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Watercolors in Talladega, new colors at Oxford arts center

The story of Oxford Performing Arts Center and how the venue has met its goals is an inspiring one. Since its start in 1981 it has become a major performance center in our community. A new chapter is being written now as technicians complete the theater’s renovation.There’s always new art to see in


Talladega firefighters provide quick response to locomotive fire on Bemiston Ave. on Friday (with photos)

The locomotive blocked the railroad crossing, and once firefighters got the fire out, East Alabama employees moved the train off the crossing, the captain said.


Sylacauga woman gets 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to making terroristic threats

TALLADEGA COUNTY --A Sylacauga woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to two counts of making terroristic threats.Tiffany Alicia Pate, 45, pleaded guilty to the charges before Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King. According to Chief Assistant District Attorney


Best Alabama team of all-time? Paul Finebaum answers

“I’ve covered Alabama a long time and I’ve probably had that questions 15 different years, I’m not ready to say this is the best Alabama team of all-time because of wins over an average Louisville team, Arkansas State and an Ole Miss team that was woeful last night, especially on the defensive side,


Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts Shine in Alabama's Blowout Win over Ole Miss

Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts saw action under center and performed well in the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide's 62-7rout of the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, on Saturday night.


Is this the best Alabama team ever? Paul Finebaum weighs in

After a big 62-7 win at Ole Miss on Saturday night, the Tide look unstoppable, especially with QB Tua Tagovailoa leading the offense.


Lincoln 42, Leeds 21: Golden Bears' ground game cuts through Green Wave defense

LEEDS --A lightning fast start keyed Lincoln to a big region victory on the road Friday at Homer Smiles Field.The Golden Bears scored touchdowns the first two times they touched the ball in Leeds, scored 28 first-quarter points and cruised to a 42-21 victory over the Green Wave.“First, hit hard,” Li


Impact of Hall of Fame coach Chuck Miller stretched beyond basketball court

Hall of Fame coach Chuck Miller, right, with his son, Chucky Miller, left, and grandson, Trey Miller. The elder Miller died Thursday at the age of 88.Bob Crisp/The Daily Home


National pistol shooting championship concludes Saturday at CMP park in Talladega (photo gallery)

TALLADEGA --More than 400 shooters from all over the United States, plus more than 30 international shooters, descended on the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Talladega Marksmanship Park competing in pistol shooting.


Alabama running away from Ole Miss

From the very first snap, Ole Miss showed this wasn’t going to be like other games No. 1 Alabama plays. Behind its strong-armed Hawaiian quarterback, these Rebels were going to hit the Tide’s inexperienced secondary right in the mouth, asJordan Ta’amufoundD.K. Metcalffor a 75-yard touchdown grab.


7 arrested in Sylacauga on various drug charges

An investigation into an unrelated crime lead to the arrest of half a dozen people on felony drug charges in Sylacauga on Tuesday.According to Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force Commander Jason Murray, investigators with the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office were helping deputies in


4 Schools Named Transfer Options For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


RACING TO FIGHT BLOOD CANCERS: Birmingham Sailing Club hosts annual event on Logan Martin Lake to benefit Leukemia, Lymphoma Society (with photos)

LOGAN MARTIN LAKE --The Birmingham Sailing Club hosted its annual Leukemia Cup, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, on Saturday on Logan Martin Lake.


29-year-old father ID'd as man who fell 50 feet to his death at Highland Avenue work site

ByCarol Robinsoncrobinson@al.comA Pleasant Grove father has been identified as the worker who fell 50 feet to his death at the construction site of aluxury apartment complexon Birmingham's Highland Avenue.The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Marcus Dewayne Billingsley. He w


Alabama football: Why Ole Miss has been able to somewhat crack Nick Saban’s defense … and can they do it again?

From 2014 through 2016, Ole Miss vs. Alabama was one of the premier matchups of the college football season. The Rebels actually beat the Tide in both ’14 and ’15, and they were up 24-3 at one point in ’16. For the first time ever, it appeared that the two flagship schools from the heart of the deep


Talladega Superspeedway open to evacuees - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

TALLADEGA, Ala.– With the growing threat of Hurricane Florence off the Atlantic Coast, Talladega Superspeedway will offer a portion of its campgrounds – which will include hot shower and restroom facilities, as well as water hookups on gravel areas – free to evacuees seeking temporary refuge, beginn


Tourism is talk of county, city - The Alexander City Outlook

“I have wanted to do it for a while,” Robinson said. “It would be with our (commission) oversight and the commission would be part of the board as well as representation from Alexander City, Dadeville and an at-large member.”


Elmore County at Talladega: Tigers still seeking to put compete game together

The Talladega High School football program has been disrespected, and rightly so, for the past 20-plus seasons.In 2017, head coach Ted Darby came in and changed the program, as well as the product put on the field, and the result was a playoff berth.Even though Talladega in 2018 has shown it’s not r


Talladega Superspeedway to open for Florence evacuees; some seeking shelter with Alabama family

TALLADEGA, Ala. (WIAT) -- As Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas, some are taking shelter in Alabama.


Shelby County takes down Chilton County in 5-set thriller - Shelby County Reporter

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports EditorCLANTON –The Shelby County Wildcats won a big regional matchup on Tuesday night in a hard fought five-set victory (20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 20-25, 15-4) on the road against the Chilton County Tigers.A back-and-forth battle ensued from the first set as the teams battled t