News

Lynyrd Skynyrd song to greet Alabama tourists

Lynyrd Skynyrd song to greet Alabama tourists

WELCOME TO ALABAMA:Lynyrd Skynyrd made the phrase "Sweet Home Alabama" famous. Photo: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The song was recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd in Georgia. But that won’t stop tourism officials in the state-next-door from greeting motorists with a sign that reads “Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama.”

State officials say the signs featuring the song title will replace the “Alabama The Beautiful” signs that have stood at the state line along interstate highways since 2003.

State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says the Lynyrd Skynyrd song is known the world over — and the phrase “Sweet Home Alabama” makes people happy.

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

City Robbery Arrest

Fresh
Patton David McKinley

A woman was awakened by a man in her bedroom.

in Entertainment

Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

Fresh
robertdowney

The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

in National, World

Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

Fresh
23-overlay1

The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

Governor To Lead Redistricting Effort

McAuliffe Terry 040115 (DZ)

Governor McAuliffe will co-chair a new congressional redistricting fund aimed at sending more Democrats to governors mansions.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Kaine Supports Iraq Nuclear Deal

Kaine Tim 031707 (we took)

Kaine, who serves on the both the Foreign Relations and the Armed Services committees, holds major sway among Democrats.