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Point Mallard’s Season Pass Attack Is Today Until 7pm!

point-mallardSeason Pass Attack is going on now until 7pm! Get your Point Mallard Season Pass for only $55 per pass. Purchase your pass at the Point Mallard Ice Complex, by phone (256) 341-4902 or online Also, don’t forget to purchase your season mug for just $25 and get free refills at the water park all season long during regular business hours.



Calhoun Community College Summer 2018 Pre-apprenticeship program is now
open for registration!

This program was structured with input from the Tennessee Valley Public Power
Association (TVPPA) Apprentice program, regional and statewide utilities,
cooperatives, and electric contractors, along with best practices from other
lineworker training programs.

The three-week program consists of 280 contact hours of classroom and field
training. Class participants will learn a variety of technical training such as
Lineworker Fitness, Electric Fundamentals, Ratios & Proportions, AC Theory,
Measurements and Transformation /Voltage Ratios/Theory. In addition to the
lineworker training, students successfully completing the program also receive
OSHA 10-hour safety training, First Aid/CPR Certification, ACT WorkKeys/Career
Readiness Certificate and a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

“This program is another great example of Calhoun’s commitment to connect
curriculum, programs and hands-on training to industry demand in our region,”
states Houston Blackwood, Calhoun’s Workforce Solutions Program Manager for
Industrial Training. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive
a Pre-Apprentice Lineworker Certificate.

The cost for this course is $3,750.00. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA) funding is available for those who qualify. Contact your local Alabama
Career Center for more information concerning WIOA eligibility.

The deadline to register for the summer course is March 23, 2018. For more
information, visit Calhoun’s Workforce Solutions website at You may also contact Houston Blackwood at or 256-306-

Grassley, Graham, Cornyn, Tillis Seek Special Counsel to Work with Inspector General on Handling of Russia Investigation

The Honorable Jeff Sessions
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein
Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein:

As you know, the Department of Justice Inspector General currently is reviewing the Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.[1] Recently, the Attorney General requested that he also review questions about the Department’s and the FBI’s actions in seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against former Trump Campaign advisor Carter Page.[2] On February 28, based on reviews of related documents and facts gathered thus far in the Committee’s oversight work, Chairman Grassley and Chairman Graham also requested that the Inspector General broadly review more than 30 classified and unclassified questions related to the FBI and the Department’s handling of the so-called Trump/Russia investigation and related matters prior to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.[3] For reference, we have attached the unclassified portion of that referral.

The January 4, 2018 referral of Christopher Steele requested that the Justice Department reconcile the statements he made in British libel litigation against him with contrary statements he reportedly made to the FBI, as described in the FISA application. The referral took no position as to which were true, but asked the Justice Department whether Mr. Steele misrepresented the facts to the FBI and whether the FBI inaccurately reported the facts to the court. Based on the release of the memorandum drafted by the minority staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the FBI has now provided a further un-redacted version of that referral memorandum, also attached here.[4] The new version provides the public for the first time the actual quote from the FISA application that we flagged for the Justice Department as inconsistent with claims made in the British libel litigation filings.

The attached request to the Inspector General asked that he investigate issues surrounding the application and renewals of the FISA warrant. It also requested that he review potential improprieties in the FBI’s relationship with Christopher Steele, the potential conflicts of interest posed by the involvement of high-ranking DOJ official Bruce Ohr in serving as the cut-out between the FBI and Mr. Steele after the FBI terminated its formal relationship with him, apparent unauthorized disclosures of classified information to the press, the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the investigation of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and other matters.

We have the utmost confidence in the Inspector General’s integrity, fairness, and impartiality, and trust that he will complete these reviews in a thorough, unbiased, and timely fashion. However, by statute, the Inspector General does not have the tools that a prosecutor would to gather all the facts, such as the ability to obtain testimony from essential witnesses who are not current DOJ employees. Thus, we believe that a special counsel is needed to work with the Inspector General to independently gather the facts and make prosecutorial decisions, if any are merited. The Justice Department cannot credibly investigate itself without these enhanced measures of independence to ensure that the public can have confidence in the outcome.

To ensure that the appointment of a special counsel rests on a clear, well-defined predicate and scope, and to give the American people the fullest possible confidence in his or her independence and authority, we believe that the appointment should specifically cite, rely on, and follow the Department’s regulations governing such an appointment, including specifically 28 C.F.R. §§ 600.1-600.4.[5]

If you are unwilling to take this step, please send us a detailed reply explaining why not. We look forward to your response.


Charles E. Grassley Lindsey O. Graham
Chairman Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

John Cornyn Thom Tillis
U.S. Senator U.S. Senator

cc: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

Gov’t Waste: Feds Fund Trans Plays, Cowboy Poetry, ‘Social Justice’ Theater

The National Endowment for the Arts is spending over $300,000 on new transgender plays, “social justice” theater, and other liberal projects.

The latest round of grants awarded by the Trump administration last month continues several Obama administration projects, including Smart People, a play set in the Harvard faculty lounge, and additional funding for cowboy poetry.

Read more HERE.

DNC Chair can’t name a specific leader of the party

Hogg: Polls Showing Millennials Are Conservative On Guns Are ‘Biased’

New video shows what happened outside Parkland school shooting

The Broward County school district released surveillance video Thursday from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the February 14 massacre that killed 17 people.

The school resource officer who remained outside Building 12 during the shooting was a sheriff’s deputy; he was later suspended without pay but he immediately retired. Sheriff Israel said “[the deputy] was absolutely on campus for this entire event” and that he should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer”.

Unnamed sources told CNN that when Coral Springs police arrived, they saw three Broward deputies behind their vehicles with pistols drawn.

Coral Springs officers were the first to enter the building, about four minutes after Cruz had left the school, Sheriff Israel said. Due to a tape delay in viewing surveillance footage, officers believed that Cruz was still in the building.. As of early March, there were three investigations into the timeline of police actions.