Author: Alabama Daily News

Home Alabama Daily News
Op-Ed: Tanker competition good for Alabama, our graduates
Post

Op-Ed: Tanker competition good for Alabama, our graduates

AAMU is proud to support the aerospace industry, much of which is in our backyard. An Alabama built tanker that delivers on its promised performance would benefit our nation’s military while creating good paying jobs right here at home for our graduating classes. However, this investment in our state’s economy hinges on the Air Force moving forward with a competition for the tanker. The Request for Proposal is expected in 2023, with the projection that the Air Force will award the contract in 2024.

Steve Flowers: Buck’s Pocket
Post

Steve Flowers: Buck’s Pocket

Buck’s Pocket is no longer a mythical place. If you are traveling up the interstate past Gadsden, on the way to Chattanooga, you will see it. There is a Buck’s Pocket State Park in Dekalb County, thanks to Big Jim. So next time you hear an old timer refer to a defeated candidate as going to Buck’s Pocket, you will know what they are talking about.

Morton & McCartney: What’s a Diploma Worth?
Post

Morton & McCartney: What’s a Diploma Worth?

What signal does it send to business and industry when 16 percent of high school graduates in Alabama were not college and career ready last year? Business and industry are not just important funders of Alabama’s K-12 system. They are K-12 education’s largest customers.

Steve Flowers: Legendary Alabamians
Post

Steve Flowers: Legendary Alabamians

By Steve Flowers The longer I continue to write about Alabama politics, the more I realize that Alabama really is a “Big Front Porch” – a saying made famous by our legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Wyndham. I have been involved in the world of Alabama politics for 60 years.  I have been writing this...

Innovation small business grants now available
Post

Innovation small business grants now available

The program works in conjunction with the Federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer  grant programs. Phase I recipients of those grants are allowed to apply for 50% of their award up to $100,000. Phase II recipients are allowed to apply for 505 of their award up to $250,000.

The Declaration of Independence
Post

The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

Clouse: Katie Britt is the clear Alabama First candidate for Senate
Post

Clouse: Katie Britt is the clear Alabama First candidate for Senate

By State Rep. Steve Clouse In 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted to close Fort McClellan in Anniston. The 82-year-old base’s closure, effective in 1999, is a reminder that we are stewards of the Department of Defense installations assigned here. They are not a given.  Since McClellan closed, a consensus of public and private sector...

Mo Brooks: My case for the U.S. Senate
Post

Mo Brooks: My case for the U.S. Senate

By Mo Brooks I got into this U.S. Senate race for one reason: I have never before feared for the future of my country like I do today. I think many of you feel the same way. I’ve heard it from thousands of Alabamians while traveling our state. Jim in Muscle Shoals was worried about...