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On Election Day, I will enthusiastically vote for Dana Staples for Auburn City Councilor, confident that he would represent the residents of our city with great dedication.

As chair of the Auburn Global Plan 2020 Update Committee, Dana has demonstrated leadership that has helped advance varied discussions on key issues for Auburn’s future. He currently sits on the Auburn Planning Council, the Auburn Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, and has served on many other municipal committees as well.

Dana earns the respect of others by learning as much as she can, listening carefully, and working diligently to find common ground between different perspectives – qualities important for leadership at all levels.

As a board member of the Androscoggin Land Trust, I have greatly appreciated Dana’s support for our organization, which he extends to many other local non-profit organizations.

I hope the residents of Auburn will join me in voting for Dana Staples in November.

Kitsie Claxton, Auburn


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Birmingham balance sheet: Clay-Chalkville, Calera, Gardendale, Spain Park win overwhelming victories https://cedarsinnauburn.com/birmingham-balance-sheet-clay-chalkville-calera-gardendale-spain-park-win-overwhelming-victories/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/birmingham-balance-sheet-clay-chalkville-calera-gardendale-spain-park-win-overwhelming-victories/#respond Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:40:00 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/birmingham-balance-sheet-clay-chalkville-calera-gardendale-spain-park-win-overwhelming-victories/

Marquarius White caught a 68-yard pass from Khalib Johnson for a touchdown in Clay-Chalkville’s opener on Friday night, and the Cougars never looked back en route to a 54-0 victory over Huffman.

Clay-Chalkville (9-0, 6-0 in Class 6A, Region 6), ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, Region 6, remains undefeated.

Johnson finished 10 on 14 passes and 183 yards and had three touchdowns, including a 15-yard pass to Edward Osley and a 35-yard pass to Jaylen Mbakwe.

Rodreccus Johnson added two touchdowns on 31 and 2 yard carries.

Deon Gunn intercepted a Huffman pass in the third quarter for a touchdown, and Marlon Compton scored on a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter to close the Cougars’ scoring.

Clay-Chalkville will close the regular season against Oak Mountain next week. Friday night’s game marked the end of the season for Huffman (2-7, 1-5 in Class 6A, Region 5).

Hueytown 58, Paul Bryant 18

Earl Woods scored three rushing touchdowns and Jakhael Rowser had two as the No.8 Class 6A easily stopped Paul Bryant 58-18, in a Region 4 contest.

Woods was the Golden Gophers’ top running back (8-1, 6-0), recording 91 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. He also completed 8 of 15 passes for 135 yards and one score.

Rowser ran for 73 yards and two scores on nine carries, and added a 10-yard pass reception. Elijah Hudson had six carries for 36 yards, while Jebron Ellington had 56 yards and a touchdown on five attempts.

Cayden Pringle scored a 33-yard touchdown in his only catch of the game. De’Andre Coleman had three catches for 57 yards and Vince Tucker added three catches for 35 yards.

Evan Brown led the defense with eight tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception. Jaden Thomas had two interceptions, one of which he returned 60 yards for a score. Demyka Bland had five tackles with a sack and an interception, while Jacory Curry had three tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack. Derrico King had four tackles and a sack and Kelvin Cook recovered a kick out.

For the season, Coleman made 42 catches for 928 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed 17 times for 54 yards and six scores. Woods completed 94 of 163 passes for 1,794 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran 166 times for 1,299 yards and 21 scores.

Gardendale 40, Mortimer Jordan 13

Gardendale passed Mortimer Jordan for a fifth straight win.

LT Sanders ran 16 times for 233 yards, including 68 and 9 yard TD carries, and quarterback Tyler Nelson added 14 carries for 106 yards and 50 and 15 yard TD carries.

Gardendale for 370 rushing yards and 467 total yards, while limiting Mortimer Jordan to 222 yards.

Mortimer Jordan’s Cameron Scott returned the opening kickoff for 86 yards for a touchdown, but the Rockets responded with 40 straight points.

Gardendale (7-2 overall, 4-2 in class 6A, region 6) wraps up the regular season against Florence at home next week. Mortimer Jordan (2-7, 1-5) has lost six straight games and faces Parker next week.

Pinson Valley 49, Jasper 27

Pinson Valley quarterback Zach Pyron assisted in four touchdowns as the No.9 Class 6A Indians beat Area 6 opponent Jasper 49-27.

Pyron scored three goals in the first half, then threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter, as Pinson Valley took control with four touchdowns in the second half.

Jasper scored at the end of the second quarter to make it 28-20 at half-time, then the second half went to the Indians.

After a blocked field goal, Pyron joined Amare Thomas on a 58-yard strike to give the Indians a 35-20 lead at 5:33 of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Tyler Russell ran for 86 yards for a score and AJ Smith hit on a touchdown from 85 yards, making the score 49-20.

Pinson’s Michael Sharp scored on a 49-yard run in the second game of the game, then Pyron scored on a 10-yard run, making it 14-0.

Jasper entered the scoreboard on an 11-yard run from Treyvon Stewart, making it 14-6 after a quarter. Pyron opened the second quarter with a 22-yard touchdown run and Stewart responded with a 7-yard scoreline, reducing Pinson Valley’s lead to 21-13.

With 2:33 left in the first half, Pyron scored again, this time from a 1 yard stroke. Jasper closed the lead to 28-20 with 10 seconds left in the half on a 20-yard pass from Spencer Rosenfeld to Kevon Samuels.

Pinson Valley (6-3, 4-1) plays Lee-Montgomery next week while Jasper (4-5, 1-5) ends the season at Bessemer City.

Alexandria 43, Leeds 7

The battle for Class 5A, Region 6 undefeated was not close. Fourth-ranked Alexandria scored in her first offensive game, recovered a Leeds fumble two games later, scored again in the Valley Cubs third snap and got another touchdown in the eighth offensive game of the local team.

Alexandria improved to 9-0 and 7-0 to close the regional game in first place. Leeds, third in the standings, ended their regular season 9-1, 6-1 in the region.

“Leeds are a good team, and I’m just telling you that we played really well on both sides tonight,” Alexandria coach Todd Ginn said. “I knew they had a very good defense and offensively we blocked well. We played very well on the defensive end, but tonight I felt we played very well on both sides.

Alexandria running back Antonio Ross had 54 yards and one score on Alexandria’s very first play. Senior Braxton Tucker recovered the first of his two fumbles two games later, allowing Ross to sprint 11 yards to the end zone in the Valley Cubs’ third offensive play.

Ross finished the game with 190 yards and three touchdowns in just 17 carries.

The Valley Cubs defense limited Leeds to 200 yards and didn’t allow a score until Leeds running back Rametrius Yelverton found the end zone with 3:17 left in the third quarter. Alexandria forced four turnovers in the first half, including two interceptions by linebacker Tyler Brown.

Alexandria quarterback Javez McGhee completed 3 of 5 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran seven times for 73 yards and one score.

The Valley Cubs are finishing their regular season in Piedmont.

Spain Park 35, Tuscaloosa County 7

Spain Park amassed 306 rushing yards and rushed for four touchdowns to defeat host Tuscaloosa County.

Zamir Farris ran 123 yards and scored on a 41-yard rush for the Jags (2-7 overall, 1-6 Class 7A, Region 3) to lead the game on the ground. Ethan Gutkoski rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 41 yards, and Zavier Long had a touchdown of 40 yards, 57 yards.

Quarterback Ethan Smallwood joined Pierson Cole on a 21-yard touchdown pass. Smallwood completed 15 of 23 passes for 146 yards.

Kevin Riley scored on a 5-yard rush for Tuscaloosa County (1-8, 0-7).

Montevallo 49, Dallas County 14

Montevallo won their fifth consecutive game and finished third in Class 4A, Region 3 with victory at Plantersville. The Bulldogs leaned on senior running back Joseph Anderson, who carried 21 times for 222 yards and three touchdowns.

The Bulldogs (7-2, 5-2) topped Dallas County (3-6, 3-4) 35-0 in the first half as Anderson scored twice – on runs of 3 and 2 yards – and senior Kial Cottingham threw two TD passes, connecting with Kamron Goins for 22 yards and Tamardreon Purnell for 16. Cottingham also ran for a 2 yard touchdown.

With a stopwatch throughout the second half, Anderson gave the Bulldogs a 42-6 lead with a 7-yard run with 2:48 left in the third quarter after a 65-yard touchdown by the Hornets. Montevallo closed the scoring following another TD Hornet with a one-yard score from Anthony Martin.

Cottingham completed 7 of 9 passes for 104 yards and ran four times for 50 yards.

Charlie Adams of Montevallo made 10 tackles.

The Bulldogs will close out the regular season in Class 1A No. 3 Maplesville next week. Dallas County goes to Southside-Selma.

Central point 26, corner 7

Troy Bruce and Jabari Collier ran over 100 yards each as Center Point beat Region 6 Corner opponent Class 5A.

Bruce gained 125 yards and scored once on 14 carries, while Collier totaled 104 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Collier also completed 10 of 22 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Harold Holloman had three receptions for 97 yards for the Eagles (7-3 overall, 5-2 in regional play). Bruce had four catches for 50 yards and Therman Moore’s only reception was a 31 yard touchdown.

Kaleb Parker-Holt had 7.5 tackles and Deralven Crawford had seven to lead the Center Point defense. Crawford and Jaden Jones both had two sacks. Moore added two interceptions.

Gavin Brown led Corner (2-6, 2-5) with 68 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.

After a scoreless first quarter, Collier put the Eagles in the lead with a 10-yard run with 8:04 left until halftime. Collier ran for a 29-yard touchdown and threw Moore for a score to give the Eagles a 20-0 lead after three quarters.

Brown got the lone score for Corner midway through the fourth period, and Bruce completed Center Point with a 57-yard touchdown late in the game.

Calera 41, Benjamin Russell 17

Calera clinched third place in Class 5A, Region 3, beating Benjamin Russell at home with a balanced attacking offense.

The Eagles (6-3, 4-2) had 85 yards and two touchdowns from Daniel Carmona and 77 yards and two scores from Chris Cotton. Both had 17 rushes overnight.

Quarterback AJ Johnson completed 5 of 7 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. Alabama’s engagement Kobe Prentice caught three passes for 101 yards and one score.

Michael Banks and Mason Green led the Eagles in defense with nine and eight tackles, respectively. Banks made two tackles for a loss and a fumble to recover.

Calera will close the regular season by hosting Chelsea on Friday. Benjamin Russell (2-7, 1-5) ends his season at home against Sylacauga.

McAdory 27, Northridge 11

Jacob Clopton and Peyton Ryans each rushed for two touchdowns, leading McAdory to a win over visiting Northridge.

Clopton completed 7 of 13 passes for 118 yards and rushed 93 yards for the Yellow Jackets (7-3 overall, 4-2 in Class 6A, Region 3). Ryans carried the ball seven times for 74 yards.

Northridge quarterback Whitt Winfiled completed 12 of 22 passes for 198 yards, including 153 for Cory White in seven receptions.

Running back Toryion Spears tallied for 53 yards and scored the only touchdown for the Jaguars (6-3, 3-3).

Jackson-Olin 32, minor 13

The Mustangs (7-2 overall, 4-2 in Class 6A, Region 6) capped their regional schedule by beating the tenacious Tigers at Tony Lunceford Field.

Minor (1-7) lost his second straight game after having had a week off to prepare for the Mustangs.

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Warren County Records for October 4-11 – The Vicksburg Post https://cedarsinnauburn.com/warren-county-records-for-october-4-11-the-vicksburg-post/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/warren-county-records-for-october-4-11-the-vicksburg-post/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:57:06 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/warren-county-records-for-october-4-11-the-vicksburg-post/

Records from October 4 to October 11

Guarantee deeds

* Willliam Scott Crozier and Tracey Lynne Crozier to Khaled Z. Abdeen and Amania A. Doudin, Lot 129A, Oak Park No. 3.

* Chad Ainsworth and Ashley Ainsworth at T&J Investments LLC, Lot 6, No City Tax Subdivision No. 1.

* Robert E. Barnes and Linda B. Milner to Robert E. Barnes and Dawn C. Barnes, section 9, township 16 north, range 4 east.

* Margaret C. Theobald to Margaret C. Theobald and Margaret Boyd Ingram, Section 32, Township 16 North, Range 4 East.

* Robert (Bobby) Sullivan to Richard Allen Brown, part of lots 10 and 9, subdivision V and M.

* Cecelia Mary Jourdan dba Kelly Enterprises LLC to William Chapman and Pamela Chapman, Lot 68, Pecanwood Subdivision Part 2.

* Danny Ray Chester and James Dorsey Chester Jr. to Michael E. Redditt and Melissa Redditt, Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 5 East.

* Maurice Wayne Evans alias Morris Wayne Evans to Maurice Wayne Evans and Billie Sue Evans, lots 19 and 20, Smedes subdivision.

* Maurice Wayne Evans to Maurice Wayne Evans and Billie Sue Evans, Section 3, Township 14 North, 3 East.

* Billie Sue Evans to Maurice Wayne Evans and Billie Sue Evans, Section 2, Township 14 North, Range 3 East.

* Kenisha Sullivan Nichols and Lance Lamar Nichols to Nathaniel Freneey and Doretha Freneey, Lot 176, Enchanted Hills No. 4.

* William H. Fulcher Jr. and Genie Mobley Fulcher to Joseph Lamar Malick, Lot 26, Deerfield Subdivision and Lot 4, Bolling Subdivision.

* Thomas Rustin Gardner and Donald Wayne Gardner to Donald Wayne Gardner, section 23, township 15 north, range 4 east.

* Regina Antoinette Real Estate LLC to Kingdom Management Group LLC, Lot 2, Railroad Addition.

* Michael Scott Sumrall to Angela Ray O’Brien, part of Lot 32, Forest of Lake # 1.

Deeds of trust October 4 to October 11

* Khled Z. Abdeen and Amani A. Doudin at BancorpSouth Bank, Lot 129A, Oak Park No. 3.

* Gloria Miller at American Financial Network Inc., Lot 13, Sherwood Forest Subdivision.

* Vicksburg Historic Properties at BancorpSouth Bank, Block 30, Lot 200, Vicksburg Proper Blocks 1-65.

* Robert C. Godwin and Terry S. Godwin at BancorpSouth Bank, Lot 44, Shenandoah Valley No. 3.

* Angela Ray O’Brien at BancorpSouth Bank, Lot 32, Lake Forest No. 1.

* Kenyada Blake-Washington and Elton Ledell Washington at Flagstar Bank FSB, Lot 214, Stonegate Subdivision-Part 2.

* Robert V. Cain and Teresa L. Cain at Trustmark National Bank, Lot 103, Lake Forest No. 1.

* Sarah E. Goss and Robert C. Goss at Cornerstone Lending, Section 10, Township 14 North, Range 3 East.

* Taylor Frazier and Kyle Frazier at Planet Home Lending LLC, Lot 212, Stonegate Subdivision-Part 2.

* Ellen Blair McWhirter and Jason Gargaro at Flagstone Mortgage Corp., part of lots 97 and 98, Oak Park No. 1.

* Nathaniel Freeny and Doretha Freeny at Wintrust Mortgage, Lot 176, Enchanted Hills No. 4.

* Ryan C. Gray and Elizabeth Wade Gray at Trustmark National Bank, part of the north ¼ southeast half of Section 10, Township 16 North, Range 5 East.

* T & J Property Investments LLC at Guaranty Bank and Trust Co., Lot 6, No City Tax Subdivision.

* Howard Oliver (Jr.) to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 6, Lightcap Place No. 1.

* Kingdom Management Group LLC to IRA Services Trust Co. CFBO Part of Lot 2, Railroad Addition.

* Amy Nicole McDougal at Pennymac Loan Services LLC, Lot 2, Openwood Plantation No. 1.

* Kerry N. Rickes and Mary K. Hopson Rickes at Newrez LLC, Lot 13, Savannah Hills Subdivision Part 1.

* Gloria J. Pinkey and Robert Pinkney at Trustmark National Bank, Lot 12, Sky Vale.

* Diana Robbins and Chauncey L. Robbins to Riverhills Bank, Section 1, Township 16 North, Range 4 East.

October 4 to October 11 Marriage licenses

* Calvin Tyron Green, 39, Vicksburg, to Marita Corlette Houston, 40, Vicksburg.

* Nicholas Cassidy Jones, 25, Vicksburg, to Suzanne Drue Smith, 25, Hermanville.

* Austin Guy Jones, 25, Redwood, to Tristen April Stewart, 23, Redwood.

* Shubo Son, 38, Vicksburg, to Li Juan Lin, 37, Vicksburg.

* Timothy Michael Parris, 43, Hattiesburg, to Hanna Elizabeth Holliman, 31, Cordova, Tennessee.

* Jacob Edmond Davis, 22, Vicksburg, to Emily Grace Boyd, 20, Vicksburg.

* Brandon Glen Beck, 26, Vicksburg, to Ashton Blake Derossette, 25, Vicksburg.

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Trussville Witches Ride raises funds for 7-year-old boy with leukemia https://cedarsinnauburn.com/trussville-witches-ride-raises-funds-for-7-year-old-boy-with-leukemia/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/trussville-witches-ride-raises-funds-for-7-year-old-boy-with-leukemia/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:52:33 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/trussville-witches-ride-raises-funds-for-7-year-old-boy-with-leukemia/

TRUSSVILLE, Alabama (WIAT) – The Witches of Trussville Unite!

Nolan Trowbridge

This weekend, several women will bring their brooms together for the annual Trussville Witches Ride to raise money for the chemotherapy treatment of 7-year-old Nolan Trowbridge.

From the age of 3 to the age of six, Trowbridge underwent chemotherapy to treat leukemia. Just weeks after he was in good health, his family learned that he would likely need another three years of treatment.

Using the Witch registration fee, the proceeds will go to the Trowbridge family to help cover the costs of healthcare.

Witches first came together for a similar cause last year. In 2020, the Trussville Witches Ride Board registered nearly 100 witches. Entering their second year, they have already tripled the number of participants.

“Trussville is known for supporting its community and embracing those in need,” said Christy McDonald, Trussville Witches Ride board member. “This is exactly what is happening right now.”

The ride will start at 4 p.m. Saturday at Cahaba Primary School and end at Ferus Artisan Ales. The Witches will also be holding an afterparty from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Trussville Entertainment District, where fundraising efforts will continue.

Participating witches must register. Until Friday, the day before the witch hike, the registration fee is $ 30 the day before the hike and will be $ 40 on the day of the event.

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Letter: Let me keep working to help Auburn | Opinion letters https://cedarsinnauburn.com/letter-let-me-keep-working-to-help-auburn-opinion-letters/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/letter-let-me-keep-working-to-help-auburn-opinion-letters/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/letter-let-me-keep-working-to-help-auburn-opinion-letters/

Years of experience as a city councilor have only reinforced my belief that it is local government that has the most impact on daily life. I am proud to stand alongside our local service providers and my work on City Council aims to ensure that these local government services are reliable and always there for us.

During this year’s campaign, I listened to many voters. People say progress has been made in recent years. Listening to people’s ideas, I have identified a platform that will allow our city to continue working to improve recent successes. If I am re-elected, my work will focus on the following points: 1.) maintaining fiscal stability, so that the city remains affordable for property taxpayers; 2.) fight to protect Owasco Lake, the source of our drinking water; 3.) improve our quality of life by expanding neighborhood clean-up initiatives and funding humanitarian aid for people with addictions; 4.) Take advantage of improvements made to our parks and playgrounds by planning recreation for our young people; and, 5.) economic development which includes workforce training initiatives so that job creators can be confident that Auburn is an ideal place to establish and grow a business.

Together, we can build on success and keep Auburn in a stable direction. I ask for your vote, to serve you another four years on city council. Election day is Tuesday, November 2. I respectfully ask for your vote.

Terry Cuddy is an Auburn city councilor running for re-election.

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Texan football makes ‘late push’ with 4-star OT Kam Dewberry https://cedarsinnauburn.com/texan-football-makes-late-push-with-4-star-ot-kam-dewberry/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/texan-football-makes-late-push-with-4-star-ot-kam-dewberry/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:13:17 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/texan-football-makes-late-push-with-4-star-ot-kam-dewberry/

There are only a few months left before that cycle is officially over for the 2022 Texas Soccer Scout Class. And there are less than two months until the early signing period arrives in December. This makes the next few weeks on the recruiting track crucial for new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff.

Of all the Texas assistants, the one who has probably found the hottest stretch on the scouting track since late summer is new defensive line coach Bo Davis. Since the end of the offseason, Davis and the Longhorns have caught fire on the recruiting tracks that land along the defensive line.

Texas have notched commitments from four-star defensive linemen and forwards J’mond Tapp, Jaray Bledsoe, Judge Finkley and more, since late August. The defensive line appears to be by far the strongest and deepest group of positions in the 2022 Longhorns class at this point. And it will be difficult to reverse this trend.

But it looks like a lot of attention is turning to the offensive line ahead of the early signing period. Texas need help, especially in the offensive tackle position. One of the primary targets to help fill a need for offensive tackle depth in the 2022 class is the vaunted four-star Atascocita product, Kam Dewberry.

However, Texas seems to be going in the right direction with Dewberry at this point. According to an Oct. 20 Horns247 report (paid content), Texas and new offensive line coach / coordinator Kyle Flood are doing a solid “late push” to try and land a commitment from Dewberry.

Texan football has a late run with 4-star OT Kam Dewberry

Dewberry is reportedly considering either the Longhorns or the Alabama Crimson Tide for where he will make his final visit this fall on a game weekend. But this Horns247 article mentions that Dewberry is likely bending over to make his last visit to Texas over Alabama.

He was on campus for a visit in September for the season opener against Louisiana. But it was a pretty impromptu visit at the time.

If Texas could get the last visit with Dewberry this fall, that would be a huge development. Getting the last word in a recruiting as open as Dewberry’s would be huge for Texas.

Dewberry’s last visit to the Longhorns, aside from the season opener last month, was unofficial on June 12. Since then he has visited the Oklahoma Sooners, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies. It also appears that the LSU Tigers are still involved in his recruiting. Admittedly, that could be shaky now after the deal between LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron to go their separate ways at the end of the season.

Texas don’t have any commitments that play offensive tackle right now in the 2022 Longhorns class. Landing someone like Dewberry, or being able to reverse the engagement of Summer Creek five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks of the Oregon Ducks would be great.

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BlockFi Page Explains Regulatory Position on Interest-Paying Crypto Accounts https://cedarsinnauburn.com/blockfi-page-explains-regulatory-position-on-interest-paying-crypto-accounts/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/blockfi-page-explains-regulatory-position-on-interest-paying-crypto-accounts/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:37:49 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/blockfi-page-explains-regulatory-position-on-interest-paying-crypto-accounts/

This week on New York Attorney General announced that it has asked two crypto firms to suspend their lending programs. In addition, the AG said it has opened an investigation into three other companies. It was all based on the claim that interest earned on crypto loans is considered security. While it was not immediately clear if anyone had complained about these programs, the GA is clearly targeting “unregulated” crypto firms.

BlockFi, one of the most successful crypto service providers that has garnered the backing of a renowned VC battalion, is NOT based in New York but across the river in New Jersey. While BlockFi hasn’t said anything (at least not yet) regarding NYAG actions, it does host a page explaining the regulatory environment for BlockFi Interest Accounts.

Noting that these accounts are not FDIC insured, BlockFi states:

“BlockFi’s BIAs have been the subject of recent activity by securities regulators in New Jersey, Texas, Alabama, Vermont and Kentucky, and we are in active dialogue with them. regulatory authorities. We believe that our products and services are legal and appropriate for participants in the crypto market, and we remain true to our commitment to protect the rights of consumers to earn interest on their crypto assets. We welcome discussions with regulators and believe that proper regulation of this industry is key to its future success. “

All of these regulatory measures began last July with two C&D from New Jersey and Kentucky.

So what’s the catch?

New Jersey says:

“BlockFi allows investors to buy BIAs [BlockFi Interest Accounts] by depositing certain eligible cryptocurrencies into accounts at BlockFi. BlockFi then aggregates these cryptocurrencies to finance its lending operations and proprietary transactions. In return for investing in BIAs, investors are promised an attractive interest rate that is paid monthly in cryptocurrency. BIAs are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (the “SIPC”) or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”). BIAs are subject to additional risk, compared to assets held with SIPC member brokers, or assets held in banks and savings associations, almost all of which are FDIC insured. They are also not registered with the Bureau or any other securities authority, nor exempt from registration. Despite the added risk and lack of guarantees and regulatory oversight, as of March 31, 2021, BlockFi held the equivalent of $ 14.7 billion from the sale of these unregistered securities in violation of securities law.

Kentucky joins similar claims that BlockFi is promoting up to 8.6% annual interest in parked crypto. Kentucky believes these savings accounts also come in the form of securities, in the form of investment contracts.

In July, BlockFi said that while the New Jersey order calls for preventing the creation of all new BIAs, it has no impact on current BIA customers or any of their other products.

“We are fully operational for all of our existing customers around the world, and you will continue to have access to all products, services and assets on BlockFi.”

Both regulatory measures could be characterized as law enforcement regulation.

Meanwhile, savers can park dollars in their local bank and earn a negative real rate of return. Yes, bank deposits are insured, but the increased return provided to crypto investors contains an attractive offer on a risk-adjusted reward basis.

Meanwhile, BlockFi continues to offer BIAs in many jurisdictions.

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MLF Anglers Unite With MLB Baseball Players In Alabama To Benefit Kids https://cedarsinnauburn.com/mlf-anglers-unite-with-mlb-baseball-players-in-alabama-to-benefit-kids/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/mlf-anglers-unite-with-mlb-baseball-players-in-alabama-to-benefit-kids/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:00:28 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/mlf-anglers-unite-with-mlb-baseball-players-in-alabama-to-benefit-kids/

Professionals from two of America’s most popular sports gather in Guntersville to fish a little and, most importantly, to raise money for the benefit of young people.

Major League Fishing professional anglers as well as Major League Baseball pros will test their skills on one of the nation’s best bass fishing lakes on Sunday, November 21.

The roster of former and current MLB players who have pledged to participate in the event is sure to create excitement among baseball fans across Alabama and beyond.

MLB will be represented by Jake Peavy, Ned Yost, Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader, Chaz Roe, Dan Jennings, Jake Marisnick, Jace Peterson, Wade Miley, LaTroy Hawkins and Lane Thomas.

MLF Anglers joining MLB players are Chris Lane, Jared Lintner, Brandon Coulter, Kelly Jordan, Paul Elias, Fred Roumbanis, Russ Lane, Casey Ashley, Mark Rose, Boyd Duckett, Gary Klein, Bobby Lane, Greg Vinson and Fletcher Shyrock.

Each team will leave early on Sunday, November 21 with the goal of winning the tournament and securing bragging rights for an entire year.

Led by the Major League Fishing Foundation and the Major League Fishing Angler Association, “Cast 4 Kids” was conceived from an idea within the MLF Foundation.

“Our goal at MLFAA and the MLF Foundation is to elevate the sport of fishing and there is no better way to do that than to introduce our fishermen to other professionals from other sports,” said MLF Foundation executive director Wes Long. “Additionally, our goal at the MLF Foundation is to extend the life of the sport by taking care of our fisheries and ensuring children are exposed to fishing from an early age. We look forward to raising money and hosting an event that will appeal to kids and parents.

Each professional fisherman will be paired with a professional baseball player to form the teams for the tournament. The tournament kick off will take place at Civitan Park in Guntersville.

The public will be invited to attend the tournament for free and meet their favorite professional fishermen and baseball players. The teams should be out of the water around 1 p.m. A weigh-in will take place and the winners will be announced in front of the crowd. There will also be a marching band at Civitan Park starting at noon. Food and retail vendors will also be on site.

For more information on the MLFAA and the MLF Foundation, visit www.mlfaa.org.

To become an event vendor or for more information, contact Joe Cagle at joecagle@mlfaa.org

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What is the next step for Cam Newton in AF after vaccination? https://cedarsinnauburn.com/what-is-the-next-step-for-cam-newton-in-af-after-vaccination/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/what-is-the-next-step-for-cam-newton-in-af-after-vaccination/#respond Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:40:35 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/what-is-the-next-step-for-cam-newton-in-af-after-vaccination/

Auburn football legend Cam Newton is doing all he can to make sure his NFL career doesn’t end with the former NFL MVP and Heisman winner losing the post of New England Patriots QB benefiting Mac freaking Jones.

Newton took the COVID-19 vaccine and is now a serious option for many teams who may not have considered it otherwise.

So what’s next for Newton in free agency now that his seemingly biggest hurdle has now been cleared?

Auburn football legend Cam Newton looks likely to join the Seattle Seahawks

The Tigers’ QB – who single-handedly lifted the 2010 Auburn football schedule to unparalleled heights in its history as a Heisman winner leading them to an undefeated national championship-winning season – should have several options, but the Seattle Seahawks probably appear to be his next destination.

One team seemingly in denial of their own situation is the Washington football team, who don’t want to consider Newton even with Taylor Heinicke as a starter:

Maybe sentimental value wins out here after Heinicke nearly upset eventual Super Bowl champion LV Tampa Bay Buccaneers. WFT could also wait for Ryan Fitzpatrick to return and don’t want a strong personality like Newton to come in and take the job. Bill Belichick cut Newton off due to the attention he attracts as a polarizing personality.

Either way, they got out. So are the Miami Dolphins, who appear determined to strike a deal with the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson.

The Seahawks are clearly in contention, as head coach Pete Carroll revealed on ESPN radio 710 in Seattle:

Newton is a mobile QB as is Russell Wilson, who could be out until Week 10. FanSided’s Aryanna Prasad pointed out that the way they get their offense is different, however, with Newton reclaiming his rushing yards from racing games designed and Wilson acquiring his own from scrambling over interrupted passing games.

Yet Geno Smith is no reason to stick with the status quo. Sign Cam Newton, Seattle Seahawks… you’ll be better off.

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Anonymous Tennessee Defense Surpasses All Expectations Midway Into 2021 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/anonymous-tennessee-defense-surpasses-all-expectations-midway-into-2021/ https://cedarsinnauburn.com/anonymous-tennessee-defense-surpasses-all-expectations-midway-into-2021/#respond Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:00:59 +0000 https://cedarsinnauburn.com/anonymous-tennessee-defense-surpasses-all-expectations-midway-into-2021/

Jesse simonton | 4 hours ago

Water bottles, beer cans, vape pins, oh my god !!!

While the insane actions of a few hundred fans made the post-game headlines following Tennessee’s 31-26 loss to No.13 Ole Miss, something that happened during the game deserves to be remembered. to be noted for moving forward: Flights can play a bit in defense in 2021.

The Rebels managed to run over 100 snaps in the win, but Lane Kiffin’s dynamic offense averaged just 5.0 yards per game (his second-lowest total of the season) and didn’t. scored only 7 points after halftime. The real Saturday scares so many Flights fans who were worried about this weekend? Well, through 7 games, Tim Banks‘ cobblestone unit seems to have allayed those fears.

We will know in the next few weeks against No. 4 Alabama and No. 1 Georgia if the Tennessee defense is only “OK” or really legitimate, but given the current roster, a group that was stripped of studs massively exceeded expectations.

“We were probably the thinnest football team in America when we started,” coach Josh Heupel said after Saturday’s game.

“But the fighting and the competitive spirit inside our locker room, the desire to play for the guy next to you because you love him and are up for anything. We are developing and growing in the right way.

With “worse players” and less acclaimed staff, the Vols are a significantly better defense in 2021 compared to 2020 – in virtually every category.

Under former head coach Jeremy Pruitt and coordinator Derek Ansley last season, the Vols allowed 5.83 yards per game. They had a strong running defense (3.68 yards per carry) paired with a leaky secondary (8.5 yards per allowed attempt). They were mostly safe from the havoc (just 20 sacks) and forced few turnovers (10 total in 10 games).

Yet despite a list pilloried by the transfer portal – UT had to replace their top tackle (now Alabama linebacker Henry To’o To’o), 2nd best linebacker (now State linebacker). Michigan Quavaris Crouch), top 2 passer (Arkansas State defensive end Kivon Bennett and Miami edge Deandre Johnson), his No.1 cornerback (Bryce Thompson) and other notable contributors this offseason – Banks produced a competitive unit without a name.

Most, including yours, thought Tennessee would have one of the SEC’s worst defenses this fall, but in a simpler picture, the Vols think less and play fast. And it works.

Tennessee leads the SEC in loss tackles (62). He has more interceptions (8-5) than he did all last season. The Vols are tougher against the run (3.54 yards per carry) and pass (6.3 yards per attempt). They are mediocre in 3rd tries, but they are certainly better in this key area than they were a year ago (40.7% opponent conversion rate vs. 47.9%).

Under Banks, enigmatic junior inside linebacker Jeremy Banks delivered on his promise as a top rookie, leading the team in loss tackles (9.0) and sacks (4.5). Veteran defensive backs Theo Jackson and Alontae Taylor, who both had far too many ups and downs with previous staff, have become stable and consistent performers.

Perhaps most impressive, Tennessee’s new staff have found helpful ways to use the tools they have to work with. Linebackers Solon Page III and Aaron Beasley were deemed ill-equipped (i.e. too small, not good enough) to play in Pruitt’s 3-4 scheme, but their speed worked very well in the hybrid scheme. by Banks. The freshman coordinator has also found some helpful ways to get guys like defensive lineman Ja’Quain Blakely – a super-senior with 15 career total tackles coming in in 2021 who already has 20 tackles and 4.0. for the loss this fall – and outside linebacker Roman Harrison more involved.

No one is surprised that Heupel and his new staff produced an attack capable of fireworks and fun. The air raid works, especially against the poor defenses (see: Pitt, South Carolina, and Mizzou), but the defensive progress of the first year is something few – if any – expected. It’s a tough road ahead against Bryce Young & Co., but if Banks’ unit can play well overall for the rest of the season, then Tennessee’s comeback in the SEC East hierarchy doesn’t look as steep as it does. ‘2 months ago.


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