A group has sent a complaint to Cullman County Schools over a prayer caravan set for early August, claiming the district forcing religion on students.
The Cullman Times reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1aNHFe7 ) the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Superintendent Billy Coleman this week asking that he cancel the Aug. 10 event, which involves a short prayer at each school campus before the school year starts.
The annual meeting of theSouthern Legislative Conference kicks off Saturday in Mobile.
AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/13jEDsu ) the four-day conference includes state lawmakers from across the South and is expected to draw more than 1,000 people to the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. Policy discussions on economic development, agriculture, energy and other issues are planned.
The University of Alabama says its establishing the nation's first collegiate adapted golf program.
The university's adapted athletics program is already home to the national championship men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams. Head Coach Ford Burttram says feedback from athletes and student veterans encouraged the creation of the program.
The team is expected to compete in upcoming Amputee Golf Association events.
Outgoing Secretary of State Beth Chapman has endorsed one of her employees, Adam Thompson, for state auditor.
In a statement Thursday, Chapman said Thompson was her right hand when she served as state auditor from 2003 to 2007, and he is the only candidate with experience in the auditor's office. Thompson currently works in the secretary of state's office.
He faces Anniston attorney Ray Bryan in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014. Democrat Miranda Joseph of Birmingham is also running.
The outdoor recreation branch at Fort Rucker has developed a boat to allow wounded warriors and disabled people go fishing and participate in other boating adventures.
Â Â Fort Rucker spokeswoman Janice Erdlitz tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/19iqTWj ) the boat, named "The Warrior," is customized to fit the needs of physically disabled people. She says the decision to build the boat came after veterans offered feedback on things they felt could improve their quality of life.