NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.


Two people are in the Holmes County Jail on warrants for kidnapping and elderly abuse in Coffee County.



Nobody is believed to have been injured though a car believed used in the alleged robbery may have been struck by gunfire.


Alabama’s preliminary, July unemployment rate is 4.5%, down from June’s rate of 4.6%, and well below July 2016’s rate of 5.8%.


Gov. Ivey abolishes Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service


New Confederate monument set to be unveiled in Alabama


Woman gives birth in car not far from hospital


Tina Fey Returns to 'Weekend Update' to Talk Charlottesville


An American among those killed in Barcelona attack


Lemon energy bites


Victim of retina damage gives warning


Second lady Karen Pence brings buzz to VP residence


Narcotics K-9, once set to be euthanized, goes back to work at schools


Pharmaceutical company reaches $465 million settlement


Alabama man missing after Army helicopter crashes in Hawaii


Discussion Continues: Florida's Oldest Confederate Monument Still Stands


Man suspected in store robbery dies


Birmingham businessman running for Alabama governor


Samson boy is on his way to becoming a real cowboy


Bonnie Tyler to Sing 'Total Eclipse' Hit During Eclipse


Inmate escapes Georgia work detail


Cash Family: Keep Johnny's Name Away from 'Hateful Ideology'


Former NFL coach, others donate to move Confederate statue


As others keep distance, Florida governor dines with Trump


Regulators Propose $183M Settlement With Student Loan Firm


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Sports Headlines

Posted: 08/17/2017 - Abbeville Christian has drawn on themes from the hit HBO show Game of Thrones to regain their standing in AISA football

Posted: 08/16/2017 - There won't be no sneak attack for the Lions in 2017 and that's just fine for the Houston County football program.

Posted: 08/16/2017 - The preseason honors continue to roll in for Troy senior quarterback Brandon Silvers, as he was named to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Watch List on Wednesday.

Posted: 08/15/2017 - After successfully leading the Troy women’s golf program to three Sun Belt Conference Championships and four overall appearances in an NCAA Regional, Bart Barnes has been named the head men’s golf coach at Troy

Posted: 08/15/2017 - Auburn WR John Franklin III announces via Instagram his decision to transfer to Florida Atlantic University. It will be the 4th different college he has attended