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Four Alabama Players Taken in the First Round of NFL Draft

MARLON HUMPHREY The Baltimore Ravens have made it clear this offseason that their No. 1 priority is fortifying the back end of the defense. Shunning a trade offer for the No. 16 overall pick Thursday, the Ravens selected Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who entered the draft after a solid sophomore season. Earlier this offseason, general manager Ozzie Newsome dipped into…

Gov. Bentley Awards $1.15 Million in Grants to 4 Alabama Counties

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $1.15 million in grants to improve living conditions in four south Alabama counties. Community Development Block Grants awarded by Bentley are: $150,000 to the city of Prattville, $300,000 to the town of Rutledge and $350,000 each to the city of Georgiana and Marengo County. “For local governments stretching to fund day-to-day operations, Community Development Block…