LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant.
Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football coach with Mississippi State.
PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) — A German automotive supplier has announced an expansion of its operations in Alabama that will create nearly 80 new jobs.
Eissmann Automotive, in a news release Monday, said it is putting $3.4 million into new equipment for its new production line at its facility in Pell City.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four former officers at a north Alabama prison have been charged with bribery and ethics law violations, the state prison system confirmed.
The four men face charges of using their public positions for financial gain and bribery, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections wrote in an email.
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a criminal charge against a former Alabama legislator accused of groping a restaurant hostess after the woman requested the case be dropped.
Circuit Judge J.R Gaines entered the order dismissing a sexual abuse charge against Perry Hooper Jr.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. has become the second two-time winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player.
Anderson was presented the award on Monday night by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A state review of execution procedures should be done quickly so death sentences can move forward, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Monday.
Marshall told reporters that he did not object to the review announced last month by Gov.
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Alabama's Medicaid program to end a sobriety requirement for treatment of people with Hepatitis C.
Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17:
Dec. 11: Actor Rita Moreno is 91. Singer David Gates of Bread is 82. Actor Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”) is 82. Singer Brenda Lee is 78. Singer Paul Beasley of The Blind Boys of Alabama is 78.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alabama and newly crowned Big 12 champion Kansas State will meet for the first time at the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Eve.
The Crimson Tide (10-2, No. 5 CFP) is headed to the Sugar Bowl for the 17th time after narrowly missing out on the four-team College Football Playoff because of losses at Tennessee and LSU on the last play of each game.
Georgia Southern (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Buffalo (6-6, Mid-American), Dec. 27, noon EST, ESPN
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Walker's 30 points led UAB over South Alabama 76-68 on Sunday.
Walker added eight assists and three steals for the Blazers (7-1). KJ Buffen scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coastal Carolina (9-3, Sun Belt) vs East Carolina (7-5, AAC), Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m. ET
Western Kentucky (8-5, Conference USA) vs South Alabama (10-2, Sun Belt), Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET
Southern Miss (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Rice (5-7, Conference USA), Dec. 17, 5:45 p.m. EST, ESPN
Alabama (10-2, SEC, No. 5 CFP) vs Kansas State (10-3, Big 12, No. 9 CFP), Dec. 31, 12 p.m. ET
Alabama is going to get one last look from the College Football Playoff selection committee.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Noah Clowney’s breakout game — 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal — helped No. 11 Alabama recover from blowing a 20-point lead and beat South Dakota State 78-65 on Saturday night.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — KJ Johnson had 22 points in North Alabama's 81-75 victory against Morehead State on Saturday.
Johnson was 5 of 10 shooting and 12 of 14 from the free throw line for the Lions (5-4).
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Reilyn Turner gave top-ranked UCLA the lead, Quincy McMahon and Madelyn Desiano added insurance goals and the Bruins defeated Alabama 3-0 in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer championship on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Mamie King-Chalmers, who as a young Black woman appeared in an iconic photo about civil rights struggles in Alabama, has died at the age of 81.
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Alabama Christian Academy 62, Thorsby 51
Alabama School of Cyber Tech & Engineering 48, Woodville 42
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — An 82-year-old Alabama woman was arrested for not paying a $77.80 trash bill.
Court records show the Valley woman was arrested Sunday for not paying the garbage service bill that covered the months of June, July and August.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis had 18 points in Memphis' 87-68 win over North Alabama on Wednesday night.
Davis shot 4 for 7 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 8 of 8 from the free throw line for the Tigers (5-2).
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Forrest scored 17 points as Florida Atlantic beat South Alabama 84-59 on Wednesday night.
Forrest shot 7 for 12, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc for the Owls (6-1).
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A twister roaring out of the darkness smashed through a small Alabama community early Wednesday during an outbreak of tornadoes across the Deep South, killing a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son on a street where generations of one family lived.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents in several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took cover as tornado sirens blared late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of strong twisters capable of tracking long distances on the ground as a severe weather outbreak erupted in the Deep South.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prison captain and a former officer were arrested Monday on bribery and ethics charges, the state prison system confirmed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Hibbett, Inc. (HIBB) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $25.6 million.
On a per-share basis, the Birmingham, Alabama-based company said it had profit of $1.94.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Austin Harvell had 14 points in Alabama A&M's 71-55 win against NAIA-member Fisk on Monday night.
Harvell finished 5 of 5 from the field for the Bulldogs (2-5). Garrett Hicks shot 4 for 9, including 3 for 6 from beyond the arc to add 12 points.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prison staff strapped an inmate to a death chamber gurney, despite a court order in place at the time blocking the execution from going forward, and later subjected him to numerous needle jabs, including in the neck and collarbone region while an official held his head, attorneys wrote in a court filing.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of the potential for strong tornadoes in parts of the South on Tuesday as a potent storm system moves into the region.
Northern Mississippi will be at highest risk of the strongest storms, along with the northeastern corner of Louisiana, according to the national Storm Prediction Center.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mark Sears had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists, and No. 18 Alabama sent top-ranked North Carolina to a second straight loss with a 103-101 victory in a quadruple-overtime thriller on Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mark Sears had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists, and No. 18 Alabama sent top-ranked North Carolina to a second straight loss with a 103-101 victory in a quadruple-overtime thriller on Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Isaiah Moore had 28 points in South Alabama's 84-70 victory over Robert Morris on Sunday.
Moore added five rebounds for the Jaguars (3-4). Kevin Samuel scored 23 points while shooting 11 of 17 from the field, and added 12 rebounds and four blocks.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Miles Brown scored 18 points as Ohio beat Alabama State 72-58 on Sunday.
Brown was 7 of 10 shooting (4 for 7 from distance) for the Bobcats (3-3). AJ Clayton added 13 points while going 5 of 10 (1 for 4 from distance), and he also had 11 rebounds and three blocks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rebeka Mikulasikova scored 23 points and Cotie McMahon added 20 to lead No. 4 Ohio State past North Alabama 105-67 on Sunday.
The Buckeyes (6-0) shot 58.6% from the field as all five starters reached double figures in scoring.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young and Alabama got to win No. 10, even if title No. 7 isn't in the cards.
Young passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in perhaps his final home game for No.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kimani Vidal ran for 208 yards and four touchdowns and Troy beat Arkansas State 48-19 on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
Troy's ninth straight win gave them a tie for the West Division title with South Alabama but with the Trojans' victory over the Jaguars in October, Troy will host Coastal Carolina.
ATLANTA (AP) — Deivon Smith led a balanced attack with 16 points and Georgia Tech breezed to an 80-61 victory over North Alabama on Saturday.
Smith sank 7 of 12 shots with a 3-pointer for Georgia Tech (4-2), adding four rebounds and four assists.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin says he has informed school officials he will be staying at Ole Miss, putting an end to speculation that he was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Auburn.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Cameron Holden's 19 points helped Towson defeat South Alabama 62-60 on Saturday.
Holden had nine rebounds, eight assists, and four steals for the Tigers (6-1). Nygal Russell scored 14 points while finishing 6 of 10 from the floor.