Headlines: Americans bet billions; winning Mega Millions jackpot numbers released; statistics staggering


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Americans bet billions; winning Mega Millions jackpot numbers released; statistics staggering

CHICAGO — Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen. Read More

Etowah County, Alabama jobless rates fall

MONTGOMERY — Etowah County’s unemployment rate declined in February after bumping upward in the previous month, according to statistics released Friday. Read More

Holland withdraws from probate judge race

J. Holland, the Republican candidate for Etowah County Probate Judge, on Friday announced his withdrawal from the race. Read More


State News More State News

Ala man recalls early days of Navy’s Blue Angels

Before they were world-renowned daredevils admired for their trademark diamond formation and low-flying acrobatics, the Blue Angels were an experiment in public relations. Read More

Ala. woman sentenced to prison for tax fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Monroeville woman to more than six years in prison for orchestrating the largest tax fraud case in Alabama history. Read More

Rapper asked to scrap Food Stamp Friday promotion

A representative of an Alabama nightclub said he has asked a local rapper to change the name of a "Food Stamp Friday" promotion that used the offer of free alcohol to lure benefit recipients out for a night on the town. Read More

Sports More Sports

Rain halts Gaston-Hokes Bluff game in second inning

Hokes Bluff pitcher Tanner Shields walked out of the dugout, soaking wet and shaking his head. Read More

Bama’s Williams finds new home on defensive front

TUSCALOOSA — Jesse Williams doesn’t think his duties have changed all that much in moving from defensive end to noseguard, just “a lot more crunching” and double teams. Read More

Rivals Kentucky, Louisville battle in Final Four

NEW ORLEANS — Kentucky coach John Calipari likes to say there are no rivalry games at this point in the season. Read More

Life More Life

Gadsden’s First Presbyterian Church to sell downtown property

First Presbyterian Church, one of Gadsden oldest churches, is selling its downtown property to a church that is less than a year old. Read More

PAPER PULPIT: Prayer is two-way conversation

The social order and the church have many methods and body positions of prayer. The church and the social order say the body should be leveled, the head bowed or on the knees. All of these ways used in many orders of social and church worship. Read More

Bellevue Baptist presents Living Lord pageant

Bellevue Baptist Church will continue an Easter-season tradition with performances of “The Living Lord” at 6 p.m. April 7 and 8. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Write-in campaigns target Moore

Two Mobile attorneys have added a twist to the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice race by proclaiming themselves write-in candidates with one goal in mind — stopping Roy Moore from returning to that office. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Burns, Nellie Jo

Nellie Jo Burns, 73, Dawson, died Thursday, March 29, 2012. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial …..

Clay, Clyde

Clyde Clay Jr., 61, died March 22, 2012, at his home in Trenton, S.C. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln …..

Garrard, Malcolm David

Malcolm David Garrard, 47, Rainbow City, died Thursday, March 29, 2012. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel with burial in Oak …..

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