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Alabama Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Alabama's unemployment rate for September is unchanged at 5.4 percent. A statement released by the governor's office says the jobless rate represents a total of 117,125 unemployed people in the state. Just over 2 million people were employed at the… continue reading ›

Annual Tale Tellin' Festival Underway in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The 38th Annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Alabama Tale-Tellin' Festival is underway in downtown Selma. The two-day festival blends music, song and dance, and the art of story-telling. Organizers say the hilarious hillbilly, Mama Whaples, Norton… continue reading ›

New Sawmill Brings Jobs to Demopolis

Governor Robert Bentley announced Monday that Two Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $65 million to build a state of the art sawmill in Demopolis that will create 55 jobs initially and a total of 95 eventually. “I am committed… continue reading ›

Election Results: City Runoffs

Many cities and towns outside of Montgomery are holding runoff elections.  Click here for updated returns. Polls closed at 7 p.m., so numbers will be coming in throughout the evening. Get complete results and reaction on Alabama News Network at 10:00… continue reading ›

Selma Man Convicted of Arson

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A Dallas County jury finds a Selma man guilty of arson after a two-day trial. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Clement Heard set his girlfriend's house on fire during a domestic dispute back in 2014.… continue reading ›

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