This year’s primary election on May 24 will feature four Republican candidates vying for secretary of state, one of whom will advance to run against Democrat Pamela Lafitte in November.
The anniversary of this battle is recognized as Cinco de Mayo; an important consequence of the Mexican experience now embraced internationally. With a history of more lows than highs, May 5th serves as a great excuse to reflect upon Mexican independence.
Mr. Johnson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1998, twenty-four years ago, for the killing of Deputy Sheriff William G. Hardy in Birmingham. But over time, the State’s case has fallen apart, and there’s now substantial evidence that Mr. Johnson is innocent.
At a time when the Legislature needs to be addressing this crisis with meaningful solutions, HB57 is a good first step. However, session is set to end this week, before the House or Senate have had a chance to take a vote on this important legislation.
Today, Alabama’s community colleges serve 145,000 students from every walk of life who seek quality, affordable education and training in over 300 degree and certificate programs. Among them are roughly 19,000 high school students who are earning college credit and preparing for careers by participating in dual enrollment programs.
Had she lived, the Queen of Soul would have been 80-years-old this month. For at least 60 of her 76 years, Aretha Franklin shared her vocal gift all over the world. In addition to bringing her both critical and commercial success, her voice became a symbol for a new generation of Americans.
According to a fiscal note on the bill, there are about 91,000 female students in grades five through twelve at 417 Title I schools around the state. The U.S. Department of Education defines Title 1 schools as “schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.”
A dynamic storm system will bring lots of wind and the threat of severe thunderstorms to Alabama and much of the Deep South Thursday. The main limiting factor continues to be weak instability, but other parameters are very favorable for severe thunderstorms.
The DUI and Child Compensation and Recovery Act has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. Robertson said he has spoken to the committee’s chair, Rep. Jim Hill, R-Odenville, and hopes it will receive a committee vote in the next few weeks.
All Alabamians should do their part by getting vaccinated and getting boosters when eligible, especially since more infectious COVID-19 variants may someday emerge. Each person who is vaccinated helps assure a healthier community and state. When symptoms occur, testing and isolation protect others who might become exposed to the virus.
As we emerge from one of our nation’s most challenging periods, Alabama has received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a better future. By investing in Southern Research, our leaders can drive innovation and economic development in our state -- and benefit Alabamians for generations to come.
From the Courier Journal FLORENCE – Jana Haggard, Executive Director of North Central Alabama 310, presented State Senator Tim Melson of Florence with the Legislator of the Year honor from the Alabama 310 Authority for his work in helping people with developmental disabilities. The presentation took place at SCOPE 310 in the Florence Industrial Park. “These...