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Little River Canyon sponsors Black History Month program
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:19:20 -0800

Little River Canyon National Preserve and Russell Cave National Monument will sponsor a Black History Month program, “Sifting Through Time: Discovering Unknown Stories of Your National Park,” at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Little River Canyon Center.

Half of Alabama Counties Defy Feds by Blocking Gay Marriage
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:04:52 -0800

At least 35 of 67 Alabama counties are not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in defiance of a federal ruling to do so, according to an ABC News count. Among those affected today where Bob Baker and Russell Wilson, who said their excitement turned to disappointment as they headed to the Mobile, Alabama, courthouse to get a marriage license and found the office window closed. Instead ...

Russell County Middle School hosts black history program
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:55:39 -0800

One local school celebrated black history month Thursday. Students at Russell County Middle School held their annual black history celebration in the school's gymnasium. Students performed songs, dances, and poetry that honored those who contributed to the Civil Rights movement.

Most Alabama Counties Defy Feds by Blocking Gay Marriage
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:36:58 -0800

At least 35 of 67 Alabama counties were not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, in defiance of a federal ruling to do so, according to an ABC News count.

Couple accused of running south Alabama drug operation
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:05:18 -0800

A South Alabama couple is behind bars after 3 ounces of ice, 9 ounces of marijuana, other drug paraphernalia and three firearms where recovered from their home on County Road 2241 in Goshen.

County election officials raise concerns about 3 state bills
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:02:57 -0800

A handful of bills working through General Assembly committees could change how and when voters participate in primary, special and general elections, officials said last week.

Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief judge's objections
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:36:37 -0800

MONTGOMERY | Gay marriage arrived to parts of Alabama on Monday — but not to others — after the state's chief justice sought to put the weddings on hold, echoing familiar southern refrains of resistance to the intrusion of federal courts. Jubilant couples emerged with marriage licenses in hand from courthouses in Montgomery and Birmingham and other cities on the day a judge's order went into ...

More Alabama counties allow gay marriage despite objection
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:53:46 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- More Alabama courthouses allowed same-sex marriages Tuesday despite objections from the state's chief justice, but other counties still refused - prompting a new round of federal court action.

US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriage in Alabama
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:27:20 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) " The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block same-sex marriages in Alabama on Monday, an order that one dissenting justice said could be seen as a signal that his colleagues have already decided gay and lesbian...

Baldwin County Not Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 06:52:48 -0800

A Sunday night order issued by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is being followed by many probate judges. Baldwin County says it will not issue same-sex marriage licenses today.