According to a Friday report from the Alabama Department of Labor, the county’s jobless rate dipped to 4.5 percent in March from 5.5 percent the same month last year. The report states the county had 189 more employed people in March than it did a year ago, but also 270 fewer people in the total workforce. Read more
The Alabama Board of Education picked Eric Mackey as the state’s next superintendent. Mackey was one of four finalists for the post. Read more
Anniston police are investigating an incident in which a teenage girl suffered a head injury in a fall from a school bus on Thursday. Read more
PIEDMONT — Piedmont won both ends of its Class 3A baseball playoffs doubleheader with visiting J.B. Pennington on Friday but the games coul… Read more
OHATCHEE — Ohatchee baseball is bound for the second round to the Class 3A baseball playoffs. Read more
Oxford sophomore Sarah Howell went 5-for-5 as the Yellow Jackets beat Moody 9-6 at home Friday. Read more
Over in Walker County, the small town of Parrish’s nightmare is over. The train cars filled with human waste from New York City have been r… Read more
I am writing to endorse Joe Dyar as the Calhoun County District 4 commissioner in the upcoming election. Read more
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relat… Read more
Local faith leaders answer readers' questions Read more
Jo Nesbo's “Macbeth” seems, like his Harry Hole series, is ferociously complex, unrestrained and altogether ruthless. Read more
As someone who has taught fitness classes since I was 25 (and I’m now 59), I wished an older, wiser athlete had taken me aside when I was 3… Read more
Plenty of sun
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Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy with some showers after midnight. Low 57F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 66F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.