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Crenshaw Co. Schools Cancels Classes a Second Day Following Veiled Threat

Crenshaw County Schools announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that classes would be canceled a second day on Oct. 4 to give authorities more time to investigate an unspecified threat against the district. The FBI is heading up the investigation and so far, no arrests have been made. Crenshaw County School Superintendent, Dr. Boyd English says  “we were notified by…

Storms Threaten Damage, Flooding As They Push Across South

Severe weather was expected to bring a variety of threats to parts of the Deep South through the night. Thousands of power outages were reported in the New Orleans area, where a tornado watch remained in effect early Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says 6.9 million people in large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and south Alabama…

South Alabama Women Wants to Bring Christmas to Gatlinburg, TN Fire Victims

A black bear is in the first box of toys that will be donated to Taylor’s East Tennessee Toy Drive. Gatlinburg, Tennessee holds many special memories for South Alabama native Vesta Taylor. “My dad had took me through there when I was ten, and he died when I was fourteen,” she remembers. Taylor and her husband love taking trips to the…

House Where 5 Slain with Ax, Gunshots Mysteriously Burns

Authorities say the south Alabama house where five people were slain with an ax and gunshots has mysteriously burned. Sheriff’s officials say they’d gotten a tip that the home in Citronelle, Alabama, would be burned – and then it went up in flames Sunday morning. Authorities say 27-year-old Derrick Dearman of Leakesville, Mississippi, is accused of killing five people in…

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…