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Alabama Begins Work on Beachfront Hotel Using BP Money

Courtesy: MGN Online

Posted: 03/18/2016 - Alabama is using BP funds to construct a multimillion-dollar beachfront hotel and conference center just weeks after a federal judge blocked the state from paying for the work with money from the oil giant.

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Economic Development Effort

Updated: 03/18/2016 - A local economic development leader is talking with Newscenter 11 about efforts to attract a large industry to this area. If successful, this could lead to many new jobs for people in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Local Unemployment Rate: Efforts To Attract More Jobs

Updated: 03/17/2016 - The president of the EMBDC says efforts are increasing to promote regional development that crosses the state line. If successful, Bill Hannah says ultimately the effort will result in many new jobs for East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Alabama House, Governor at Odds over Budget

Updated: 03/15/2016 - The Alabama House of Representatives is expected to vote on a lean General Fund budget that Gov. Robert Bentley has already threatened to veto over Medicaid funding.

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Alabama Governor Visits Troubled Prison

Updated: 03/15/2016 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says prison uprisings will occur in other facilities in the state if the problems of overcrowding and under-staffing aren't addressed.

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ACA Still on Republican Radar

Posted: 03/14/2016 - Both houses of Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act in January. Even though the president vetoed the legislation, many Republicans are still working to chip away at Obamacare.

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Another Uprising Monday at Alabama Prison

Posted: 03/14/2016 - A prisoner stabbed a fellow inmate Monday and inmates barricaded themselves in a dorm at an Alabama prison that was the site of weekend uprisings.

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Alabama Jobless Rate Unchanged

Posted: 03/14/2016 - Alabama's unemployment rate remains unchanged even though the state added more than 8,000 jobs in January.

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Officers Find Contraband in Prison

Posted: 03/14/2016 - Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband during a search after an uprising at Alabama's Holman prison.

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Judge Orders Tapes Turned over in Hubbard Case

Posted: 03/10/2016 - A judge has ordered a political consultant to turn over recordings of phone conversations he had with the lead prosecutor in Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's ethics case.

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Feds Seek Dismissal of Refugee Lawsuit

Posted: 03/09/2016 - The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama's lawsuit over refugee settlement, saying states have no "veto power" over refugee placement decisions.

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