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A multitude of factors blamed for Fulton floods

An engineering study of Fulton’s flooding woes produced no one thing that caused the flooding — no “smoking gun”— but rather a multitude of contributing factors. The results of the study were revealed at a public meeting held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church of Fulton Monday evenin


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Prep school closes for week as Clarke County residents battle flu-like illness

CLARKE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A Clarke County preparatory school is canceling classes as the community deals with the outbreak of a flu-like illness. On Wednesday, Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill announced on social media that K4 through 12th grades will be closed the rest of the week due to


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


William Shatner, Alabama's Jeff Cook perform at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Shatner made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Jeff Cook of Alabama. Shatner and Cook performed the title track from their country album "Why Not Me"on Friday night.


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Alabama's road map: Decisions loom as traffic increases and funding for roadwork lags

As state and local leaders consider how to address Alabama’s infrastructure needs in the coming decades, researchers at the University of Alabama have produced a report analyzing the implications of different strategies to meet the challenge.


Pritchett earns Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Alabama

Marshall C. Pritchett III, left, has earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine on Dec. 15, 2018 from the University of Alabama. He received a B.S. in Biology from Alabama A & M University and his Master’s from the University of Alabama. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall C. Pritchett Jr. of Thomas


Sen. Jones tours new Thomasville hospital, holds public meeting

Alabama’s first Democratic U.S. senator in two decades visited Thomasville at his own invitation Saturday and spent the better part of the day there, touring the new hospital under construction, the existing library and hearing about plans for a new library and then holding a marathon town hall-styl


Special fish sale at IGA remembered

Jerry Andrews died and was buried last week. He was retired as the owner of Andrews IGA, later Andrews Associated Foods on Main Street near the courthouse in Grove Hill. Jerry was a good businessman and community minded. When I heard Jerry had died I remembered an incident back in the mid-1980s. I h


WC Sheriff seeks help in locating stolen vehicle

A Coffeeville couple purchased a car from JB Automotive in Wagarville late Friday afternoon, Feb. 8. They drove it off the lot and it broke down about two miles away on Highway 43. The dealership said they would pick it up the next day but the next day it was gone. Taylor Johnson said she and her fi


Jackson hoops advance to sub-regionals

The Jackson High School Aggies defeated Wilcox Central High School in overtime 74-72 last Thursday night in Jackson in the area championship game. The win improved JHS to 20-6 on the season. This was the first time in several years that the Aggies had beaten WCHS in boys’ basketball two times in the


Jackson addresses road, health issues

Roads and health issues were the top subjects Alabama State Representative Thomas Jackson (DThomasville) heard and spoke about at a Clarke County Town Hall meeting at the Thomasville Civic Center Tuesday night. Jackson said the priority for the Alabama Legislature and the Alabama Democratic party wi


Second-grade ‘Students of the Month’

Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School recently selected “Students of the Month” for February. Chosen from the second grade were, front, (L-R) Zmiah Strait and LaToria Jackson; back: Dillan Nolan, Jaime Harbison, Brysun Wilson and DeKendall Jackson.