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New program seeks to train workers for industrial automation
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New program seeks to train workers for industrial automation

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A new program in southeast Alabama is aimed at training workers for careers in industrial automation that focus on electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. The mechatronics program is aimed at preparing students for one of the world’s largest high-tech manufacturing fields, The Dothan Eagle reported. Mechatronics involves technologies such as robots,...

Alabama behavioral health group sees continued growth
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Alabama behavioral health group sees continued growth

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The leader of an Alabama behavioral health care provider says the organization experienced tremendous growth in 2018. AltaPointe CEO Tuerk Schlesinger outlined the accomplishments of the past year at the organization’s annual meeting in Mobile recently. Schlesinger said opportunities to provide telehealth increased across AltaPointe’s seven-county service area. School-based therapy expanded...

Powerful, deadly storms continue to move across South
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Powerful, deadly storms continue to move across South

Powerful storms that killed at least two people continued to move across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left several people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power. National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries have...

University of Alabama team look at untreated sewage issue
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University of Alabama team look at untreated sewage issue

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — How much untreated sewage gets dumped in Alabama’s Black Belt? That’s the question a team of students and professors at the University of Alabama is trying to determine. In many parts of the Black Belt, homeowners are resorting to “straight pipe” systems to dispose of wastewater and sewage, rather than sewers...

Trustees to consider tuition freeze on Alabama campuses
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Trustees to consider tuition freeze on Alabama campuses

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama system is proposing a freeze on in-state tuition at all three campuses for the upcoming school year after decades of steady price hikes. The system announced the recommendation Friday during a meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The move would mean tuition remains the same...