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Sixty one years after its publication a nearly pristine copy of a comic book detailing the story of the year-long Montgomery bus boycott found its way to the limelight.

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   When Independent Editor Art Parker asked me to do a column on my travels over the last couple of weeks, I humored him, which is to say I gave a non-committal response because I figured, ‘Who cares?’

Jason Bassett has been named Alabama Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International (SSCI). Bassett currently serves as a Senior Conservation Enforcement Officer with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) in St. Clair Co. Each year, SSCI honors…

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The medical application of ultrasound technology to diagnose health issues is well-known. Dr. Daniel Kim uses similar ultrasonic sound waves with much higher power to create pores or cavities in a class of chemical compounds called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

The State of Alabama has more needs than its current revenue can provide. In some areas of the State infrastructure is crumbling and our State prisons are horrendously overcrowded, according to a Federal judge. One often touted idea for a source of new funds is a state lottery. In fact Alaba…

In its final Food for Thought presentation for 2018, Archives' curator Diane Barnard discussed the textiles of early Alabama and how they provide a valuable historical record for the modern world. In her presentation on December 20th, Barnard said that from the deerskin and fur trade of the …

MAX, in conjunction with the MAX4Kids Foundation®, hosted a shopping trip, benefitting local non-profit: Common Ground Montgomery’s 12th Annual Christmas Store. Common Ground Montgomery’s Christmas Store provides kids in the community the joy of receiving toys for Christmas, offering parents…

Known for its quick-strike capabilities in setting up base camps to support natural disasters and large-scale special events, Ellipse Global aims to reduce response times even further with the opening of its new Southeast U.S. equipment staging and storage facility. The nearly 16,000 square-…

Pennsylvania pheasant hunters will see more birds this season, thanks to the state's new pheasant-hunting permit. The state has a relatively small population of naturally reproducing birds, so a portion of the $1.1 million raised by hunters purchasing the $26.90 pheasant permit will be used …

Alabama State Senator David Burkette (D-Montgomery) is said to be recovering after being hospitalized following an undisclosed condition. Inside Alabama Politics reported on December 29 that Burkette was hospitalized following a stroke, but that information has not yet been confirmed by Burk…

Although he began his career at Auburn University at Montgomery in 1997 as Vice-chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Professor of Management Roger Ritvo turned his focus to teaching and research in 2005 and now studies how to effectively create and manage nonprofit organizations.

  The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Phillip Johns to its management team Dec. 4, when he was promoted to chief financial officer of the state’s largest farm organization. “I am humbled and honored to step into the CFO role for the Federation,” said Johns, 31. “I look forward to buildin…

This past week, we all watched as our 41st President was honored and mourned by family and friends and the world. He was the last President of the Greatest Generation, a man of integrity and character.

The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way for Alabama hunters to give ground venison to needy families and individuals. Since the program's inception in 1999, hundreds of thousands of pounds of ground venison has been donated to Alabama food banks across the state. Alabama's abun…

Prey-driven and scent-driven dogs are difficult or impossible to train to be service dogs. Dogs that are human-oriented and task-driven make the best service dogs!

This week General Ed Crowell was named the 2018 YMCA Man of the Year. Nominees for the annual YMCA Man of the Year award are selected litterally by the people they serve. Montgomery Student YMCAs use the award to show appreciation for the men and women dedicated to serving youth in the community.

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and the City of Montgomery held a joint news conference at the ADAH on Monday, December 3, 2018, at 10:00 am to announce plans to open Montgomery’s bicentennial time capsule, currently held at the ADAH. The capsule, sealed 49 years ago in…

Chief Religious Program Specialist John Dillard, from Montgomery, Alabama, salutes during a burial-at-sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. 

More than 1.3 million purebred dogs from 145 different breeds are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). All dogs in different shapes, sizes, and personalities, and I am wondering, where did they all come from?

I have a dog who was literally rescued from death.