The campaign was spearheaded by Auburn High senior Hayden Burch in honor of his late aunt, Pam Reaves Peters, a longtime elementary teacher for Talladega City Schools.
According to the agreement, ALDOT has agreed to pay $250,000 for the project.
Talladega College has agreed to accept transfer students from Concordia College in Selma, which announced earlier this year that it would close its doors permanently at the end of the spring semester.
According to the abatement agreement, ASPI is set to hire seven new employees in the next year, an additional seven in year two and nine employees in the third year. The company has already hired four additional workers.
“School safety is something that is always a top priority, but it has certainly been heightened with all that has transpired.”
“The state has 68 probate judges, one for each county except for Jefferson, which has two,” Atkinson said. “It has been an honor to be one of them. I knew by the time I was 14 that I wanted to work in public service.”
“We’ve been doing this for almost 30 years, and it just continues to grow,” Talladega County Board of Education member Johnny Ponder said. “It’s absolutely free to kids and their families.”
Heritage Hall Museum’s annual “KidsART” exhibit is on display through Friday, March 23.
CrossPointe Church of Talladega worship leader David Strickland, 25, of Talladega, has organized an unconventional Bible study for those uncomfortable in a church setting.
During the event, Talladega College students listened intently as Powell described his life as black child growing up in Birmingham.