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NIH names Dr. Joshua Gordon director of the National Institute of Mental Health

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Gordon is expected to join NIH in...

USS Alabama commander shares about life on a nuclear submarine

The commander of the USS Alabama nuclear submarine doesn’t hesitate to make a nod to the state for which his ship is named. “I tell my crew that our motto is ‘TIDE’ – a play on Alabama’s Crimson Tide,” he says. “T stands for...

Alabama workforce initiatives aim to address key economic development issue

On the same day that Gov. Robert Bentley was holding a ceremonial signing of the Apprenticeship Tax Credit Act in Montgomery, the economic developers who will help implement the related Apprenticeship Alabama program were discussing that and other...


Who doesn’t love sharing a summer picnic with friends and family? Whether you plan one for everyone on your block or a quiet afternoon for two, you’ll need to bring a basket full of delectable goodies. When you’re sharing dishes with loved ones,...

Alabama Commerce chief: 2015 will be hard to beat, but 2016 looking good

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said economic development years like 2015 don’t come along very often. In fact, by one measure there’s never been a year like last year for Alabama. “We’ve gone back several years and we can’t...

Alabama June home sales rose 5 percent over same month in 2015

Sales: Alabama home sales totaling 5,471 units during June were an increase of 4.8 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date home sales for the state through June were up 8.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual ReportClick here to view or print the entire monthly report compliments of the Alabama Center for Real Estate Corporate CabinetJoin the Center mailing list here.


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Wright Center 2016–17 Season Features Unique Combination of Performances

Samford University has announced the 2016–17 Wright Center Signature Series, celebrating the university’s 175th anniversary and featuring performers from around the world. This year, the series will combine the traditional with the...

Willie Mays statue honors Don Logan, Birmingham Barons

A humble Don Logan was praised Wednesday during a Regions Field ceremony unveiling a statue of Willie Mays dedicated to Logan, the 2015 Legacy of Leadership honoree of the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS)...

Bessemer Police Department announces 2016 Fan Giveaway program

The Bessemer Police Department has restarted its Fan Giveaway program for 2016. The goal of the giveaway is to provide senior citizens in Bessemer with some cooling comfort during times of extreme temperatures. In order to receive the fan, you must...