Alabama

Loans Available for Victims of December Flooding

Bentley says loans are available through the Federal Small Business Administration for victims of the flooding event in December

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says loans administered through the federal Small Business Administration are available to help victims of late December storms repair damage to their property. Bentley said in a statement Friday that low-interest loan assistance has been approved for more than 20 counties — including Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa — based on damage assessments…

State Graduation Rate Nearing Long-Term Goal

The state’s graduation rates are on the uptick. In a news conference Thursday, Governor Robert Bentley and state education leaders announced the 2014-2015 graduation rate is at 89%. Increasing the high school graduation rate in Alabama is a primary objective of PLAN 2020, Alabama’s template for education reform. The state board of education set a goal of reaching a 90%…

Legislators Introduce Lottery Proposal

Some lawmakers say it’s time for Alabama to consider a lottery. Tuesday, Senator Jim McClendon of Springville and Representative Alan Harper of Northport introduced legislation for the upcoming session. It would allow Alabamians a chance to vote on a lottery. McClendon said he is introducing the bill because his constituents “constantly” tell him they want to see a lottery in Alabama. The bill…

Game Day: How Alabama Stacks Up To Clemson

Alabama players talk about their plan to beat the Clemson Tigers

Sports reporter Ben Bolton breaks down the big match-ups in the National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson, and talks to Crimson Tide players about their game plan. Categories: Alabama, Video Tags: Alabama, clemson, national championship

Alabama’s Road to the National Championsip

Players and coaches talk about the team's road to the national championship following their early loss to Ole Miss.

What makes a champion?  Often, it’s overcoming great adversity.  For the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, that adversity happened with an early loss to Ole Miss.  But since then, the Tide have played better and better and now find themselves playing Clemson in the title game.  Ben Bolton has the story. Categories: Alabama, News, News Video, Video Tags: Alabama, clemson,…

Alabama Ties For Both Clemson And The Tide

Players and coaches on both teams have deep roots in the state

PHOENIX, AZ — Ties run deep between the state of Alabama and the two teams in the National Championship. Prattville native O.J. Howard is one of many players on Alabama who went to play for their state school. For Clemson, head coach Dabo Swinney was born in Pelham, Alabama and played as well as coached for the Tide. Watch the…

Mr. College Football Talks Alabama vs Clemson

College football expert Tony Barnhart discussess the upcoming matchup to crown a national champion.

Tony Barnhart has made a career of knowing the ins and outs college football.  From his days as a newspaper writer to being a college analyst for CBS Sports, if anyone knows college football, it’s him.  Sports reporter Ben Bolton caught up with Barnhart in Arizona, site of the college football national championship. Categories: Alabama, News, Video Tags: Alabama, alabama…

Alabama Fans Travel Differently

Alabama News Network Flies To Arizona To The National Championship And Meets Fans With Interesting Story

Glendale, AZ — The Alabama News Network team set out just like Alabama and Clemson fans finding ways to the game, with costs high and limited time to plan following New-Year’s wins. On our flight to Phoenix we saw several Crimson Tide and Tiger faithful, but most are expect to travel this weekend. Alabama fans Jack and Lisa Windham, and…

No Room at the Inn Letter Delivered to Governor Bentley

Church leaders from across the state are asking Governor Bentley to reconsider his stance on allowing Syrian refugees into the state. This comes after the governor announced in November that he was not allowing refugees into the state because he perceived their presence as a threat after the attacks in Paris. Judith Comer is an Episcopal priest who has lived…