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Wagons For Carlie a Huge Success

Five-year-old Carlie Nolen may be handicapped, but you wouldn’t know it if you met her. “She may be bound to a wheelchair, but her personality’s not," Carlie's father Kyle Nolen says. "She’s one of those that she can just take…

Alabama Police Department Blames Crime on Rejection of God

A rural Alabama police department that used social media to scold community members for rejecting God is coming under fire from a group that opposes mixing government and religious faith. A statement posted on Facebook by the Opp Police Department…

Mobile Cruise Ship Passenger Presumed Dead

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A cruise company says an autistic 22-year-old missing since Sunday had climbed over a ship's deck rail, going overboard during a cruise from Alabama to the western Caribbean. The family says he is presumed dead. Miami-based…

Covington County Floor Manufacturer Receives $250 Million Investment

Andalusia's soft and hard floor manufacturing distribution company Shaw Industries Plant 65 location is celebrating a large investment. This comes after its Dalton, Georgia headquarters chose to invest $250 million into the facility. “It's a huge development for the great…

Children of The Storm on The Gulf Coast

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Experts say Hurricane Michael and its aftermath have been especially troubling for the children of the storm, many too young to understand the Category 4 monster that smashed across the Florida Panhandle in October. Sometimes…

What's Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

If you're planning your shopping trips on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday, here's a list of what's open in our area: If you need last-minute items for your Thanksgiving meal, Winn-Dixie stores will be open on Thanksgiving until 4 p.m.…

Campaign 2018: Election Results

Alabama News Network is covering Campaign 2018: The Alabama Vote and all of the important state and local races in Central, West and South Alabama. CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTS The races being…

Hurricane Michael Forces Some Alabama Schools to Close

Hurricane Michael has prompted some schools in our area to cancel classes for Wednesday in advance of the storm. Michael is expected to have the greatest impact in southeast Alabama on Wednesday before heading northeast into Georgia. These are the…

Southeast Alabama Put Under Tropical Storm Watch

Part of the Alabama News Network viewing area is under a Tropical Storm Watch until further notice. This is in advance of the expected landfall of Hurricane Michael on the Florida panhandle in the middle part of the week. The…

Michael continues to weaken and move away from us!

Hurricane Michael continues to weaken with max sustained winds now down to 90 mph near the center.  Tropical storm force winds (39 mph+) will be possible mainly over our southeastern counties (Pike & Bullock). Michael will move rapidly northeastward this…

Alabama Loses T-100 Project

Alabama was  pitching Tuskegee for the T-100 production facility, using the Tuskegee Airmen tie-in. “We want the legacy of the Airman to not just to be a museum, something you look back at 75 years ago…” explained Joe Turnham, Director…

The Butler County Fair Beauty Pageant

Some new queens were crowned today at the third annual Miss Butler County Fair pageant. Alabama News Network’s Jalea Brooks helped judge the pageant, which is a fundraiser for the Greenville Kiwanis Club.  

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