News archive from 8 February 2014

GOP leader: Howard's departure was over candidate disputes

GOP leader: Howard's departure was over candidate disputes

slideshow The former chairman of the Calhoun County Republican Party resigned after state GOP officials investigated complaints of improper conduct, an official with the party said Friday. Gene Howard, who stepped down as chairman of the local party...

 

Minn co-op buys N La company's fertilizer business

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. -- A Minnesota energy, grain and food cooperative has bought the fertilizer business and related assets of a river transportation service company based in northeast Louisiana. A news release Friday from CHS Inc. said the purchase...

 
National wildlife refuge declines offer to annex into Anniston

National wildlife refuge declines offer to annex into Anniston

slideshow It appears the last of McClellan still outside Anniston's city limits will remain so for the foreseeable future. Sarah Clardy, refuge manager for the Mountain Longleaf Wildlife Refuge, said Anniston will not be allowed to annex the remaining...

 
AAA office in Oxford moves, doubles in size

AAA office in Oxford moves, doubles in size

slideshow OXFORD — Citing rapid growth in insurance and travel customers in the state and Southeast, AAA opened a new office in Oxford on Thursday, doubling the size and staff of their East Alabama branch. Officials with AAA Alabama and the Calhoun...

 

Bullet train timeline unchanged despite setbacks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new forecast from the California High-Speed Rail Authority slightly lowers the $68 billion cost of the bullet train project but leaves the construction timeline the same despite protracted court battles. The updated business...

 

APNewsBreak: Feds won't OK Arizona Medicaid limits

PHOENIX -- Federal officials on Friday poured cold water on Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin's plan to force Medicaid recipients to get a job and to limit their insurance to a maximum of five years, saying the proposals likely run counter to federal...

 
Oxford police investigating shooting deaths of two horses

Oxford police investigating shooting deaths of two horses

slideshow slideshow Oxford police Friday were investigating a report of two horses found shot to death on their owner’s property earlier this week. According to Oxford Lt. L.G. Owens, both horses were killed sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning...

 
GOP leader: Howard's departure was over candidate disputes

GOP leader: Howard's departure was over candidate disputes

slideshow The former chairman of the Calhoun County Republican Party resigned after state GOP officials investigated complaints of improper conduct, an official with the party said Friday. Gene Howard, who stepped down as chairman of the local party...

 
State explores more activities for public recreation areas

State explores more activities for public recreation areas

slideshow Zip lines or canopy tours at Cheaha State Park? Maybe in the not-too-distant future. Alabama State Parks, the state agency that operates the state’s parks and resorts, wants to partner with outdoor adventure sports operators to bring more...

 
Gracie Gold preps for pressure of 1st Olympics

Gracie Gold preps for pressure of 1st Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- Frank Carroll is trying to brainwash Gracie Gold, and it might be working. Carroll, the esteemed figure skating coach, wants to convince his latest star pupil that the Olympics are far easier than the U.S. Championships, which he...

 

Jimmy Ryce's killer appeals to U.S. Supreme Court to stay his execution

As the clock ticks down on Wednesday's scheduled execution of the South Miami-Dade man who killed 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce, the lawyers for Death Row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to stop it. After Chavez's bid to the...

 
Ex-Panther Mo Collins looks to recharge West Charlotte

Ex-Panther Mo Collins looks to recharge West Charlotte

Mo Collins wants to make West Charlotte High football cool again. Collins, who was introduced as his alma mater's head coach on Friday, is tasked with rebuilding a program that went 18-40 the past five seasons, including 0-11 in 2013 under former...

 

Ex-Miami cop gets 12 years for ID theft, tax fraud

A fired Miami police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for stealing hundreds of people's names from a Florida driver's license database to score $140,000 in fraudulent income-tax refunds. Malinsky Bazile, 28, was convicted in October...

 

Charlotte Bobcats Jeff Taylor, Brendan Haywood working through major rehab stints

One guy has missed every Charlotte Bobcats game this season. The other will miss every game remaining. These aren't typical nicks that cost a player a game or two. Center Brendan Haywood is rehabbing from a stress fracture in his left foot discovered...

 

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