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Friday 10/02/2015
Judge rules in favor of VictoryLand

Says Macon County voters understood meaning of bingo, state still ‘cherry-picking’ bingo law

Tuesday 09/29/2015
State moves to quash subpoena of AG in Hubbard case

Motions to quash are adding up in the state’s case against Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) as prosecutors object to the defense’s subpoena of Attorney General Luther Strange.

Gov. Robert Bentley agrees to divorce settlement

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and first lady Dianne Bentley have agreed to a divorce settlement, ending their 50-year marriage, the governor's office said Monday.

Saturday 09/26/2015
Vigilance critical in avian influenza battle

Alabama agriculture officials and regional poultry experts continue to monitor commercial and backyard poultry operations for any sign of the avian influenza also known as bird flu. An outbreak of the deadly disease in Alabama has the potential to create a downturn in production in the state’s largest agri-business. Alabama is one of the nation's leaders in broiler chicken production. The state's poultry industry creates more than $15 billion in revenue and employs more than 86,000 workers in the state, according to the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Comedian Steve Harvey, business partner reopen latex glove and condom factory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Comedian Steve Harvey and Montgomery business Greg Calhoun have purchased a former latex glove and condom factory in Eufaula.

Sunday 09/20/2015
Update: Church shooting victims are in stable condition

East Selma-- Three victims of a church shooting in Selma are reported to be in stable condition after James Junior Minter, 26, of Selma, opened fire during services Sunday at the Oasis Tabernacle Church.

Monday 09/14/2015
Former state senator, conservative groups call for no new taxes

MONTGOMERY – Former Alabama state senator and Opelika businessman John Rice joined leaders of conservative groups from around the state Monday to urge the Senate to vote against new taxes.

Thursday 08/27/2015
United Way kicks off campaign Friday

United Way of Lee County is beginning its annual fundraising campaign with a kickoff event Friday at 8 a.m. at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Resource Center on Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

Iran deal supporters hold vigil in Opelika as part of National Day of Action

Constituents from Alabama’s Thi rd Congressional District gathered at noon Wednesday at the Federal Building in downtown Opelika in support of a negotiated nuclear deal with Iran -- one of more than 150 rallies held outside Congressional offices nationwide as part of National Day of Action to prevent war in the Middle East -- as the proposed deal’s September deadline quickly approaches.