A restaurant from Eufaula has won Alabama's BBQ Sauce-Off Championship.
A panel of judges picked Phil's BBQ as the best sauce during a tasting Saturday in Birmingham. Phil's was one of four regional winners that ended up in the state contest organized by the Alabama Tourism Department.
Contest Coordinator Brian Jones said Alabama has a great barbecue culture and the Tourism Department is highlighting it during its Year of Alabama Food promotion.
Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and technical experts from across the U.S. are meeting in Alabama.
The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/18Thpic ) the Mercedes-Benz Club of America chose Alabama for its StarTech 2013 event, which brings together experts in Mercedes restoration, maintenance and performance for seminars and workshops. The four-day event began this weekend and runs through Tuesday.
Gov. Robert Bentley is spending the weekend trying to round up legislative support for his proposal to delay Alabama's new private school tax credits for two years.
Bentley spoke Saturday at the Alabama League of Municipalities convention in Montgomery and urged several hundred city officials to contact their legislators before the Legislature's last meeting day on Monday. Bentley said he's also contacting legislators by letter and in person.
Alabama Public Radio continues its collaboration on the new television program about business called “Alabama, Inc.” In the final days of this year’s state legislative session, members of the Alabama House and Senate passed a bill to legalize the home brewing of beer. Up to that point, our State was the only place in the U.S. where making beer at home was against the law. The change prompted instant popularity of home brewing kits. For the founders of Good People brewery in Birmingham, it’s a case of “been there, done that.” “We were home brewers,” says Good People owner Michael Sellers.
The architect of Alabama's new private school tax credits intends to block the governor's proposal to delay the tax breaks for two years.
Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston said families of children trapped in failing schools need the option of school choice now. Marsh said Thursday he intends to block the governor's proposal, either by getting the Legislature to reject it or never bringing it up for a vote.
The new law provides tax credits for parents who send their children to private schools rather than public schools rated as failing.