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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 21 items )  

Ala. A.G. Marshall Announces Court Actions Clarifying Alabama Law Enforcement Officers May Serve Search Warrants Outside of Their Territorial Jurisdictions
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 14 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release: Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that recent actions by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and the Alabama Supreme Court have clarified that Alabama law allows law enforcement officers in the state to serve search warrants outside of their territorial jurisdiction as long as a judge within the jurisdiction of service approves the warrant. The clarification of the law stems   more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Announces Creation of Alabama Innovation Commission to Promote Entrepreneurial Growth
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 17 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced via Executive Order 720, she has established Alabama's first statewide commission on entrepreneurship and innovation. The Alabama Innovation Commission, known as Innovate Alabama, will serve as a platform for innovators to engage policymakers, exchange ideas and identify policies that promote innovation in the state. "Through the establishment of the Alabama Inno  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Awards Broadband Grants for 7 Projects in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 17 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has awarded $2.9 million in grants to continue providing more Alabamians with access to high-speed internet services. The governor awarded the grants to providers to extend broadband services in seven Alabama communities. With the latest funding, Gov. Ivey has awarded about $18.5 million this year to expand high-speed internet access in mainly unserved rural   more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 16 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her fourteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order. This amended order extends until July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Amended Safer at H  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey: Alabama Highlighted in National Governors Association Guide for Building Resilient Workforce Amid Technological Disruption
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 15 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: As COVID-19 accelerates disruptions impacting the American workforce, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued the findings of a comprehensive two-year project examining ways that governors and other state policymakers can nurture a technologically resilient workforce ready to thrive in an evolving economy. The State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now presents findings and recommendati  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Issues Statement on Death of State Rep. Johnson
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 15 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on the death of state Rep. Ron Johnson, R-Sylacauga: "I was saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Johnson this evening, following his recent cancer diagnosis. "Ron and I have served together for many years. He was a real champion for the communities in Talladega, Coosa, and Clay. "He was engaged with the needs of his constituents, and never turned them away. "He has offered much of his life to servin  more

Alabama Power Dividends Declared
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 16 -- Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., issued the following news release: The board of directors of Alabama Power Company has declared the regular quarterly dividends on the company's outstanding preferred stock as follows: Preferred Stock ($100 Par Value) 4.20% - $1.05 per share 4.52% - $1.13 per share 4.60% - $1.15 per share 4.64% - $1.16 per share 4.72% - $1.18 per share 4.92% - $1.23 per share Class A Preferred Stock ($25 Capital Value) 5.00%  more

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Lathan Issues Statement on Death of State Rep. Johnson
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 16 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Terry Lathan on the death of Alabama State Rep. Ron Johnson: "We were so deeply saddened as we learned about the passing of Alabama State Representative Ron Johnson. He proudly and selflessly served the people of Sylacauga and the surrounding area for 42 years. "His background as a pharmacist and a businessman gave him valuable insight in his role as Vice Chairman of the Health Committee. He  more

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Lathan Issues Statement on House CD-1 Primary Runoff
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 15 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Terry Lathan regarding primary runoff for the House in District 1: "The voters of Congressional District 1 had two exceptional candidates to chose from in this runoff. "Jerry Carl has worked hard for the people of Mobile County as a county commissioner. That background, combined with his business experience, will be a major asset to his constituents as he takes on Capitol Hill. Jerry has a s  more

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Lathan Issues Statement on House CD-2 Primary Runoff
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 15 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Terry Lathan regarding primary runoff for the House in District 2: "The voters of Congressional District 2 had outstanding candidates for their open House seat. I am confident their choice for nominee - Barry Moore - will go to Washington and do an exceptional job representing his district. "Barry Moore has a proven conservative track record in the Alabama House of Representatives, one he wi  more

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Lathan Issues Statement on Senate Primary Runoff
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 15 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Terry Lathan regarding primary runoff for the Senate: "It's great to be an Alabama Republican! Our voters have spoken and they have chosen an outstanding U.S. Senate nominee for the November 3rd General Election, Coach Tommy Tuberville. Even under difficult circumstances with the COVID-19 situation, Alabamians were deeply engaged and determined to participate in our voting process. "Tommy Tu  more

Alabama State University: COBA Prof. Wins Award!
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 16 -- Alabama State University issued the following news release on July 15: An Alabama State University faculty member has been named as the regional recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award, which is given by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ASU's Dr. Sara Bliss Kiser, professor of Management in the Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. College of Business Administration (COBA) is the regional recipient of the 2020 ACBSP Teaching Excellence A  more

Altimmune COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Tested at University of Alabama Birmingham Shows Positive Preclinical Results
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Altimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive results from the preclinical studies conducted in mice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AdCOVID. The studies -- a collaboration between UAB and the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Altimmune -- showed strong serum neutralizing activity and potent mucosal IgA   more

Auburn's McCrary Institute, Air University Join Forces in Strategic Partnership
AUBURN, Alabama, July 14 -- Auburn University issued the following news article on July 13: Auburn University's McCrary Institute is partnering with Air University to examine challenges related to cyber and critical infrastructure security, for the purpose of advancing U.S. national security. The two entities will combine their extensive expertise on national security issues to spur dialogue and action on pressing problems and practical solutions. As part of this joint endeavor, the partners t  more

Calhoun Community College Signs Transfer Articulation Agreement With University of West Alabama
DECATUR, Alabama, July 15 -- Calhoun Community College issued the following news release: Representatives from Calhoun Community College and the University of West Alabama (UWA) met for the official signing of a new articulation agreement of conditional guaranteed admission between the two educational institutions that will support the recruitment and transfer of students from Calhoun to UWA. The event was held on Monday, July 13, in the Advanced Technology Center, Exhibit Hall, on Calhoun's De  more

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Issues Statement on Alabama Republican Primary
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following statement by spokesperson Helen Kalla on Tommy Tuberville winning the run-off in the Republican primary race for the Alabama Senate: "Unprepared and unproven, Tommy Tuberville would be nothing more than a lackey for his Washington party leaders in the Senate. His campaign strategy has been to dodge the press and avoid tough questions, but this much is clear: he'll join his party in trying yet again to take   more

Reid Jones Named CEO of University of Alabama Birmingham Medicine
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Reid F. Jones has been named chief executive officer of UAB Medicine. Jones, who has been chief operating officer of the UAB Health System since the position was created in 2013, assumes the duties of CEO of UAB Medicine as Will Ferniany, Ph.D., takes on the roles of CEO of the UAB Health System/Ascension St. Vincent's alliance, established July 1, and the UAB Health System Authority, formed e  more

Samford University: Grant Will Support New Course on The United States In the World
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 15 -- Samford University issued the following news release: The Stanton Foundation has awarded Samford University History Department chair Jonathan Den Hartog a $42,200 grant to develop a new course on The United States in the World. Den Hartog said the course will explore how the United States has made decisions to operate in the wider world. "This question is both immediately timely in 2020 and promising to be of ongoing importance for informed citizens," he said. T  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Lebensburger Awarded NIH Grant for Renal Disease Research in Sickle Cell Anemia Patients
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Jeffery Lebensburger, D.O., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham hematology section in the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, has been awarded an R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health. The four-year grant will fund a research project titled "Improving scientific rigor of renal clinical endpoints for sickle cell anemia." "This project will develop a novel appro  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: School of Education Offering New Higher Education Administration Degree and Certificate Program
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education is launching a new master's degree and graduate certificate in higher education administration for fall 2020. The program is designed for individuals looking to enter or advance their career at postsecondary institutions. The Master of Science degree in higher education administration offers both a thesis and non-thesis track. The n  more

With Georgia 'Running Out of Time' on COVID-19 Response, Kemp Bans Mask Orders Keeping Georgians Safe
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 16 -- The Democratic Party of Georgia issued the following news release: After performing for Donald Trump's ego at a campaign stop, Brian Kemp took his dangerous disregard for human life one step further by explicitly banning the mask orders that mayors across Georgia have enacted to keep their cities safe from the spread of coronavirus. Public health experts and medical professionals have said that mask mandates are one of the most effective methods to stop the skyrock  more