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  • Photos: Virtual Academy of Lafourche graduationThe Virtual Academy of Lafourche held its graduation ceremony Friday night in Peltier Auditorium at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. [Photos by Kameryn Rome/Correspondent -- dailycomet/houmatoday]
  • The Virtual Academy of Lafourche graduates 42The 2018 Virtual Academy of Lafourche continued to show progress Friday night when it held its graduation ceremony at Nicholls State University.This year’s graduating class had 42 seniors, which is six times more graduates than at the academy's first commencement. The school was founded in 2012.The class also had the highest graduation rate of any in the school’s short history with about 85 percent of its seniors graduating.“Each one of you has used [...]
  • Memorial Day gas prices highest in 4 yearsDrivers hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend are paying the highest gas prices in four years, analysts say.“AAA forecasts nearly 37 million travelers will hit the road for the holiday weekend. Compared to an average of the last three Memorial Day weekends, pump prices are nearly 50 cents more expensive and climbing,” Jeanette Casselano, spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association, said this week. “Trends are indicating that this summer is likely to [...]
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  • Eugene bike rental program out-pedaling expectationsWhen the city of Eugene and Lane Transit District commissioned a 2014 study to look at demand for a bike rental program, officials predicted that each rented bicycle would make less than one daily trip on average.Instead, each of the 300 blue PeaceHealth Rides bikes that popped up around town last month have averaged about three trips per day, blowing past officials' early expectations.More than 3,700 riders have used the rental bikes in the program's first month, according to [...]
  • Woman charged with murder in shooting death A Tuscaloosa woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man found dead in his home Friday morning.Kiara Monique Harton, 24, was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting death of James Lester Stevenson, 51.She confessed to shooting him during an argument at his home off Unity Road on Thursday afternoon, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart.Stevenson was found in his home on 67th Avenue just before noon Friday. [...]
  • Memorial Day closingsMemorial Day ScheduleMondayGarbage pickupCity of Tuscaloosa; No, run one day behind.City of Northport; No, pick up on Thursday.Waste Management; No, run one day behind.Rumsey ; Yes. [...]
  • Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67MUSCLE SHOALS — Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died.The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67.Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s and '80s, playing on albums by Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and others. He played drums [...]
  • Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' homeJACKSON, Miss. — The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark.More than 100 people, including the couple's friends and relatives, gathered for a ceremony Thursday outside the home."Every time I come to this spot, to our house, I say, 'I love you, Daddy. Thank you for being [...]
  • Alabama inmate escapes from work release centerCHILDERSBURG — A state inmate accused of ramming a police car and firing shots at police last year was on the loose Friday after escaping from a minimum-security facility in central Alabama.Anthony Scott Marler, 47, fled a work-release center in Childersburg early Friday, according to a statement from the Department of Corrections. He was last seen wearing a white prison uniform.Records show [...]
  • ALDOT urges caution during holiday weekendThe Alabama Department of Transportation is limiting temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates during the Memorial Day weekend for the safety of the traveling public, construction industry workers and maintenance crews, according to a press release.The holiday period began at noon Friday, and continues through midnight Monday.“While most ALDOT construction will halt during the holiday, driving within the speed limit and watching out for shifting lanes and other [...]
  • High E.coli levels reported at Attalla City Park, Rainbow LandingThe Coosa Riverkeeper’s swim guide for the Memorial Day weekend reports water tests found high levels of E.coli at some local swimming holes/water activity areas.The organization issued E.coli alerts at Attalla City Park, Rainbow Landing and Hatchet Creek Park. Moderately high E.coli levels were reported at Big Canoe Creek, Pell City Lakeside Park and Middle Choccolocco under the Priebes Mill Bridge.The riverkeeper staff cautioned that rain events can alter the results [...]
  • Wreck on U.S. 431 Thursday caused by blowoutAn overturned truck in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 431 outside of Glencoe snarled traffic for hours Thursday afternoon.According to State Trooper spokesman Cpl. Jimmy Harrell, a tire on a Ford Ranger blew out, sending the truck off the road, where it struck two pedestrians before flipping.The pedestrians were taken to UAB Hospital by helicopter, while a child in the vehicle was taken via ambulance to Gadsden Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.State [...]
  • Attalla man faces theft chargeAn Attalla man has been arrested on a charge of third-degree theft of property, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Shane Hartley.Scott Alan Lemons, 50, allegedly stole a utility trailer from a farm located on Cedar Lane in Attalla. When the victim reported the stolen item, authorities were told it could possibly be found at the Lemons’ residence. Hartley discovered the utility trailer in the backyard at the Lemons’ property.Lemons [...]
  • Authorities investigating homicide in Tuscaloosa CountyPolice are investigating after a man was found dead inside his home Friday morning.James Lester Stevenson, 51, was found in the home on 67th Avenue just before noon. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the house off Unity Road to perform a welfare check after family members hadn’t heard from him in a few days, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart. [...]
  • Former Red Lobster building is cooked [WITH VIDEO]“No one was hurt. There were no injuries,” Panama City Fire Chief Alex Baird said. “We currently don’t know what caused the fire.”
  • 'Second Samuel' canceled tonight; Shelton State without power Tonight's performance of "Second Samuel" is cancelled due to a lighting strike that has left Shelton State Community College without power tonight.Shelton says it will honor tickets for tonight's performance at either of the remaining two shows: Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. They will open the ticket office at 10 a.m. Saturday morning to assist with ticket exchanges. 
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