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Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered

Jan. 25, 2022 16:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement. Margaret Brown's “Descendant," which recently premiered at the...

Alabama Power to pay state fine, stop coal burning at plant

Jan. 22, 2022 11:15 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co. will pay $75,000 in fines and stop burning coal in a unit that released too much hydrochloric acid at a generating plant north of Mobile under an agreement with state environmental regulators. The settlement came as the utility agreed to a...

President of Spring Hill College in Mobile retiring

Jan. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The oldest Roman Catholic college in the Southeast, Spring Hill College, will begin the search for a new president after its current one announced his retirement. E. Joseph Lee, who has served as interim or permanent president of the school near Mobile since...

Amtrak plans train station upgrades if Gulf Coast route OK'd

Jan. 22, 2022 10:37 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved. Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported. A February...

Man accused of killing mother with sword transferred to jail

Jan. 20, 2022 17:03 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of using a ninja-style sword to kill his mother and wound two other relatives was transferred to the county jail following his release from a hospital. Damien Washam, 23, sat in a wheelchair as he was taken into the Mobile County Sheriff's Office...

Battlefield Park tennis community has big plans for future

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jackson police found a body lying near a children’s playground at Battlefield Park one rainy March day in 2021, it was the catalyst for a drive to change the area’s perception. Venecca Green, a Jackson attorney and captain of the Battlefield Tennis...

Record number of Alabama kids hospitalized with COVID-19

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama, health officials said Friday as the state's largest public school district prepared to switch to virtual classes because so many staffers are out. Of nearly 2,100 people hospitalized...

Body found buried under abandoned home in Alabama

Jan. 14, 2022 15:29 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man's remains were found eight feet under an abandoned home in Alabama and likely were there more than two years, authorities said. The remains, which have yet to be identified, were discovered Thursday in the Georgetown community in western Mobile County,...

Text of Ivey's State of the State Address

Jan. 11, 2022 20:00 PM EST

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, President Pro Tempore Reed, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Parker, justices of the Alabama Supreme...

Jets, Lions staffs to coach at Senior Bowl in Alabama

Jan. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The New York Jets and Detroit Lions will get an up-close look at some of college football's top players at the Senior Bowl. The coaching staffs of both teams were assigned by NFL Football Operations on Tuesday to lead the all-star squads for the game in Mobile,...