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Heavy, steady rain flooded roads in Oxford and surrounding areas this morning, stranding some cars as the torrent covered the pavement. Meanwhile, downed trees cut electrical power to about 5,000 customers in the Anniston area.
NCAA softball: JSU falls at Alabama in regional opener In the opening round of the NCAA's Tuscaloosa Regional, Jacksonville State fell to Alabama 4-0 for the 11th time in 11 all-time meetings. Alabama (43-13) will face Western Kentucky (42-16) in the winners' bracket final today at 1 p.m. JSU (30-26) will face South Carolina-Upstate (41-11) in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. The winner will meet the Alabama/WKU loser at 6 p.m.
County unemployment rate dips to 6.5 percent in April According to the Alabama Department of Labor, the county's unemployment rate decreased to 6.5 percent in April from 7.1 percent in March. The decrease was due to a gain of 645 employed workers between the two months.
Rolando McClain, 23, announces retirement from football Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain has told the Baltimore Ravens that he's retiring from the NFL.
The 23-year-old McClain played three seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing a one-year contract with Baltimore as a free agent April 12.
Governor seeks two-year delay on school tax credits Gov. Robert Bentley's office announced today that the governor would seek an executive amendment that would put a two-year hold on tax credits and scholarships created under the Alabama Accountability Act, which the Legislature passed in February.
Michael Bishop had three hits and three RBIs but Jacksonville State fell 14-6 at Eastern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon.
The Gamecocks (29-23, 20-7 Ohio Valley Conference) took two of three in the series.
Oxford's softball season ended with a 6-2 loss to Buckhorn in 14 innings Saturday at the North Regional.
The elimination-bracket game turned into a marathon, with neither team giving ground until Buckhorn scored four times in the top of the 14th. The game began at 8:58 a.m. and ended at 12:26 p.m.