Alabama's unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in May, according to the Labor Department, down from 4.1 percent in May 2018. An estimated 2.15 million people were working in Alabama in May, an increase of more than 40,000 from the same month the year before.

Jacksonville began Class 4A, Area 12 baseball action with a home-and-home series against Cherokee County on Thursday and Friday. The Golden Eagles dropped both games but starting pitchers Blake Morris and Colton Clark each pitched a complete game and each deserved a better fate.

Halloween is on its way, and the Internet is full of food that is more nutritious than the typeical candy and other sweets so prevalent at this time of year. Many of these treats are not only for children but also for three sisters who decided to get together in the kitchen and cook.