“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.

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.

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.

Heavy rain produced flooding in some parts of Calhoun County Tuesday, but the area avoided the more violent weather threats forecast for the day.

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