Tuscumbia, AL – Funeral arrangements have been set for former U-S Senator Howell Heflin. He died Tuesday at the age of 83. A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the auditorium of Deshler High School in Tuscumbia. Visitation will be held after the service at The Winston Home on the high school's campus. Heflin represented the state as a Democrat in the U-S Senate from 1979 to 1997.
Howell Heflin was considered by many to be one of Alabama's greatest public officials. A former chief justice of the state Supreme Court and a long-time U-S Senator, Heflin died yesterday (3/29/05) at the age of 83.
Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Mayor Bernard Kincaid says he no longer opposes the use of taser guns in city schools. Kincaid had previously opposed the use of the tasers, but he agreed Tuesday to allow them after learning more about their health risks. Kincaid says he discussed the move with the city's police chief and with school officials. School resource officers will begin carrying the tasers soon.