Radiation Oncology Acceleration Research, a Birmingham-based nonprofit that raises money for cancer research at UAB Hospital, selected JSU Board of Trustees chair Randy Jones as the honoree for its 10th annual James Bond Gala.

An endorsement of Mo Brooks in the 2022 U.S. Senate race by a powerful conservative group led to sparks Monday, with an opponent labeling Brooks as part of the political establishment first elected to the Alabama House in 1982.