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    A Confederate monument outside a county courthouse in Huntsville, Ala., was found vandalized Wednesday. According to a local ABC affiliate, the monument outside the Madison County Courthouse was vandalized overnight and appeared to have red paint splattered across the statue's lower base. #Breaking The Confederate Monument at the Madison County Courthouse has been vandalized. The...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died. She was 91. Her daughter Nora McAlister said Wednesday that Grau died Monday in a memory care facility of complications from a stroke. She...
    Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) When Tua Tagovailoa plays this season, who will be catching passes from him?Tua Tagovailoa has massively downgraded at wide receiver, going from college to pro. When Tagovailoa set the SEC ablaze with his beautiful left-handed spiral, he was helped by one of the...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news outlets reported. Sheriff’s officials said they were...
    A group of Alabama cheerleaders have come under fire for posing with a T-shirt bearing the image of the Confederate flag that said 'I love Redneck Boys'. The controversial photo depicting four white Daphne High School cheerleaders was posted on July 4 and was met with outrage for the symbol associated with racism and oppression...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news outlets reported. Sheriff’s officials said they were...
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Leaders in Tuscaloosa are moving to limit nightlife in the college town during the pandemic as thousands of students return to school for the fall semester. The Tuscaloosa News reports that a divided City County approved a measure Tuesday night that allows Mayor Walt Maddox to enact rules aimed at combatting...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials said in a statement Tuesday. Nearly 8,000 people...
    An Alabama school district has been forced to re-order thousands of laptops for students -- just weeks before the scheduled restart of school -- because the original computers were partly made by a Chinese company that is suspected of using forced labor, according to a report. The company in question, Hefei Bitland Information Technology Company, is...
    Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande are among the biggest influencers on social media. But one southern fast-food chain wants to see if your grandma can beat them at the clout game. The Jack’s Family Restaurant, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is looking for people to nominate their “favorite southern grandparents” to become...
    A U.S. agency has seized more than 4,000 new laptops en route to an Alabama school district because the laptops involved an electronics manufacturer implicated in the forced labor of Uighur Muslims in China, ABC reported.  The U.S. Department of Commerce intercepted the laptops and is holding them in customs because an electronics manufacturer related...
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images The SEC is the nation’s premier conference for college football, but which five teams have the conference’s best uniforms? With Week 1 of college football quickly approaching and major conferences opting to play conference-only schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season figures to be an exciting one. The...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is moving ahead with work to study and remove artifacts from the submerged wreckage of the Clotilda, the last slave ship known to land in the United States. The Alabama Historical Commission released a request Tuesday seeking a contractor to provide divers who can assess and document the remains of...
    By SOPHIA TULP, Associated Press More than 4,000 new laptop computers bound for an Alabama school district are being held by customs due to human rights concerns, weeks before the school year is set to begin with increased online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to education officials. Etowah County Schools Superintendent Alan Cosby said...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider As schools continue to determine how, and if, to safely reopen, many parents and educators are concerned about how to enforce hygienic measures protect against the coronavirus.  To show what those precautions may look like, a high principal in Alabama reimagined MC Hammer's '90s hit, "U Can't Touch This." In...
    More than 4,000 new laptop computers bound for an Alabama school district are being held by customs due to human rights concerns, weeks before the school year is set to begin with increased online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to education officials. Etowah County Schools Superintendent Alan Cosby said Tuesday that his district ordered...
    SELMA, Ala. - The death of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis has sparked a national debate over the Edmund Pettus Bridge -- a site of history, but one that’s named for a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. Lewis led hundreds of marches across the bridge during the civil rights movement. In 1965,...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man is charged with stealing from a memorial fund that was established to help the family of an Alabama police officer who was killed last year, authorities said Tuesday. Devonte Lemond Hammonds, 27, of Birmingham was charged with multiple counts of fraud, federal prosecutors said in a news release. He...
    Republican Senate candidates hold large leads in Alabama and Kentucky and have an edge in Texas while being nearly tied in South Carolina — some good news for the GOP as political dynamics give Democrats an edge in races across the country. The Kentucky result from the set of Morning Consult polls, which were...
    The Florida Gators are expecting to play the Alabama Crimson Tide this football season. The Gators and Crimson Tide weren’t originally scheduled to play during the 2020 campaign, but the SEC has had to switch schedules around after all non-conference games were canceled and two league games were added during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead...
    (CNN)In a video for his students that went viral, an Alabama educator channeled his background in music to help his school prepare for reopening in the era of Covid-19.Childersburg High School Principal Quentin Lee was the mastermind behind a "U Can't Touch this" parody video, made to the tune of the famous MC Hammer song....
    Over 33,000 laptops, which were supposed to go to Alabama students in need of them, are being held by U.S. customs officials. AL.com reported the news on Monday after speaking to the head of the School Superintendents of Alabama, Alan Cosby. "We’re going to begin as safely as we can with as many protective...
    Thousands of laptops meant for use by Alabama students as part of distance learning programs this fall are currently being held in customs, according to local officials. The head of the School Superintendents of Alabama, which represents superintendents of school districts across the state, told AL.com that it wasn't clear why more than 33,000 laptops ordered...
    By all accounts, Sean Worsley is a war hero. He earned a Purple Heart, along with a laundry list of additional military accolades, for clearing roadside bombs in Iraq. He also earned a lifetime of post-service ailments, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). As a result of his injuries, Worsley...
    Ja'Marr Chase, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) LSU football star receiver Ja’Marr Chase has the most NIl earning power.Ja’Marr Chase was the best wide receiver in college football last year, and he returns in 2020. Chase was a unanimous First-Team All-American for the LSU Tigers in 2019. He won a national championship with...
    Alabama Crimson Tide's John Petty (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Nate Oates and Alabama get a boost, as John Petty is heading back to school for his senior season With the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament this Spring, the top performers from this year’s college season have had a lot of time to sit...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Commissioners in an Alabama county voted Monday to include on the November ballot a property tax increase that would add funding for the public school system, according to officials. Voters in Montgomery County, which includes the state's capital, will have the chance to vote on the tax referendum on the Nov....
    GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 22: Linebacker Christian Miller #50 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a sack of quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of the NFL football game at State Farm Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) Christian Miller is the...
    YouTube Screenshots from the Alabama principal’s Cannot Contact This video. Dr. Quentin Lee, the principal at Childersburg Excessive Faculty in Alabama has gone viral with a video based mostly on MC Hammer’s well-known track, “U Can’t Contact This,” to warn college students concerning the risks of coronavirus...
    YouTube Screenshots from the Alabama principal's Can't Touch This video. Dr. Quentin Lee, the principal at Childersburg High School in Alabama has gone viral with a video based on MC Hammer’s famous song, “U Can’t Touch This,” to warn students about the dangers of coronavirus as they return to class. Lee told USA...
    Pete Golding, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) If Alabama football leans on its defense, the Crimson Tide can win the SEC.Alabama football has won many championships with defense, and 2020 should be no different. In a 10-game, conference-only slate, the Alabama Crimson Tide know they will be up against it this season....
    Jamie Newman, Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) What if Georgia football has the best quarterback room in the country? It won’t be a lack of talent in the quarterback room that will be Georgia football’s undoing in 2020. In the last few years, the Georgia Bulldogs have had plenty of talent...
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama homeowner woke up to an unexpected visitor swimming in his backyard pool: an alligator. WALA-TV reports that Steven McCulland of Mobile recorded the unwanted guest on video and posted it on social media. In the video, McCulland shows the alligator and sounds stunned as he says: "How is there...
    “Saturdays in the South” is one of the greatest documentaries ever made. I stumbled across the 12-hour series on ESPN+ about SEC football, and I was hooked from the first moment. It is absolutely incredible. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) I love history, and I love sports. Naturally, anything...
    In a couple of weeks, I will launch two books that are based on an intense rivalry. Over the years, I have either played, covered or watched rivalries in the sports world. I remember the battles between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. There were the competitive encounters between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama doctor has become the 30th person charged in what federal authorities describe as a fraud scheme involving a north Alabama pharmacy. Dr. Michelle Martine Jackson of Fairhope was indicted on charges including conspiracy to receive kickbacks and fraud, according to a news release on Friday. Jackson worked out...
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A proposed design for moving an Alabama airport's passenger service will be released Tuesday. The Mobile Airport Authority is planning to move commercial air passenger service back downtown to the Brookley Aeroplex, an industrial complex and airport. WPMI-TV reports the authority will unveil the layout proposed for the new passenger terminal...
    CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system is using a new cleaning tool to combat the coronavirus, without having to scrub desks, chairs and chalkboards. WBRC-TV reports that Chilton County School custodians will be armed with 18 backpack decontamination foggers for the 16 school buildings. The custodians will be trained on how to use...
    California Cases Top 500,000; Florida Storm Threat: Virus Update Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Former Tennessee football coach and ex-Alabama AD Bill Battle hospitalized with COVID-19 Bill Battle, a former University of Tennessee football coach who played at Alabama and also served as athletics director...
    sshepard/GETTY For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Suzanne Prevost, the Dean of University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing, sent out an email on Thursday that elicited shockwaves through the university’s faculty. In the email, which went out to the nursing school’s faculty, Dean Prevost explained that she...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How hard will it be to win the SEC this season? The league announced Thursday its 14 teams will each play a 10-game schedule against fellow SEC opponents because...
    TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs with the ball during the first half against the LSU Tigers in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be graduating from Alabama on...
    By BOB CARLTON, AL.Com BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — In 1989, Jimmy Koikos, the longtime co-owner of Bessemer’s historic Bright Star restaurant, began an annual tradition that has become known as A Night in New Orleans. Jamie Shannon from New Orleans’ Commander’s Palace restaurant was the guest chef for the first several years at the Bright...
    (CNN)Harvey Updyke, the Alabama man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees, has died. His son, Bear Updyke, told AL.com that he died of natural causes in Louisiana on Thursday. He was 71.Updyke pleaded guilty to poisoning oak trees that drew generations of Auburn University football fans to Toomer's Corner...
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark, authorities said. It happened about 1:20 p.m. Friday in waters near condominiums at Orange Beach, Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Robert Howard said. Police said the teenager was near...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A surge in coronavirus cases has overwhelmed Alabama's ability to provide test results within the expected 2- to 3-day turnaround, state health regulators said Friday. The current turnaround time for most COVID-19 testing performed in Alabama by commercial laboratories and the state laboratory is now averaging about 7 days, the Alabama...
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A body was found floating in water at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Tennessee River in north Alabama, police said Friday. Someone on a boat at the refuge saw the body and notified authorities, said Emme Long, a spokesperson for the Decatur Police Department. Morgan County Coroner Jeff...
    Alabama residents surrendering their pets during the coronavirus crisis has the DeKalb County Animal Adoption Center overcrowded with animals, according to a local report. “It’s been hectic. Been people just dropping off left and right. We get more in than we can adopt out and even rescue out,” adoption coordinator and receptionist Sarah Gulledge...
    Alabama residents surrendering their pets through the coronavirus disaster has the DeKalb County Animal Adoption Heart overcrowded with animals, in keeping with an area report. “It’s been hectic. Been individuals simply dropping off left and proper. We get extra in than we are able to undertake out and even rescue out,” adoption coordinator and...