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Alabama constitution rewrite up to voters if representative's plan passes by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
State voters would decide whether to call a convention of delegates that could propose a new state constitution, under a resolution filed Thursday by state Rep. Demetrius Newton, D-Birmingham.  Under Newton's plan, Alabama voters would decide during the June 2012 primary election whether to hold ...
Men in court on lewdness, indecency charges barred from Gadsden parks by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  15 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The men in court Thursday on charges of public lewdness and indecent exposure have been banned from all city parks, and those found guilty of indecent exposure are required to register as sex offenders. One of the men arrested during a recent undercover sting operation by the Gadsden Police Depar...
Toomer's Oaks poisoning: Updyke to appear before court in April by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Lee County district judge has set a preliminary hearing date in April for the Dadeville man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Corner oaks sometime after the 2010 Iron Bowl.  Harvey A. Updyke Jr. is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. on April 20 before District Court Judge Russell K. Bush, a...
Group aims to defeat 'fake' Republicans by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Gov. Bob Riley and two legislative leaders who raised millions to help Re­publicans take control of the Legislature have now set a goal to collect money to de­feat candidates who they say wear the GOP label but are Democrats in disguise. House Speaker Mike Hub­bard, R-Au­burn, said he, Ril...
After second glance at income, Alabama governor Bentley proposed chopping budget by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Tax collections for the state Education Trust Fund in October through February rose 4.8 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, but state officials said a little digging showed that the news really wasn't so rosy. That not-so-rosy view was what led Gov. Robert Bentley to chop this yea...
Huntsville's Paul McDonald advances to 'American Idol's' Top 10 by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Well, there should be no doubt now. America, not just Huntsville or Alabama, loves Huntsville native/rocker Paul McDonald. With over 40 million votes cast nationwide, McDonald, the Huntsville High School and Auburn graduate, was selected to The Top 10 of "American Idol" during a dramatic show Thu...
Two charged in Houston Co. after seizure of 228 dogs, cats by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Houston County officials said two Gordon women are charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals after authorities seized 228 animals from their property. The two, 66-year-old Pamela Andrews and 52-year-old Mary Ann Godfrey, both of Gordon, turned themselves in Wednesday. Read the full story from T...
Auburn spends nearly $3M on BCS national championship trip by AnnistonStar
Mar 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ever wonder how much it would cost to get a football team, coaching staff, school officials, cheerleaders and a band to a national championship and keep them there for up to nine days?  About $3 million.  Auburn spent $2,901,706 on its nine-day trip to Glendale, Ariz., in early January according ...
Man, daughter face charges connected to alleged sex abuse by AnnistonStar
Mar 03, 2011 |  1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A 68-year-old man and his 35-year-old daughter have been arrested after the woman’s 15-year-old daughter allegedly was sexually abused by her grandfather and given alcohol by her mother, Southside police investigator Clay Johnson said. The man is charged with second-degree sex abuse and the woman...
Alabama legislative panel delays voting on illegal immigration bill by AnnistonStar
Mar 03, 2011 |  2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A legislative committee on Wednesday delayed voting on a bill under which an illegal immigrant would be guilty of trespassing, a crime punishable by as much as a year in jail, simply for being in Alabama. At a public hearing on the bill, supporters said they're tired of illegal immigrants taking ...

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