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State prison plan could threaten jobs in Bullock County

BULLOCK COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - David Padgett took the wheel of the Bullock County Economic Development Authority a few weeks ago. “I’ve got a passion for Bullock County," he said.


Another inmate dies in Alabama prison

A man incarcerated at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest died in custody last week, an official confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Blake Holmes was found unresponsive in his cell around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, said Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Correction


Bullock County leaders in uncharted waters amid potential prison closure

BULLOCK COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - It’s cooking up to be another busy day at the Hilltop Grill in Union Springs, just the way Rebekah Johnson likes it. But Johnson worries she’ll soon lose 20 percent of her business.


The story behind the Alabama gas station with the amazing food

Mac's 1 Stop on Birmingham's Southside is a do-it-all gas station/convenience store/burger joint where you can pull in and get a fill-up, a pack of smokes and a patty melt to go.


Man arrested in shooting death of neighbor in Barbour County, AL

BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A meeting between two neighbors turned deadly after one man is charged with killing the other. Now the victim’s family is seeking justice for their loved one.


Alabama newspaper editor calls for return of KKK to 'clean out DC'

(CNN) - An editorial written in support of the Ku Klux Klan. That's something you might expect to see in 1919. Believe it or not, you can see it in 2019, too. The editor and publisher of a small-town newspaper in Alabama wrote one just last week.


Bullock County Hornets win tournament

Over the weekend Bullock County hosted the 2019 3A Area 5 Tournament. The teams that also participated in the playoff were St. James, Pike Road, and Montgomery Academy. Thursday, the Hornets would take on the Trojans of St. James.


Driver crashes into Alabama State Trooper vehicle stopped along interstate

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WALA) -- An Alabama State Trooper avoided serious injuries Sunday when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 59. Investigators said the trooper was parked off of the road on I-59 southbound near exit 89 in Tuscaloosa County. Troopers said a passenger vehicle dr


Suspected shooter of Auburn police officer had ties to Eufaula

AUBURN -- Cause of death for the two suspects of an attempted robbery and the shooting of an Auburn police officer Friday night remains undetermined pending autopsy results, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.


Clay shoot fundraiser for Alabama Teen Challenge

Support Alabama Teen Challenge with a unique fundraiser in Mobile County. The Clay Shoot Fundraiser will be held at Taylor Creek Clays in Theodore on March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am.


Several North Alabama schools delayed tomorrow due to possible flooding

Several schools in northern Alabama announced Tuesday that they will be opening two hours later amid the potential of severe weather and heavy flooding in the area tomorrow. Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties are under a flood watch for tomorrow, according to


Five-star Tide commit solid with Alabama

Alabama’s top-rated 2020 commitment Chris Braswell is locked in with the Crimson Tide. “I’m still 100 percent on...


Neighbors’ feud leaves one dead

A Saturday shooting following an altercation between neighbors on Highway 131 in Eufaula led to a death of one man and an arrest on the charge of Murder 1st Degree for the other.


Family of weekend shooting victim speaks out

BARBOUR COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Barbour County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened near Eufaula over the weekend. Family members say CJ Kenneth Phillips, 26, was killed after his neighbor shot him in between their two homes.


One person dead following shooting near Hwy. 131 in Barbour Co.

BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - At least one person is dead following a shooting near Hwy. 131 in Barbour County over the weekend. The shooting occurred in the area of Hwy. 131 on Saturday, Feb. 16 just outside of Eufaula city limits.


One Dead After Dispute in a Barbour County Neighborhood

A dispute between neighbors in Barbour county leaves one person dead. It happened here on highway 131 between Eufaula and Bakerhill around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. According to Eufaula police, a dispute escalated and one shot the other in the chest.


Authorities Investigate Fatal Shooting in Eufaula

EUFAULA, Ala (WTVY) Barbour County authorities are investigating a shooting death on Highway 131 in Eufaula. Sheriff's deputies were called out to a home located at 846 Highway 131 around 8:42 last night.


9 Columbus area teams left in Georgia, Alabama high school basketball state playoffs

The boys and girls high school basketball state playoffs in Georgia and Alabama started last week with a combined 19 Columbus area teams qualified for the various tournaments. Now, nine still are vying for a championship.


A Chattanooga icon: The life of Mary Walker

Mary Hardway Walker was born in Union Springs, Alabama in 1848. She was born a slave to slave parents. When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, Mary Walker was already 15 years old.


LSU offer surprises Alabama DL prospect

Alabama defensive lineman Jeremiah Williams made the drive from Birmingham to Baton Rouge this weekend to take in LSU’s Junior Day. ...