Voting Rights March
4:09 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.
Credit meetmycollege.com

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.

The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.

Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.

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Jacksonville State-Meehan
4:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Meehan Retiring As Jacksonville State President

Jacksonville State University's longtime president, Bill Meehan, says he will retire next year.
Credit Jacksonville State University

The longtime president of Jacksonville State University says he will retire next year.

Bill Meehan told trustees that he's stepping down as of June 2015.

The school announced his decision on its Facebook page.

The delay in Meehan's departure provides a chance for board members to name a successor.

Meehan has been president since July 1, 1999.

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Davis Mayor
3:47 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Artur Davis Eyes 2015 Race For Montgomery Mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.
Credit Artur Davis campaign / Wikimedia Commons

Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.

Davis says he will establish the committee on Aug. 25, one year before the election. The former congressman says he will enter the race for mayor if the exploratory committee determines the resources and grassroots support are there for a campaign.

Davis made the announcement in an opinion article for al.com.

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Newscast
6:18 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Pensacola jury slams R.J. Reynolds, Democrats visit Birmingham

6am Newscast

Monday July 21, 2014

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Politics & Government
1:16 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Democratic Planners Assessing Birmingham for 2016

Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Officials with the Democratic National Committee will arrive in Alabama's largest city Monday for a two-day visit to assess whether Birmingham could host the massive gathering.

The national representatives will meet with area promoters to discuss logistical needs like hotels and arena space. They'll also attend a public party Monday night at a downtown concert venue, and a private event is planned at the city's year-old baseball park.

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Prior to coming to NPR, Snyder worked for sixteen years at West Virginia Public Radio. He held a variety of on-air as well as managerial positions at the station, including operations director, program director, and the morning and local news anchor and reporter. He also spent time as the station's afternoon anchor/reporter.

Snyder has been awarded a variety of state Associated Press Awards for his newscasting role in public radio. He was also a proud member of an award-winning news team in West Virginia.

Arts & Life
4:43 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

National Parks in Alabama Record Visitor Increase

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Credit nationalparks.org

The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013.

The Park Service recorded 749,855 visitors in Alabama in 2013. That was up from 717,724 in 2012. The increase came even though there was a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. The Park Service estimates the visitors had an economic impact of nearly $28 million.

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Arts & Life
4:35 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Alabama Public Radio “3-peats” as AP’s “Most Outstanding News Operation”

Pat Duggins

For the third year in a row, the Alabama Associated Press today named the Alabama Public Radio newsroom the state’s “Most Outstanding News Operation.” This prestigious award for 2013 follows the same generous honor in 2011 and 2012.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Pet Resorts

A lovely day at the spa!
Credit buchsammy (Ralf Bitzer) [Flickr]

Gone are the days when your pet had to spend its "vacation" in a cramped cage.  Pet resorts have become very popular - with both owners and their furry friends!

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Unemployment Numbers And "Sweet Home Alabama"

5pm Newscast

Friday July 18, 2014

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