With the lingering winter weather just now starting to move on, some people are worried about summer fruits coming up in time for a spring harvest.
Mary Charles Burnette of Burnette Farms in Chilton County says the deep freezes that affected the South in January and February have not bothered their peach crops so far. Burnette says the real trouble happens if a late frost sets in after peach buds have already bloomed. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The president of the University of West Alabama wants its board of trustees to investigate his claims that enemies tampered with an evaluation of his performance. The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1ojuI0k ) the university's board of trustees is scheduled to consider an extension of President Richard Holland's contract during its meeting Monday at the Livingston campus. Holland's contract ends Oct. ...Read more
TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) - The Tallapoosa County district attorney says it's unlikely that charges will be pursued against the owner of two dogs believed involved in the fatal mauling of a 4-year-old girl near Tallassee. District Attorney E. Paul Jones told the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/1mLcz02 ) that the death is heartbreaking, but he says Tallapoosa County doesn't have a law against dogs running at large. He says if there is no law, then there can be no charges. The girl was playing in her yard Wednesday. ...Read more
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A north Alabama woman is facing charges that she had sex with a 13-year-old boy. Authorities say 26-year-old Lauren Flowers Baker of Moulton was indicted on charges of statutory rape and second-degree sodomy. Baker is free on $20,000 bond. Defense attorney Kevin Teague tells the Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/NCnhFZ ) that Baker is maintaining her innocence. Decatur police say the case was reported to them on Valentine's Day 2013. A grand jury indicted Baker almost one year later in Morgan County.
Auditions for new students planning to attend Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Broadway Bootcamp(June 2-13, 2014) and all students wanting to participate in RMTC’s Broadway Bootcamp Intermediate (June 2-20, 2014) or RMTC's Broadway Bootcamp Advanced (June 2-20, 2014) will be held on Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, 2014 at Children's Dance Foundation (1715 27th Court South in Homewood). ...Read more
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