The Alabama Department of Transportation expects to start paving Sixth Avenue in June, and officials say they aren’t waiting for the city to start its planned $7 million streetscape plan on the northern end of this state road.

• The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:

A week after a Valhermoso Springs man's indictment for manslaughter in connection with a 2020 collision, he was charged in March with misdemeanor attempting to elude after allegedly driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone to flee a deputy.

At least one local sheriff said the lifetime pistol permits authorized by the Legislature last month will cost his department money, but a sponsor of the bill predicted it won't hurt sheriffs' offices financially and will create a safer environment for law enforcement officers.

The Morgan County license commissioner’s offices at the courthouse, Cotaco and Hartselle will be closed to the public Wednesday to allow staff to catch up on filings put off because of a heavy workload.

• The following local residents recently graduated from the University of Mississippi:

The National Weather Service in Huntsville said the Tennessee Valley will have the potential for a few tornadoes Tuesday as two cold fronts move through.

State Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, wants the Legislature to wait for state reading test results before deciding whether to delay the third grade holdback requirement from taking effect next year, but Decatur's school superintendent prefers the issue not remain in limbo.

• Lida Orr of Decatur earned a place on Furman University's dean's list for the 2020 fall semester.

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