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Jeff Lynn Named Permanent President of Central Alabama Community College

At the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Jeff Lynn as President of Central Alabama Community College (CACC). Lynn has served as Acting President at the college since last June. Jeff Lynn   Lynn has more than 20 years of workforce and economic development experience across several…

Biden win confirmed after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., read the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, disrupting the process. (AP…

Mark Zuckerberg Bans Trump from Facebook, Instagram Until Inauguration or Longer

Facebook will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great, following his incitement of a mob that later touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on…

Tuskegee University President to Take Medical Leave on January 15

Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily McNair will take a medical leave beginning January 15th. Upon her return from the university’s winter break, President McNair informed the Board of Trustees that, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, she will need to take a medical leave for most of the spring semester. The details of why President McNair needs the medical leave remains private….

Auburn to Pay Departed President $4.5 Million Over 3 Years

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn University is paying its departed president $4.5 million over three years according to a separation agreement between the parties. The Opelika-Auburn News reports it obtained documents outlining the agreement from the university using a Freedom of Information request. The records show the university paid $1.5 million to Steven Leath on July 1 and has agreed…

The Latest: No Movement in Settling Record-Long Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The partial government shutdown has slipped into the record books as the longest ever. Members of Congress are out of town, no negotiations are scheduled and President Donald Trump is tweeting into the void. He’s not tipping his hand about whether he’ll move ahead with…

Montgomery BCA Names New President

First woman to hold the post wtih lobbying organization

The Montgomery based Business Council of Alabama has named a new president, and she is the first woman to head the lobbying group. Katie Boyd Britt had been chief of staff for Senator Richard Shelby. The BCA’s previous president—-Bill Canary—was forced out this year after some big name members quit the organization. Canary has since gone to work for the…

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

As the country mourns the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, one Alabamian is reflecting on a close friendship he had with the late President. Ray Scott, the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, had a strong friendship with Bush.  He was not available for an interview but sent Alabama News Network the following statement: “Politics brought president…