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Alabama College picks Unidesk to manage VDI complexity
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:48:27 -0800

Managing the complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure can be a major part of realizing any savings an organization might see. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine selected tools from Unidesk. One of its staff explains why.

Houston County Commissioner Works to Make Deadly Intersection Safer
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:39:28 -0800

The death of a Dothan man last month has caused the Houston County Commission to put pressure on the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Holiday Season Flu Rates
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:24:48 -0800

Tis' the season to be jolly, but for many in the wiregrass the flu is putting a damper on the holiday season. It’s never too late to get the flu shot and the Houston County Health Department says it's not a bad idea with a potentially lingering flu season.

Alabama Supreme Court revives state bid to seize cash, gambling machines
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:43 -0800

MONTGOMERY | The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a lower court Friday and revived the state's attempt to keep about $94,000 in cash and hundreds of alleged gambling machines seized from a west Alabama gaming center. The nine-member court, in an unsigned opinion without dissent, overturned a judge's decision that dismissed the state's attempt to confiscate $93,917 and 376 machines from Greenetrack ...

Alabama Supreme Court says no to electronic bingo
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:54:05 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's highest court on Friday upheld the attorney general's raid on Center Stage gambling hall and made it clear that bingo can't legally be played on electronic machines.

Alabama town accepts resignation of mayor after arrest in prostitution ring
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:46:41 -0800

WEBB | The mayor of a southeast Alabama town has quit following his arrest in a prostitution sting. The Webb Town Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Cecil Rex Ard during a meeting Monday night. The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/1szusTi ) reports the council then appointed Councilman Eddie Hamm as the new mayor of the Houston County town of 1,400 people. The 69-year-old Ard was among 12 ...

Anderson take oath as new Houston County Commissioner
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:51:16 -0800

Susan Anderson took an oath on Monday as Houston County's new interim district 5 commissioner. 

Alabama Farmers Federation elects board members
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:26:19 -0800

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Farmers Federation elected officers to its board on Monday, during its 93rd annual meeting, according to a news release from the organization.

New Supreme Court Decision Opens Door for More Claims Against Energy Giant BP for "Deepwater" Business Losses
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:32:00 -0800

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Supreme Court announcement Monday that it had rejected energy giant BP PLC's challenge to a class-action settlement of claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon ...

Attorney General warns against jury duty scam
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:27:40 -0800

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office issued a warning Thursday to let people know about a jury duty scam occurring across the state, including Houston County.