south Alabama http://apr.org en South Alabama Names New President http://apr.org/post/south-alabama-names-new-president An administrator from the University of Central Florida has been named president of the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Trustees unanimously selected Tony G. Waldrop as president during a meeting Thursday. Waldrop is provost and executive vice president at Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:24:00 +0000 Associated Press 46365 at http://apr.org South Alabama Names New President North Alabama Under Flood Watch http://apr.org/post/north-alabama-under-flood-watch Alabama's northern counties are under a flood watch as potentially heavy rains move into the state. The National Weather Service says storms crossing into the Tennessee Valley will bring rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches by Tuesday, as some areas could receive as much as 5 inches of rain. The heaviest precipitation is expected to fall overnight Monday. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:34:54 +0000 The Associated Press 17980 at http://apr.org North Alabama Under Flood Watch Isaac Does Some Damage To South Alabama Farms http://apr.org/post/isaac-does-some-damage-south-alabama-farms South Alabama farmers reported receiving some damage from Hurricane Isaac, but say it was not as bad as it could have been. The worst damage appeared to be to pecan crops, always sensitive to high winds and rain. Jeremy Sessions said an early inspection of his Grand Bay farm revealed damage to pecan trees. He said some limbs filled with pecans were blown over. He expects many of the pecans remaining on trees were ruined. Oliver Washington said he didn't lose any greenhouses at the Shore Acres Plant Farm at Theodore. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:24:39 +0000 The Associated Press 17059 at http://apr.org Isaac Does Some Damage To South Alabama Farms European Giant Airbus Set To Open First American Plant In Alabama http://apr.org/post/european-giant-airbus-set-open-first-american-plant-alabama Airbus, the European aviation giant, announced that it was opening its first assembly plant in the United States.<p><a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Airbus-to-build-1st-US-assembly-plant-in-Alabama-3677418.php">The AP reports</a> this is a significant and symbolic step in its rivalry with the American Boeing.<p>The AP adds:<p><blockquote><p>"The French-based company said the Alabama plant is expected to cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production, likely to be four planes a month by 2017.<p>"'We are going to create great jobs and genera Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:50:20 +0000 National Public Radio 13985 at http://apr.org European Giant Airbus Set To Open First American Plant In Alabama