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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are seeing a surge of tourists that for some businesses could prove to be their busiest June ever. more
Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, who entered politics as a reformer after his father’s assassination but was criticized for failing to protect the Freedom Riders from angry white mobs, has died. He was 99. more
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A beverage distributor that operates across Alabama and played a role in the state's craft beer craze agreed to pay more than $800,000 to settle claims that it discriminated against Black employees for years by denying them jobs and promotions that went to white workers instead, the government said. more
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, which has stores in Jasper and Sumiton in Walker County, says it will close its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving for the second consecutive year. more

DORA - Kenneth Boswell, the director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, stopped in Dora to review the Horse Creek Nature Trail that his department has just given a grant for, as well as review some other projects. 

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BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Jasper, Alabama, man was charged with fatally shooting his passenger, also from Jasper, as they traveled on an interstate in Kentucky on Thursday, a law enforcement official said. more

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. announced on June 1 the completion of its acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc., including its U.S. banking subsidiary BBVA USA.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The landmark voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 didn't happen in just one day: Participants spent four nights camping along the roughly 55-mile (89-kilometer) route through Alabama, sleeping in tents and near farm buildings under the watch of guards to prevent white supremacist attacks. more
The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County and Bevill State Community College are pleased to announce the return of the Leadership Walker County (LWC) program following a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
A project recently approved by the Walker County Commission is set to save the county a large amount of money in the coming years in energy costs alone. more
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