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Montgomery County to Have First Conversion Charter School in the State in 2019
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Montgomery County to Have First Conversion Charter School in the State in 2019

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Dialy News At a press conference on Thursday, State Superintendent Eric Mackey and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange announced that Montgomery will soon open the area’s first charter schools and the state’s first conversion charter school system. Charter schools are public schools that use specially-approved rules outside of federal and state regulations...

Dr. Annette Shelby Appointed to Kennedy Center Advisory Board
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Dr. Annette Shelby Appointed to Kennedy Center Advisory Board

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump has appointed Dr. Annette Shelby, wife of Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, to serve on the Kennedy Center Advisory Committee. Committee members are meant to act as an ambassador to their home states on behalf of the Kennedy Center for the Arts and its national education and...

Austal awarded contract for two new LCS
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Austal awarded contract for two new LCS

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. Navy will contract Mobile-based Austal USA to build two additional Littoral Combat Ships in the fiscal 2019 budget cycle. The contract hasn’t been finalized yet but notice from the Department of Defense says it will soon be completed. “To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the...

Weekend Digest- December 16, 2018
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Weekend Digest- December 16, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone. Only 9 days till Christmas!! Here is the news for December 16, 2018 1. Bicentennial begins with a Coke and a smile The yearlong celebration for Alabama’s bicentennial kicked off Friday on the state’s 199th birthday. Governor Kay Ivey was there to remark on how far the state of Alabama has come...

Alabama’s Bicenntenial Celebration Kicks Off
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Alabama’s Bicenntenial Celebration Kicks Off

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s 199th birthday as a state was this Friday and at a special kick off celebration in the State Capitol. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the beginning of a yearlong celebration of the state’s bicentennial which, will include over 400 events all around the state for the...

Sen. Doug Jones Appointed to Senate Armed Services Committee
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Sen. Doug Jones Appointed to Senate Armed Services Committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Sen. Doug Jones has been appointed to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) when the 116th Congress convenes in January. This is an important apointment for Jones and the State of Alabama because there are five military installations in the state that employ 8,500 active duty service...

Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous
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Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give final passage to the Farm Bill Wednesday, sending the more than $400 agriculture and nutrition legislation to President Trump’s desk. Trump has previously indicated he would sign the bill. The House voted 369-47 to pass the legislation after the Senate approved...

Weekend Digest- December 9, 2018
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Weekend Digest- December 9, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone. Only 16 days till Christmas, but who’s counting. Here is the news for December 9, 2018. 1. Katie Britt, New BCA President The Business Council of Alabama announced their new president on Friday and the first woman to lead the group, Katie Boyd Britt. Britt is currently serving as Sen. Richard Shelby’s...

Red Snapper Fishing Capacities Increased for the Gulf of Mexico
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Red Snapper Fishing Capacities Increased for the Gulf of Mexico

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a new rule to increase the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the Red Snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, which will mean a prosperous fishing season for Alabama anglers. Under this new NOAA rule, the total catch...