Dr. Christie Shelton, dean of the college of nursing, said that when JSU adopts this new masters program, it will be one of the few in this part of the South. More than 200 open athletic training positions can be found on indeed.com, a job-search website, according to Shelton. Read the full story
If the list of discussion topics seemed to be skewed to the Democratic side, it may be due to the unusual nature of the forum. For the first time in years, organizers say, no incumbent candidates, i.e., Republicans, showed for the Civitan event. Read the full story
Nearly seven months have passed since Jacksonville was struck by a tornado that drastically altered the city’s landscape, but a group of residents plans to bring back some of the beauty through trees. Read the full story
If the list of discussion topics seemed to be skewed to the Democratic side, it may be due to the unusual nature of the forum. For the first time in years, organizers say, no incumbent candidates, i.e., Republicans, showed for the Civitan event.
Nearly seven months have passed since Jacksonville was struck by a tornado that drastically altered the city’s landscape, but a group of residents plans to bring back some of the beauty through trees.
Recovery efforts at Jacksonville State University from the March EF-3 tornado got a shot in the arm on Friday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the form of an $18.1 million dollar grant to help rebuild Merrill Hall.
The grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, was awarded to JSU and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas for the creation of the Cell Biology Education Consortium.
Police and deputies chased a fleeing driver down Alabama 21 south from Jacksonville on Friday afternoon until the man turned onto Anniston Beach Road and crashed, authorities said.
A week has passed since students moved into the new mobile homes following about a month of delays while JSU complied with state regulations to use the units. And so far, the new additions to the campus appear to be popular and working without a hitch, some students and university administrators say.
Organized by Alabama lead singer and JSU alum Randy Owen, the concert was announced in May to raise money for the university’s tornado recovery. All proceeds from the event are set to be donated to JSU.
More than 20 local leaders spent Wednesday morning talking with government officials about how they can get everyone in Calhoun County counted in the 2020 U.S. census.
“The six-month anniversary is usually about the time when people start understanding what's being done, and what's not,” said C. Bennett Long, a Mobile lawyer who represented Tuscaloosa landowners affected by the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak.
“The show will go on rain or shine,” a university rep said. “In the event of severe weather or lightning, we will pause the show and direct the audience underneath the stadium for their safety.”
The board unanimously voted to hire Erika Clark, current assistant principal at Jacksonville High School, as principal of the fourth through sixth grades at Kitty Stone. The promotion comes after Clark filed a lawsuit in August 2017 against the board and Superintendent Mark Petersen, alleging she wasn’t promoted to principal of the high school because she is a black woman.
Mayor Johnny Smith said after the meeting that he was pleased with the work all the city departments did to create 2019’s balanced budget, which includes a 3 percent cost-of-living raise for city employees. Last year the council approved a budget with a $150,000 deficit.
Three JSU alumni Honda employees on Friday shared their experiences at the company with current juniors and seniors from JSU’s School of Business and Industry.
As Jacksonville State University’s Burgess-Snow Field prepares to host the Alabama & Friends benefit concert Wednesday night, local businesses and law enforcement are readying themselves for the more than 20,000 expected attendees.
Wednesday marks six months since the tornado, and for many in Jacksonville, life is still in flux. Some JSU students affected by the tornado have had a slow recovery, with several just recently returning to some semblance of normalcy.