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Another MS University Drops State Flag

Objection to Confederate emblem in Mississippi Flag.

1/4download (5) Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4download (5) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4download (5) Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4download (5) Show Caption Hide Caption A seventh College in Mississippi has decided to stop displaying the official Mississippi flag because of the prominent confederate symbol on it. Delta State’s President issued a statement explaining the decision:     This is a painful…

Missing Alabama Fishermen Still Not Found

Crews plan to resume their search for two brothers who disappeared during a fishing trip last week on the Tennessee River in northwest Alabama. Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan says that searchers are hoping for better weather when boats launch Friday than on Thursday. The TimesDaily reports that the search was suspended Thursday afternoon due to high winds…

Alabama Oddities: Bamboo Forest

If you’re looking to visit a place that’s a little more exotic, then maybe you need to visit the city of Prattville.  It may surprise you to know that the city is home to a 26 acre Wilderness Park within it’s city limits.  Inside that Wilderness Park is a bamboo forest. Jeff Sanders continues his search for Alabama Oddities. For…

Gov. Bentley Declares Statewide State of Emergency for Severe Weather

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather moving through Alabama.  The National Weather Service has forecast a significant threat of severe weather with impacts from tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, flooding, and flash flooding for a wide area of the state. For the complete story from Governor Bentley, visit the newsroom on Governor Bentley’s website: www.governor.alabama.gov/newsroom….

Small Businesses Endorse Roby for Reelection

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading representative of small business owners, is endorsing Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) for reelection. Roby has a strong record of standing up for small business in the U.S. House and should continue representing the Second District of Alabama. “Congresswoman Roby is a strong voice for small business in Washington,” said NFIB/Alabama…

US Attorney Responds to Letter From Lawmakers Asking for Investigation

The US Attorney for Alabama’s Middle District has responded to a letter from several Alabama lawmakers asking for the federal government to look into the ethics investigation of House Speaker Mike Hubbard. George Beck held a press conference Friday morning to say he officially hasn’t received the letter but has read it through various media outlets.  The letter, which is…

Dead Body Found Inside Burning Van

Police in Ozark are investigating after a dead body was found inside a burning van. The Dothan Eagle reports (bit.ly/1KuXs7I) police and firefighters responded Wednesday to a report of a van engulfed in flames on a Dale County road. After the fire was extinguished, responders discovered the body. Ozark police say the remains belonged to a male, but authorities have…

NFL MVP Cam Newton and the NEP say ‘Eat More Fruits and Vegetables’

The NEP and NFL MVP Cam Newton Team Up to Make Alabama Healthier

The Nutrition Education Program, or NEP, at Alabama Cooperative Extension System has announced that Auburn’s own Cam Newton will be featured in a social marketing billboard campaign throughout Alabama from Feb. 22-March 25. The campaign will reach all corners of Alabama and is expected to generate almost 35 million impressions on Alabamians, especially those living in undeserved communities. The campaign…

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Murder of Elderly Man

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for three men charged with killing an 85-year old  man during a home invasion in Cusseta. A Lee County judge found probable cause to charge all three defendants – Robert Jamal Wiggins, Khaleef Javante Marshall and Devonte Travon Mike – with capital murder during a hearing Wednesday. The three defendants are charged with the…

Over $40 Million to be Invested for Restoration of Alabama Forests

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Forest Service today announced a federal investment of over $40 million for restoration of forests near growing communities to reduce wildfire threats, protect water supplies, improve wildlife habitat and support rural economies. This is the third year of the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership between the two agencies to improve the…