Alabama

Mississippi All-Star boys beat Alabama 85-83

CLINTON, MS (ahsaa.com) – Mississippi’s All-Stars edged Alabama 85-83 Friday night at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus to win the boys’ game and sweep  the 26th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Games. Mississippi MVP Taze Moore of Southhaven scored 26 points to lead all scorers, including eight in the last 35 seconds, as the hosts pulled out the victory in…

Mississippi girls win 78-77 in 26th All-Star Game

CLINTON, MS (ahsaa.com) – Mississippi’s All-Stars outscored Alabama 28-17 in the fourth   — reeling off 10 of the last 12 points  — and beat Alabama’s All-Stars 78-77 Friday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus to win the 26th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star girls’ game. Mississippi evened the series, which has been played annually since 1991, at 13-13 with the…

Alabama Supreme Court Overturns $12.6 Million Lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $12.6 million judgment in a lawsuit resulting from a workplace accident. The justices sided with Dothan-based South Alabama Brick Co. in a decision released Friday. A Mobile County court returned the judgment against South Alabama Brick after a worker, Benito Perez, fell through a skylight while working on the roof of a company…

Oil Spill Funds STILL being used for Gulf Hotel

"different pot" of oil spill money being used.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is using BP funds to construct a multimillion-dollar beachfront hotel and conference center just weeks after a federal judge blocked the state from paying for the work with money from the oil giant. The director of the project, Cooper Shattuck, says the construction work under way at Gulf State Park is legal because the judge…

Alabama, Mississippi All-Stars Set For Friday’s State Clash

CLINTON, MS (ahsaa.com) — Alabama’s boys’ and girls’ all-star basketball teams reported Wednesdayfor Friday night’s 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games, set for A. E. Wood Coliseum, Mike Jones Court, on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) is hosting this year’s games in partnership with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors &…

Law Enforcement Address Mental Health at Summitt

It’s a growing problem many people are afraid to talk about, mental health. Law enforcement came together to address the negative stigma, in hope of finding a solution. Envision, and other organizations came together with law enforcement for the Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshop at the Mental Health Authority Building in Montgomery. They’re creating  a map of a path someone can take if…

Second and Third Confirmed Zika Virus Cases in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the second and third confirmed travel-related cases of Zika virus in Alabama residents. The positive specimens were from residents of Jefferson and Shelby counties. On Feb. 10, it was announced that a resident of Morgan County with a history of travel to a Zika-affected area was confirmed to have the Zika virus. Specimens…

Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Murder and Rape Conviction

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder and first-degree rape convictions of Shawn McClain.  McClain, 31, of Georgiana, was convicted in the Butler County Circuit Court in August of 2015 for the rape and murder of Dorothy Leatherwood. The record at the trial indicated that in 2012, McClain earned money by…

New Campaign for Ending Child Hunger in Alabama

End Child in Hunger in Alabama, a statewide initiative launched from the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University, has a new marketing campaign. The “Every Meal Matters” public service announcement will air on eight television stations in Alabama, plus one in Columbus, Georgia, to bring awareness to End Child Hunger in Alabama. “The alarming truth is that one in four…

Victim Identified in Macon County Homicide

Authorities have identified the victim in a Macon County murder. According the State Bureau of Investigation, the victim is Macon County Resident Tim Woods. The murder occurred Monday on County Road 13 near U.S. Highway 80 intersection. At the request of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, SBI is handling the investigation. Anyone with information that could help authorities solve this…