Alabama

Coach Oats, No. 5 Alabama Put Pedal to Metal in Rapid Rise

Alabama head coach Nate Oats talks with Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) Nate Oats didn’t just speed up Alabama’s playing style by urging his players to put the pedal to the metal whenever they got the…

No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herbert Jones drove for a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds and No. 6 Alabama won the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time since 1991, holding off a late flurry to edge LSU 80-79. Coach Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide added to their regular-season title with a victory that should help Alabama at least match…

Down 15, No. 6 Alabama rallies past Tennessee in SEC semis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herbert Jones had 21 points and No. 6 Alabama rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat Tennessee 73-68 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals.Jahvon Quinerly added 19 points,  including two free throws with 15.5 seconds left, to help the Crimson Tide hang on. Top-seeded Alabama faces the LSU-Arkansas winner in Sunday’s championship…

Two Million More Alabamians Will Soon Be Eligible to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Alabama is officially entering phase 1-c of vaccinations which includes people who are 55 or older. The Alabama department of public health says Alabama will get more Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by March 22nd. Another 5,800 doses of Johnson & Johnson are coming to Alabama in the next two weeks, and the state will be adding 131 new sites to…

Senator McClendon Creates a New Lottery Bill

Will state lawmakers take a gamble on a new lottery bill after the Senate rejected a measure this week? Now another senator is offering up a proposal he hopes will pay off. A new lottery bill is being introduced in the senate. Despite Senator Del Marsh’s Bill not being passed on Tuesday, the Alabama legislature is not giving up on…

No. 8 Alabama recovers from slow start to beat Georgia 89-79

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Herbert Jones had two baskets in a 9-0 run to open the second half that gave No. 8 Alabama the lead, and the SEC champion Crimson Tide beat Georgia 89-79. Jahvon Quinerly led five Alabama scorers in double figures with 18 points. John Petty Jr. had 15 and Jaden Shackelford finished with 14. Alabama matched its…

Residents React to Gov. Ivey’s Mask Mandate Announcement

As Governor Kay Ivey plans to extend the mask mandate one last time, through April 9, several residents gave their opinions to this announcement. For many River Region residents, seeing Texas and Mississippi lift their mask mandates gave them hope Gov. Ivey would soon follow. “I was hoping that would be us,” said resident, Jody, “but evidently it did not.”…

Governor Ivey Extends Safer at Home Order and Statewide Mask Mandate Until April 9

Gov. Kay Ivey announced at a press conference Thursday that she is extending the statewide mask order. The mask order that was set to expire on Friday is now being extended to April 9. She made it clear that she will not keep the order in effect after April 9. This will be the last mask order extension. She says…

Calhoun falls in Semifinals despite Davison’s 45 points

Calhoun senior and Alabama commit JD Davison scored 45 points against Midfield but it wasn’t enough in the 81-77 loss to end their season. Davison now turns his attention to Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide as he prepares for college ball. BIRMINGHAM –Midfield High School’s Demarriee Jones scored 30 points and teammate Anthony Johnson had 23 to lead the Patriots (25-6) pass defending…