|December 30, 2011||Daily Home: Lincoln woman indicted for embezzlement|
|December 30, 2011||Gadsden Times: Sex offender from Florida found hiding in Crossville attic|
|December 30, 2011||Tuscaloosa News: Challenges confront new AEA leaders|
|December 30, 2011||Decatur Daily: Number of Alabama residents receiving jobless benefits falls|
|December 30, 2011||Birmingham News: Alabama tornado victims might face $1.2 billion in unmet needs|
|December 22, 2011||Birmingham News: U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus may face challenge from state Sen. Scott Beason|
|December 22, 2011||Daily Home: Lincoln police recover stolen ATM|
|December 14, 2011||Daily Home: Deputies arrest man for alleged rape of 13-year-old|
|December 02, 2011||Gadsden Times: AEA votes on successors to Hubbert, Reed|
|November 29, 2011||Daily Home: Heflin man goes on trial for capital murder|
Beginning Sunday, new AEA executive secretary Henry C. Mabry, 44, and associate executive secretary Gregory T. Graves, 37, take over from retiring executive secretary Paul Hubbert and associate executive secretary Joe Reed.
The number of people receiving unemployment benefits continues to fall both nationwide and in Alabama, although Morgan and Lawrence counties have seen an increase in the past year.
The Labor Department reports that the national figure has dropped from 4.18 million in mid-December 2010 to 3.61 million for the same period this year.
So far, three of the biggest private groups collecting money for long-term recovery have raised about $12 million -- only about 1 percent of what would be needed to cover those individuals' unmet recovery needs.
Residents in the 6th Congressional District received automated phone calls Tuesday night asking whether they would vote for Beason or Bachus in a Republican primary. There is a "Draft Scott Beason for Congress" page on Facebook touting his "ironclad conservative principles."
The AEA board of directors also selected AEA attorney Gregory T. Graves to succeed retiring Associate Executive Secretary Joe Reed.