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U.S. Dept. of Commerce awards funds to Mobile, Tallassee for booming Alabama manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) on Tuesday announced that it is awarding a $500,000 grant to support the development of the new Flight Works Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile and a $2.4 million grant to the city of Tallassee to make critical infr
Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Softball Rankings
4. Thompson (30-3) 5. Hewitt-Trussville (27-9) 7. James Clemens (21-15-1) 8. Central-Phenix City (27-13) 9. Vestavia Hills (21-16) Others nominated: Austin (13-15), Hoover (22-16), Prattville (28-13-1),
Alabaster becomes 4th city in state to win finance award
ALABASTER – Alabaster is now among only four cities in Alabama to have won the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, earning praise from the organization for its 2019 fiscal year budget.
Robertson’s walk-off homer leads Thompson to undefeated area title
ALABASTER – It’s been a dominant season for the Thompson softball team, and after four consecutive wins by at least seven runs, the Warriors went into a matchup with the Oak Mountain Eagles on Tuesday, April 16, looking to close out area play with an undefeated record to set themselves as host of th
Two killed in area crashes
Two people were killed in separate automobile crashes Friday and Saturday in Alexander City and near Rockford, respectively. On Friday, a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Alabama Highway 63 took the life of Linda Peppers, 60, of Alexander City, according to Alexander Cit
Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes And Montgomery Counties Until 1:15 AM CDT
…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA…ELMORE…. LOWNDES AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES UNTIL 115 AM CDT…. At 1220 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along.
Oak Mountain finishes area play 5-1 with win over THS
ALABASTER – The Thompson Warriors gave No. 2 Oak Mountain all it could handle on Wednesday, April 17, but the Eagles continued to attack and capitalized on a couple of penalty kicks in the second half to escape with a road win by a final score of 3-2. “We’ve gone through a lot of adversity this year
Alexander City police arrest Millbrook man on rape charge
The Alexander City Police Department arrested Semajay M. Holley of Millbrook on charges of first-degree rape Monday. Alexander City police chief Jay Turner said the charge stems from a statement from the victim, who is 15.
OLJ 5K organizers set a $10K goal
MONTEVALLO – This year’s Ora L. Jones Memorial 5K Walk and Run has another number—and a lofty goal—attached to it. The event, named for the late Ora Lee Jones of Montevallo, is an annual fundraiser for the OLJ Foundation, which awards scholarships to students from Shelby and surrounding counties.
Freshman needing remedial courses decreases
A study released by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama shows that the percentage of freshman college students in the state being required to take remedial courses in math or English has decreased since 2013.
Mustangs fail to build on momentum after area win
The Stanhope Elmore softball team took a huge step in preparing for the postseason with its win over Wetumpka on Tuesday. However, the Mustangs struggled to build off that victory throughout the week including an early exit in their own tournament over the weekend.
‘Slight risk’ of severe weather in northeastern Alabama on Thursday
A potential tornado-bearing storm system will roll through northeastern Alabama late Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in Calera. The northeastern part of the state “has a good chance for thunderstorms on Thursday night and a slight chance for tornadoes,” said Jim Westland, m
Poll: Alabama Voters Split on U.S. Sen. Doug Jones
A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Alabama voters are split in rating the job performance of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who is the only Democrat to hold statewide office. The poll shows 45% of those asked approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 44% who disapprove and 11% who weren’t sure. In a deep-red Repu
Dodge Nitro sought in Prattville vehicle break in found
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Dodge Nitro wanted in a Prattville vehicle break in has been located. According to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers, a tipster led Prattville patrol units to Victoria Place Apartments, where the vehicle was located. The driver is still being sought.
On this day in Alabama history: Renowned forecaster J.B. Elliott was born
Well-known Alabama meteorologist J.B. Elliott was born on this day in Havana Junction in Hale County. Elliott was a forecaster for the National Weather Service (NWS) near Calera for 32 years, from 1957 to April 1989. The son of James and Alva Elliott grew up fascinated by weather and news reporting.
Baseball playoffs set to start
Six baseball teams from the area qualified for the AHSAA playoffs across three different classes. Two first-round matchups will pit familiar foes against each other when Billingsley (7-15) hosts Isabella (4-13) and Maplesville (8-13-1) welcomes in Verbena (5-15) in class 1A.
Calera pulls off area win against Pelham
CALERA – It hasn’t been the season Calera’s softball team hoped for, but on Tuesday, April 16, the Eagles had a reason to celebrate after scoring five unanswered runs between the fifth and sixth innings to pull off a 7-6 upset of the Pelham Panthers.
Alabaster OKs funding for July fireworks show
ALABASTER – The date for Alabaster’s Independence Day fireworks display has not yet been finalized, but the City Council voted to continue the yearly tradition during a recent meeting.
Suspect wanted for questioning in vehicle burglary
PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Prattville Police Department is searching for a suspect after releasing still photos of a vehicle that was involved in a breaking and entering incident.
Woman killed, children injured in Coosa County crash
COOSA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Anniston woman was killed and two children were injured in a crash just outside of Rockford Saturday morning. According to ALEA Cpl. Jesse Thornton, the crash happened on U.S. 231 at the 186 mile marker, about three miles south of Rockford. Brooklyn Paige Milam, 30, was