Since 1987, the West Alabama Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging has observed Older Americans Month (May) by hosting a celebration in honor of local senior citizens for their contributions to our community. This year’s national theme is “SAFE TODAY, HEALTHY TOMORROW.” The 27th annual celebration will be held at the Bryant Conference Center on the University of Alabama campus May 8, 2014 from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm. The event’s party theme will feature music from the 50’s and dancing at the SOCK-HOP. ...Read more
Students at the University of Alabama are participating in a national effort to discuss race. This project. started by NPR journalist Michelle Norris, aims to create honest and open discussion about race in the country. Students in Dr. Daniels's class were asked to use only six words to form a statement regarding their opinion of race, which they will present to Norris during her visit to the University on Wednesday.
Former CIA operations officer Valeria Plame visited the University of Alabama to share her experience in the CIA and her stance against nuclear weapons. Plame is a leader in Global Zero, a nuclear proliferation group. She is also the author of two books, her autobiography Fair Game and fictional novel Blowback.
Air date: 31 March, 2014 10 p.m.
Over 1,000 gambling machines and an undisclosed amount of cash have been seized from electronic bingo halls in Greene County...
Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange announced Monday morning that search warrants were served at 4 separate casinos in Greene County...the raid has left employees with a lot of unanswered questions.
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange announced that four search warrants were served today at four separate casinos in Greene County through a joint effort by law enforcement agents from the Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety. This law enforcement action was taken in response to alleged illegal gambling operations. The search warrants were served this morning at Greenetrack and Greene Charity in Eutaw, AL, and at Frontier Bingo and River’s Edge in Knoxville, AL. ...Read more
Two West Alabamaians need your help winning a wheelchair accessible vehicle. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is celebrating National Mobility Awareness Month with a contest called, "Local Heroes". Contestants have submitted their stories online to recieve votes from the public, and two locals have made it in the running. ...Read more