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Mayor Darrio Melton says the responsibility to pass a budget falls on the shoulders of the city council. "The law states the mayor provides suggestions on what I think we need, because I'm in the best position to determine the day-to-day operations, but ultimately the council is responsible for the budget of ...
One camera will go up, followed by the second within a few weeks that will cover the East/West Streets in downtown. The third will go up at the city's recreation field. The city commission purchased the first two cameras. The third was purchased with a grant which they're also working to obtain for a possible ...
After a coal ash spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in 2008, authorities cleaned up the mostly white city of Kingston, Tennessee, by dumping the coal ash in the landfill at Uniontown -- which is 90 percent black and where half of residents live below the poverty line. The mercury and arsenic in coal ash can ...

(HURTSBORO, Ala.) -- A man with a rifle stormed into an Alabama restaurant Wednesday morning and opened fire, killing the owner and wounding three other people, authorities said.The suspect entered the City Grill in the east Alabama town of Hurtsboro, yelled out the name of the owner and started ...
The US Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed a civil rights case brought by residents of a small, overwhelmingly African American town in Alabama who have spent much of the past decade battling a toxic landfill they blame for causing a myriad of physical and mental illnesses.
Alabama is home to two cities that made Livability's list of 5 up and coming tech hubs. ... Moving on to the Magic City, Livability says Birmingham has gained a lot of attention through the work of Velocity Accelerator and the Innovation Depot, and the growth of grocery delivery service Shipt and Daxko, ...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Sadie Grace Andrews, like many children, loved to swing. Especially at the playground in her Grove Hill neighborhood in Auburn, Alabama. Now many Sadie routinely greeted with cheer have banded together to enrich the Grove Hill playground. A pavilion is in the works, with more ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Fifty-one candidates are vying for the position of police chief of Alabama's largest city. AL.com reports that the applicants seeking to become Birmingham's next police chief include local, regional and national candidates. The search, contracted to Siena Consulting, began Jan.
A local newspaper, The Marshall News Messenger, quoted Woolheater: "Thirteen other cities in the U.S. use Bigfoot for tourism and that's where I got this idea from. I brought the idea for the proclamation up to the city after I saw a city in Alabama do the same." He was referring to the Conecuh County town ...
Wednesday storms bring significant damage to Alabama towns ... (WIAT) - Heavy storms brought damage to towns like Hueytown and Jacksonville on Wednesday night, according to reports from eyewitnesses and emergency services. Straight line winds took down several trees and powerlines in the area ...
Leeds hit with ransomware attack: City forced to pay hackers $12K to regain control of computers ... The city of Leeds paid hackers $12,000 in bitcoin after its computer systems were attacked with ransomware. ... Miller said Leeds does not believe any neighboring cities were affected by the same hack.
A mostly white Alabama city that a federal appeals court ruled cannot separate from a heavily black county school system has stopped its efforts to form its ... AL.com reports Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland and City Schools Board of Education President Michael Hogue said in a letter Wednesday to the ...
The vehicle she was careening through downtown, often parking akimbo on sidewalks or in the middle of the street, was a six-seat electric cart, from which she leads More Than Tours -- explorations of a city that has been both the site of systemic oppression of her fellow African-Americans and the ...

A bill to ban Alabama cities from using cameras for automated enforcement of traffic signal and speeding laws failed to make it out of committee in the Alabama House ... Scott Holmes, an attorney for the city of Tuscaloosa, said the city has red light cameras at six intersections and has used them since 2013.
Andrew Yeager of member station WBHM has the story of how a small town in northwest Alabama became the birthplace of our national emergency ... ANDREW YEAGER, BYLINE: A sign near the highway south of town declares Haleyville, where 911 began. ... Then just inside the entrance to city hall.
Many cities from north to south Alabama smashed high temperature records on Wednesday -- a few of them for the third straight day. And not by a few degrees, either. And two cities -- Montgomery and Birmingham -- both tied the record for the highest temperature on record in the month of February.
Alabama lawmakers heard arguments for and against adding restrictions to make it harder for a city to secede from a county school district and form its own ... Gaines said SB44 represents "a major shift of education policy in this state," and said when municipalities break away from a county district, it is ...
The Future City team from the Academy for Science and Foreign Language won third place nationally last week. ( Contributed photo ). Comment ... Their idea not only won them first place in Alabama's Future City Competition, but it won them third place nationwide last Tuesday. The theme of this year's ...
Also during the meeting, the council authorized an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for the construction of a new bridge at Cunningham Drive. The project will cost approximately $1.8 million, an expense of which the federal government will cover 80 percent, resulting with the city ...
The town in rural northwest Alabama doesn't hold back on championing its claim to fame. A sign near the highway south of town declares "Haleyville - Where 9-1-1 Began." Banners hanging from street lights bear the town seal with a red phone receiver and the words "Home of 9-1-1." Then, just inside city ...
Center Point Mayor Tom Henderson also pleaded his case to the committee. He says stop sign and speeding cameras help with his city's safety. "Your just painting everything with a broad brush and your taking away the opportunity for Municipalities to determine how they enforce their safety in their cities," said Henderson.
50 Years Ago, How A Small Alabama Town Pioneered The First 911 Call ... In January 1968, the FCC and AT&T announced a plan for an emergency telephone number. But the Alabama Telephone Company decided to get out ahead of the feds and set up its own system. facebook; twitter; Flipboard
A bill to ban Alabama cities from using cameras for automated enforcement of traffic signal and speeding laws failed to make it out of committee in the Alabama ... Officials from Tuscaloosa, Center Point, Phenix City and Montgomery told the House Public Safety Committee that their use of cameras promotes ...
Another day of unseasonably warm weather has caused the National Weather Service to rewrite the record books across Alabama. Many cities from north to south Alabama smashed high temperature records on Wednesday -- a few of them for the third straight day. And not by a few degrees, either. And two ...
By the 1830s, white settlers had begun to make their homes around the Creek village known as Socopatoy, named for the creek that ran through it, as well as Socopatoy Trail, which connected Wetumpka and Talladega, according to the marker. From 1837 to 1866, the town had its own post office; the ...
Decatur Public Library Director Sherry Sakovich is seeking City Council permission to move the Alabama Room and make structural changes to the aging ... issue, convert what is now the Alabama Room on the mezzanine into staff offices, and create a new local history and genealogy room on the first floor.
One thing's for sure: Alabama's law allowing formation of a city school system makes it fairly easy to secede from the county system. ... Cities often raise additional tax revenue to devote to schools, and though spending more money doesn't always mean better student outcomes, Alabama's city systems ...
The mayor, Jerry Sadler, says not enough work was getting done with the department. The doors of the Sipsey police Department were locked and patrol cars were impounded behind town hall two weeks ago, leaving residents without a police chief and a six-person part-time reserve force. "He didn't act on ...
The case has garnered local and national attention, after Ervin Lee Heard was mentioned in the popular "S-Town" podcast that centered on the Alabama county. Susie Walker was awarded the multi-million dollar consent judgement on February 5 by U.S. District Judge David Proctor for an incident in 2013, ...
(WIAT) -- After a violent start to 2018, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced a new initiative to battle crime in the city. "Operation Step Up" will begin next ... Woodfin also announced the city will be working with Alabama Power to light up more streets in an effort to help. Stay with CBS 42 for more ...
Residents of Birmingham's Smithfield neighborhood and others spoke out against the city helping fund a stadium on Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Complex-owned property downtown during a ... The Jefferson County delegation in the Alabama Senate on Wednesday approved a different bill by Sen.
ENSLEY, Ala. (WIAT) - Frustrated by growing violence in the city, a group of pastors and city leaders are asking citizens to join them for a prayer walk. These leaders are organized under the group Prayer Force United. They will hold an indoor prayer meeting Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Macedonia ...
... of incorporating the town. Only 68 of 300 residents eligible to vote actually cast a ballot at the Berlin Community Center. Berlin will now become the 12th municipality in Cullman County. Now, the county will conduct a census and enter an order of incorporation. City officials will also have to set an election ...
Olde Town Daphne is a quaint burg in the heart of Baldwin County's largest city, among Alabama's fastest growing. Its roads are shaded by moss-draped oaks. Restaurants, churches, schools, shops, parks, a popular club and even City Hall are all within walking distance of one another. But a proposed ...
(CNN) -- A predominantly white Alabama city cannot secede from a county school system that remains under a 1971 desegregation order, a federal ... The flier listed several predominantly black and predominantly white towns, calling the latter "some of the best places to live in the country," the court said.
Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, sponsored the bill, SB44, that proposes to up the minimum number of a city's residents to 25,000 and require some financial scrutiny of the city's ability to sustain a school system before a new school district can be created. Alabama's current law only requires a city ...
(CNN) A predominantly white Alabama city cannot secede from a county school system that remains under a 1971 desegregation order, a federal ... of wealth)," the would-be advisory board member said, later adding that Gardendale didn't "want to become" Center Point, a town that was 99% white 48 years ...
A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a lower judge's decision that had allowed a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, to secede from the local school district, saying the plan's express purpose was to exclude black children. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that U.S. ...
Alabama is still searching for its quarterback commitment in the 2018 class as we are now entering the final stretch before National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Brock Purdy, a 3-star prospect from Perry high school (Gilbert, Ariz.), was hosted by the Crimson Tide this weekend for an official visit. Purdy, along with ...
The company first argued that it simply wasn't engaged in business inside the city of Birmingham. Elbow River relied, in part, on Ala. Code § 11-51-194(b), which shields remote sellers from municipal business license tax in Alabama when their sole connection with a municipality is the delivery of their ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- It started, as many things do on the internet, as a joke. It ended with dripping candle wax and a box of tacos tossed from the bed of a pickup truck, yards away from the charred and partially collapsed remains of a 24-hour Taco Bell restaurant. The fast-food restaurant caught fire ...
The Walker County, Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit to highlight the many cities and towns in Walker County is now on display at the Jasper Civic Center and will eventually be displayed across the county. The exhibit is part of the Alabama 200 celebration to recognize the state's 200th birthday in ...
William Walker, a 19-year-old from Ardmore, Tennessee, died at Huntsville hospital after being shot at Lakeshore Crossing Apartments on Rime Village Drive. Madison County Deputy Coroner Tyler Berryhill released Walker's identity Saturday afternoon. Berryhill said the case is being investigated as a ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WCBI/Alabama Athletics) - The Alabama men's basketball team took down No. 12/11 Oklahoma, 80-73, in front of a sold out crowd in Coleman Coliseum Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the Crimson Tide's third win this season over an AP Top-25 team and its sixth win over the ...
The Birmingham area is listed as the best place to find a healthcare job in the United States. The report was released by Abodo, which is an apartment search site. The group used data from the U.S. Department of Labor in its analysis of metropolitan living areas. Birmingham Hoover got the top slot out of 50 ...
BARTOW - A Polk County grand jury indicted three Alabama men Thursday in the robbery and shooting deaths of two Polk City housemates earlier this month. The grand jury decided the allegations against Darril Lamar Rankin, Gerjuan Demarcus Jackson and Kenley Campbell were strong enough to ...


 

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