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Ivey promotes Alabama prison plan ahead of special session

Sep. 21, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday blamed crumbling infrastructure for the state’s prison problems as she prepares to call lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction. “The main issue contributing to these...

Rick Bragg to receive Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize

Sep. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Winning awards isn’t a new thing for Rick Bragg, a prolific Alabama author and journalist from Pelham who has even earned a Pulitzer Prize. But this new one’s a little extra special. After all, it’s named in honor of Bragg’s favorite...

Alabama sheriff recovering from COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff is recovering at home from COVID-19 after two days in a hospital being treated for the virus. Autauga Sheriff Joe Sedinger was admitted Monday to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and released two days later, The Montgomery...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 48, Dale County 14 Alexandria 51, Corner 15 Aliceville 37, Cold Springs 0 American Christian Academy 34, Bibb County 12 Andalusia 58, Charles...

Hassell wins election to fill vacancy in Alabama House

Sep. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Kenyatte Hassell is the newest member of Alabama's House of Representatives. Hassell won the vacant District 78 seat in an election Tuesday, garnering 1,028 votes — or 80.1% — in unofficial returns posted on the Alabama Secretary of...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 35, B.T. Washington 12 Alexandria 50, St. Clair County 7 Aliceville 44, Sulligent 28 American Christian Academy 42, Sumter Central High School 0 ...

Alabama to use $12 million in relief funds to recruit nurses

Sep. 03, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday reallocated $12.3 million of the state’s coronavirus relief funds to hire travel nurses to help state hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. The Republican governor announced the move as the state...

Lawmaker pleads not guilty to theft charge

Aug. 31, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker on Monday pleaded not guilty to theft charges related to his former employer. Court records show Rep. Will Dismukes entered the innocent plea during a hearing in Montgomery. Dismukes is accused of taking...

Alabama Shakespeare Festival prepping for 50th season

Aug. 29, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which began in a high school auditorium in 1972, is undergoing a $1.6 million renovation in advance of its 50th season. Located in east Montgomery, the theater is upgrading an entrance lobby and enclosing an...

Alabama town featured on HGTV honors 'Big Fish' director

Aug. 28, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama town known for its connection to the 2003 movie “Big Fish” is wrapping up a days-long celebration honoring the film's director, Tim Burton. A screening of the fantasy flick will be held Saturday in Wetumpka, where the movie starring...