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UPDATE: Three People Dead in Pickens County Storm

Three people have been confirmed dead in Pickens County due to severe weather. Birmingham news outlets report the identities of the victims have been released. Tyrone Spain, 51, Albert Barnett, 85, and his wife, Susan Barnett, 75, were killed after…

Severe Weather Storm Shelter Locations

ELMORE COUNTY: Open when GREEN Shoal Creek Baptist Church Elmore County Courthouse - Downtown Tallassee City Hall First Presbyterian Church Redland Baptist Church Tallassee Police Department Deatsville Volunteer Fire Department Town of Elmore Fire Station 2 Town of Elmore -…

Changes to Alabama Unemployment Claims Filed This Year

The Alabama Department of Labor says new unemployment compensation claims filed this year will fall under new rules that were passed by the Alabama Legislature. Claims filed before January 1, 2020 are not affected. The rules are part of the…

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vowing he will will continue serving in Washington while he fights the disease and undergoes medical treatment. Lewis, now 79 years old, is the youngest and last survivor…

Nearly $100M Wood Pellet Factory Planned in West Alabama

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) - A nearly $100 million factory to produce wood pellets is planned for the west Alabama city of Demopolis. The Tuscaloosa-based Westervelt is partnering with Canadian Pinnacle Renewable Energy to build a facility in Marengo County. The…


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