The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after Congress in 2015 created an exception in the law that allows the automated calls for collection of government debt.
There's a push to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of Rep. John Lewis, who led the 1965 marchers on “Bloody Sunday” but the idea is drawing opposition in Selma, including from some who marched with Lewis that day.
According to Winston County EMA Director Buddy King, an emergency water rescue had to be made when a home was flooded. King also said, while attempting to clear a blocked culvert, a fireman was sucked through by the flooding, but made it out the other side safe.
In our latest First Responders we meet Meridian Fire Marshal Vince Vincent. Vincent became Fire Marshal for the city of Meridian in February of 2020, but his tenure in the Meridian Fire Department started long before that.