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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) throws a pass against Arkansas while offensive lineman Trey Hill (55) blocks during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

East vs West: No. 4 Georgia hosts No. 7 Auburn in SEC tilt

Oct. 1, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in Week 2 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Auburn at No. 4 Georgia: Two of the SEC’s four top-10 teams meet in an interdivisional matchup in prime time. Both overcame challenges to win their openers, with Georgia rallying for 32 unanswered points with two...

Prosecutor: 2 officers brutally beat Black man in Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor said two on-duty white Alabama officers brutally beat a Black man five months ago after the victim got into a road-rage incident with the wife of one of the officers. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced felony assault charges against former Selma police...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. The former Georgia lineman has had his appeal for an immediate transfer waiver approved by the NCAA, Tennessee was told Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Now the Southeastern Conference needs to approve the transfer between league schools. Tennessee opens the season Sept. 26 at South Carolina. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Sankey approves number of transfer waivers inside SEC

Sep. 30, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has agreed to approve transfer waiver requests for players who switched schools inside the league. Sankey announced the decision Wednesday night after previously saying schools should vote to change the rule forcing players...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Sarah Collins Rudolph and her husband, George Rudolph, discuss their worries about the upcoming Donald Trump presidency in their home in Birmingham, Ala..  Rudolph, the survivor of the 1963 church bombing that killed four little girls, is seeking an apology and restitution from the state of Alabama.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama governor apologizes to '63 church bombing survivor

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an “egregious injustice,” but declining Wednesday to pay restitution without legislative involvement. Ivey, responding to a request submitted by an attorney for Sarah...

Federal judge loosens absentee rules for vulnerable voters

Sep. 30, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Older Alabama voters at risk for contracting COVID-19 shouldn't have to comply with all the state's requirements for casting absentee ballots, which disproportionately harm Black people during the pandemic, a federal judge decided Wednesday. Ruling in a lawsuit filed on behalf of...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Times Daily on upcoming municipal runoff elections in Alabama: The one thing that would benefit the dozen candidates in next Tuesday’s municipal runoff elections most of all is a strong voter turnout. Unfortunately, history isn’t on their...

Man indicted in 2019 killing of Alabama police officer

Sep. 30, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Lee County grand jurors indicted a man on multiple charges in a shooting that left one police officer dead and two others wounded at a mobile home park where police had been called about a domestic disturbance. Court documents show Grady Warne Wilkes, 30, was indicted on a capital...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey  announces the extension of a state order requiring face masks in public during a news conference  in Montgomery, Ala.  Ivey’s chief of staff is quarantining at home after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.   Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Friday, Aug. 14,  that Ivey’s Chief of Staff Jo Bonner does not have symptoms but is in quarantine at home. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler, File)

Alabama governor extends pandemic rule requiring face masks

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey and health officials extended an order requiring face masks in public Wednesday, arguing that the requirement — while unpopular among many — has proven effective at helping control the state's coronavirus outbreak. The five-week extension, announced...

Civic club member pleads guilty in $365,000 fair theft

Sep. 30, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A former president of an Alabama civic club will avoid prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $365,000 from a county fair. Court records show Stephen L. Singleton, 72, pleaded guilty earlier this month to stealing from the Cullman County Fair Association over a seven-year...

University renaming buildings honoring white supremacists

Sep. 30, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — The University of Montevallo, a state-run liberal arts school, will rename two buildings that honor former Alabama governors who supported white supremacy, trustees decided. News outlets reported that the board voted Tuesday during a virtual meeting to strip the names of Braxton...