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Bentley Wants Teacher Raise in Budget

Updated: 03/06/2014 - Gov. Robert Bentley says he won't sign the education budget unless it includes a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and public education employees.

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Lumumba Memorial Service Set

Posted: 03/04/2014 - A memorial service honoring the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Wednesday at the Word and Worship Church.

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Judges Rule Oil Spill Harm Not Required in Claims

Posted: 03/04/2014 - A divided three-judge federal appeals panel has ruled that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 oil spill to collect settlement payments.

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UWA President Placed on Administrative Leave

Updated: 03/03/2014 - After a two-hour meeting Monday afternoon, the University of West Alabama board of trustees voted to not renew the contract for Dr. Richard Holland.

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Reeves Unveiling New Teacher Pay Raise Proposal

Updated: 03/03/2014 - The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to see whether February tax collections were weak or strong before deciding whether to seek a new, larger revenue estimate for the coming year.

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Childers Enters Mississippi Senate Race

Posted: 02/28/2014 - Travis Childers, a Democrat who served just over two years in Congress, says he's running for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi.

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Gene Taylor Switches Parties

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Longtime Democratic congressman, Gene Taylor, who lost his seat in 2010, is running again but this time as a Republican.

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Alabama Senate Passes Education Budget with Bonus

Posted: 02/28/2014 - The Alabama Senate has approved an education budget that would fund a one-time bonus of 1 percent for public school employees and add 250 teachers in middle schools.

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Butler Breaks Ground for McDonald's

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Choctaw County (Ala.) Chamber of Commerce held the official groundbreaking for a new McDonald's location Thursday.

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