Headlines: Tornado that hit Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee upgraded to EF4

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Tornado that hit Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee upgraded to EF4

The strength of a tornado that struck Wednesday in Calhoun, Etowah and Cherokee counties has been upgraded to EF4, according to the National Weather Service. Read More

Flexibility bill could be approved today; state to help schools when insurance falls short

MONTGOMERY The Legislature on Tuesday officially began reacting to last weeks storm damage to schools. Read More

Oak Grove Baptist Church serves as staging area for storm relief

GLENCOE Volunteers from churches across Alabama can be found at Oak Grove Baptist Church, working together to provide aid to victims of last weeks tornado and support to volunteers. Read More


State News More State News

Daphne, Ala. city clerk charged in boat accident

Alabama Marine Police say Daphne’s city clerk was arrested on a charge of boating under the influence of alcohol after he ran his vessel aground while traveling at a high rate of speed. Read More

Most N. Ala. tourist sites back open after storms

State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says most tourist attractions in north Alabama have reopened since tornadoes hit the area.
He says the U.S Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville plans to reopen Wednesday if power is restored. Read More

Gov. says Ala. will come back strong from storms

Alabama’s governor mixed three roles in his first televised speech since killer tornadoes hit the state, serving as comforter for the grieving, chief executive for the recovery and cheerleader for the state’s future. Read More

Sports More Sports

Kimble announces retirement from Gadsden City High School

This school year will be Danny Kimble’s last as the athletic director at Gadsden City High. Read More

Hackleburg knocks Cedar Bluff out of 1A playoffs

CEDAR BLUFF Hackleburg defeated Cedar Bluff 8-6 Tuesday to eliminate the seventh-ranked Tigers in the second round of the Class 1A state high school baseball playoffs. Read More


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Gaston – Ragland baseball playoff game postponed

The third game in the second-round Class 1A playoff series between Gaston and Ragland has been rescheduled. Read More

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Life More Life

Worship Guide for April 30

A listing of local services, revivals, singings and miscellaneous church-related activities in the area. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Flexibility for schools

The Alabama Legislature is showing it can work quickly and with urgency when it’s needed. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Battles, Breanna Dawn “Bree”

Breanna “Bree” Dawn Battles, 31, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, of heart failure. Bree was born in Decatur on Nov. 15, 1979, to …..

Davis, Terry Wayne

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, Bessemer, for Terry Wayne Davis, who died Sunday, May 1, 2011, in Birmingham. …..

Hooper, Grady M.

Grady M. Hooper, 73, Centre, died Monday, May 2, 2011. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial …..

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