Second Case of Deadly Virus Found in Ashland's Wildlife - Pet Owners Urged to Stay AlertAshleigh NicoleNewsBreak Contributor
The top 3 seafood restaurants in Alexander City, AlabamaScott wolfsonNewsBreak Contributor
Deadly Virus Found Being Carried by a Fox in Ashland, AlabamaAshleigh NicoleNewsBreak Contributor
Roadside Services Disrupted: Bankruptcy Forces Closure of Two Alabama Truck StopsAsh JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
Fultondale man loses life in late night ATV wreck
A Fultondale resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash involving an ATV Friday night in Randolph County. Alabama State Troopers said the wreck happened around 11:45 p.m. Friday. Ryan P. Wall, 40, was critically injured when the 2018 Kawasaki KRT800 ATV he was driving left the roadway and struck multiple trees.
Auburn alumnus, Georgia high school band director dies suddenly
MARIETTA, Ga. — A community is reeling after the sudden and unexpected loss of a high school band director who shined so brightly on the countless lives that he touched. Madison Argo was just 32 years old after he tragically passed away this week. He was currently in his second year as Wheeler High School's band director and was a proud Auburn University alum where he graduated with a degree in music education. Argo went to school less than an hour from his hometown of Alexander City, Alabama.
LaFayette decides not to pull back police jurisdiction
During Thursday’s council meeting, the LaFayette City Council decided not to adopt an ordinance to pull back its police jurisdiction to its city limits in response to the state law which prevents them from collecting taxes in the area. The post LaFayette decides not to pull back police jurisdiction appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Roanoke city councilman resigns
ROANOKE, Ala (WBMA) — Roanoke city councilman Tommy Rushton resigned from his position. Rushton represented district 3. The city's revenue clerk confirmed with ABC 3340 news, Rushton resigned because he and his family moved out of district 3. Rushton spent almost exactly two years on the council after he...
Second Case of Deadly Virus Found in Ashland's Wildlife - Pet Owners Urged to Stay Alert
ASHLAND, AL - In a concerning development, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has reported a second case of rabies in wildlife within the Ashland area. This latest case involves a raccoon, and it comes on the heels of a previous case involving a fox just two weeks ago, raising concerns about a potential pattern.
Woman convicted in murder, robbery of hiker, girlfriend in Alabama forest
A Tennessee woman was convicted Friday of murder, robbery and other charges for her part in a robbery-turned-murder in a national forest in Alabama. A federal jury returned a guilty verdict against Krystal Diane Pinkins, 37, of Memphis, Tennessee, after four days of testimony before Judge R. David Proctor. Pinkins was convicted of murder, robbery and unlawful use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
ALEA searching for missing Lanett juvenile; seeking public assistance
LANETT, Ala. (WRBL) – ALEA is searching for a 12-year-old who was last seen on Wednesday and asking for public help to locate him. According to ALEA, Tamarion Jerimiah McCoy left the area of 28th Avenue SW and has not been spotted since. ALEA says he was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red […]
Horseshoe Bend hosts budding rival for big region game
Horseshoe Bend football has been through the ringer. Through five weeks and four games this season, the Generals have played a schedule featuring two top-10 teams in 2A. The combined record of the four teams HBHS has faced is 17-3. It’s safe to say, a schedule like that could have...
Randolph County Historical Museum hosting public archeological "dig experience"
RANDOLPH CO, Ala (WBMA) — The Randolph County Historical Museum Committee is sponsoring a public archeological "dig experience" on Saturday, Oct. 21, as a fundraiser to support the restoration of Randolph County Historical Museum. The event will take place, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon. With only...
Nine-year-old LaFayette native wins startup money from Auburn competition
Summer in LaFayette was a little sweeter this year. A nine-year-old LaFayette native has turned her summer snow cone stand into a bonafide business after winning $1,000 in startup funds from an Auburn University pitch competition. The post Nine-year-old LaFayette native wins startup money from Auburn competition appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Randolph County commission approves 2023-2024 budget
RANDOLPH CO, Ala (WBMA) — Randolph County commissioners approved the county's 2023-2024 budget Monday. The budget includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment for county employees and several road projects. In a post on the commission's Facebook page it included these highlights from the fiscal year 2024 budget:
Volunteers rebuild home destroyed by tornado
Work began Friday morning to build a new home for a woman displaced by an EF-3 tornado that did massive damage to the community six months ago to the day. The single-wide mobile home Mary Ann Smith had been living in was damaged by the storm but, fortunately, she was uninjured. More than 100 homes […] The post Volunteers rebuild home destroyed by tornado appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Danny Horn earns historic 346th win as Central-Clay beats Alexandria
Central of Clay County coach Danny Horn continues to climb higher on the list of the state’s all-time winningest high school coaches. Central of Clay County earned a 48-13 victory over Alexandria on Friday night, giving Horn his 346th career victory. That ties legendary Vestavia Hills coach Buddy Anderson’s career total of 346 wins and leaves both at No. 2 all-time and four behind UMS-Wright coach Terry Curtis, whose team was idle this week.
Juvenile indicted in Dadeville mass shooting
DADEVILLE – A juvenile has been indicted and is being held without bond in connection with the Dadeville mass shooting, District Attorney Mike Segrest confirms. The young man from Tuskegee was 15 years old the time. He was arrested shortly after the shooting. He was deemed an adult earlier in September by Juvenile Court Judge Kim Taylor, an announcement on the district attorney’s Facebook page reads. He will be charged as an adult.
[WATCH] Giddens’ Gameday Grub – General’s Cafe
SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Check out the newest episode of Giddens’ Gameday Grub, where yours truly highlights a place to eat on Fridays before the big game. If you’re heading to Horseshoe Bend High School for their Homecoming game against Fayetteville, make a pit stop at General’s Cafe in New Site.
Dadeville will soon see improved sidewalks around the city
Mayor Frank Goodman announced Dadeville’s sidewalk grant has officially been approved by the state. During the Dadeville council meeting, the mayor gave out a package to council members and told the public the grant is worth a little over $300,000. On Friday there will be a representative to look at the sidewalks and identify which are in bad shape.
Chambers Co. superintendent explains the next steps in merger of schools in press conference
CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Chambers County Superintendent Casey Chambley held a press conference Sept. 27 to explain Judge Keith Watkin’s opinion on the school desegregation case and how the community will move forward. The U.S. District Court upheld the decision for LaFayette High School to remain open while...
Alabama’s gold rush has long passed, but George Holmes has fun, and success, panning for what’s left
It was a hot summer day at Camp Sequoyah in Delta, Alabama, when George Holmes first got gold fever. A scoutmaster for more than 20 years, he was leading his Boy Scouts troop when he first noticed there was a merit badge for gold-panning. He became interested and took a gold-panning class.
Bill Nichols conducts mock disaster
Staff members at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home prepared for a situation they hope to never face — an emergency. The facility conducted a mock disaster drill Tuesday in collaboration with the Tallapoosa County Emergency Management Agency, Alexander City Fire Department and Central Alabama Community College, whose nursing students volunteered to assist with the simulation.
Smithsonian exhibit heading to Roanoke
An exhibit from the Smithsonian is coming to the Annie L. Awbrey Library in Roanoke, Alabama, in December to tell the story of the history of rural towns in America and their evolution. Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) traveling exhibition, which is touring many museums and libraries in […] The post Smithsonian exhibit heading to Roanoke appeared first on Valley Times-News.