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Selma, AL – Craig Airfield in Selma will receive a 300 thousand dollar federal grant. Congressman Artur Davis says the U-S Department of Transportation awarded the money to help repair cracks in a runway. Inspectors recently found large cracks that could endanger aircraft as they land. Craig Airfield serves as an industrial development site used mostly by aircraft manufacturing firms. It used to be a U-S Air Force base until it closed in 1977.

-by Brett Tannehill

Robinsonville, AL – Two earthquakes have hit southern Alabama during the past week. The first occurred last Thursday. It measured two-point-nine on the Richter scale. Another happened Tuesday and measured three-point-three. Residents of Robinsonville, a rural community in Escambia County, say the latest quake was strong enough to jar them from sleep. It also was felt in Mobile and Pensacola. There were no reported injuries or major damage. The area's last earthquake happened May 3rd, 1997.

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