Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook is being honored by his home state.
Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban are being inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor on Monday. A ceremony will be held at the state Capitol in Montgomery.
Cook is a native of Robertsdale, which is located near the coast in Baldwin County. The Auburn University graduate succeeded Apple founder Steve Jobs as CEO in 2011.
Nick Saban confirms he and a partner are working to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Birmingham area. Al.com reports the Alabama football coach said a statement Monday he's "honored to join the Mercedes family" and "extremely excited" about the business venture planned for Irondale.
The new president of the University of Alabama is receiving a salary and benefits package worth as much as $652,000 annually. Guy Bailey began work last week as president of the campus in Tuscaloosa. Responding to an open records request by The Associated Press, the university says Bailey's annual salary will be $535,000. Alabama native will be eligible to receive a performance incentive of $105,000 a year based on meeting certain goals. But those benchmarks have yet to be established.