October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Still going strong at 100 — and still driving, too!

Wilcy Mae Fox Boykin, who recently reached her 100th birthday, said the secret to her longevity isn’t complicated.  Wilcy Mae said she keeps the lessons she has learned from church close to her heart, enjoys home cooking and maintains a po More...

Jackson firefighters celebrate successes of past year but also remember loss of Capt. Bumpers

Fire Prevention Week in Jackson activities

Jackson celebrated Fire Prevention Week last week with the firefighters’ annual banquet and a big parade.  At the Oct. More...

Federal court says redrawn legislative districts good to go, despite challenge by black group

A federal court dismissed a challenge to Alabama’s new legislative districting maps last week, rejecting the claim of the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus that the plan used racial and partisan politics gerrymandering to put more white district More...

Highway 21 in Esambia Co. named for slain prison officer; he was a 1990 CCHS graduate

A section of Highway 21 in Escambia County was dedicated Monday in memory of a state prison officer who was slain at nearby Holman Prison last year.  Kenneth L. More...

3-year-old girl drowns in grease trap at Auburn ice cream shop

It was a horrible accident.  A 3-year-old girl fell into a grease pit at an ice cream shop in Auburn and drowned Saturday.  The girl, Sadie Grace Andrews, of the Auburn area, was at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream on East University Drive. More...

Airbus and Bombardier partner; will likely mean a second aircraft assembly line for Mobile

Airbus and Bombardier officials Monday announced a new partnership that will likely see a second aircraft assembly plant open in Mobile.  Airbus is acquiring a majority stake in the company that produces Bombardier’s C Series aircraft, a n More...

Fox News poll just out shows Roy Moore and Doug Jones tied in U.S. Senate race

A new poll shows Democrat Doug Jones tied with Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama race for a U.S. Senate seat. The poll, authorized by Fox News, gave each candidate 42 percent of the vote with 11 percent undecided. More...

Congressman Bradley Byrne named to House’s conference committee for National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, will serve as a member of the House conference committee for the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  More...

UAB hospital offers Halloween Trick-or-Treating safety tips

Parents want to know the best way to keep their kids and teenagers safe on Halloween as the ghoulish, yet fun, night approaches. More...

Author of new Alabama Civil War history to speak Oct. 29 to Clarke Historical Society

The author of a new book on Alabama and the Civil War will speak at the Sunday, Oct. 29 meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society.  More...

Clarke County receives $16,644 for Emergency Food and Shelter

Clarke County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter for Phase 34. Clarke County has been chosen to receive $16,644 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the area.  More...

Fund establish to help fire victim

Gwendolyn Lockett of Dixons Mills lost her home and all of its contents in a fire on Oct. 13. The employee of Dumas Church Furniture in Grove Hill has no insurance. More...

VETERANS POST

Will bad employees linger at VA?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ new authority to get rid of bad employees is getting a test in Memphis.  An employee at the Memphis VA Medical Center was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal impersonation More...

Broken AT&T fiber line cause of outages

A lot of AT&T customers were without landline as well as cellular service Sunday and into Monday. The situation was especially bad in Thomasville. More...

More than 25 demonstrators for Pioneer Day

To help celebrate the state’s Bicentennial, the Clarke County Museum will host a bigger Pioneer Day with longer hours. The 18th annual event will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the museum in Grove Hill. More...

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ taken off Miss. school district reading list

A Mississippi school district has removed the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” from its eighth grade reading list.  Biloxi, Miss. More...

Ethics commission says Cullman judge may have violated law by appointing son to criminal case

A Cullman County district judge may have violated the state ethics law by appointing his son, an attorney, to criminal cases.  The Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Judge Kim Chaney violated the law. More...

Monroeville man killed when truck crashes near Excel

A Monroeville man died when his truck hit a tree and overturned about 10 p.m. More...

HUNTING AND FISHING DAY PROCLAIMED

Sept. 28 was National Hunting and Fishing Day and state conservation officials as well as leaders from outdoor and wildlife groups met with Gov. Kay Ivey in the State Capitol in Montgomery as she signed a proclamation recognizing the day. More...

Foreman-Dannelly to say vows Oct. 28

Bobby and Carla Foreman of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Renee Foreman, to William Harold Dannelly, son of Sandra Salter of Burnt Corn, Ala. and Blake and Tammy Dannelly of Foley.  More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Time for Medicare open enrollment

Medicare has open enrollment every year between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. It’s the only time you can make changes to your existing plans. More...