April | Spotlight
Identify and place this Alabama landmark and you could win $25! Winner is chosen at random from all correct entries. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Send your answer by April 9 with your name, address and the name of your rural electric cooperative. The winner and answer will be announced in the May issue. Contribute your own photo for an upcoming issue! Send a photo of an interesting or unusual landmark in Alabama, which must be accessible to the public. A reader whose photo is used will also win $25.
Event reminds drivers to be safe around work zones Those who work in roadway construction zones face dangers every day they’re on the job, and Alabama will continue to support a national effort to make drivers aware of these dangers. Alabama will again participate in the National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13. The annual spring campaign is traditionally held at the start of the highway construction season to encourage safe driving. In Alabama, the effort is coordinated by the Struck-By Alliance, a voluntary group of businesses and agencies that have an interest in promoting safety along the state’s highways. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) takes a lead role in the group; others involved include the Alabama Associated General Contractors of America, Alabama Power Company and the Alabama Rural Electric Association, which publishes Alabama Living. (Utility crews do much of their work on road rights-of-way.) This year’s theme is “Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility.” For more information, visit workzonesafety.org.
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MARCH’S ANSWER The tiny town of Mooresville in Limestone County, population 58, is home to the Old Brick Church of Mooresville, completed in 1839, according to the historical marker next to the church. A popular wedding venue, its most interesting feature may be the sculpture of a hand pointing toward heaven atop the steeple. The property on which the church stands was donated by Gov. Thomas Bibb and his wife, Parmelia, to be used for a community church. The Cumberland Presbyterian denomination owned the building until the Methodists bought it in 1898. It has also served as a Baptist mission. In 1994, the United Methodist Church conducted a deconsecration service, and passed ownership to the town. (Photos submitted by Cynthia Salyer, Central Alabama EC) The random guess winner for March is Ted Thies of Arab EC.
ALABAMA HISTORY Honoring Our People
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Ira Louvin of the Louvin Brothers country music duo was born in Section, Alabama. Known for their intricate harmonies and excellent musicianship on the mandolin and guitar, Ira and his younger brother Charlie Louvin produced some of the most influential gospel and secular music of the 1950s. Over a short 16-year career, the brothers released ten top-20 Billboard hits, including “I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby” and “The Knoxville Girl.” The Louvin Brothers joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955 and were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1493 APRIL 2018 9