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Man Accused of South Alabama Massacre Pleads Not Guilty

A Mississippi man accused of killing five people in a south Alabama home with blows from an ax and gunshots has pleaded not guilty. Authorities say 27-year-old Derrick Dearman of Leakesville, Mississippi, attacked the three men and two women as they slept Aug. 20 and then kidnapped his estranged girlfriend, who had sought shelter in the house to get away…

Sheriff: Man Used Ax, then Guns in South Alabama Massacre

An Alabama sheriff says the suspect in the slaughter of five adults was armed with an ax as he attacked them in their sleep, using the weapon to strike one of his first victims in a reclining chair and then moving through the house to assault the others. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran says Derrick Dearman overpowered the victims in…

Tiger booters ready for South Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – The No. 12 Auburn soccer team has its sights set on leveling its record with it travels to South Alabama for a non-conference road clash on Sunday. The ball is set to begin rolling at 6 p.m. in Mobile, Ala. The Tigers (0-1-0) take a plethora of positives with them to their in-state foe’s home field….

South Alabama Presidential Predictions

What started out as a crowded Presidential Race has narrowed down to only a few candidates. Following Donald Trump’s big win in Indiana, Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign. The day after the Indiana Primary, John Kasich also dropped out of the GOP race, leaving Donald Trump as the sole candidate on the Republican side. Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders…

Vector Aerospace Staying in South Alabama

Covington County’s favorite tenant is staying a little longer. In an announcement held at the Vector Hanger at the South Alabama Regional Airport (SARA), a new contract was celebrated. Vector Aerospace will be staying in Covington County another five years, with the option to remain an extra three. Vector Aerospace has been based at SARA since 2000. When the time…

Greenville Zaxby’s Construction on Hold

A Zaxby’s restaurant was slated to move into the city of Greenville sometime during the summer of 2016, but construction issues have put the project on hold. “We thought we’d already be eating chicken out there, but things have changed,” says Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon. “The problem is the parking lot that we’d planned to put it in, which is…

Social Media Helps Catch Butler County Suspects

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden is asking for help finding some stolen guns. Harden says 18 guns were stolen from a Butler County home while the residents were on vacation, during what he believes were multiple burglaries. “We’ve arrested four people for the burglaries. Two adults and two juveniles,” Harden says. The two adults are Kendorius McCoy and Joshua Searight, both 18. Searight…

Diamond Hornets bash South Alabama 12-7

MONTGOMERY, Ala (bamastatesports.com)  – The Alabama State baseball team defeated 28th-ranked South Alabama 12-7 Tuesday night at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex. With Alabama State (20-12) leading 4-2 after five innings, unique things started to happen as night began to fall. In the top of the sixth, South Alabama (21-8) took advantage of three wild pitches, two hit batters and a…

Greenville Roads Get Much Needed Repaving

Eighteen roads in the city of Greenville are getting a much needed makeover. Public Works and city officials accepted a bid from the APAC company for a little over $600,000. “Every year, if you could do them, it would be… You know, cause we’ve got lots of streets. It’s just a lot of wear and tear on them,” says Public…

Remember to Move Over

After a recent accident in Butler County left one tow truck worker dead, law enforcement officials want to remind the public of the Move Over Law. The law, passed in 2009, mandates that all cars passing stopped emergency vehicles must slow down and move into the other lane. The law was later amended in 2012 to include moving over for…