Alabama

The Long Walk Home Celebrates 25 Years

Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek headlined The Long Walk Home, a story about two women from different backgrounds living through the civil rights movement.

Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek headlined The Long Walk Home, a story about two women from different backgrounds living through the civil rights movement. You’ll find that many of the locations are familiar. “Garrett Colliseum building to the old Hancock furniture building down on Norman Bridge Rd. to a lot of locations in downtown Montgomery and also some of the…

Gov. Robert Bentley Reflects on Tumultuous Year

For Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, you could say 2015 was a turbulent year: He removed the Confederate flags from the state Capitol, where they’d flown for decades, waged a tax-hike battle with lawmakers and saw his marriage of 50 years come apart. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Bentley discussed the past year and the outlook for 2016….

Birmingham Mayor, Councilman Fight at City Hall

A fight that broke out during a City Council meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, left the mayor and a councilman with minor injuries. Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters Mayor William Bell was being evaluated at a hospital following the fight, which occurred outside the council chamber during a meeting Tuesday. Councilman Marcus Lundy also was taken to a hospital. It’s…