Alabama TE Kedrick James Announces Transfer Decision

first_imgMultiple Alabama football helmets laying on the ground.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Alabama Crimson Tide helmets lay on the ground with in confetti after the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Once a four-star prospect, tight end Kedrick James has found breaking into the Alabama lineup a tough task. He recently entered the transfer portal and has now settled on a destination.In an interview with, James announced that he would be joining the SMU Mustangs. The decision comes just over two weeks after he entered the NCAA transfer portal.Coming out of La Vega High School in 2017, James was the No. 319 recruit in the nation. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 12 tight end in the country, and the No. 48 prospect from the state of Texas.The move to SMU will certainly bring him a little closer to home. The SMU campus is located only a hundred miles from his hometown of Waco. Former #Alabama tight end Kedrick James is transferring to #SMU— Jason DiRienzo (@allpurposescout) July 29, 2019The NCAA transfer portal has taken quite a number of players from the Crimson Tide this offseason.With James’ departure, Alabama has now lost five players to other schools, including former starting quarterback Jalen Hurts. Several more Alabama players are still in the transfer portal, looking for a new destination.But Alabama is not likely to feel much of a sting from most of those losses. The team heads into 2019 with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, including another four-star tight end, Jahleel Billingsley.last_img read more

Families get Easier Access to Information on Support Payments

first_imgFamilies who rely on court-ordered child and spousal support payments now have easier access to information on their case files online. People using the Maintenance Enforcement Program Online service will be able to connect to their accounts using their phones or tablets. Clients of the program will also be able to get immediate and accurate information about enforcement actions, money collected and still owed and other case updates. The new service launched today, June 28, also allows clients to print documentation on payments received and owing, as well as connecting more easily with their program caseworkers. They can also subscribe to payment notifications online. “We have made a lot of progress strengthening the Maintenance Enforcement Program for families through legislation, technology and staff training and hiring” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “This represents another step forward in improving service to our clients.” The new service will also help staff manage cases better and make more timely enforcement decisions. It will support better oversight for cases so staff can identify people who owe money and ensure payment timelines outlined in departmental policy are met. The program collects and distributes approximately $230,000 a day or $5 million a month to families enrolled in the program. This improved access to information using mobile devices is part of government’s overall strategy to increase the effectiveness of the Maintenance Enforcement Program. Over the past year, program staff have initiated more than 30,000 enforcement actions, an increase of 29 per cent from the previous year. Outstanding payments are down 10 per cent from May 31, 2018, and now stands at $56.8 million, the lowest level in a decade. For more information on the Maintenance Enforcement Program, visit .last_img read more