Montgomery, Alabama – For Wilcox County, an already bad situation is worsening. Wilcox County has Alabama's highest unemployment rate, and recently the Wilcox County Community of Pine Hill lost 300 jobs with the closing of a mill.
Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, the only member of Alabama's congressional delegation to vote in favor of the economic stimulus bill, says the measure will offer some immediate help by extending unemployment benefits for the nation's jobless. Davis says long-term benefits include the creation of jobs around the nation.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she's seriously considering running for lieutenant governor in 2010. Chapman says she will make a decision by June 1 on whether to enter the Republican race. If she doesn't, she says she will seek a second term as secretary of state. The former chairman of the political science department at the University of Alabama, William Stewart, says Chapman would be a formidable candidate because of her experience in state government
Montgomery, Alabama – It was a tragic scene Sunday in a Dalraida apartment, two women and a man lay dead of gunshot wounds and three young children were inside the residence.
Montgomery Police say it appears 29-year-old Salatho Brown killed 32-year-old La Tonya Wilkins-Harvest,the woman with whom he live. Police allege Brown also shot and killed Wilkins-Harvest's mother, 52 year old Marthella Wilkins. Police say Brown then turned the gun upon himself.
Three children, ages 13, 11, and 7 were inside the apartment but were not injured.