Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
Jacksonville firefighters, assisted by Alexandria and Angel firefighters, responded to the mobile home fire on the 500 block of Roy Parris Road around 6:40 p.m., Jacksonville fire Marshal Lee Batey said by phone.
“We’ve been at this for almost a year,” said Rep. Paul Beckman, R-Prattville, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “We need to get moving.”
The new building, valued at about $12 million, will house the entirety of the Jacksonville Police Department in the north wing, the Fire Department in the south wing and a municipal courtroom and council chambers in between the two.
Once in a rural part of the city’s outskirts, the bridge, which has been closed more than a decade, now sits between Oxford’s Choccolocco Park sports complex and its busy Commons shopping center.
Ledbetter’s road to the White House began years earlier when she sued over gender pay discrimination that occurred when she worked at the Goodyear tire plant in Gadsden.
Crews last week began demolishing the neglected and unfinished Cider Ridge home at the center of a legal dispute between its prospective owner and its one-time builder, Oxford officials said Wednesday.
“We have an alternative program for remediation and discipline and we have a policy that there has to be an administrator on site,” Superintendent Chad Young said by phone Wednesday. “Basically we found her a position in the system because it was a mid-year transition.”
City industrial development board members moved forward Wednesday on their plan to convince Jacksonville State University graduates to retire in the city.
More than 300 livestock farmers in the area have already applied for such aid through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Forage Program.
Alexis Lyn Grubbs, 19, was arrested Jan. 10 on charges that she exposed her child to the controlled substance, according to a news release from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.
“We think this is a unique opportunity to showcase the city of Talladega to a worldwide audience.” -- City Manager Patrick Bryant
Council members approved incentives for an estimated $10 million hotel and retail project on Noble Street that could generate between 45 and 60 jobs, according to the developers.
Plans are to increase speeds along Alabama 21, McClellan Boulevard, Quintard Avenue and portions of McClellan Veterans Parkway and U.S. 431.
The council replaced the term “Jake Brake” with “dynamic braking device” in a city ordinance that, to reduce noise pollution, forbids such vehicle braking systems from being used in city limits. A Jake Brake is a brand name for a specific type of braking system and so could open the city up to possible lawsuits, city officials said.
Twenty five percent more people died in car wrecks statewide in 2016 compared to the year before, according to traffic data released Tuesday by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.
A Shelby County man, charged with shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend and throwing her off a cliff, pleaded not guilty last month, according to court records filed Jan. 5.
LINCOLN -- The family of a Lincoln couple found dead at their home last week has started a gofundme account to help with funeral expenses.