MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's largest history-based educational event kicks off today. Frontier days takes us back to life in Alabama in the 1700s and it includes creek Indians, French soldiers and their families, British traders who lived among the creeks and American soldiers who fought in Andrew Jackson's army during the creek war. All of this to illustrate how people lived and worked in that time period.
WSFA 12 News Reporter Bethany Davis is live at Fort Toulouse this morning where they're going to show us some of the demonstrations of life in the 1700s. Bethany will also talk with Russell Martin is the president of 'Friends of the Forts' who will tell us more about this event and why this is helping to change the perspectives of students.
OVERNIGHT UPDATE: An alert issued at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant in south Alabama has been canceled, Alabama Power officials announced late Tuesday night. Coming up on Today in Alabama we'll give you the details on why the alert was issued in the first place and what officials found.
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Soon you will have a chance to vote on how Alabama deals with impeachment. This November, Amendment 6 aims to replace the current impeachment language, making it harder to impeach someone like the governor. Coming up at 6 a.m. we'll break down the amendment and hear from the Secretary of State on what this could mean for the state.