Franklin, AL


City attorney: Investigation of Union Springs Mayor continues

UNION SPRINGS, Ala. (WSFA) - The dispute between the Union Springs city council and mayor continues. On Thursday, WSFA 12 News reported the Alabama Ethics Commission found there was not “probable cause” to assume Mayor Roderick Clark violated the Alabama ethics law. The unanimous decision seemingly cleared the mayor’s name.
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'Something we have dreamed about for years': EAMC gains stroke certification

After 18 months of preparation and a meticulous on-site review, East Alabama Medical Center is now stroke-certified, and its leader calls the achievement a dream come true. “Having a certified stroke program is something we have dreamed about for years,” said Laura Grill, president and CEO of East Alabama Health, in a press release. “We want to be the provider of choice for our community and achieving this designation means fewer patients have to go outside of this region to receive top-notch stroke care.”
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Ty Thompson makes strongest case to usurp Bo Nix at Manning Passing Academy

Bo Nix is projected by several outlets, including Eugene’s flagship paper, The Register-Guard, to start for the Oregon Ducks under center in 2022. His primary backup, sophomore-to-be Ty Thompson, lost his footing as the projected starter after a strong spring from Nix that proved he was still a good fit under new Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham.

ALEA refutes claim on provisionary ballot in District 27 senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) - We’re learning new information on the District 27 Republican primary Senate race between Auburn city councilman Jay Hovey and incumbent Tom Whatley. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division is refuting the claim that an individual was wrongly excluded from the polls due to...

SummerFest brings food, fun and fireworks to Pike Road on Thursday

Pike Road’s family-friendly favorite SummerFest is set for Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Park and Cottonwood Golf Club. “SummerFest is an event that truly exemplifies the Pike Road spirit,” Mayor Gordon Stone said. “It is a family-friendly opportunity for our community to gather and celebrate the birth of this nation and the freedoms we enjoy each day. We are proud to host a fireworks show each year, to be able to share our welcoming, patriotic community spirit, and to honor those who have helped make our town, state, and nation a special place to live.”

ALEA disputes story of provisional ballot in Auburn-area GOP Senate primary

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sunday disputed an account by a voter who may have tipped an Auburn-area GOP Senate primary into a tie. A committee of the Alabama Republican Party on Saturday declared a tie in the race, won by Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey over Sen. Tom Whatley by a single vote. The party said in a statement on Sunday that an "uncounted provisional ballot in favor of Senator Tom Whatley was improperly excluded from...

Sonny DiChiara becomes Auburn baseball’s 3rd consensus All-American

Auburn’s Thicc King has been crowned. Sonny DiChiara joined some royal company Monday as he became the third player in Auburn history -- and the second of the Butch Thompson era -- to earn consensus All-America honors on the Plains. The Tigers’ first baseman joins Frank Thomas (1989) and former No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize (2018) as the only players to earn consensus All-America designation in program history.

Tuskegee and Mbuji-Mayi sign historic Sister City agreement

It has been years in preparation. Finally, on Monday, June 13, the deal was signed. The city of Tuskegee and Mbuji-Mayi, the second largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), officially signed a Sister City/Twin City agreement that will last into perpetuity. Mayor Lawrence F. Haygood Jr....
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Republican primary winner for state Senate to be decided by lot

The race for the Republican nomination for the Alabama District 27 Senate will be decided by lot. After a close race, Auburn City Council member Jay Hovey won against incumbent Tom Whatley by a single vote out of 17,000 cast. The Alabama Republican Party candidate committee announced that the Senate District 27 Republican primary was a tie following a challenge to the results by Charles Whatley, Whatley's father and Dr. Gary Hunt, a campaign contributor.

2022 Auburn Tigers Football Schedule: Dates, Times, & Analysis

It will be strange to see this Auburn offense without Bo Nix at the helm. The former blue-chip quarterback and legacy was the starter since 2019 but transferred to Oregon this offseason. Quarterback is just one question facing a Tigers team that finished with a 6-7 record a year. That’s not going to cut it at Auburn, and Bryan Harsin finds himself on the hot seat yet again after surviving a long offseason in which many at the school seemed to want him out after only one season. Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter form a prolific duo at running back, but there are questions everywhere else offensively and the defense returns only five starters. The schedule starts off somewhat slow but gets very difficult later on.

76th Annual Birmingham News/ All-SEC Team revealed for 2022

The 76th Annual Birmingham News/ All-SEC Team has been revealed, as voted on by the conferences 14 football information directors. Leading the way is Alabama with reigning Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Bryce Young. The Crimson Tide sent 11 players to the honorable list — six on the first team, and five on the second team.