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August 12th

United Way
Kickoff Luncheon


Julie Magee
Commissioner, AlabamaDepartment of Revenue



The Nerve

July 29

ALLan Rice
Executive Director, Alabama fire college


Don Brown
Author of the novel "Gruesome"






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Allan Rice, Executive Director of Alabama Fire College, July 29th, 2014

AllanRiceAllan Rice has been the executive director of the Tuscaloosa-based Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission since August 2007. His public safety career spans 24 years, including 15 years with the City of Hoover Fire Department.

He previously has served as the program coordinator for Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services at Jefferson State Community College, as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness and as a trauma and flight nurse.

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Roy S. Moore, Alabama Chief Justice, June 24th, 2014

RoySMooreAn update on the Alabama Judicial System

Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore graduated from Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama, in 1965, and from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corps in Vietnam. Chief Justice Moore completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977.

During his legal career, Chief Justice Moore became the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County, Alabama, and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Chief Justice Moore undertook private practice of law in Gadsden, Alabama. Continue reading

Don Brown, Author of the novel “Gruesome!”, July 22nd, 2014


DonBrownDonald Brown returns to us Tuesday with credentials as a leader in Rotary for nearly 30 years.

He is a beloved past president, a former editor of The Nerve and wrote “Timeless Service,” the book that commemorates our 90th anniversary of service to Tuscaloosa and Rotary International. Don also was active at the district level. He is an honorary member of the club.

Professionally, he was executive editor of the Tuscaloosa News for nine years, editor of the TimesDaily in Florence (Lauderdale County) for six years and editor of the monthly magazine Birmingham for 11 years. He now teaches advanced journalism at the University of Alabama.  Continue reading

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