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DEA Crackdown on Prescription Drugs in Four Southern States

DEA Crackdown on Prescription Drugs in Four Southern States

Today morning, the Drug Enforcement Administration or the DEA, raided pharmacies, pain clinics and other locations as part of their crackdown on prescription pain pills abuse in the four southern states of Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The bust was the culmination of a 15-month operation which was launched last summer by the DEA’s drug diversion […]

Employees of Blue Bell Creameries Lose Jobs After Listeria Issue

Employees of Blue Bell Creameries Lose Jobs After Listeria Issue

 Blue Bell announced that they will launch a complete and targeted clean up mission against the Listeria bacteria. The CEO hopes that this mission ensures better quality of the products.On May 15, it was announced that Blue Bell Creameries would be laying off over a third of its workforce after a listeria issue. Listeria was […]

Train Collides With Car and Kills 1 in Bessemer

Train Collides With Car and Kills 1 in Bessemer

Authorities in Bessemer, Alabama are investigating a fatal car wreck after an Amtrak train collided with the vehicle and killed a person. The identity of the driver of the car is unknown and also the circumstances leading to the crash have not been announced yet. The crash took place on Carolina Avenue and 16th Street South at […]

Mother’s Facebook Apology Goes Viral [Video]

Mother’s Facebook Apology Goes Viral [Video]

A mother’s apology has gone viral after she posted on her Facebook page a request for forgiveness after learning of her unruly daughters’ behavior at an Alabama movie theater. The mother of three, Kyesha Smith Wood, set the internet ablaze this week with her apology in hopes of finding the mother her children were rude towards. Wood’s […]

Police Arrest Man in Alabama After Four Hour Standoff

Police Arrest Man in Alabama After Four Hour Standoff

Police in Bessemer, Alabama have just arrested a man after a four hour standoff. The man, armed with a bow and arrow, fired at officers as they arrived at his apartment complex. The police returned fire at the man who was perched up on the balcony of his apartment. Immediately after the officers returned fire, […]

Selma Activist Refuses to March

Selma Activist Refuses to March

Over the weekend, the ceremonies marking the 50-year anniversary of the march on Selma gained national attention. President Obama was one of the numerous notable public figures there, and he gave an important speech about how much things have changed in the country. There was also a symbolic march across the landmark Edmund Pettus Bridge […]

Selma in History

Selma in History

Selma played a major role in history. It is the county seat of Dallas County in Alabama, located on the banks of the Alabama River, in what is identified as the Black Belt region.  The Black Belt region became known for the rich, dark soil that was perfect for cotton growing. During the time of […]

Selma Marches Again, Five Decades Later

Selma Marches Again, Five Decades Later

The city of Selma, Alabama once again walked with deliberation. Today March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama, five decades were memorialized. Attendees honored the 600 Selma human rights advocates who, in 1965, opposed the injustice against the black community throughout the United States. ‘Bloody Sunday’, as it is known, transpired on Sunday, March 7, 1965 while […]

Alabama County to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Alabama County to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Federal Judge Callie Granade obliged Alabama Mobile county to issue same-sex marriage licenses on Thursday. The order acts also as a warning to probate judges across the state to start releasing same-sex marriage licenses. Granade said judge Don Davies cannot deny couples a license based on the fact that the plaintiffs form a same-sex couple […]

Same-Sex Marriage Gaining Momentum

Same-Sex Marriage Gaining Momentum

There has been some controversy over certain judges not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after being reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout the state of Alabama, there is much confusion on whether the county judges will allow the issue of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which slowed the momentum gained. Out of the […]

Gay Marriage Law Is Ignored by Alabama Judge

Gay Marriage Law Is Ignored by Alabama Judge

On the day same-sex marriages were scheduled to become legal, Alabama judge refused to give permits to requesting lawyers. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court defied the Supreme Court’s ruling stating “Effective immediately, no probate judge of the State of Alabama shall issue or recognize a marriage license that is inconsistent,” […]

‘Selma’ Sends Powerful Message, but Is It All True?

‘Selma’ Sends Powerful Message, but Is It All True?

The film Selma, set to open this Friday in theatres, sends a powerful message to filmgoers about Civil Rights in 1965, but recent statements have asserted that not everything presented in the movie may be true. This article explores a recently uncovered announcement about historic information. The latest report from historian Julian Zelizer claims that […]

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