House Bill 93 as amended would let newer teachers in the state rollover each year their sick leave and get paid for unused days when they retire. Current Tier II teachers lose unused days each year.

Concluding that the current maze of city ordinances is just too convoluted to be useful anymore, Heflin city leaders are essentially going to start from scratch and craft new ones.

A bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving failed to pass the House by one vote on Tuesday.

A bill to require Alabama school systems to adopt open enrollment policies to accept students outside their districts cleared its first vote on Tuesday.

Ranburne police chief Steve Tucker fell ill on Sunday; on Monday his condition worsened and he had to be airlifted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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