RAGLAND – Two men were arrested recently after the execution of search warrants by the Ragland Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine and marijuana inside their residences.

The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval to a plan to build three new prisons to replace the state's aging penitentiaries. Under the plan, the state would call on local governments to build two prisons and lease them to the state.