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May 25, 2013
Brown Shrimping Season Opening Early On Ala. Coast Dauphin Island, AL (2012-05-23) Alabama's Conservation Department has announced that state waters will open to shrimping on May 30 for the brown shrimp season.
Alabama Veterans Await First State Veterans Cemetery Spanish Fort, AL (2011-11-11) Today is Veterans Day, where the nation remembers those who served in the U.S. military. Here in Alabama, military families will soon have a new spot where the state's servicemen and women can be laid to rest. The state hasn't had access to a veterans cemetery since 1962, when the first site near Mobile was closed down. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on the challenges of the project and what a new cemetery means for Alabama veterans and their families.
State Veteran's Cemetery Good News for Area Veterans Spanish Fort, AL (2011-10-05) Construction is slated to begin on Alabama's first state veteran's cemetery this Friday. The groundbreaking ceremony comes just a little more than a month after the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved a $7 million grant for the project. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin sat down with Colonel Bill Callendar. He's the Cemetery Committee Chairman with the South Alabama Veterans Council and says finding out about the grant approval was welcome news to council members.
The Stories Behind Fort Morgan Fort Morgan, Alabama (2011-07-05) Civil War history buffs have a reason to head to the Alabama gulf coast this year, and not just for the beaches. Two forts, on either side of Mobile Bay, played a crucial role in the Civil War, which occured 150 years ago. One of those forts may be in trouble. Today, APR's Pat Duggins revisits Fort Morgan, which had the largest number of troops at any fort during the conflict.
Post-Tornado rebuilding, and what makes Alberta..."Alberta" Tuscaloosa (2011-07-01) Close to 300 people crowded a ballroom in Tuscaloosa to offer ideas on how the city should look after the rebuilding process following the April 27th tornado. APR's Pat Duggins reports how residents of the Alberta neighborhood want things like more greenspace, affordable housing, and better shopping--while preserving things that give the community its "flavor"--like the 60 year old neon sign outside the "Moon Winx" Lodge.
"The A.B.C.'s of Mobile" Mobile, Alabama (2011-07-01) Alabama Public Radio is welcoming its newest listeners on WHIL-FM in Mobile. Long before APR began broadcasting along the Gulf coast, our audience knew of Eloise Thomley. The Ono Island resident joined APR as a commentator following the oil spill. We're inviting Eloise back to hear her thoughts on what's going on in Mobile. Today, she takes us on a tour...
Ala. Seafood Grant Looks To Boost Gulf Business Montgomery, AL (2011-05-27) BP has agreed to support a $9 million grant program which will fund testing and marketing efforts for seafood coming out of Alabama's gulf.