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AbitibiBowater to lay off 150 from Childersburg, Ala. mill by AnnistonStar
Feb 14, 2011 |  2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
AbitibiBowater Inc. said today that it will close its paper and packaging operations at a mill near Childersburg, eliminating about 150 jobs within the next 30 days.  The company had been experimenting with making linerboard on newsprint machines, but said it would have to spend too much money to...
DeBlase children slowly poisoned to death with anti-freeze, investigator testifies by AnnistonStar
Feb 14, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The stepmother to Natalie and Chase DeBlase slowly poisoned the young children with antifreeze by pouring it into their food in an effort to kill them and have less responsibilities, a Mobile police detective testified this morning. Heather Leavell-Keaton, 22, is charged with two counts of capita...
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions leads attack on Obama's 2012 budget by AnnistonStar
Feb 14, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2012 will be released this morning, but for weeks Sen. Jeff Sessions has been preemptively critical. The Alabama Republican is now the top GOP member of the Senate Budget Committee, and he's asserting himself more aggressively than ever in the debate o...
Leaders predict more Huntsville growth with BRAC-type actions by AnnistonStar
Feb 14, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Buy a lot in Huntsville, said Randall Griffin, the CEO of Corporate Offices Trust. Griffin gave that advice last week to a conference of commercial real estate pros. He based his predictions of more military-related growth here on talks he'd had with officials in Washington. Read the full story f...
Immigration legislation to be expected in Alabama by AnnistonStar
Feb 13, 2011 |  1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
People can expect, as one of its first acts of business, for the Legislature to pass immigra­tion reform in the state of Ala­bama. And since some, and I em­phasize some, of my colleagues in the national media love sto­ries that reinforce stereotypes of Alabama as a racist state, we can probably a...
North Alabama health care fraud penalties top $48 million, U.S. says by AnnistonStar
Feb 13, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Penalties for health care fraud have totaled more than $48 million in north Alabama in the past four years as federal authorities push harder to get the guilty individuals and companies to pay up, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. But the amount being collected from investigations does not...
Officials expect state worker layoffs by AnnistonStar
Feb 13, 2011 |  1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Some Alabama officials do not see any way they can bal­ance the budget for next year without laying off state em­ployees. They're forecasting anoth­er hole in the state General Fund budget, which pays for Medicaid, state prisons, pub­lic safety, public health and most other non-education function...
Munford teacher says farewell after being called to duty by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Lee Romines, Munford High School special education teacher, was surprised by his fellow faculty members with a goodbye ceremony Friday morning, his last day of work before being deployed to Iraq. Romines is in the Alabama Army National Guard. Read the full story from The Daily Home.
Cold case rape nets Gadsden man three life sentences by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A 43-year-old man charged with rape, sodomy and burglary in a 1996 Gadsden attack has pleaded guilty, according to a news release from Attorney General Luther Strange. .art_main_pic { width: 250px; float: left; clear: left; } Geoffrey Todd Mack, of Gadsden, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree r...
Determined Chelsea 5th-grader Hunter Jones keeps training for marathon after awakening from coma by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Hunter Jones just couldn't get enough. The 10-year-old from Chelsea walked up and down the halls of Children's Hospital. Over and over, the youngster who had spent about a week in a coma after a horrific December car accident would repeat his trek, his reluctant mother in tow. Read the full story...

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