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Montgomery now dying faster than Birmingham, report indicates (John Archibald) - al.com

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:10

Montgomery now dying faster than Birmingham, report indicates (John Archibald)
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Birmingham – long the largest city in Alabama -- was dying on the vine, shriveling like a prune and fading. And Montgomery – suddenly happening, seemingly together Montgomery -- was on the move. The capital city was poised to pass Birmingham in ...

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Two Natural Resource Enterprises workshops planned for July in Montgomery ... - al.com (blog)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:09

Two Natural Resource Enterprises workshops planned for July in Montgomery ...
al.com (blog)
Hunting leases, fee fishing and agritourism ventures are among the topics to be covered in the workshops, which are focused on Alabama's Black Belt region. The first workshop will be July 16 at the Demopolis Higher Education Center in Marengo County ...

Husband who shot, critically injured wife in east Montgomery dispute on ... - al.com (blog)

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 19:15

Husband who shot, critically injured wife in east Montgomery dispute on ...
al.com (blog)
Montgomery Police released Tuesday afternoon that a 39-year-old male, later identified as Robinson, shot his 37-year-old wife in a dispute in the 3600 block of Carriage Oaks Court at around 1:20 p.m. Both were transported to a local hospital, where the ...

Country singer John Anderson to perform in Montgomery on August 17 - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 16:30

Country singer John Anderson to perform in Montgomery on August 17
The Birmingham News - al.com
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Country singer John Anderson will take the stage at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m. on August 17. Anderson is known for turning Billy Joe Shaver's “I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond ...

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Gay lawmaker to fight Alabama's same-sex marriage ban - Montgomery Advertiser

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:18

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Gay lawmaker to fight Alabama's same-sex marriage ban
Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama voters overwhelmingly, with 81 percent in favor, approved a constitutional amendment in 2006 that prohibited gay marriage. Longtime Democratic state Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery, who has repeatedly introduced legislation that would add ...
Montgomery Residents, Churches Talk Same-Sex RulingWNCF
Can same-sex couples in Pennsylvania gain benefits? It dependsPittsburgh Post Gazette
Scalia slams fellow Justices in DOMA dissentDaily Caller

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Alabama drug cases halted by investigation backlog - Montgomery Advertiser

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 21:25

Alabama drug cases halted by investigation backlog
Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Regional Laboratory Director Katherine Richert told AL.com Wednesday (http://bit.ly/17CK9hi ) that nearly 30,400 are unresolved because of understaffing and a spike in cases after the closure of several regional laboratories. Alabama ...
Understaffing, budget cuts linked to backlog of more than 30000 Ala. drug ...The Republic

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Crews work to remove submerged riverboat from Alabama River (photos) - al.com (blog)

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 19:06

Crews work to remove submerged riverboat from Alabama River (photos)
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According to a press release from the City of Montgomery, Seamon's Wrecker Service of Prattville, Ala., partnered with the City of Montgomery and volunteered its services to remove the partially submerged riverboat. Sabel Steel will salvage it when its ...

Suspect captured on surveillance camera stealing truck near Faulkner ... - al.com (blog)

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 18:57

Suspect captured on surveillance camera stealing truck near Faulkner ...
al.com (blog)
Central Alabama CrimeStoppers. MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Montgomery Police are asking for help identifying a suspect captured on surveillance camera breaking into a vehicle and stealing it near Faulkner University. The white male suspect is seen in the ...

Newest ship from Austal named Montgomery in honor of Alabama's c - WSFA ... - WSFA

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:39

Newest ship from Austal named Montgomery in honor of Alabama's c - WSFA ...
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The newest ship is being named Montgomery (LCS 8) in honor of Alabama's capital city. The ship's sponsor, Mary Blackshear Sessions, authenticated the keel by welding her initials into the hull section. She was assisted by Kyle Hinton, who is an "A ...

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Ex-supervisor found guilty in Ala. inmate death - SunHerald.com

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:39

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Ex-supervisor found guilty in Ala. inmate death
SunHerald.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A former Alabama prison supervisor was behind bars after a jury convicted him Tuesday of fatally beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up. The federal court jury of eight women and four men returned guilty verdicts against ...
Former Alabama prison supervisor convicted of beating inmate to death ...The Republic

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Ex-supervisor found guilty in Ala. inmate death - MiamiHerald.com

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:31

The Republic

Ex-supervisor found guilty in Ala. inmate death
MiamiHerald.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A former Alabama prison supervisor was behind bars after a jury convicted him Tuesday of fatally beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up. The federal court jury of eight women and four men returned guilty verdicts against ...
Ex-supervisor found guilty in Alabama inmate deathMontgomery Advertiser
Former Corrections Officer Convicted of Beating Inmate to DeathWTVY, Dothan

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Zoo's Rhino Named Ethan After Ala. Boy Rescued From Bunker - ABC News

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:05

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Zoo's Rhino Named Ethan After Ala. Boy Rescued From Bunker
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The Montgomery Zoo in Alabama announced it named its baby Indian rhino after Ethan Gilman, the 6-year-old who was held against his will by Jimmy Lee Dykes in an underground bunker for nearly a week in Midland City, Ala. "It was a significant birth to ...
Video: Baby rhino on display at Alabama zoo7Online.com
Baby rhino at Montgomery Zoo is named after Alabama boy who was rescued ...Fox News
Montgomery Zoo's new rhino, featured on NBC's Today Show - WSFA.com ...WSFA
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The 1965 march on Montgomery - Albany Times Union

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:56

San Francisco Chronicle

The 1965 march on Montgomery
Albany Times Union
American singer and activist Harry Belafonte sings a duet with singer Odetta Holmes (1930 - 2008) at the 'Stars for Freedom' rally, Montgomery, Alabama, March 24, 1965. The rally occurred on the last night of the historic Selma to Montgomery march in ...
Selma RememberedHuffington Post
Tom Schantz: Undue the damage to the Voting Rights ActThe Daily Camera

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Video: Baby rhino on display at Alabama zoo - 7Online.com

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:47

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Video: Baby rhino on display at Alabama zoo
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MONTGOMERY (WABC) -- The first baby rhinoceros to be born through artificial insemination is now on display at the zoo in Montgomery, Alabama. And that's not the only thing special about him. Ethan, born earlier this month, is named after the Alabama ...
Zoo's Rhino Named Ethan After Ala. Boy Rescued From BunkerABC News
Baby rhino at Montgomery Zoo is named after Alabama boy who was rescued ...Fox News
Montgomery Zoo announces birth of endangered rhino in captivity (photos)al.com (blog)
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Alabama moves up to 44th in Kids Count report - Montgomery Advertiser

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:05

Alabama moves up to 44th in Kids Count report
Montgomery Advertiser
Those improvements show that existing programs are working, said Linda Tilly, director of the Montgomery nonprofit Voices for Alabama's Children. But Tilly is concerned that worsening poverty statistics could threaten those very improvements. “I think ...

Study: Agriculture has $70.4 billion impact on Alabama - Montgomery Advertiser

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:05

Study: Agriculture has $70.4 billion impact on Alabama
Montgomery Advertiser
The executive director of the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Leigha Cauthen, said the report shows how critical industries related to agriculture are to local economies in Alabama. She said agriculture and related industries account for more than half ...

3 already have entered race for Alabama secretary of state - Montgomery Advertiser

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 09:05

WNCF

3 already have entered race for Alabama secretary of state
Montgomery Advertiser
The election to replace outgoing Secretary of State Beth Chapman is turning into a contest that includes a state lawmaker, a current and former judge. Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue and former Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese ...
Alabama secretary of state race drawing candidatesAlabama's News Leader

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Baby rhino at Montgomery Zoo is named after Alabama boy who was rescued ... - Fox News

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 04:38

Baby rhino at Montgomery Zoo is named after Alabama boy who was rescued ...
Fox News
A baby rhino at the Montgomery, Ala., zoo has been named Ethan after the Alabama boy who was taken hostage in a bunker in February. WSFA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1a1ubxm) that Ethan is the first rhino calf born in a U.S. zoo to survive and thrive ...

Agriculture has $70.4 billion impact on Alabama - Montgomery Advertiser

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:08

Agriculture has $70.4 billion impact on Alabama
Montgomery Advertiser
News. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Agriculture, forestry and related industries have an annual economic impact in Alabama of $70.4 billion, according to new statistics prepared for counties in the state. The study was conducted by Auburn University and the ...
Agriculture big in ShoalsTimes Daily

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2013 National Crusade for Christ targets Montgomery for outreach campaign ... - al.com (blog)

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:15

2013 National Crusade for Christ targets Montgomery for outreach campaign ...
al.com (blog)
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The National Crusade for Christ started a week's worth of service projects and ministry outreach in the River Region this weekend. On Saturday, the group sponsored a free health fair and a food giveaway in conjunction with the ...