Sunday, May 19 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:40:16 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
One out of every four Alabamians don't have a high school diploma or GED.
We have only a 60% graduation rate in grades K through 12.
Despite that - and with 20 million dollars from the state and federal government for adult education - only 2,000 GEDs were turned out statewide last year.
Adult education and workforce development are key to our state's growth as we continue to expand our workforce.
New companies coming to our state and existing companies alike need trained workers who have at least a high school diploma or GED.
Lost in the double dipping debate of two year college employees is a pending failure to meet this critical need.
We encourage the Alabama Board of Education to approve Chancellor Byrne's recommendations to improve our two-year college system.
We equally encourage quickly pursuing measures to improve adult education and workforce development statewide.