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Virus Taking Hold in Rural, Old Plantation Region of Alabama

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. — Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state’s highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate. “I think a lot of people fell into this idea t...
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Alabama Governor Apologies for Wearing Blackface in College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized Thursday for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their university days. "I offer my heartfelt apologies for the ...
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At Least 23 Dead as Tornadoes, Severe Storms Ravage South

BEAUREGARD, Ala. — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. "Unfortunately our ...
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There Might Be Lots of Empty Seats for CFP Title Game

SANTA CLARA — Qualifying for the college football championship game never has been harder for teams other than Alabama and Clemson. "It's sort of a perfect storm of factors at play this year. It's a big ask for fans to come and that's why we're seeing the p...