justice system, a judge in Marion, Alabama is under fire for ordering poor offenders to donate blood or go to jail, according to The New York Times . Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins reportedly made the order in September before a packed courtroom comprised of offenders, "who owed fines or fees for a wide variety of crimes - hunting after dark, assault, drug possession and passing bad checks among them," notes the report.


  7. Go to Jail or Give Blood: a Shakespearean Bargain to the PoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | FindLaw

    In Shakespeare's day, a pound of flesh served as security for debt. Now, a mere pint of blood will suffice ... if you owe court fees in Marion, Alabama at least.


  8. Alabama judge says: Can't pay fines? Pay in blood or go to jail.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Daily Kos

    In the courtroom of Judge Marvin Wiggins, a circuit judge in Marion, Alabama, broke defendants can get a $100 credit toward their owed fine by heading to the mobile blood bank parked outside and donating a pint of a blood. A receipt from the blood bank also allows offenders to go home that day.


  9. Give blood or go to jail: Judge combines medical lunacy with constitutional violations in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The Raw Story

    The New York Times reported on Monday that Judge Marvin Wiggins of Marion, Alabama, is offering destitute people who owe court fees a dangerous choice: donate blood, or risk going to jail. According to audio posted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, recorded in September on the day of a blood drive, Wiggins allegedly told those with fines: "if you do not have any money, and you don't want to go to jail - you can give blood today", allegedly adding: "consider that a discount".


  10. Get to know Doris Marie Bender, a woman who shaped AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Judson College in Marion is the site of the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy Judson College.


  11. Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | News 88.9 KNPR

    The actions of a circuit judge in Marion, Ala., are raising all kinds of questions about the ethics of essentially sentencing someone to have a medical procedure. In a recording released by the Southern Poverty Law Center , Judge Marvin Wiggins told a courtroom full of offenders that if they did not have money to pay their fines, they could go right outside the courthouse and donate blood.


  12. Judge's fine alternative was 'violation of bodily...Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | ABA Journal

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed an ethics complaint against an Alabama judge who told offenders they could get a $100 credit toward their fines if they gave blood at a mobile center outside the courthouse. The complaint alleges the offer by Judge Marvin Wiggins of Marion, Alabama, was "a violation of bodily integrity," the New York Times reports.


  13. Which Alabama counties pay their probate judges the highest salaries and whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... base salary for that location's probate judge. For Jefferson County, the higher of the two salaries is listed. For Marion and Monroe counties where compensation is based on fees, no base salary is listed. The Mobile County probate judge is the ...


  14. One Alabama probate judge earned $130k in 2014 under 'antiquated,' fee-based pay structureRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... receive. But the last vestiges of a largely abandoned, fee-based compensation system remain in place in Monroe and Marion counties, where probate judges' annual pay can vary widely from year to year and can, in the case of Monroe County, be as high ...


  15. Get to know Mildred Westervelt Warner, a woman who shaped AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... back at several members of the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is on the campus of Judson College in Marion. Each woman must have ties to Alabama and be deceased for two years before she may be considered for induction. Warner ...


  16. Meet 5 women who shaped Alabama through the civil rights movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... of the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame . The women in the hall of fame, which is on the campus of Judson College in Marion, must all be deceased for two years and have ties to the state. Today we focus on the women in the hall of fame who influenced ...


  17. When Alabama gets a cold, the Black Belt gets pneumoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... will be closed because of budget cuts. Two of the six are in the Alabama Black Belt - Demopolis (Marengo County) and Marion (Perry County). Two more are on the list to be closed in 2016 and17: Camden (Wilcox County); and Fort Deposit (Lowndes ...


  18. Job readiness workshops this week in Perry CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Staff from the Alabama Department of Human Resources and Alabama Career Center System are hosting a job readiness workshop this week in Marion and Uniontown.


  19. Selma to Montgomery photo exhibit on display, photography from former Birmingham News...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... he was sent to cover the shooting of civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose murder by a State Trooper in Marion, Alabama, instigated the Selma marches. Over the next several weeks, Spider chronicled the day-to-day events of the Selma ...


  20. Has racism found a way into our health care system?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | Kevin, M.D.

    ... order to be credentialed to work at St. Thomas. I began reflecting on the segregated waiting rooms in Greensboro and Marion, Alabama, where I grew up. My mind traveled back to my dear uncle, Tom Cannon, who had died from a ruptured appendix in ...


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