Tuesday Aug 26
Here's what Alabama and Ferguson have in common, and it's ugly
About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.
Engagement: Haley Fowler & Samuel Gregory
Haley is also the daughter of the late Mr. James Robert Fowler, Jr. of Hattiesburg.
Al Jazeera shines light on private probation firm in Alabama
The private probation system used by many Alabama courts to collect fees and fines - which has been the subject of scrutiny since a Shelby County judge shut down one such system in Harpersville in 2012 - is the focus of an article this week at the news site Al Jazeera America .
Feds arrests 9 on drug and gun charges in Talladega County
Seven of the suspects were taken into custody today in the Talladega area. Two were already in custody, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.
Have you seen her? Authorities want help finding Childersburg teen who left home Saturday
Lateria Ca'Chae Smith, 14, left her home in Childersburg Saturday, July 12, between 3 and 4 a.m., according to the Talladega County Sheriff's Office.