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Affordable, high-quality, advanced-speed broadband is a necessity.  Yet today, many homes in the Black Belt lack sufficient Internet connectivity to meet the needs of daily living.  While mobile devices provide limited access, a cellular connection is not enough to sustain 21st-century Internet needs.  Mobile data services tend to have difficulty supporting real-time video because of jitter and latency.  The current generation of mobile wireless services available in most of the Black Belt cannot support the long-term goals related to workforce, healthcare, and economic development, and education.  To achieve these goals, high-quality, resilient, and future-proof Internet service must be fully accessible to every resident.

GetWiredAlabama, A Public Private Partnership with South Central Alabama Broadband Cooperative District and Omnipoint Technology Partners, LLC


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Civic Heroes Virtual Summer Camp!

Civic Heroes is a FREE camp designed for rising 4th-6th graders who have a knack for serving their neighbors, learning how to tackle community challenges, or are just looking for something fun to do this summer! Because camp will take place entirely online, kids can participate from anywhere. June 22nd-July 9th, campers will meet twice weekly and have missions to complete on their own time. Participants will receive their very own HERO pack complete with everything they need for camp activities.  

This virtual camp is hosted by the Troy University Office of Civic Engagement and a civics education initiative in partnership with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. While we had planned to offer our camp in person, we are excited to still provide this opportunity online and hope to meet a few new friends from a little further away!

Do you know a child that would like to attend? You can learn more about this camp and register through the link below! The registration deadline is June 12th and seats are limited!

For additional information, contact:


Lauren Cochran  
Coordinator of Civic Engagement | Troy University
John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success
122 Eldridge Hall, Troy, AL 36082 



Lowndes Commission imposes countywide curfew

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Road to Recovery

Return to Instruction - Approved January 2022

/docs/district/federal programs/return to instruction updated 1.5.22.pptx.pdf esser monitoring 4-22.pdf?id=5442

GEER Application - Approved April 2022

/docs/district/federal programs/amended geer application approved 4-2022.pdf?id=5443

ESSER Application - Approved January 2021

/docs/district/federal programs/lowndes county schools - approved cares act esser application - amendment 2.pdf?id=5440