The Alabama Supreme Court ruled this morning that public school systems in Morgan County have a right to online sales tax revenue. The 6-3 decision gives the school systems $3.54 million of the Simplified Sellers Use Tax money that has been placed in an escrow account in Montgomery since fall 2019.
Law enforcement agencies need to change the way they hire, train and pay their personnel in response to recent murder convictions of officers involved in fatal shootings in Huntsville and Minneapolis, legal and criminal justice experts say.
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.
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.
PRICEVILLE — Morgan County is looking at possibly adding two youth athletic fields at North Park on a parcel of land there that the city of Priceville decided not to use.
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.
HANCEVILLE — Wallace State Community College has named Danville High graduates Alexis Williams and Murl Sims All-Alabama Academic Team Scholars for 2021.
Some local elected officials praised the Legislature for adding a year onto current council and mayoral terms, but two Decatur council members questioned the legitimacy of the state granting them one more year in office than voters did.