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Alabama Joins Coastal States to Embrace the Gulf

Alabama Joins Coastal States to Embrace the Gulf

| October 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Like many who live in coastal Alabama, Phillip Hinesley has a personal connection to the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, like many, he loves to fish, but his connection goes beyond the excitement of reeling in a catch from Alabama’s Gulf waters.

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UA’s CrossingPoints Receives $4M in Grants to Enhance Education Efforts

UA’s CrossingPoints Receives $4M in Grants to Enhance Education Efforts

| October 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

The University of Alabama’s CrossingPoints Transition Program has received two federal grants totaling more than $4 million to enhance education efforts for young adults who have intellectual disabilities and to assist special education teachers and rehab counselors.

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Alabama City Transforms Alley Into Vibrant Outdoor Space

Alabama City Transforms Alley Into Vibrant Outdoor Space

| October 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

In downtown Wetumpka, there’s an alleyway that links Company Street and Hill Street. Until recently, the alley was an unlit and uninspired walkthrough with four spots for people to park their cars while running routine errands.

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Alabama Power Retiree, JSU’s First Black Student Barbara Curry-Story Remembered for ‘Grace and Dignity’

Alabama Power Retiree, JSU’s First Black Student Barbara Curry-Story Remembered for ‘Grace and Dignity’

| October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

On a campus already grieving several unrelated deaths over the past few weeks comes the news of another great loss. Barbara Curry-Story, the first Black student to attend Jacksonville State University, died on Oct. 20.

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Alabama’s Bishop State Awarded $1.3 Million Grant

Alabama’s Bishop State Awarded $1.3 Million Grant

| October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am

The U.S. Department of Education announced Bishop State Community College is the recipient of a highly competitive $1.3 million TRiO Student Support Services grant.

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Make Your Alabama Garden Grow This Fall

Make Your Alabama Garden Grow This Fall

| October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Fall is prime time for planting trees. Indeed, cooler temperatures benefit the growth of trees, shrubs and perennial flowers, said Bethany O’Rear, a regional extension agent for nine years with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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New $54M Parts Facility Will Boost Mercedes EV Production in Alabama Track

New $54M Parts Facility Will Boost Mercedes EV Production in Alabama Track

| October 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

A new parts facility planned near the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa County is expected to add 373 jobs to the sprawling network that supports the state’s auto industry.

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Master Gardeners Donate Time to Beautify East Alabama Park

Master Gardeners Donate Time to Beautify East Alabama Park

| October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am

A public park in east Alabama is more beautiful today thanks to the work of local master gardeners.

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Alabama Power Foundation Seeking Classroom Grant Applications

Alabama Power Foundation Seeking Classroom Grant Applications

| October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

The Alabama Power Foundation is now accepting applications for its Classroom Grant Program.

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Alabama Power Requests Renewable Energy Proposals

Alabama Power Requests Renewable Energy Proposals

| October 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Alabama Power is seeking proposals for potential renewable energy projects, starting this week. On Oct. 19 the company issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy resources. The deadline to submit a proposal is Dec. 1.

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New Documentary Explores Alabama ‘Black Belt Blues’

New Documentary Explores Alabama ‘Black Belt Blues’

| October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am

A new, one-hour documentary digs down deep into Alabama’s African American inspired blues tradition, one less well-known than its Mississippi counterpart, but equally rich.

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JetBlue Reveals New ‘Hops’ Tail Fin Design on Alabama-Built Airbus A220

JetBlue Reveals New ‘Hops’ Tail Fin Design on Alabama-Built Airbus A220

| October 22, 2020 @ 5:30 am

JetBlue today revealed its latest aircraft tail design – “Hops” – which will be featured on the airline’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A220-300.

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