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Alabama Supreme Court: No same-sex marriage
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:02:20 -0800

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing licenses for same-sex marriages.

Past, present clash over same-sex marriage
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:41:11 -0800

Same-sex marriage, which is legal in 37 states and Washington is creeping into the South, where opposition is the staunchest. FULL STORY

Harper Lee Releases Statement Through Attorney Amid Concern: ‘Happy As Hell’ To Publish New Book
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:19:18 -0800

Not long after HarperCollins announced that Harper Lee would publish a second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” after a 55 year hiatus, exclamations of excitement were met by whispers of concern that the 88-year-old literary icon was not in charge of the decision. In response, HarperCollins issued a statement on Thursday, according to the Associated Press , that was provided by Lee’s lawyer, Tonja ...

Remembering the martyrs of Bloody Sunday
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:06:51 -0800

Many people throughout the South gave their lives for civil rights. Among them were these three in Alabama in 1965: One who inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, and two who died supporting them.

Author's hometown excited, perplexed by 'Mockingbird' sequel
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:55:35 -0800

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — In the small Alabama town author Harper Lee made famous with "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Southern classic novel can be seen and felt everywhere.

Manhunt over: Jackson Co. storage shed burglary suspect captured
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:23:19 -0800

The manhunt is over for an Escatawpa man accused in a rash of burglaries across Jackson County. Mark Andrew Clark, 50, was arrested in Alabama and extradited back to coast Wednesday to face dozens of charges connected to storage shed burglaries.

The state trooper whose killing of an unarmed black man prompted the Selma marches
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:31:38 -0800

State trooper James Bonard Fowler shot and killed Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma, Alabama, in February 1965. Now his daughter says 'Daddy is not a racist' and says his wife's ethnicity proves it.

Gris: Me and Harper Lee
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:14:59 -0800

In the summer of 2004, I left my home in Monroe County and stopped for lunch in another Monroe County five hours down the road. Click to Continue »

Many Alabama counties defy gay-marriage ruling
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:35:29 -0800

The first day of same-sex marriage turned out to be a mixed bag for Alabama.

Emails: Indicted Alabama House speaker had financial trouble, sought work
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:07:53 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard was having deepening financial troubles — to the point that he was considering leaving politics — and sought assistance from powerful friends and lobbyists who at times cautioned him about his requests, according to emails included in a prosecution court filing Friday. The filing in Lee County Circuit Court provided the first glimpse of the ...