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Gov. Bentley planning overhaul of State Health Plan by AnnistonStar
Mar 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Gov. Robert Bentley is planning a "substantial" overhaul of the State Health Plan in a bid to lower health care costs and promote free-market competition, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Details of the governor's proposal are still being determined, but it likely will include the elimination of some ...
Etowah couple sentenced in embezzling case by AnnistonStar
Mar 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
An Etowah County couple has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking into their employer’s computer and embezzling more than $120,000. U.S. District Judge Inge P. Johnson sentenced Charles Allen Elliott, 38, and Carol Ann Elliott, 43, on forgery and computer fraud charges and ordered the...
Animal cruelty filed in deaths of 4 horses by AnnistonStar
Mar 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Limestone County man has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty after three malnourished horses on his property died and one had to be euthanized, an official said. Limestone County Sheriff’s Investigator Eric King arrested Jason Lee Wales, 27, of 29092 McKee Road in Toney Monday on fo...
Lincoln murder is under investigation by AnnistonStar
Mar 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Police officers had to provide cover for paramedics to treat the victim of a shooting outside a nightclub early Sunday morning. Lincoln Police Capt. Mike Brewer said shots were still being fired when paramedics arrived at the Odyssey Lounge on McCaig Road. Read more: The Daily Home - Lincoln murd...
Alabama Education Association heads to federal court, asks for last-minute stop of new state law by AnnistonStar
Mar 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama teachers take their fight with Republican lawmakers to federal court in Huntsville this morning, as the teachers' organization looks to protect its primary source of financial support. With just five days to spare, the Alabama Education Association seeks to stop the implementation of a st...
Man and woman found dead in basement of house with marijuana being grown by AnnistonStar
Mar 14, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a house in the 2800 block of Arrowhead Drive N.E., said Chief Deputy Randy Christian of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. A white female and a white male, both who appear to be in their 30s, were found dead in the basement of the home, Chris...
'Rolling reserve' legislation passes by AnnistonStar
Mar 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
State lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that could keep funding for education at or below 2007 levels for another five years. The House passed the measure Tuesday, and the Senate passed the legislation 23-10 Thursday along partisan lines with Republicans voting for it. Read the full story from ...
Legislature closer to dropping DROP; ETF budget change passes by AnnistonStar
Mar 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Republican-backed bill to end by April 1 deferred retirement benefits for state employees and school workers moved one step from final passage in the Alabama House on Thursday. .art_main_pic { width: 250px; float: left; clear: left; } Also Thursday, the first bill to make it all the way through...
Woman sues Lawrence County board of education over teacher sex, drug scandal by AnnistonStar
Mar 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A woman who two years ago accused a former East Lawrence High School clerical aide of having sex with her 16-year-old son and giving him drugs has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. The lawsuit names the Lawrence County Board of Education and others as defendants. Read the full story from Th...
Huntsville native Paul McDonald makes it to 'American Idol' Top 12 by AnnistonStar
Mar 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week, "American Idol" seemed to really stretch out the drama when it narrowed the Top 24 to the Top 13 contestants, including Huntsville native Paul McDonald.  On Thursday night, host Ryan Seacrest made it pretty painless, selecting three ladies - Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez and Ashthon ...

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