Jacksonville, Florida – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The states of Florida and Alabama are meeting Georgia in federal court in Jacksonville over the allocation of water from Lake Lanier, which is the city of Atlanta's water supply. U.S. District Judge Paul Manguson will hear arguments Monday from the three states over the legality of the water supply allocations from Lake Lanier by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Florida and Alabama are both downstream from Lake Lanier and would like to see the amount of water released from the
Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - Mayfield Dairy Farms has announced it is recalling containers of its Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream because of possible ammonia contamination. The Birmingham-based company said the voluntary recall is for 1.5-quart containers of the ice cream. Ammonia contamination can cause headache, nausea, vomiting and irritation of the throat.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public health urges Alabamians to use caution in flood waters because it may contain fecal material from overflowing sewage systems. In a press release, the department warned that flooding from Thursday's torrential rainfall across the state may result in contaminants being washed into streams, creeks and rivers. Those with open cuts or sores are advised to keep them as clean by washing well with soap to control infection.
Enterprise, Alabama – (AP) - Three people are being held by Enterprise Police after officers were informed that 45 pounds of marijuana was being delivered to a U.S. Postal facility Authorities said the drug bust occurred May 1. Enterprise police said they arrested 27-year-old Beatrice Adams, 21-year-old Eduardo Cruz and 32-year-old Dilan Limon. Each were charged with felony trafficking marijuana. Police carried out the arrests after getting a tip from U.S. Postal officials.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Another strong storm system is expected to push its way into Alabama. National Weather Service forecasters say hazardous weather is likely across central and southern counties Thursday. The storms may produce heavy rain, dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, hail and strong wind gusts. Meantime, Alabama Power Company said it has opened spillway gates at six Coosa River dams - Weiss, Logan, Martin, Lay, Mitchell and Jordan lakes. Another gate at Neely Henry lake will be opened later Thursday.
Auburn,Alabama – AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn city councilman has apologized for removing miniature confederate battle flags from the graves of confederate soldiers. Arthur Dowdell, who represents Ward 1, read the statement at Tuesday night's city council meeting. The apology was made to members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Dowdell was criticized for removing the flags at Pine Hill Cemetery on April 23rd.