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'Nick Saban Expressway' could be coming in West Virginia
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:41:44 -0800

While Nick Saban is most famous in the state of Alabama, West Virginia – his home state – isn’t too far off.

Report pending on police shooting at Dothan animal shelter
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:38:22 -0800

State authorities say investigators should soon wrap up their report on a fatal shooting by a police officer outside an Alabama animal shelter.

LOOKING BACK: February 23
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:21:13 -0800

50 years ago this week Robert Shelton, imperial wizard of the United Klans of America, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, told the Senate Finance Committee that the proposed free textbook program would jeopardize the future of Alabama by “opening the gateway to the federal government.” Shelton purported that white taxpayers would carry the burden of financing the plan that would benefit black ...

Reports: Lions' Fairley found not guilty of DUI
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:36:31 -0800

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was found not guilty of driving under the influence in 2012 by a jury in Mobile County, Alabama.

Reports: Lions' Fairley found not guility of DUI
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:21:38 -0800

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was found not guilty of driving under the influence in 2012 by a jury in Mobile County, Alabama.

Those we missed: History makers who didn’t make the book (PHOTOS)
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:27:00 -0800

Covering 100 years in 144 pages was a daunting task. Since the publication of the centennial book “Okaloosa County Memories,” we have asked members of the community who should have been included in the book. Based on reader feedback, here are some short bios of fascinating folks. Whether it was Crestview’s famous face or the father of Goofy Golf, each helped shape Okaloosa County into the ...

Alabama Marriage Equality Update - 2/13/15
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:24:54 -0800

More counties got on board the marriage equality bandwagon today, and opponents gnashed their teeth. Hey, haters gonna hate. As of this morning, the number of counties issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples had jumped again, in response to the Federal Judge's chastising of Mobile County.

Same-sex couples wed in Alabama despite efforts to block them
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:39:47 -0800

The battle over same-sex marriage continued in Alabama, even after the ceremonies technically became legal in the state.

PREP SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Demons girls basketball coach resigns
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:31:47 -0800

Longtime Warner Robins High School girls basketball head coach Tom Mobley announced he was stepping down from his position last week in a move that he first leaked to friends… Click to Continue »

Most Ala. counties defy federal gay marriage order
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 02:37:53 -0800

(CNN) — Tori Sisson and Shanté Wolfe of Tuskegee, Alabama, camped outside the Montgomery County Courthouse overnight, hoping that when the sun rose Monday, they’d be the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the county.