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2012 Azalea Dogwood Princess Winners

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The pageant is open to girls in grades 6-12 that reside in Houston County and go to any school in Dothan or Houston County.

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Ala. Rep. Chad Fincher not running again

Updated: 01/22/2014 - MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- The state representative who sponsored the Alabama Accountability Act has decided not to run again for the Legislature.

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Ex-BP Engineer to Seek Judge's Recusal from Case

Posted: 01/22/2014 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a probe of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over their client's trial last month.

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Alabama Legislators Seek Tougher Welfare Rules

Posted: 01/22/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Two Alabama senators are finding support for bills aimed at toughening the rules for welfare benefits, including requiring drug testing of some welfare applicants.

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ASU Officials Respond to Decreased Bond Ratings

Posted: 01/22/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama State University officials say investments that increased the school's debt, a forensic audit and inquiries from an academic accreditation agency likely factored into Moody's Investors Service downgrading the school's bond ratings.

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Alabama House Approves Tax Credit for Adoptions

Updated: 01/22/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama House has approved a bill to give adoptive parents a $1,000 tax credit to make it financially feasible for more people to adopt.

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Marsden Takes on Clouse for AL. House of Representatives' 93rd District

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Dr. Jennifer Marsden decided to run as the democrat for District 93 of the Alabama House of Representatives. Through her work at the Wiregrass VA Hospital, she has heard the concerns of many of her patients. She decided that running for office would give her the outlet she needs to make a change.

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AG Applauds Committee Approvals in Senate and House for Death Penalty Bills

Posted: 01/22/2014 - (MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the two bills in the Fair Justice Act package Wednesday were approved by the Judiciary Committees of both the Alabama Senate and House of Representatives. He applauded the committees’ positive action and urged members of the Legislature to move forward in enacting these important measures.

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Legislators Work to Speed up Alabama Executions

Posted: 01/22/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama legislators are showing their support for expanding Alabama's death penalty law to cover more crimes and to expedite executions by shortening appeals.

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DeFuniak Springs Man Arrested for Molestation

Posted: 01/22/2014 - On January 17, 2014, Hayward Culpepper, 65, of 2592 Hinote Road, Defuniak Springs, was arrested for 2 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim less than 12 years of age.

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Farley Nuclear Plant Inspection

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Federal regulators are conducting a special inspection at Farley Nuclear Plant in Columbia.

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Tuskegee Mayor Considers Bid for Senate Seat

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Johnny Ford said that he is considering running for the state Senate seat held by Democrat Billy Beasley of Clayton if Beasley runs for governor.

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GA Primary Set for May 20

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Both the state and federal primaries will now happen on the same day, saving the state the costs of running separate elections.

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Strong Winds Breeze Through Wiregrass

Updated: 01/22/2014 - It wasn’t just cold temperatures that highlighted the weather in the Wiregrass on Tuesday, strong winds also buffeted the area.

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House Approves Healthcare Conscience Protection Bill

Updated: 01/21/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama House of Representatives this afternoon approved a bill to give legal protection to healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and sterilization procedures for moral reasons.

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