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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. 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 ... 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 ...


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