Category: Primary

New book details Lisa Theris’ near death experience
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New book details Lisa Theris’ near death experience

By Johnny Adams, Union Springs Herald August 12, 2018 marks one year that Lisa Joy Theris was found naked alongside Highway 82 near Midway, AL. She had been lost in the woods for 25 days and nights with no clothes, no food, no phone; she had absolutely nothing, except the will to survive. Authors Johnny...

Memo Shows Kavanaugh Resisted Indicting Bill Clinton
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Memo Shows Kavanaugh Resisted Indicting Bill Clinton

By LISA MASCARO and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. The memo, tucked toward the end of nearly 10,000 pages released Friday, provides greater insight into...

Counter Protesters Expected to Dwarf White Supremacists in DC
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Counter Protesters Expected to Dwarf White Supremacists in DC

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia’s campus, the city of Charlottesville marked Sunday’s anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. But some 115 miles (185 kilometers) away in Washington, the principal...

Against All Odds: Democrats Pour Money Into Longshot Races
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Against All Odds: Democrats Pour Money Into Longshot Races

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a “NEVER HILLARY” bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even...

Ewe Now Have Sheep in New Program at Tuscaloosa School
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Ewe Now Have Sheep in New Program at Tuscaloosa School

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Tuscaloosa school is welcoming several animals onto its campus this year as it launches a program for students interested in veterinary medicine. About 25 students are enrolled in the new pre-veterinary science program at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy, The Tuscaloosa News reported. As part of the program, the school...

Alligator Hunt Underway in Alabama
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Alligator Hunt Underway in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s annual alligator hunt is underway. The Alabama Department of Conservation said 260 people received a tag that allows them to hunt an alligator during the limited season. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division has begun sharing photographs from this year’s hunt on its Facebook page. The length of the...

School System Chooses Superintendent, Also Has Budget Crisis
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School System Chooses Superintendent, Also Has Budget Crisis

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system has named its interim superintendent to the position permanently while it’s also dealing with financial struggles. News outlets report the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education voted Thursday night to appoint Christie Finley as superintendent. The board also heard presentations from Deputy Superintendent of Finance Bob Hagood...

Worley Re-Elected Democratic Party Chairwoman
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Worley Re-Elected Democratic Party Chairwoman

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nancy Worley has been re-elected as chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, narrowly defeating a challenger who was backed by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. The party’s executive committee on Saturday voted 101-89 for Worley over Montgomery attorney Peck Fox. Jones, the only Democrat in statewide office, nominated Fox for the chairmanship....

Appellate Court Upholds Death Sentence in Slaying
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Appellate Court Upholds Death Sentence in Slaying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the capital murder convictions of a man sentenced to die for killing a friend in southeast Alabama six years ago. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals refused Friday to overturn the conviction of Justice Jerrell Knight in the killing of Jarvis Daffin in Henry County...

Daily News Digest – August 10, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 10, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for August 10, 2018. 1. Sigh of relief: Brookwood, CMS reach deal. Brookwood Baptist Hospital is no longer in “immediate jeopardy status” and will not have its Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements revoked. At least not anytime soon. Surveyors from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare finished their...