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News in Houston County, Alabama

Toadlick Music Festival responds to suit seeking to freeze its assets
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:32:46 -0700

Organizers with the popular south Alabama Toadlick Music Festival are responding to a complaint filed in Houston County Circuit Court that threatens to mute the festival, which is set to start in just over a week.

Ruling on 2011 gambling raid could have far reaching effect
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:03 -0700

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says this is good for the state because he thinks it will resolve some of the debate over electronic bingo.

Company, county collect as captive callers pay the price in Memphis
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0700

Well-heeled Alabama firm collected nearly $2.9 million last year from Shelby County inmates using its phone system

Ala. Supreme Court rules for state in bingo cases
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:20:31 -0700

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court, in a decision unsealed Tuesday, again sided with the state's attorney general in attempts to shut down electronic bingo casinos in Greene County. The decision required Greene County District Judge Lillie Jones-Osborne to approve subpoenas that Attorney General Luther Strange's ...

A-Day rosters: Crimson and White
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:32:04 -0700

Numerical rosters for Alabama's Crimson and White teams at A-Day

Suspect in Hope Hull manhunt captured
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:39:45 -0700

Authorities say the suspect in the south Montgomery County manhunt has been captured. Shortly after midnight the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department located the suspect, Hart Onyebueke, 26, of Atlanta and took him into custody.

Alabama Becomes 21st State to Pass Ignition Interlock Legislation
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:18:02 -0700

The Alabama legislature passed SB 319 earlier this week making it the 21st state to require ignition interlocks for all drivers convicted of driving under the influence who have a suspended license. For Douglas Flood, the father of a victim, this new legislation is worth the time and money.

Absentee Primary Election Voters Can Start Applying for Ballots Next Week
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:43:42 -0700

Absentee Voters Can Start Applying for Ballots Next Week

Dothan Resident Announces Candidacy for Houston County Sheriff
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:58:31 -0700

A new candidate is adding his name into the field of becoming the next sheriff of Houston County.

Calpine Agrees to Sell Six Southeast Power Plants for $1.57 Billion
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:50:00 -0700

Calpine Corporation today announced that it has agreed to sell six power plants in its Southeast region to LS Power for $1.57 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.