Rogers appeared headed to re-election to the Third District seat in the House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Jesse T. Smith. Republican Senator Richard Shelby also strode to a quick victory Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Ron Crumpton.

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama athletics director Bill Battle announced Sunday evening that he is going to retire from his post to assume a new role as special assistant to the president, according to a university release.

When Paul Caldwell started Confederate Stills of Alabama, he saw the venture as more than the manufacture of distillery equipment. It also gave him an opportunity to pay tribute to his heritage.

Stephen and Brenda Swann of Geneva announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah-Anne Swann, to John Hill Blackburn, son of Arthur and Frances Blackburn of Opelika.

My 8-year-old daughter loves story songs. As the gatekeeper for the Spotify playlists, I like to sneak in a personal favorite from time to time, which is how we ended up listening to Bob Dylan’s haunting song "John Brown" on the way to Dairy Queen.

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It’s become a ritual whenever there is a winter storm in the forecast: Head to the store for bread and milk.

He had done it before, after Tucson, Aurora, Fort Hood and Sandy Hook: taken on the mantle of the pastor-in-chief before a crowd of mourners for lives taken too soon by a man with a gun.