Alabama

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Still Above National Average

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 6.2%. “The momentum that we are seeing in our employment numbers continues to be encouraging,” Governor Robert Bentley said.  “Our mission to provide all Alabamians with a job remains my top priority.  The growth that we are consistently seeing, combined with the regular announcements of…

Prattville to Hold Informational Session Regarding Alabama’s Bicentennial

The Prattville Mayor’s Office will host a public information session regarding plans for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration on Wednesday, March 30th, 2 P.M., at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce. The program is free and open to everyone interested. Beginning in 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will kick off a three-year commemoration period and launch significant projects and initiatives—such as traveling history…

CDC: Heart Disease on Decline-except in Alabama

Other SE States also show an increase.

Deaths from heart disease have declined in the U.S. overall in recent years, but certain areas have seen less progress than others. That’s according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Prior research from the AHA found that deaths due to cardiovascular diseasedeclined by almost 29 percent from 2003 to 2013. Still, about 610,000 people…

Montgomery’s Chandler Taylor tabbed SEC Frosh of the week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (rolltide.com)- Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The award marks the first in-season conference honor the Crimson Tide has collected in 2016. Taylor wrapped up his week with four hits, three of which were for extra bases including one double and his team-leading third and fourth home…

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…