WVAS Local News
Representative Patricia Todd has pre-filed legislation that would repeal Alabama's ban on gay marriage. The Democrat from Birmingham says she knows it's unlikely to pass, but with other states allowing the unions, she thinks it's time for a discussion. Todd is the state's only openly gay legislator. The Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Act was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006.
A search committee has released the names of four finalists seeking the presidency of Alabama State University. The finalists are Gwendolyn Boyd, who had a long career at John Hopkins University; State Senator Quinton Ross of Montgomery; Army Brigadier General Samuel Nichols of Virginia, a former deputy commander at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and the business dean at George Mason University, Jorge Haddock.
Construction is about one-third of the way completed along Interstate 85 at the Perry Hill Road Exit. Drivers are urged to exercise caution by slowing down and paying close attention to changing road conditions through the area. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
The WVAS Perspectives program had as its guest speaker last night former Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Thompson. In a revealing interview Thompson talked about her more than four year tenure in Montgomery. Thompson names the restructuring of middle schools, The International Baccalaureate program, the Accelerated Academy and the Montgomery Technical Education Center as accomplishments she is most proud of during her time as schools chief.