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Prattville man convicted of murder sees bid for new trial denied by AnnistonStar
Mar 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Autauga County judge Wednesday denied a motion for a new trial for a man convicted of murder in the 2008 shooting death of a Prattville man. Circuit Court Judge John Bush filed his order about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, following a hearing that lasted about two hours. Read the full story from The Mo...
Alabama House committee supports extending Forever Wild program by AnnistonStar
Mar 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A House of Representatives committee this afternoon voted to extend Forever Wild, the state's land preservation program, for another 20 years.       Forever Wild receives a portion of the interest on the state's oil and gas royalties to buy land for public recreation and ecological preservation. ...
Lilly Ledbetter to be inducted into hall of fame by AnnistonStar
Mar 09, 2011 |  2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville will be one of 11 women enshrined later this year in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Ledbetter, whose equal pay suit against Goodyear went to the U.S. Supreme Court and sparked a pay equity act that bears her name, will be inducted along with ...
Senate panel OKs bill making changes to Alabama's constitution by AnnistonStar
Mar 09, 2011 |  1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A committee of Alabama senators approved legislation Tuesday that would allow voters to decide if they want to remove racist language from the state constitution, limit how many terms a state lawmaker can serve, and give the governor stronger veto power. "These represent monumental reforms," said...
Owner of cockfight site in Gadsden arrested by AnnistonStar
Mar 08, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of the property where a cockfight was about to take place on Sunday morning was arrested just outside Attalla, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said. Entrekin said deputies responded to a complaint of noise and discovered the cockfighting operation about 11 a.m. There were about 60 people at a she...
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby sees no new BRAC for Huntsville but more growth by AnnistonStar
Mar 08, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday he hears no hint of another BRAC military base realignment like the one bringing thousands of defense jobs and a major military command to Redstone Arsenal. The Tuscaloosa Republican spoke about the Army's future in Huntsville after a breakfast appearance at t...
Geraldine man shot after giving woman a ride by AnnistonStar
Mar 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A 70-year-old Geraldine area man was trying to do a good deed early Saturday when a woman he gave a ride to attempted to rob him and shot him in the chest. Charles “Pete” Batey, 70, was hospitalized at UAB Hospital late Saturday, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. Read the full story from T...
Crowds toast Sunday alcohol sales in Tuscaloosa by AnnistonStar
Mar 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Many Tuscaloosa bars, restaurants and liquor stores saw a steady stream of customers as part of the first day of Sunday alcohol sales in the city. “It’s been as busy as a game day would be,” said Treavor Wilson, a manager at Home Package store on Skyland Boulevard. “We’ve had a steady stream of c...
Gas price increases not expected to stop Alabama travelers by AnnistonStar
Mar 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Although the average price of gas in Birmingham is racing toward $3.50 per gallon, AAA expects more people to travel this spring break. They might not go as far, stay as long or spend as much once there, but AAA Alabama spokesman Clay Ingram said that, after years of recession, folks are ready to...
Heflin stopping cars on I - 20 by tugboat2
Mar 06, 2011 |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Went to Dallas, Ga for lunch today and saw Heflin cruisers on both sides of I-20 with cars pulled over. Do they not know they can't legally do that. I would have told them to stick their ticket in their ear and drove on. This law has not been repealed folks!! Guess they never read the paper. I th...

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