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Several times a year, Dr. Pete Haddix devotes an entire day to preparing a large batch of Serratia marcescens bacteria in his Auburn University at Montgomery biology lab. By the end of the long day, the bacteria have multiplied in his chemostat, a high-tech vessel enabling controlled growth …

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As the City of Montgomery prepared to honor America's veterans on Monday, November 12th, the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History hosted a special program the afternoon before on the front terrace of the Archives building. The Archives' Remembering World War 1: An Armistice Centennial Conce…

A dog’s brain works similar to a human’s brain, although they are not as highly developed as humans.

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The inclement weather of November 12th caused a change of plans in the city's observance of Veterans Day, but the weather did nothing to dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the many who attended the event at Riverwalk Stadium. By simply moving onto the concourse, the program proceeded as usual.

Beasley Allen Law Firm managing attorney and Valiant Cross Academy supporter Tom Methvin and his wife Amy held a special event to raise awareness of the mission of Valiant Cross Academy and raise scholarship funds to help expand the school’s reach. More than 175 guests and community leaders …

 Alabama Humanities Foundation honored Reggie Hamner, former secretary and executive director of the Alabama State Bar Association, with the Wayne Greenhaw Service to the Humanities Award Oct. 1 at The Alabama Colloquium.

The Town of Pike Road held its 7th annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony Sunday the 4th at Veterans Park. A few of those veterans being honored were Bill Allison (Col. U.S. Army 1962-1988), Alton R. Barnes (Col. U.S. Army 1943-1979), James Winfred Brown (Lt. U.S. Navy 1943-1946), Richard For…

Sunny skies and cooler temperatures greeted the throngs of people who attended last Saturday's Pike Road Arts and Craft Fair. The weather was just what the doctor ordered. Fair organizers report that on a good day, between 10,000 and 15,000 people pass through the gates of the historic Marks…

Visitors to the Archives were treated to yet again another interesting "Food for Thought" lecture Thursday the 18th. This time given by Professor Martin T. Olliff of Troy University. Olliff relayed the story of young Irene Pierce of Tallassee. The young lady had been a mill worker there sinc…

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A heightened concern about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has led some states where the disease has been confirmed to amp-up their CWD testing. A few states are offering free testing of hunter-harvested deer. That, on the heels of news that researchers have been able to infect a monkey with C…

We all know how difficult it is to find a good place to hunt. Unless you own the land, or know someone who owns productive hunting property, you'll have to be prepared to lease the acreage at whatever rate the owner deems appropriate. But there's another avenue of opportunity and that is our…

While the majority of Alabama landowners dodged the bullet when Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10, timberland owners in Houston County in the extreme southeast corner of the state were not quite as fortunate. Officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) estimate timber lo…

Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy, and voter turnout is one measure of the public’s trust in government. But there’s evidence to suggest a growing lack of political engagement among Americans.

Pierce was a Diabetic Alert Service Dog given to Ian Cone three years ago by Service Dogs Alabama.

While Pike Road High continues to play its home games at ASU Stadium this season, consultants and architects move forward with plans to build an on-campus stadium at the high school site for use in 2019.

Jacquita Erkins, a Montgomery resident recently battled stage 2 triple positive BRCA breast cancer. Jacquita is interested in spreading the word about her journey in advance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so others who might be experiencing the same battle can hear her story and know they …

Montgomery Fire and Rescue has raised $70,000 for MDA in 2018 through the Fill the boot campaign. This is their 20th year to help support local families and children with muscle disease. In that time they've raised about 1.4M total! Photo: Montgomery Fire Rescue and Montgomery Mayor Todd Str…

Autism Intervention Service Dogs are trained to intercept a child’s pattern of behavior to deflect meltdowns or panic attacks. The dog is first trained to understand commands which are then translated into body language which will then be translated into a scent.

More than 250 high school band members and more than 75 high school singers converged on the Huntingdon College campus for two events this weekend. Instrumentalists and color guard members performed with the Huntingdon College Marching Scarlet & Grey in the College band program's annual …

Constituion Day, not unlike Independence Day, is an occasion observed annually to celebrate the signing of one of the founding legal documents of the United States. Known as Citizenship Day on most calendars until 2004 when Congress made it a Federally observed holiday, typically held each S…

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $17,982,136 in opioid-related funding to help Alabama combat the crisis. Nationwide, HHS awarded a total of over $1 billion to all states. The awards, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and…

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced this week his office has now successfully resolved or closed all election complaints from the 2016 regular election cycle and the 2017 special Senate election. His team has now closed more than 92 percent of all election issue reports that ha…

Beasley Allen Law Firm was presented with the annual James L. Loeb Preservation Award by the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery on Thursday evening, Sept. 6. The award recognizes the firm’s contributions to preserving Montgomery’s historic resources and heritage, specifically capitalizing on…

In an era where the tragic consequences of bullying seem to make headlines with increasing regularity, Dr. Bridgette Harper has been studying its effect on youngsters.

U.S. Air Force Airman Sett S. Glenn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basi…

Susan Alred, Success Unlimited Academy’s Headmaster, was recognized at the 2018 UAB Top 25 Excellence in Business Award Ceremony recently. This award recognizes alumni for their accomplishments in business. Among the many recipients, Mrs. Alred was honored for her success in bringing to frui…

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