Volunteers Rebuilding The Cherry Grove Baptist Church

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A pivotal moment today for a Limestone County church family. The Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church burned to the ground just more than a year ago. Efforts are now underway to rebuild what had been the centerstone of the community for more than a hundred years. And this morning, the first wall was raised.

It was January of last year. During the pre-dawn hours, firefighters rushed to the Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church in rural Limestone County. But there was nothing they could do. The hundred and ten year old building that had served generations in that community as both a church and at one time as a school, was gone. Pastor Chris Pirtle vowed even then the church would go on.

Fast forward a year and there’s a new foundation where the old church stood. It’s covered with volunteers from across…

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Cee’s Weekly Wrap Up – June 7, 2014 and Our Cats

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Charlie in the middle of a huge box filled with brown stuffing paper. Charlie in the middle of a huge box filled with brown stuffing paper.

There is still plenty of time get your entries into all my challenges for this week.  I’m sure the bloggers who I featured would appreciate your comments too.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday – Odd Ball Challenge:  Week 14

You still have until tomorrow to join in on this week’s odd ball challenge.  There is never a theme to Odd Ball challenge.  Odd Ball’s are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.

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Maria Sharapova wins 2014 French Open crown

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(CNN) — Nobody solves a problem like Maria Sharapova.

The Russian had to unleash some of her best tennis to defeat Simona Halep and win a second French Open crown under sunny Parisian skies Saturday.

Sharapova, whose last grand slam victory came on the Roland Garros clay in 2012, saw off the rising Romanian star 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a tight tussle.

Halep, the world No.4, was playing in her first grand slam final but she showed few signs of being overwhelmed by the occasion.

Refusing to succumb to Sharapova’s power play, the Romanian forced a second set tiebreak and fought back from 5-3 down to win the breaker and take the final into a deciding set.

The pendulum swung between the two players in the third set with neither ready to relinquish their grip on the French Open title.

It was Sharapova who made the decisive break for a…

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Huntsville police responded to stabbing at Creek Bend Terrace Apartments

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is recovering after being stabbed by his girlfriend multiple times.

It happened at Creek Bend Terrace apartments in the 3400 block of Venona Avenue in Huntsville early Saturday morning.

A Huntsille Hospital employee notified Huntsville Police of a man with several knife wounds to the arm, chest and side.

Huntsville police identify that man as Demetris Mitchell

Police say Mitchell told them his girlfriend, Laceshia Taylor had a knife and tried to slash the tires on his motorcycle.

Mitchell told police when he tried to stop her, she began stabbing him.

Police say they asked Mitchell why his girlfriend would do this, he told police she saw him with another girl at a club and was angry about it.

Police went back to the home, but say they couldn’t find Taylor.

Later on police say there were able to locate Taylor and arrested her.

She’s charged with Domestic…

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Broadband shouldn’t be like cable TV. Why consumers should care about peering.

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When you’re curled up on the couch, set to watch the second season of Orange is the New Black, and the video stream pixelates or just stops, it’s the modern-day equivalent of the “all circuits are busy now” message one can still hear on landline phones (or one could, if people we’re calling on them). And the issues behind both problems are similar — somewhere in the network there is too much demand and not enough capacity.

But unlike the days of landline phones, when one industry controlled the calling experience (telephone companies that were forced by FCC regulations to connect calls on their networks), our broadband networks and the internet itself is controlled by varied industries and there are no rules around interconnections. This is why we’re seeing Netflix and various ISPs battling it out in the press.

The internet is a wild west

A video quality report from YouTube for my ISP. A video quality…

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Saturday Feature: If We Were Having Coffee…

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I’d tell you that it’s been a long time since I’ve been this happy to sit in silence. Little Jedi and Sam are off gallivanting about the city, getting haircuts and who knows what else. They’re on Magazine Street, so anything could happen. I’d tell you that this week there’ve been workers about, digging up the water mains and replacing them on our street. Sure, this needs to be done—and I’m awfully glad that the city is working on it (we’re always fighting the water–approximately half of the city is at or below sea level). But it’s effing loud, and so the silence is soothing.

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I’d tell you that Little Jedi and I went to visit USM on Thursday, while we were in town. I’d tell you that we looked around the library’s display of Herbert Randall’s photographs of Freedom Summer

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