Florence, Alabama city archeologist and DeSoto researcher, Charles Moore, will be presenting Hernando DeSoto’s Expedition Through Alabama commemorating the arrival of the first Europeans into this part Alabama 475 years ago.
DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne, Alabama, may be on the chopping block if the Alabama legislature and Gov. Robert Bentley can’t agree on a formula for resolving a $700 million statewide budget shortfall.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.
GAYLESVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old has died after a handgun went off while the child's father was cleaning it.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says police were called to the home around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shaver says County Coroner Jeremy Deaton pronounced the child dead at the home on County Road 865.
Authorities say the man was apparently cleaning the gun when it fired. They say the bullet hit him in the hand before striking the 11-year-old who was sitting on the couch. The child's mother also was hit in her elbow.
Both parents were taken for medical treatment. Police have not released names of anyone involved.
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State averages for the price of a regular gallon of gas dropped another cent, and prices were down in at least two more cities in Northwest Georgia in Cedartown, and gas dipping below the $2 mark in Calhoun today.
The price of gasoline dropped another couple of pennies overnight in some areas of Northwest Georgia and surrounding states, and Rome has finally seen one station drop below the $2.20 mark according to Gasbuddy.com reports.
Update: A Piedmont, Alabama man, was sent to the hospital following a wreck on Ga. 100 Friday afternoon. Jeffrey Winkles, 50, was driving a white Dodge Dakota pickup that left the roadway, police said. There were no passengers.
Floyd County’s unemployment rate dipped below 7 percent in November, checking in at 6.7 percent for the month. The rate was down from 7.2 percent in October and down from 7.6 percent in November of last year.
Gas prices fell below $2 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind. The lowest prices in Florida are in the Jacksonville area at about $2.10 a gallon. If prices keep falling at a rate of 2 cents a day, Florida motorists could begin finding gasoline below $2 by the end of the week.
Gas prices continue their slow decline downward toward the under $2 range in most of Northwest Georgia and in surrounding states, or stayed the same overnight as the cost of a regular gallon of gas continues a downward trend ahead of holiday travel.