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First Responders’ Sacrifices Remembered on the Anniversary of 9/11

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During an annual remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, local law enforcement officials and firefighters urged the community to stand ready and stay vigilant in case of future terrorist attacks.

The event, which took place in Veterans’ Park in Dothan, was organized by the Patriot Guard Riders in remembrance of the first responders who lost their lives during the attacks, as well as other victims and their families.
Jimmy Shiver, district ride captain for the Patriot Guard Riders, said the group started the memorial as a way to remind people of the dangerous work done by first responders, such as firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMTs.
“They were the first ones on the scene at 9/11, and a lot of them lost their lives,” Shiver said. “And they’re still losing their lives. I just …

Sen. Harri Anne Smith Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Endorsement

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DOTHAN, AL – The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) has voted to endorse State Senator Harri Anne Smith of District 29, representing Houston, Geneva and Dale Counties.

Senator Smith is a longtime supporter of agriculture and farmers in the Wiregrass.

“An important part of our economy in the Wiregrass is the hard work of our farmers and the food they produce that feeds not only America but the world. With the many market challenges our farmers face each day, I have strongly supported keeping taxes low and reducing regulation that hurt their ability to compete. I am deeply honored to have the endorsement of the Alabama Farmers Federation and the farmers throughout the state,” Senator Smith stated.

Smith has been an active member of the Agriculture Committee. In addition to supporting legislation important to farmers, Senator Smith has been a solid opponent of …

Harri Anne Smith Will Be On November Ballot

State Senator Harri Anne Smith has received official notification from the Alabama Secretary of State that her petition drive garnered the signatures necessary to allow her on the November ballot as an Independent candidate for State Senate.

Even though less than 2,000 signatures were required for ballot access, according to the Smith petition campaign, more than 13,436 local residents supported the petition to get Harri Anne on the November ballot as an Independent.

Unlike party nominees who are automatically placed on the General Election ballot, Independent candidates must have a petition signed by at least 3% of those voting in the last general election.

Even though she has been rated as one of Alabama’s most conservative Senators, Smith was forced to run as an Independent for re-election in 2010. At that time she received the necessary signatures to run and won the race by an overwhelming margin against a well-funded …

Harri Anne Smith kicks off petition drive

Harri Anne Smith releases her first TV ad of the 2014 election cycle