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Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Those of us who follow Alabama politics had circled June 6, 2017 as the beginning of the 2018 governor’s race. However, we did not foresee Donald Trump’s election as President in November and the subsequent appointment of our U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions, as his Attorney General, thus, opening a U.S. Senate seat and causing the need for an unanticipated special election for the open senate seat this…
ID a tree – ADF offers book to help
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide…
Progress Rail gets it
By Larry Lee Bill Ainsworth started a recycling company in 1981 in Albertville that is now known as Progress Rail with 7,000 employees worldwide. Today they are a division of Caterpillar and are one of the largest diversified suppliers of railroad products and services in the world. I often say that “Education Is Everyone’s Business” and Progress Rail is a great example of what I mean. I was at this company…
Jones named CACC provost Serving Atmore, Brewton campuses
It could be called “The Changing of the Guard.” In late April, Dr. William Blow said his goodbyes to the Brewton and Atmore campuses of Coastal Alabama Community College and re-entered into the retirement that he left in January of 2015 to serve as Interim President of then Jefferson Davis Community College and Interim Provost of the Brewton and Atmore campuses of Coastal Alabama Community College. David Jones, Dean of…
Be aware that all bodies of water can pose health risks
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) would like to remind swimmers of ways to stay safe and healthy when swimming in any body of water. All bodies of water, both fresh and saltwater, can contain many microorganisms (germs) as part of natural flora and from animals or other species entering the water. Germs are not only found in natural bodies of water like lakes or rivers, but can also…