Marion Alabama

ASU Celebrates Anniversary at Historical Birthplace in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Alabama State University commemorates its 152nd birthday — with a pilgrimage to it’s historical birthplace in Perry County. The Montgomery to Marion Freshman Pilgrimage took members of the ASU freshman class — back to the place where the school got its start. “We’re here in the city of Marion in Perry County, here on the…

Two Local Airports to Get Millions of Dollars in Improvements

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has announced that two airports in our area as well as three others in the state will get $20.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Franklin Field in Union Springs is scheduled to receive $3,866,048 for construction of a runway.  Vaiden Field in Marion will get $2,262,634 for the continuation of construction on a…