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.
New bridge linking Vincent, Harpersville on Highway 25 soon begins construction
The Alabama Department of Transportation is in the process of replacing the narrow bridge on Highway 25 between Vincent and Harpersville in Shelby County with a wider, safer crossing.
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 .
Cross-country bike riders fight back against Duchenne muscular dystrophy
A cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy stopped at the State Capitol today.
Shelby County CFO stole $490,992 using company credit cards; enters plea deal
The former chief financial officer for M.D. Henry Company Inc. admits in a plea deal with federal prosecutors that she used company credit cards to take $490,992 from the Pelham-based business.