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You no doubt are aware of the presence of the "China Virus" in our area. How could you not be? But there's something else. Reliable sources report that A. Colubris has also made its way into Alabama, probably crossing the southern border of the U.S. from Central America. Historically, the te…

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Mention the Old Federal Road to a group of people, and some are apt to respond, “what, huh?” The Dept. of Archives and History continued its popular Book Talk series Thursday the 5th when authors Kathryn Braund and Raven Christopher spoke about their new book, “The Old Federal Road in Alabam…

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In times of extraordinary public safety emergencies State officials and law enforcement must weigh the need for compliance with personal liberty. In response to an order by the State Health Officer banning most public gatherings of greater than 25 people, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marsh…

Do you know why late 19th century one-room schoolhouses in Alabama were built along the same general layout and plans? I didn’t know either, until I took a walking tour of the Living Block in Old Alabama Town a few days ago. As part of its 2nd Saturday activities, the Landmarks Foundation of…

Alabama Children First is honored to announce that Kimberly Baker has been selected to join the Alabama Children First board of directors. Kimberly comes to the board with over 18 years of non-profit experience in Marketing, Branding, and Development. Kimberly is currently the Director of De…

Alabama offers a lot in the way of scenery, things to do and see, places to eat, sports and entertainment venues, and you name it. No matter how long you've lived in the state, there's probably a spot or two in Alabama you haven't heard about, much less visited. Between our Gulf Coast and no…

International bond rating agencies awarded the City of Montgomery its best grades since the great recession in two recently completed assessments. The City of Montgomery maintained its AA rating from Standard & Poor’s and earned its first AA rating from Fitch Ratings. 

Manufacture Alabama is pleased to announce that the Manufacture Alabama board of directors elected Carl Gunter as the new board chair. Gunter, who is the mill manager of International Paper in Prattville, AL will serve a two-year term effective Feb. 4, 2020. He succeeds David Hendrixson, exe…

The 19th Amendment in the United States Constitution was ratified in 1920, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) celebrated by hosting a Women's Suffrage event.

The State Capitol and surroundings were abuzz with activity Thursday the 27th as hundreds of students paraded and rallied at the State House in support of Higher Education Day. At the same time, Governor Kay Ivey held the annual Arbor Day Program in front of the Capitol, while in the Old Sup…

It doesn't seem like a whole year has gone by since the last Jewish Food Festival and Treasure Market, but it has. Last Sunday the 23rd marked the 17th edition of the highly anticipated event at the Temple Beth Or. Hundreds attended the event, with some eating-in, and others stopping by for …

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) will host its Fourth Annual Leading Ladies event in April to celebrate women and organizations in southern Alabama that have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of the community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. N…

Do you ever feel like you just need a break from your daily routine? Zoo animals feel that too. Oneway to make sure that the animals at Montgomery Zoo get enough mental stimulation also provides some mental stimulation to the guests asw well. Once or twice a year the Montgomery Zoo holds Ani…

Paige Hawks joined Palomar in November 2019 as an Account Executive for the Aesthetisure division. Paige is licensed in Property & Casualty Insurance and focuses on complication insurance for board-certified plastic surgeons. She brings 13 years of sales experience to the role with a str…

Mother's Roundtable members hosted a Christmas party for Brantwood children during the holiday season. It was a delightful party that was enjoyed by all. Mother's Round Table officers for the 2019 - 2020 are: Mary Brown - President, Julie Robertson - Vice President, Leslie Shannon - Recordin…

The primary elections for Montgomery County will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. In order to have the most up-to-date list of registered voters, the Montgomery County Board of Registrars will mail voter information cards to the home address of each registered voter. The white postcards wi…

Out with the old year, in with the new! Thursday the 16th, the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History premiered its 2020 season of the popular Food for Thought series. The series presents fascinating lectures on the rich history of Alabama. This time, Daniel Dupre spoke about "Alabama's Shift…

Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone welcomed the town’s newest retail partner in a press conference on Thursday. Publix Supermarkets Inc. (Publix) is the “premier quality food retailer in the world” Stone says and he is happy to announce they have secured a lease with an eye for developing it’s fif…

Governor Kay Ivey spoke on Tuesday at the Alabama Council of Association Executives (ACAE) Legislative Issues Seminar. Ivey gave her remarks regarding her legislative priorities for the 2020 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature which begins next week.

Imagine you are handicapped and need one of those removable handicapped placards that hang from rearview mirrors in order to legally park in handicapped spaces when you go to the grocery store or pharmacy. For many it is not difficult to imagine. What might be hard to imagine is that in the …

The newest member of Montgomery’s legislative delegation is preparing for her maiden voyage in the Alabama Legislature. Charlotte Meadows won election to represent House District 74 last year filling a vacancy created by the untimely death of her predecessor Dimitri Polizos. Meadows will be …

Rushton Stakely is pleased to announce that Pat Shegon has been named a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation. In 1993, the Foundation established its Fellows Program to honor lawyers who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and to their communities. Fellows are nominat…

Hill Hill Carter is pleased to announce that Reed Morgan Coleman has been named a shareholder of the firm. Reed practices in the firm’s Fairhope office, where she focuses on insurance defense and coverage. She frequently handles casualty, commercial, and auto claims, with a particular emphas…