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Opelika distillery to make sanitizer

Mar. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — John Emerald Distilling Co. is finding a way to serve the community more than just hard alcohol. The Opelika alcohol distillery is providing local businesses sanitation products and will begin providing the rest of the community with a hot commodity — hand sanitizer —...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Mar. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ March 22 The Gadsden Times on 2020 elections continuing despite other disruptions due to the coronavirus: Technically, the 2020 election campaign remains in progress, albeit behind the scenes. (Political pros can work from home, too). We doubt anyone save the...

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama's primary election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. The former Attorney General is part of a seven person field in the state's Republican Senate primary, along with former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, jockeying for the GOP nomination and the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Alabama delays March 31 GOP Senate runoff to July 14

Mar. 18, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is postponing a closely watched Republican primary runoff between former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions and a formidable rival because of the coronavirus, the governor announced Wednesday. The Senate runoff between Sessions and former football coach Tommy Tuberville will now be...

NRA endorses Sessions in Senate race

Mar. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is endorsing Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The NRA-Political Victory Fund announced the endorsement, citing Sessions' known track record in the Senate. Sessions faces former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the...

Alabama official: Expect coronavirus cases in 'coming days'

Mar. 12, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state health officer cautioned Thursday that people should expect coronavirus cases in coming days in the state, and lawmakers approved additional money for coronavirus testing and response. Alabama is one of the few states that has not had a confirmed case of the new...

Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville speaks to his supporters at Auburn Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Ala., Monday, March 3, 2020. He is in a close battle with Jeff Sessions and Bradley Byrne. (Joe Songer/AL.com. via AP)

Trump spurns Sessions, backs Tuberville for Alabama Senate

Mar. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday night spurned his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to endorse former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Trump announced his support for Tuberville in a tweet. “He will be a great...

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl yells to his players during an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Auburn fresh example for teams to win SEC tourney hard way

Mar. 10, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl believes with the parity in the Southeastern Conference that a handful of teams could do the same thing his Tigers did in last year's league tournament and run the table. An SEC team can lock up an automatic NCAA Tournament berth by winning four games in as...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Arkansas guard Mason Jones celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Auburn in Fayetteville, Ark. Jones was selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first team announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Jones also tied for AP SEC Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

Mississippi State's Perry, Arkansas' Jones share SEC honors

Mar. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

Reggie Perry of Mississippi State and Mason Jones of Arkansas have been named The Associated Press Southeastern Conference players of the year. Texas A&M's Buzz Williams was named SEC coach of the year in his first season in the league. Williams guided the Aggies to a 10-8 conference record and finished in a...

Family turns to faith, love 1 year after daughter's death

Mar. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — One year after their lives turned upside down, David and Ashley Thornton are still living in a state of shock. “The shock is every day,” David said. “It hasn’t changed, it hasn’t gone away, it hasn’t gotten lighter.” The Thorntons’...

Defensive tackle Derrick Brown runs through defensive drills during Auburn NCAA college football Pro Day, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Auburn's Brown, Davidson hoping to share first-round status

Mar. 6, 2020 5:46 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson came to Auburn together, shared an apartment and each decided to return for their senior seasons. Now, the Auburn defensive linemen are both hoping to land in the first round of the NFL draft. They were among the Tigers going through a pro day workout...