Around the South for August 8th: Southern highways, AL, & FL

New interstate would connect West Texas to Augusta, Georgia. Supporters of the proposed I-14 say the highway will reduce poverty, and enhance the quality of life along the route. The proposed route would parallel I-20 to the south, and connect cities that don’t currently have a major highway connecting them throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.  Alabama: Dem claims Russia attempted to hack campaign.  Tabitha Isner, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), says Russia has tried to hack her campaign website at least 1,300 times. None of the breaches were successful, but Isner tweeted out a table that shows that 1,317 out of 1,492 attempts were linked to Russia.  Florida: Shooting victims look to influence gov.’s race.  Families of shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School want to have an effect on the outcome of the state’s governor’s race. Victims’ parents have come out to endorse certain Democratic candidates after Dems Philip Levine and Jeff Greene invoked the tragedy in some television ads. This is happening while Republican frontrunner Adam Putnam is trying to walk back some controversial remarks about the NRA.