MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three finalists for the presidency of Alabama State University are being interviewed. Members of a search committee today interviewed state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery; and Gwendolyn Boyd of John Hopkins University. They planned to interview retired Brig. Gen. Samuel Nichols Jr. of Virginia this afternoon.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) - Republican state Sen. Shadrack McGill of Woodville has decided one term in the Senate is enough. McGill told the Times-Journal in Fort Payne that serving in Montgomery puts a strain on a family, and that contributed to his decision not to run in 2014.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says the state prison system can charge work release inmates for providing transportation to their jobs and other associated costs. Some inmates had challenged the Department of Corrections over charging $5 for a roundtrip to work and other items, including laundry of their work clothes.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley says he's assuring Airbus that it is still Alabama's priority - even though he's courting their competitor, Boeing. Bentley says he was up early today to work on Alabama's offer to lure Boeing's assembly plant for its new 777X aircraft to the Huntsville area. The state's proposal is due Tuesday.
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