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Lauderdale County girls basketball sets Alabama state record for consecutive wins
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:25:00 -0800

Photo courtesy of Lauderdale County High School The Lauderdale County High girls basketball team.The girls from Lauderdale County (Rogersville, Ala.) finally got to the point they had been working toward. Now their winning streak will live on in Alabama lore. According to Al.com, the Tigers moved to 28-0 with a 69-48 triumph over Central (Florence) to notch their 73rd-straight win. Later in the ...

Alabama's unemployment rate at all time low in 6 years
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:50:52 -0800

Alabama's unemployment numbers are the lowest in six years coming in at 5.7 percent.

Lauderdale County Girls Set State Record With 73rd Consecutive Win
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:45:56 -0800

Florence, Ala. – (al.com)Someone grab a pencil and eraser for the folks at the Alabama High School Athletic Association, because it’s time for a new entry in the record book. Lauderdale County pulled away in the fourth quarter to set the AHSAA girls state mark for consecutive wins at 73 with a 69-48 victory over Central-Florence […]

Judge to Lauderdale County couple convicted in child pornography case: “You both will die in prison”
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:16:47 -0800

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A married couple was sentenced Thursday in Lauderdale County for making child pornography. The child was in their custody. Judge Mike Jones sentenced Matthew and Patricia Ayers, telling them they would both spend the rest of their natural lives in prison. Going into the sentencing hearing, both the Ayers had pleaded […]

Elba, Eufaula, & Pike County Post Victories On Friday
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:35:26 -0800

Elba, Eufaula, & Pike County Post Victories On Friday

Lexington man wanted in domestic violence assault, mother and child hurt
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:01:34 -0800

LEXINGTON, Ala. (WHNT) – U.S. Marshals in northwest Alabama and southern Tennessee are searching for a man accused of beating a woman and kicking her 5-year-old child. According to Lexington Police, arrest warrants have been issued for Timothy Joiner, the man believed to be behind a horrific domestic violence attack. Police said he skipped town […]

Tuscaloosa County Commission gives $50K to help furnish Salvation Army shelter
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:40:32 -0800

The Tuscaloosa County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to give $50,000 toward furnishing the Salvation Army’s new homeless shelter — but the funds will be directed through the city of Tuscaloosa. The decision comes after a year of debate over the legality of the county giving money directly to a religious nonprofit organization. County Attorney Robert Spence previously had said that money ...

AL governor awards funds to help low-income residents with heating costs
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:26:00 -0800

Gov. Robert Bentley is awarding $37.6 million in grants to assist low-income families in Alabama with energy bills. The grants, issued to 22 community service agencies throughout the state, provide funds to help low-income families heat their houses this winter.

Tuscaloosa County funds for Salvation Army's new homeless shelter await approval
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:49:48 -0800

After denying the Salvation Army funding to build a new shelter multiple times, the Tuscaloosa County Commission took steps Wednesday toward drafting a contract with the organization to provide one-time funding.

Kitchen Cops: two low performers, one high performer
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:50:53 -0800

Find out how your favorite eatery did in this weeks edition of Kitchen Cops.