The city is coming up on an anniversary, and The Star is coming up on an open-house for an expanded plant, and the editorial writer is happy about what those developments mean.

Economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic is easy to spot as scores of Alabamians remain unemployed, but local municipalities have managed to survive — or even thrive — as the virus continues to spread. 

Ohatchee police chief Jason Oden said a resident spotted the bear around 4 p.m., took photos of it and called police. He said the bear was black and mid-sized.

Alabama Power officials say they prepared ahead of time this week when forecasters predicted another rainstorm for Wednesday night over an already-drenched northeast Alabama.

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