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Look Back ... to an urgent message on school funding, 1992

Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago. Read more

Jacksonville family of five loses home in evening blaze

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. Read more

Some committee members hope to restart Bentley impeachment

“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.” Read more

Jacksonville opens $12 million public safety complex

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.   Read more

Anniston building with civil rights link gets federal tax break

The National Park Service in November approved a federal rehabilitation tax credit for the building’s current owners Read more

Oxford’s long-closed Hell’s Gate bridge has uncertain future

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. Read more

Lilly Ledbetter reflects on work with Obama administration

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. Read more

Sports

Auburn hoops: Pearl gets 500th win with home victory over LSU

AUBURN — LSU had the kind of defense Auburn needed to face in a confidence-building 78-74 win for the Tigers. Read more

JSU women: Gamecocks lose another heartbreaker

JACKSONVILLE -- Another game, another close loss. Read more

Alabama basketball: Despite slow start, Tide tops Missouri

TUSCALOOSA — Heavy traffic on Interstate 20 caused much of the 10,347 reported attendance inside Coleman Coliseum to show up late fo… Read more

One on one with ... Oxford's Makayla Kidd

Oxford’s Makayla Kidd doesn’t have much free time these days. Read more

No award, but Britt got to be back in high school for a day

MONTGOMERY — K.J. Britt was a young man between lives at Wednesday’s Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Awards banquet. Read more

Will Gaines: Ohatchee’s Tucker caps off special season at Mr. Football Banquet

MONTGOMERY — Ohatchee’s Austin Tucker was in the company of some of the top players in Alabama on Wednesday at the Alabama Sports Wr… Read more

Piedmont’s Hayes, Langley sweep Class 3A football awards

MONTGOMERY — There weren’t many seats left at the Class 3A table at the Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Banquet in M… Read more

Opinion

President Obama should pardon Don Siegelman

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman wasn’t among the 273 people given pardons or commutations Tuesday by President Barack Obama. That’… Read more

A list of false Republican claims

I recall the news coverage when U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan displayed white sheets of paper in his hand on Capitol Hill that supposedly cont… Read more

Seat belts aren't optional

On the assumption that it’s not too late to adopt a New Year’s resolution, we offer an awesome one: Wear your seat belts. Every time… Read more

Attacking Lewis showed Trump’s disregard for the American story

WASHINGTON -- Who is John Lewis that Donald Trump should be mindful of him? Read more

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Features

Through the Looking Glass

WHAT!? YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, OFFICER? Read more

The new rules for pairing wine and food

Today is National Peking Duck Day, for the benefit of those who might be remotely interested in such news. Peking duck, coated in a … Read more

COMMENTARY: My prayer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Lord, forgive us the sin of patience

Acquiesce in the face of injustice is not an option that Jesus permits for those who call him Lord. Read more

A couple of wiseguys: Meet the men behind the award-winning pizza restaurants

Brian Hagedorn was a senior in high school when he met Anthony Jordan at an SEC camp for basketball officials. Hagedorn had been off… Read more

That time I insulted a beloved kid’s TV show

A long time ago, at a newspaper far, far away, I wrote my first humor column. Back then, I didn’t make fun of myself, like I do now.… Read more

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