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Commencement exercises for the Elmore County High class of 2012 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Burt Haynie Field in Eclectic.
There, 121 ECHS?students will accept diplomas. There are 35 students graduating with honors among that group, according to school guidance counselor Mark McGhee.
Earlier this year, I led the Alabama Congressional delegation in a request to meet with Air Force leaders and discuss the proposed military spending cuts that may affect Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. This request was a result of the force structure changes the Air Force announced early in 2012. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby is presently on her way back from Afghanistan today, where she spent time with U.S. military forces in and around Kabul and Kandahar.
Alabama lawmakers met with top Air Force officials on Capitol Hill today to discuss the fate of C-130 cargo planes based in Montgomery.
The Alabama congressional delegation met with Air Force officials over the planned retirement of C-130 aircraft. The aircraft are flown by the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base. The changes would leave the 908th without any planes - putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
Alabama's congressional delegation confronted Air Force leaders in a closed-door meeting Wednesday about plans to move seven C-130 transport planes from a Montgomery Air Force Reserve unit, a sign that impending cuts to the defense budget are starting to take their toll.
This month, Dothan, Ala.-based Twitchell Corp. — a manufacturer of fibers, textiles and coatings used by global manufacturers of roller shades, pool and patio furniture, awnings and screens, contract interior products, geotextiles, safety products, automotive interiors and disposable operating room supplies; as well as the U.S. military — celebrates 90 years in business.
Troy University awarded approximately 750 degrees during two commencement ceremonies Friday. It is one of the university's largest graduating classes.
According to a release from the university, Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. awarded degrees to students from 26 states and 10 nations.
Last week during a congressional hearing on the president’s 2013 budget, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a number of questions about the HHS mandate requiring all employers, including religious institutions, to provide contraception coverage.
Approximately 750 students earned degrees from Troy University Friday as two commencements were held in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus to accommodate one of the largest graduating classes in the University's history.