Alabama

Confederate Flag Planned Across From ASU

The newspaper in Tallassee reports a Neo-Confederate group in that city is planning to install a flagpole and Confederate flag along I-85 in Montgomery. The flag would be installed across from Alabama State University, a historically black university. The Tallassee Tribune reports the pole would be as high as 50 feet—and was donated by a Montgomery doctor who wants to remain…

Alabama Deputy Shot While Serving Papers; Suspect Also Shot

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – A northwestern Alabama deputy and a suspect both been wounded after a shootout in Florence. Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton tells local news outlets that Deputy Randall McCrary was hit twice Wednesday evening, but his injuries as of late Wednesday didn’t appear to be life-threatening. The suspect’s condition is not yet known. Singleton says deputies were…

Poultry Plant Layoffs

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – A poultry company that has seven plants in Alabama says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June. Officials with Wayne Farms say one customer has contracted for the entire plant’s output, but wants only whole birds. They say some 200 workers will remain…

Crimson Tide Finish with No. 1 Recruiting Class in 2016

The University of Alabama announced that 17 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama announced that 17 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.   The 25 total players, including eight mid-year enrollees, come from 12 states and Washington, D.C….

5-Star Linebacker Lyndell Wilson Chooses Alabama

The former Carver Wolverine linebacker picks between Alabama and Georgia.

MONTGOMERY, AL — The top high school football player in Montgomery, Alabama chose Alabama. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson has over 250 tackles the last two seasons including 18.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 5 forced fumbles. See him play here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2605363/lyndell-mack-wilson Categories: Alabama, High School Tags: Alabama, UGA

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Alabama to Close Soon

The U.S. Small Business Administration is closing the four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that opened following major flooding last year around Alabama. Flooding victims have until 3 p.m. Thursday, February 4 to access the centers. Officials say the centers are closing due to decrease in activity. The centers were set up in four counties, including Montgomery County, following flooding that…

New Director Named for Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – NASA has named a new director to lead the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. NASA officials said in a statement Monday that Todd May has been named to the post after the retirement of former director Patrick Scheuermann. May, of Fairhope, had been serving as acting director since November. May previously worked as the space…

Former Alabama Wide Receiver Chris Black Transfers To Missouri

Former 4-star prospect heading to Missouri

Former 4-star prospect and Alabama wide receiver Chris Black has chosen his new school. Black announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to Missouri. He graduated with a degree already, so he will be able to play immediately for the Tigers. He caught 25 passes for 290 yards during his career for the Crimson Tide. Black had injury setbacks…

4-Star DB Nigel Knott Picks Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide kick-off signing day week with a big commitment

The Alabama Crimson Tide added another big recruit to it’s 2016 class after 4-star defensive back Nigel Knott picked the tide. Knott released a video in conjunction with Bleacher Report to announce his college choice: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2612926-the-commitment-watch-4-star-cb-nigel-knotts-behind-the-scenes-announcement The corner from Madison, Mississippi is considered one of the top 100 high school players in the 2016 class. He is ranked 62nd according…

Senior Bowl 2016: Cyrus Jones

Sports Reporter Ben Bolton talks with former Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones at the 2016 Senior Bowl

Sports Reporter Ben Bolton talks with former Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones at the 2016 Senior Bowl Categories: Alabama Tags: Alabama, cyrus jones, Senior Bowl