Headlines: Sheriff says he considers Victoryland Casino games legal

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Sheriff says he considers Victoryland Casino games legal

SHORTER — The Macon County sheriff gave his approval Wednesday to more than 1,000 gambling machines installed at VictoryLand in anticipation of the reopening of what was once Alabama’s largest casino. Read More

Rainbow City standoff ends with man’s surrender

A man wanted for robbing two men early Sunday morning in Calhoun County surrendered to police after a three-hour standoff at a home in Rainbow City early today. Read More

Board member defends hiring 2 firefighters with past drug use

Gadsden Civil Service Board member Alice Pruett believes in second chances. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Pruett defended the Nov. 30 decision to hire two men to work for the fire department who had admitted to previous drug use. Read More

State News More State News

Sentencing Thursday for former Ala. legislator

A former state legislator is to be sentenced Thursday on a change of having sexual contact with a female student at the high school where he was principal. Read More

Alabama governor to discuss imagery system’s use

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will participate in a news conference at the University of Montevallo to discuss the Virtual Alabama system that is being implemented on the university’s campus. Read More

Tribe files lawsuit to stop Ala. casino expansion

A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the $246 million expansion of a hotel and casino, saying the construction desecrates ancestral and ceremonial land. Read More

Sports More Sports

Tide’s McCarron will return for senior season

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron announced he will return for his senior season Wednesday Read More

Hundreds mourn Belcher

Jovan Belcher was remembered Wednesday for the accomplishments of a life that ended so suddenly and violently. Read More

Goodell disagrees with Tagliabue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he “fundamentally disagrees” with former league boss Paul Tagliabue’s decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal. Read More

Life More Life

Times Weekly Calendar for Dec. 9

ASBURY/MARTLING CHRISTMAS PARADE will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. For information, call Lisa Landers, 256-298-4114, or Asbury Water Board, 256-878-9158. Read More

Coming Soon for Dec. 9

Birthday Brunch is at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Senior Circle Suite, first floor of Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Read More

Community Services for Dec. 9

Dementia Support Group, facilitated by SouthernCare Hospice, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at Gadsden Health & Rehab Center, 1945 Davis Drive, Gadsden, on 800 Hall. For information, call Jane Sims, 256-5566. Read More

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Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Southern hospitality goes north

When Alabama was ravaged by tornadoes in April 2011, utility crews flocked to the area to help restore power. Such occurrences are not uncommon after natural disasters. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Brooks, Vernon Roy

Vernon Roy Brooks, 79, Scottsboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will …..

Dorsett, I.D.

I.D. Dorsett, 68, Boaz, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Donna Dorsett. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today …..

George, Virginia Lacey

Virginia Lacey George, 79, Sylvania, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Pine Grove Cemetery. W.T. Wilson Funeral …..

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