The games are looking for volunteers to join the Hype Squad! If you are 16 and older, you can try out for this team which will toss t-shirts, hold hand signs, star cheers, dance and hang with mascots during the world games in July.
A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt is also an important economic driver in our state’s outdoor recreation industry.
Alabama is known for some of the best bass fishing in the world. Our state is blessed with an abundance of rivers, reservoirs and waterways teeming with numerous black bass species, which means bass fishing tournaments abound throughout the state. Except for one location, Tuscaloosa.
When you first enter the Stran-Hardin Center for Adapted Athletics on the campus of The University of Alabama you’ll probably say, “I’ve never seen a place like this.” In fact, there is no other facility of its kind like it for adapted athletes in the country.
The Mountain Brook Police Department is hosting Community Safety Meetings to educate their community on criminal activity within the city. The meetings also aim to create an open conversation, led by Captain Jason Carmack.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a place reminding visitors of the city's pivotal role in the civil rights movement is now healthy again financially, according to institute president and CEO DeJuana Thompson.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes are used to prevent the illegal abandonment of a newborn and offer a safe place for a mother-in-crisis to leave her infant. A senior at Oxford High School is working to bring this option to Calhoun County.
The Tuscaloosa Fire Department has an unusual program that’s the envy of other fire departments and first responders. It will reduce the need for people to call 911, but instead find services directly tied to their particular medical situation.
Governor Ivey is giving $10 million from COVID recovery money to emergency service providers across the state, including volunteer fire departments. For many of them, this money will make a big difference.
Over the weekend, NOAA Fisheries announced a 79-day red snapper Gulf of Mexico season for federally permitted charter boats. The season will be open seven days a week starting June 1 and closing August 19.
Educators at Erwin Middle School noticed a need for a program to address the challenges young girls face. Last October, they created the Aerie Girl program and they are already seeing positive changes.