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It took about a year, but now the renovation of Montgomery City Hall is complete. Employees and visitors are now greeted by an open space with glass walls and sparkling hardwoods floors. Michael Briddell is the city's Director of Public Information and External Affairs, he says the newly renovated space has it all.
Montgomery's firefighters will be putting their competitive record on the line this weekend in the Second Annual Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge. Since forming a team two years ago, the Capital City's squad has risen to 15th in the world overall and number one in the world in the relay event. The teams compete in a series of tasks that are meant to simulate firefighting activities.
The co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Morris Dees, has been chosen to receive the highest award from the American Bar Association. The association announced that Dees will receive the ABA Medal when the association meets August 7th in Chicago. Dees and Joseph started the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1971.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will soon send the Alabama Forestry Commission a bill for $5.1 million dollars due to unsubstantiated spending from a federal grant. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the notice was contained in a letter to State Forester Linda Casey. Casey says the federal government is misunderstanding Alabama's accounting procedures for the grant, and her agency doesn't owe anything.