Next Saturday the town square in Jacksonville will be filled with the uplifting sounds of gospel music along with food, arts, crafts and other Christian-themed activities.
Original Freedom Rider Charles Person and local leaders intend to train a new generation of protesters — and the police who respond to protests — at the Freedom Riders Training Institute.
Lawmakers quietly gave final approval to a bill seeking more legislative oversight of government agencies’ spending, including that of the executive branch. But it didn’t pass in time to avoid a possible veto.
As the state’s plan to lease new mega-prisons hit another apparent roadblock Monday, more lawmakers appear ready for the state to instead borrow money to construct its own new facilities.
The 100-plus-mile bike ride, which takes cyclists from Jacksonville to the top of Mt. Cheaha and back, will take place Sunday with a record 1,136 participants.
The City Council is delaying a demolition vote so that historic preservation advocate David Schneider will have time to show the property to a potential developer.
Four Calhoun County food pantries received grant money from the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama last week, in addition to several more in the foundation’s nine-county service area.
Though separated by 150 miles and disparate-sized populations, Jacksonville and Florence share a 21st century trait: Confederate statues that activists want removed from public spaces.
“Be proud of yourself for facing challenges that many people will never experience. None of us on stage have had to experience what you’ve had to experience," said speaker Jermelle “Jeh Jeh” Pruitt.
Jacksonville City Council members say they’ve run out of options for the old Profile mill, after years of trying to find a developer to repurpose it.
The Alabama Legislature gave final approval this week to a bill creating a new state authority to oversee the expansion of high-speed broadband internet services throughout the state.
Military veterans who served during the Cold War would be able to get a specialized license plate for their cars under a bill by a Jacksonville lawmaker which passed both houses of the Alabama Legislature this month.
On Thursday, 278 members of the state's faith community signed a letter to Gov. Ivey urging her to help the “hundreds of thousands of Alabamians caught in the health coverage gap."
As of Thursday afternoon, the bill was headed back to a committee where differences in the House and Senate versions could be resolved, but it seemed likely to head to the desk of Gov. Kay Ivey soon.
Alabama could reach herd immunity from COVID-19 by mid-summer, the state's top doctor told lawmakers on Wednesday. But it could take longer if the vaccine rate continues to decrease.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill allowing for the public release of photos of those who solicit prostitutes, but members requested a significant change.
A wide-ranging gambling package advanced in the Alabama Legislature Tuesday and is expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Locals who lost homes or businesses in the severe storms March 25-26 can apply for low-interest disaster loans, the federal Small Business Administration has announced.
According to court documents, the man choked a woman Saturday and broke into a home in Jacksonville, planning to commit another domestic violence crime.
The Alabama House of Representatives has yet to vote on bills allowing medical marijuana, a comprehensive gambling package and a ban on medical treatments, including puberty blockers and surgery, for transgender youth.
Alabama lawmakers are close to allowing city police officers to issue citations for some misdemeanor offenses rather than taking offenders into custody.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 8 p.m. Monday for most of central Alabama. This watch replaces the previous watch that was in effect for portions of the area.