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Man shot three times at close range taken to hospital

A 40-year-old Orrville man is behind bars after allegedly shooting another man multiple times after an argument over a car Saturday morning. According to Capt. Mike Granthum with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Jimmie Powell has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 33-ye

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours. Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.Chester Brown According to law enforcement, Brown's arrest came after officers wi

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:11:25

Alabama high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' lack of action to protect students at school. That punishment was two days of in-school suspension, which he served on Thursday and Friday of las

AL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:33:35

Out with old to make way for new: Fire Department says goodbye to old Fire Station One

For more than half a century, the Auburn Fire Department Station One has been filled with the firefighters' day-to-day noises of work and living. But now it's quiet. In mid-February, all operations of Fire Station One - located at the corner of North Ross Street and East Magnolia Avenue - were moved

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

What spring? Freeze warnings up again for parts of Alabama

The central Alabama counties in purple will be under a freeze warning overnight, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. It will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday for the following counties: Marion, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Jefferso

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 15:52:54

Alabama governor offering reward for info in 2016 homicide

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2016 slaying in Dallas County WSFA-TV reports on Dec. 16, 2016, 19-year-old Jaequan (JAY-kwan) Simmons was found unconscious in a vehicle, with gunshot wounds. He died shortly after.

WAFF - 2018-03-20 23:02:21

Where are US winters warming the most? In cold places.

Winters in the United States have gotten warmer in the past 30 years, and some of the coldest parts of the country have warmed up the most. In Minnesota, winters between 1989 and 2018 were an average of 3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, compared to a 20th century baseline, according to data from the Nati

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 16:22:00

Several trees removed on East Magnolia due to declining health and structure

Buy Now Piles of dirt are seen on Thursday outside the Auburn United Methodist Church where water oak trees once existed. The trees were removed earlier this week after their declining health and structure was evaluated by experts. Emily Enfinger/eenfinger@oanow.com Three water oak trees were remove


University of Alabama suspends evening operations

The University of Alabama planned to suspend normal operations Monday evening because of a severe weather threat. The school said in a news release that operations would be suspended from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. That means classes and campus activities scheduled during that window are canceled. Un

WSFA - 2018-03-20 00:59:06

The Latest: Alabama governor: Significant damage in areas

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The governor of Alabama says there has been significant damage in parts of Alabama. Gov. Kay Ivey said state resources were being sent to the affected areas, especially Jacksonville and Calho

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-20 03:33:00

Remember when: This was Our Town

"If You Were the Only Girl in the World" was a popular song during World War I around 1917. Those good old songs always were revived. This one came back sung by Bing Crosby in 1947. A little over 100 years ago in Andalusia - this old crumbling newspaper I have on my desk that has turned yellow with


"Demopolis in Bloom" beautification classes will be held March 21 at Dempolis Civic Center

Homeowners and business owners can take advantage of Demopolis in Bloom, a full day of classes teaching attendees various beautification techniques for their property on March 21. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Demopolis City Civic Center. There will be a lunch break between

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-19 19:26:38

Reeves, Creech earn Eagle Scout badges

After years of hard work, Dayton Reeves and Jay Creech have joined a long lineage of Eagle Scouts in Boy Scouts Troop 46. They are the 105th and 106th scouts in the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church troop to earn their Eagle Scout rank. "I'm just glad to get it. It means a lot to me," Reeves said. The


Spencer Farms' rich soil due to unique methods

By: Adam Dodson Spencer Farms, located in Marion Junction, is receiving more and more attention for its proven farming style that has added more nutrients to the rich Black Belt soil. According to 30-year farming veteran Chip Spencer, who runs Spencer Farms alongside his wife, Laura, years of commit

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

Hail, possibility of storms threaten Selma, Dallas County

The National Weather Service is monitoring two weather events Sunday and Monday that could bring severe thunderstorms through Selma and Dallas County. The first event is Sunday afternoon and evening from noon until 8 p.m. According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, Dallas Cou


Selma Police Department Incident Report for Period Ending March 15:

Unwanted guest reported on the 1000 block of Medical Center Parkway Suspicious person check out reported on Old Orrville Road Assault already occurred reported on the 1600 block of L. L. Anderson Avenue Burglary already occurred reported on the 1500 block of Broad Street Harassment already occurred


Who knew there was such a thing as Renais-sex fairs?

I've been to a Renaissance festival, y'all, and not once was I asked to join in "consensual kink." I'm not sure if that is a commentary on me or the festival, but still, I must say I'm relieved I didn't wander into the wrong kind of Renaissance fair and find wenches wearing only pointy Maid Marion h


There are 100,000 pay phones left in the U.S.

(CNN) - Apparently pay phones do still exist in the United States and people are still using them. According to the FCC, there are 100,000 pay phones throughout the country, and about a fifth of them are in New York. There were around 2 million in 1999. Pay phones remain somewhat of a steady busines


Hacker Adrian Lamo who turned in Chelsea Manning has died

Lamo, who was spitefully dubbed the "world's most hated hacker", more recently became known for turning over information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about ex-U.S. soldier and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. A neighbor who found his body said he had been dead for some time. In an internet c


Potential for damaging winds and large hail storms heading toward Alabama

There is a high chance that Selma and the rest of Central Alabama will be in the path of severe weather storms to start the week. There is a risk of severe storms with damaging winds on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m., and is likely to be just as severe on Monday. The weather service in Birmingham is