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Minor wreck turns into major deal with diesel spill

Minor wreck turns into major deal with diesel spill

Madison Fire and Rescue crews responded to a relatively minor accident Tuesday on Madison Blvd that turned into a significant event. The crash caused a diesel fuel spill right over…

State BOE confirms charter school commission

State BOE confirms charter school commission

The state Board of Education, including member Gov. Robert Bentley, confirmed 10 members to the new Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, moved on…

Rainbow Chess Team places first in national championships

Rainbow Chess Team places first in national championships

Congratulations to Rainbow Elementary School’s Chess Team for winning 1st place in the National Elementary Chess Championships this past weekend! This was the first time that an elementary team from…

Madison Rotary Club names city’s 2015 Employees of the Year

Madison Rotary Club names city’s 2015 Employees of the Year

For the 15th straight year, the City of Madison’s best of the best will be honored. Recreation Program Director Kelly Johnson was named City Employee of the Year, Lieutenant Wayne…

Sen. Holtzclaw, committee delays $24 million in state contracts

Sen. Holtzclaw, committee delays $24 million in state contracts

The panel of lawmakers that oversees contracts that state agencies enter and their costs temporarily delayed more than $24 million in contracts Thursday. Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, told agency representatives…

I-565 backup today won’t be trend, Redstone Arsenal official says

I-565 backup today won’t be trend, Redstone Arsenal official says

Redstone Arsenal officials said they do not expect this morning’s traffic backups along I-565 to become the new normal. The backups, which occurred because of heightened security measures, were not…

Payday regulation bills out of committees but not priority for passage

Payday regulation bills out of committees but not priority for passage

There are at least three bills in the Alabama Statehouse that would reform payday lending in the state, giving borrowers more time to repay their loans and capping interest rates.…

Recent gradual increase in gas prices may end soon

Recent gradual increase in gas prices may end soon

The gradual increase in gasoline prices during the past few weeks didn’t escape Bill Jones’ attention. The national average for a gallon of gas increased 25 cents during the past…

A winning concert season for the JCHS band program

A winning concert season for the JCHS band program

The James Clemens High School Band program, only in its third year of existence, has certainly made its mark on the competitive concert band season! Most recently catching everyone’s attention…

WN sports editor to host WAAY Back segment on TV channel 31

WN sports editor to host WAAY Back segment on TV channel 31

By Bob Labbe I worked as a Sportscaster at Channel 31 during the stations’ heyday of sometimes dominance in the local TV ratings from the 1970’s-1990’s. I have been asked…

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