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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 ...
Prattville man convicted of murder sees bid for new trial denied by AnnistonStar
Mar 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Autauga County judge Wednesday denied a motion for a new trial for a man convicted of murder in the 2008 shooting death of a Prattville man. Circuit Court Judge John Bush filed his order about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, following a hearing that lasted about two hours. Read the full story from The Mo...
Alabama House committee supports extending Forever Wild program by AnnistonStar
Mar 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A House of Representatives committee this afternoon voted to extend Forever Wild, the state's land preservation program, for another 20 years.       Forever Wild receives a portion of the interest on the state's oil and gas royalties to buy land for public recreation and ecological preservation. ...
Lilly Ledbetter to be inducted into hall of fame by AnnistonStar
Mar 09, 2011 |  2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville will be one of 11 women enshrined later this year in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Ledbetter, whose equal pay suit against Goodyear went to the U.S. Supreme Court and sparked a pay equity act that bears her name, will be inducted along with ...
Senate panel OKs bill making changes to Alabama's constitution by AnnistonStar
Mar 09, 2011 |  1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A committee of Alabama senators approved legislation Tuesday that would allow voters to decide if they want to remove racist language from the state constitution, limit how many terms a state lawmaker can serve, and give the governor stronger veto power. "These represent monumental reforms," said...
Owner of cockfight site in Gadsden arrested by AnnistonStar
Mar 08, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The owner of the property where a cockfight was about to take place on Sunday morning was arrested just outside Attalla, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said. Entrekin said deputies responded to a complaint of noise and discovered the cockfighting operation about 11 a.m. There were about 60 people at a she...
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby sees no new BRAC for Huntsville but more growth by AnnistonStar
Mar 08, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said Monday he hears no hint of another BRAC military base realignment like the one bringing thousands of defense jobs and a major military command to Redstone Arsenal. The Tuscaloosa Republican spoke about the Army's future in Huntsville after a breakfast appearance at t...
Geraldine man shot after giving woman a ride by AnnistonStar
Mar 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A 70-year-old Geraldine area man was trying to do a good deed early Saturday when a woman he gave a ride to attempted to rob him and shot him in the chest. Charles “Pete” Batey, 70, was hospitalized at UAB Hospital late Saturday, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. Read the full story from T...

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