The Rosa Parks museum at Troy University is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Officials said Monday that the museum will offer free admission to the main Rosa Parks Museum and the Children's Wing on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott began with Rosa Parks' arrest Dec. 1, 1955. The museum is built on the site of the Empire Theatre, where Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus.
Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations.
A controversial school board race apparently isn’t over just yet. The loser in the August election wants to take her legal challenge to the Alabama Supreme Court. Kelly Horwitz says the decision to continue fighting was a tough one to make. Tuscaloosa Circuit Judge James Roberts ruled about two weeks ago there was insufficient evidence for him to overturn the election. The judge also disagreed with Horwitz’ contention that fraternity and sorority members at the University of Alabama were bribed with alcohol to win votes for her opponent.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Auburn are preparing for one of the biggest Iron Bowls in history. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 4 Auburn meet Saturday in only the in-state rivalry's second Top-5 matchup. It's a winner-takes-the-SEC-West game between two-time defending national champion Alabama and another surprising contender. The only other Top-5 Iron Bowl matchup came in 1971. Bear Bryant's No. 3 Alabama beat No. 5 Auburn and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Pat Sullivan 31-7.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State and local officials say they're hoping Jefferson County can begin attracting corporate investment and development after exiting its historic bankruptcy. Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority Director Ted VonCannon told AL.com he doesn't doubt that the county was never considered for certain projects because of its roughly $4 billion bankruptcy. The amount was trimmed by creditors, and was the largest governmental bankruptcy in U.S. history until Detroit filed one for $18 billion.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture and Industries is donating nearly 800 pounds of fresh collards to help feed the needy. A department spokeswoman says the collards were grown in the department's community garden, and the department wants to share them for Thanksgiving. The collards will be presented to the Society of St. Andrew on Monday in Montgomery. The society collects fresh food to help the needy through food banks, kitchens and other agencies. Officials say society will distribute the collards to agencies that will prepare and serve them.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center is offering some Iron Bowl history to raise money. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the center is conducting a live auction of the handcrafted lures and jesses that will be worn by the eagle Tiger VII during the pre-game flight at the Auburn and Alabama football game on Nov. 30. The jesses are cuffs worn around the eagle's ankles. The lures are what the eagle searches for during a flight around Auburn's stadium.
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. is soliciting bids from more than a dozen locations that want to build the new 777X airplane. Company spokesman Doug Alder said Saturday that requests for bids began going out Friday. Boeing wants the proposals returned in a few weeks, and the company hopes to make a final decision early next year. Alder declined to specify the locations but said each had asked for the chance to compete for the 777X work and met the company's qualifications.
Including our pets in our holiday celebrations is something many of us like to do. Whether you're staying home or hitting the road, a little planning can help to make the holiday safe and happy for everyone!
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Colder weather is on the way to Alabama, and forecasters say things could turn wintry early next week. A blast of cold air is supposed to move across the state Saturday, bringing low temperatures in the 20s and 30s and highs in the 40s and 50s on Sunday. Forecasters say conditions will even be rough on the coast, with the possibility of gale-force winds around 40 mph and 7-foot waves The National Weather Service says the cool air will stick around, and there's a possibility of winter precipitation Monday through Wednesday in the northern counties.