The State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT) is proud to announce that Secretary Jim Purcell was awarded the Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Award in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category at an award ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. Jim Purcell has more than 25 y…

A Service of Remembrance for Our Nation’s Fallen in All Wars will take place on Sunday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m. This eleventh annual service for the community will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1728 South Hull Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. The service will include a procession of flag…

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) held its 3rd annual Leading Ladies Awards Brunch at Wynlakes Country Club on, Thursday, April 18th. Leading Ladies recognizes outstanding women who are making an impact in their community, as well as organizations that are advancing women in the workfor…

The Leadership of College Republicans met briefly with State Auditor Jim Zeigler in his office Friday, May 3rd.  Left to Right they include: Clint Reid (U. of Alabama), William Roberts (U. of Alabama), Mimi Martens (Auburn U.), Lydia Maxwell (Auburn U.), Seth Ingram (Auburn U.), Molly Epplin…

With several months to go before hunting season, one good way to spend your time, in addition to time spent at the clays or trap range, is to catch-up on your reading. Aside from the usual hunting stories, the outdoor magazines of my youth would, from time-to-time, run pieces written by such…

In a special invitation-only viewing recently at the 30th at the Archives, descendants of the original 44 signers of the Alabama Constitution of 1819 came to view the newly restored and conserved parchment document. Then many of the possibly 200 or more present opted to have their photograph…

Rain provides a challenge to us dog owners. My personal challenges are multi-faceted.

The Ladies' Memorial Association of Montgomery held its 153rd consecutive Confederate Memorial Day Service at historic Oakwood Cemetery on Friday the 26th. The Association was organized on April 14, 1866, and April 26th was designated Confederate Memorial Day. The purple and white banner use…

If you’ve visited Russia nine times and research the country’s history, it probably helps to speak the language. Dr. Lee Farrow, a professor of Russian history at Auburn University at Montgomery, says she’s “fluent” in the notoriously difficult language.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) hosted it’s annual In Your Honor event at Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery this past Saturday. In Your Honor gives GSSA a chance to celebrate the achievements of its Girl Scouts and volunteers. During the ceremony, GSSA recognized Girl Sc…

Author Rob Kuehnle, who also writes under various pen names, will be coming to Montgomery to present a talk and sign copies of his new work Grand Slam Murder (written as R.J. Lee). He will be with us on May 11th at 10am in the Morgan Library’s Global Classroom. Leading up to the talk he woul…

 Dr. William Young, assistant professor of mathematics since 2013, has been named chair of the Department of Mathematics. Drs. Young and Spaeth earned their Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in mathematics at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Spaeth’s undergraduate alma mater is Xavier University…

Growing up in the small town of Fayoum, Egypt, about 70 miles southwest of Cairo, Lilian Mina never dreamed of becoming a teacher. Like many of her friends, her career interests lay in science, particularly pharmacy.

Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, has announced that the firm has hired Alan Alexander as its Chief Operating Officer. Alexander comes to Jackson Thornton from RSM US where he was a Strategic Project Director/Senior Manager. He had served as the Chief Opera…

Every time I attend the Pike Road Lions Club's annual Yard Sale at Town Hall, I think I've been to the biggest yet. I've been wrong! I think the event on the 27th was THE biggest yet! You could have found anything from A to Z. Need an old lamp without a lampshade, old garden tools or mechani…

New Alabama Dept. of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate recently released some interesting data concerning the state of Alabama farms and those who operate them, including first-time data about on-farm decision making, down to the county level. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's …

For more than 100 years, camping has been a cornerstone of what Girl Scouts do. At either one of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama's (GSSA) summer resident camps, she'll feel inspired to take the lead in an all-girl safe space where she's free to explore, learn, and have fun without pressure. …

Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced today that Montgomery Police Department Detective Anthony Shannon is the recipient of the March “Officer of the Month Award.” The program was created to acknowledge the outstanding work of state, county and city law enforcement offic…

Balch & Bingham recently welcomed Samarria Dunson to the firm’s Montgomery office as of counsel in its Health Law Practice. Dunson has more than 15 years of experience providing counsel on all aspects of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and …

The patient – male, mid-20s, physically strong and fiercely independent – reluctantly seeks care for his broken hand at a hospital. He had punched a hole in a wall, fracturing his fist in the process. While the clinicians expertly evaluated and treated his hand, no one addressed his “invisib…

Despite making up nearly half of the world’s population, women represent less than 10 percent of law enforcement personnel worldwide. That’s a statistic that needs to change, according to Auburn University at Montgomery criminal justice Prit Kaur, particularly as police globally wrestle with…

In the fall of 1993, a committee was formed by James Bozeman, school principal, to begin a form of recognition of outstanding alumni and faculty and staff of Robert E. Lee High School. This would also serve as a means to provide funds to benefit the students of the school. Mary Thompson serv…

Matt Abele, Director of Human Resources at Caddell Construction, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 President of the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC). Abele is already serving a three-year term at the national level as Chairman for AGC’s HR Forum…

  The Salvation Army of Montgomery, Alabama Advisory Board is honored to bestow the prestigious Board Member Emeritus Award to Don Davenport for over 25 years of continuous, dedicated service. This award was created to recognize those who have contributed to the success, growth and visibilit…

A faculty member at Auburn University at Montgomery for just 2 years, Gabriel Costa’s research is already producing results. He was recently a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to study biodiversity – an area of biology that focuses on investigating the variety of plants and a…

The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery is invested in children's charities in the River Region. Each October, the organization sponsors the Alabama National Fair at Garrett Coliseum. While this generates great fun and entertainment for well over 100,000 visitors to the Fair, it also generates charit…

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