Motorists who frequent this stretch of Alabama 21 have watched the new intersection take shape, as highway workers paved a path to connect the state route to Veterans Memorial Parkway by extending Iron Mountain Road to the “midway” area between Anniston and Jacksonville.

Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed Senate Bill 46, which outlines the usage of medical marijuana along with its regulation and distribution. The law goes into effect immediately.

The state’s General Fund budget received final passage Monday, as lawmakers sent a record-setting $2.4 billion budget to Gov. Kay Ivey for her approval.

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