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More than a decade ago, a group of irate residents in the small city of Vincent gathered signatures from 30% of the city’s voters and plunked down a petition to have the entire city government recalled following a dispute over a controversial zoning decision. But there was a big problem behind this effort: No recall provision is written into state law in Alabama. “It started up, but then went ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third part in the series, Forever Blue?, which is examining what it means to be a Republican in New Jersey in 2021 as the state leans increasingly toward the Democrats. The first installment weighed whether the New Jersey’s Republican party, left for dead after the Donald Trump presidency, can reclaim the state against all odds. The second examined the tricky road ...

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Taylor Powell threw a pair of third-quarter touchdowns as Troy scored a 21-9 victory at Southern Miss on Saturday night. Powell, a transfer from Missouri, completed 27 of 39 passes for 255 yards and the two touchdowns in the game. The Trojans (2-1) trailed 3-0 at the half, but Powell hit Jabre Barber on a 17-yard touchdown pass and Deyunkrea Lewis from 16 yards out to give the Trojans a 14-3 ...

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Auburn football running back Jarquez Hunter hurdled over Penn State defender Joey Turner Jr late in the fourth quarter. The play gave Auburn a first-and-goal from the 10, but the Tigers were unable to convert. Auburn Football: Auburn football's trick play turns into a disaster at Penn State Highlights: No. 20 Auburn vs. No. 12 Penn State football video highlights, score Hunter is a freshman ...

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Southern Miss football hosted Troy on Saturday night in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with the Trojans coming out on top, 21-9. Troy improved to 2-1 while USM fell to 1-2. Here are five things we learned: Ty Keyes starts for Southern Miss Against Grambling State last week, quarterback Trey Lowe was injured in the first half, prompting his exit from the game. USM did not reveal its starter until ...

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Sep. 18—MINNEAPOLIS — CenterPoint Energy announced that Christe Singleton is the new leader of Minnesota's largest natural gas utility, according to a news release from the organization. As vice president of Minnesota Gas, Singleton is responsible for all aspects of CenterPoint Energy's natural gas distribution operations in Minnesota, serving 890,000 residential and business customers in more ...

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Sep. 18—OXFORD — A Lafayette County man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing a trailer An individual filed a report with the Oxford Police Department that their trailer was stolen from behind the Ole Miss Rentals office on July 19. Surveillance video showed the suspect's vehicle. On Sept. 16, the same truck was seen Rockette's with the stolen trailer in tow. Police say they ...

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Sep. 18—OXFORD — A Lee County man has been charged with the sexual assault of a woman in Oxford. The victim reported the assault to Oxford police on Sept. 7. The investigation identified the suspect as Antonio Hankins, 34, of Nettleton. He was arrested Sept. 16 and charged with one count of sexual battery. During his initial appearance in Lafayette County Justice Court, bond was set at ...

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Sep. 18—In their youth, they found each other and a lasting appreciation for the value of community, mentoring and service. Now, after 21 years of marriage, two now-adult children and recently renewing their wedding vows, Sedric Morris and Yolanda Shelton-Morris also remain devoted to making Madison a better place. He's the Madison School District's new director of safety and security in the ...

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The Republican lawmakers gathered around the marble table for the historic moment, watching as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the strict abortion bill into law. Several applauded, one pumped his fist. Abbott had finalized Senate Bill 8 — a piece of Texas legislation that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and in effect blocks women’s constitutional rights to the procedure established ...