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Alabama man pleads guilty to killing his brother
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:11:40 -0700

An eastern Alabama man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his brother in a family dispute. Authorities say 50-year-old Larry Jerome Smith used a 12-guage shotgun to kill his brother, Archie Smith, in August 2013 in the Crawford area of Russell County.

Inmates tend to garden at Alabama county jail
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:52:41 -0700

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — The Russell County Sheriff's Office has turned a half-acre of jail property into a thriving summer garden, tended to by a group of female inmates, with the crops going to area shelters, food banks and churches.

Week 2 Of H.S. Football Season Wraps Up
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:50:28 -0700

Regular Season Opens For Teams In Alabama, Florida & Georgia.

‘Hope on Wheels’ makes donation to Children’s of Alabama for childhood cancer research
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:32:37 -0700

The check was presented in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Houston County Commission Receives Safety Award
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:54:23 -0700

MONTGOMERY – Several of Alabama’s counties have been recognized by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s Self-Insured Liability Insurance Fund Inc. for outstanding safety and loss control efforts during the past year.

Preparing for the worst: Is Whatcom County ready for an oil train derailment?
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:53:19 -0700

Local emergency agencies have been coordinating and planning in case of disaster, but a derailment could overwhelm their resources.

Kowaliga Volunteer F.D. investigating fundraising scam
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:07:13 -0700

The Kowaliga Volunteer Fire Department is dealing with a slight problem.

Former Pine Belt officer indicted on attempted capital murder charges
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:19:00 -0700

A former Lamar County Sheriff's deputy and a Hattiesburg police sergeant are facing another multi-count indictment, this time in Pearl River County.

Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:47:31 -0700

Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper,...

DSS received three reports about Jones children
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:34:55 -0700

The South Carolina Department of Social Services went to the home of Tim Jones, Jr. three times in three years, according to documents released by DSS.