Saylor Collum is a student intern in the Alabama Public Radio newsroom. She majors in Public Relations and English at the University of Alabama. She has a love for writing and storytelling. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, attending concerts and being involved in her church.
The city of Anniston is proud of their city that’s dubbed “Tree City USA”. The community northeast of Birmingham recently had to remove two trees that were one hundred and fifty years old. City officials say the trees were at the end of their life cycle. Anniston hopes to use dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a preventative measure to maintain its trees so this does not happen again.
The University of Alabama is in the spotlight for its plans on developing electric vehicles. A proposal led by UA to strengthen the South's role in production and support of EV’s was recently awarded a $1M grant.
The City of Florence has officially opened a new biking trail that was four years in the making. It’s the first professionally built mountain biking trail at Wildwood Park. This new development has been in the works since 2019