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.
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Legislature's special session has ended. The House and Senate agreed to minor changes the governor made in the two state budgets. The lawmakers also passed appropriations bills that accompany the budget and then ended their two-week special session yesterday.
The budgets will mean that as many as one thousand state employees or more will lose their jobs. Funding to many state agencies was cut by 18 percent.