West Virginia Governor Tours Alabama's Virtual Library - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

August 13, 6:50pm

West Virginia Governor Tours Alabama's Virtual Library

West Virginia Governor Bob Wise was in Montgomery Wednesday to see elementary students demonstrate the Alabama Virtual Library.

Wise is chairman of the Southern Governors Association, and he plans to feature Alabama's Virtual Library at the association's meeting next month. He says Alabama is at the forefront of giving its citizens on-line access to thousands of magazines, databases, and other research material ... and it's a model he'd like to copy in West Virginia. Wise visited Alabama one day after announcing he would not seek re-election next year. Governor Riley joined the West Virginia governor today at Montgomery's Forest Avenue Magnet School.

Riley says that if his tax plan passes September ninth, he intends for Alabama to be a national leader in even more education programs. Alabama's virtual library has a two-point-seven million dollar budget and it will be used for an estimated six million searches this year.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:22:00 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>
  • Firefighters from five counties battle huge fire in Granite Falls

    Firefighters from five counties battle huge fire in Granite Falls

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-07-22 16:08:40 GMT

    The fire broke out at the Old Shuford Mill on Falls Avenue in Granite Falls, right across the street from the Granite Falls Police Department.

    More >>

    The fire broke out at the Old Shuford Mill on Falls Avenue in Granite Falls, right across the street from the Granite Falls Police Department.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly