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3/3/2015 11:39:20 AM
With its growth and influence at an all-time high, Alabama's Republican Party finds itself in uncharted waters. 26 of 35 Alabama Senate seats belong to the GOP, as do 72 of the state's 105 House seats. Republicans occupy every state elected position and the party continues to grow in rural Democratic hotbeds like Franklin County. As the leader of the Alabama Republican Party's State Executive
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3/4/2015 4:42:12 PM
On March 7, 1965, Reverend Charles Dale marched with other protestors from Selma to Montgomery, fighting for civil rights of African-Americans. Fifty years after the infamous “Bloody Sunday,” where protestors were beaten by police officers and state troopers as they tried to pass over Edmund Pettus Bridge, Dale and his fellow marchers will be recognized for their courage at the NAACP A...read more
3/4/2015 4:39:10 PM
It wasn't the first time the Franklin County Board of Education fielded a request to consider splitting Red Bay School into two schools, but what board members heard last week was the most detailed presentation they've received. Two Red Bay parents, Miranda Smith and Sheri Farris, asked the board to split the school into Red Bay Junior High School and Red Bay High School. At the heart of their re...read more
2/26/2015 10:30:36 PM
Fifteen public schools from across the country Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming have won $35,000* in technology as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a national competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educ...read more
2/26/2015 10:27:38 PM
For many high school students, staying inspired and focusing on a path to successful careers can bedaunting. Many students do not have enough opportunities to discover untapped talents and reach fortheir dreams. This can be especially true in Title I schools in the United States, where financial assistanceis provided to schools with high percentages of children from low-income families to help ens...read more
2/26/2015 6:31:38 PM
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting grant applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops in foreign and domestic markets. The application deadline for these specialty crop block grants through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is May 22, 2015, 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST). Specialty crops are define...read more
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