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Under a Federal Law, Ozark City Schools Ensure "Normal" School Days for Homeless Students

Updated: 10/02/2014 - While there are not many homeless students enrolled in Ozark City Schools, administrators and faculty want to make sure that the nearly twenty they do have, are cared for. Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, in order to be classified as homeless, a child must meet five qualifications. Those broadly include a child who does not have a fixed nighttime residence, children sharing another person's home due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or they are living in a hotel room. Also, children who are sleeping in shelters or a place not designed for regular housing. Children living in cars or at bus stations are also qualified as homeless. Any migratory children meeting the above qualifications is also considered homeless.

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Scam Alert: Callers Claiming to be Deputies

Updated: 10/02/2014 - A heads-up for Houston County residents - if you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Houston county Sheriff's... take caution.

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Alabama Repaying $70 Million in Debt

Updated: 10/02/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama is whittling down the debt it owes to a state trust fund for money borrowed during the recession.

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Crestview Soldier Killed Serving in Afghanistan

Updated: 10/02/2014 - Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Tarrant Weathers was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th SFG (A) when he died as a result of a gunshot wound he sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014.

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