The Mobile City Council is removing the Confederate flag and other banners from the official seal of city government.
The current Mobile city seal displays flags from six nations that have governed Mobile since 1702: the Confederacy, France, Great Britain, Spain, the Republic of Alabama and the United States. The council vote today means only the U.S. flag will remain on the seal.
The University of Alabama Birmingham is launching a network to help advance more women to positions of leadership in higher education.
Officials say the new Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network. That’s a national system identifying leaders in higher education and connecting them to support and development networks.
The TVA’s Widows Creek power plant near Stevenson is shutting down soon, and it’s already found a new tenant.
Google plans to build a $600 million data center at the site with construction beginning next year.
The data center will be Google’s seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide. They expect to add 75 to 100 high-paying jobs to the north Alabama region once the new data center is operational. The facility is expected to support general Internet traffic as well as the many user services that Google offers.
Robert Robinson owns Sundries and Specialties. It’s a brand new business, and he wants a brand new website to go with it.
“Well the front page I wanted to show various items like what we may sell,” Robinson says. “Our store being sundries and specialties we may sell sundries, which is various items and then we specialize in jewelry or certain antiques. So I want the picture to represent that situation and describe some stuff about or business.”