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House bill proposes cannabis card for medical marijuana in Alabama

State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said b


Body found in northeast Alabama creek

An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.


Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.

OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.


Jeep missing in Alabama man's drowning death found in DeKalb County

Updated at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with a photo of the Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep Cherokee lost when a Geraldine, Alabama, man was swept to his death at a creek crossing in Buck's Pocket State Park in February has been found.


Former Alabama officer gets 6 months in jail on sex charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A former police officer in Alabama has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to rape and attempted child sex abuse. Al.com reported former Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger of Pleasant Grove turned himself in at the Shelby County jail Tuesday to begin


Norwood and Wiggins to marry on April 27

Kerry and Tina Norwood of Butler announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Norwood, to Will Wiggins, son of Billy and Thea Wiggins of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roland and Pauline Tyson of Butler. The prospective groom is the grandson of Buddy and Diane Perkins of Jac


Coffeeville resident deeds her home to the town

A Coffeeville woman has made a big gift to her hometown — her home. Sandra Carl Cox has deeded her home, built just after the turn of the 20th century to the town and its utilities department. She has reserved the right to live in it and use it until her death. Cox said, “It just seemed like the goo


Law enforcement reports: March 20-21

The Meridian Police Department reported the following arrests between 6 a.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday:. • Simple assault/threat - Kenneth M. Dearman, born in 1982, 801 CR 675, Quitman.


Clarke Prep School Pee Wee Baseball sweeps the SCA Invitational Tournament!

Clarke Prep A squad beats Patrician for tourney title The Clarke Prep School Pee Wee A-team beat Patrician 7-3 Saturday to win the South Choctaw A-team Tournament in Gilbertown. The Gators plated four runs in the fifth inning to get the win. Connor Bumpers went 3-3 with a solo homer, a double and tw


THS JV softball wins SW tourney

The Thomasville High School Lady Tigers Junior Varsity softball team won the Sweet Water JV Tournament on March 16. THS beat W.S. Neal in the Championship game 5-4. Shelbi Pruitt was the winning pitcher. Zykedria Easley was 2-for-3 with the game winning RBI. Kayli Kelly, Kelsey Rush, Pruitt and Zoe


Lady Tigers pull to 6-7 with win over Sweet Water

Demopolis (6-7) suffered its first area loss of the season Wednesday, March 13 when it fell to Bibb County 2-0. The Lady Choctaws rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Allie Moody and Meigan Hiott each singled to open the inning. Sydney Hobson later singled to center to put Bibb up 2-0


Wildcats' boys, girls track teams sweep Division I at Meridian Meet

Tuesday marked the first day back to competitive running for Newton County sprinter Jada McDougle, who tore her ACL last November and underwent surgery. McDougle returned to true form in her first taste of competitive running since the injury as she placed first in the 100-meter dash (11.82) and the


Prescribed burn covers 2,200 acres in Chickasawhay Ranger District

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The U.S. Forest Service issued a prescribed burn for more than 2,200 acres in the Chickasawhay Ranger District. This is something that is done to help reduce the number of wildfires, hazardous fuels, as well as other uses.


Waller speaks at Republican event in Quitman

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A gubernatorial candidate made a stop in Quitman Thursday evening. Bill Waller Jr. is running as a Republican for the governor's seat. He was the special guest speaker Thursday night at the Quitman Train Depot for an event hosted by the Clarke County Republican Party and Clar


Hailes named All-CUSA, still has goals she’s chasing

Southern Miss’ women’s basketball team was on the team bus en route to the airport ahead of its trip to Frisco, Texas, for the Conference USA women’s basketball tournament when head coach Joye Lee-McNelis grabbed the microphone.


Malone no-hitter highlights week for THS Tigers

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity baseball team defeated Sweet Water 2-0 March 5 at THS field. Avery Malone pitched a no-hitter. He pitched seven innings and had no runs on no hits, eight strikeouts and no walks. Bryce Carlisle had the crucial 2-run double. Corrigan Thibodeaux, Dawson McCon


Lady Wildcats blank Lady Pirates

The Millry High School Lady Wildcats defeated the Fruitdale High School Lady Pirates 15-0 on the road Wednesday, March 6. The Lady Wildcats scored six runs in the first inning, eight in the second and one in the third. Millry is 5-3 on the season. Crimson Chapman got the start in the circle and the


Demopolis goes 2-1 in Tombigbee Classic

Demopolis High softball dropped a game on the road Thursday night before going 2-1 in the Tombigbee Classic over the weekend. Hale County limited Demopolis batters to one hit over seven innings in a 9-0 rout Thursday. Alex Abrams had a single while Zanadia Wright and Tiffany McInnis each walked to a


Former Wayne County housing authority director indicted on drug charges

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The former Executive Director for the Waynesboro Housing Authority has been indicted and a trial date has been set. Larry Anthony “Tony” Dunn is scheduled to be in circuit court on Monday, May 6 to face three charges of selling a controlled substance. Dunn was arrested in O