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Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Coming Up

Summer vacation is winding down which means most schools begin in a few weeks. During the July 19th-21st weekend, shoppers can take advantage of sales without paying the state's 4% sales tax. "This…

Alabama Schools Plans Projects With More Money From State

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things. The Dothan Eagle reports that the money is available after Alabama…

Update: Barry Makes Landfall and Weakens Back to Tropical Storm

Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land this afternoon near Intracoastal City. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds.…

Barry Becomes Category 1 Hurricane

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says in its 10 a.m. CDT advisory this morning that Barry has reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, with higher gusts. That makes the storm a weak Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane-force winds were measured…

Sales Tax Revenue Provides Technology, Improvements

There are more than 1,700 students in the Andalusia City School system. Every student in grades K-12 will have access to an electronic device in the upcoming school year. The technology will be paid for by the city’s half cent…

List of 4th of July Celebrations Across Alabama

Alabama News Network wants to help you celebrate America's Independence.  Whether you'll be staying in our local area or traveling somewhere else in Alabama, here is a list of July 4th events courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department:  Alexander City…

Local Airports Get FAA Grants for Improvements

  Several local airports are getting grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says that overall, 19 Alabama airports will be getting more than $9.7 million. "This $9.7 million in funding awarded by…

Update: Florala PD Captures Escaped Inmate

UPDATE: James Leroy Franklin, 45, has been recaptured by the Florala Police Department. Franklin did surrender without incident. ORIGINAL REPORT: ADOC Searches for Escaped Inmate in South Alabama The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has reported one inmate from the…

Alabama Officer Leaves Intensive Care after Rattlesnake Bite

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama police officer has left intensive care after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on duty. News outlets report Greenville Officer Marissa Morrison has been given 16 vials of antivenin since Monday. The snake got…

UPDATE: 1 Person Shot, Another Stabbed in Highland Home

UPDATE: According to Public Information Officer, Josh Wasden, the shooting occurred during a cook out on Simon Road. The victim in the shooting reportedly slashed a woman several times with a bladed instrument, then turned on the woman’s boyfriend. The attacker…

Andalusia Man Leads Police on Chase Around City

An Andalusia man was arrested today after leading police on a chase around the east side of Andalusia. Christopher Terry Clinton, 42, of Andalusia, was taken into custody just after 4:30 PM this afternoon after Officer Lucas Maddox attempted a…

Update: Three People Killed in Covington County Crash Identified

Alabama State Troopers have identified a mother and son from Georgia who were killed in a head-on collision in Covington County while traveling to the beach. State troopers say 8-year-old Larenz Graham and his mother, 35-year-old Landie Romulus, were killed…

FAA Grants $25.9 Million for Statewide Airport Infrastructure Upgrades

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby has announced that 20 local airports throughout Alabama will benefit from more than $25.9 million in grants. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction, safety…

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