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A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:16 a.m. Sunday in Coffee County has claimed the life of an Elba man, according to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency news release.

Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State have made the College Football Playoff, giving the Big Ten multiple programs in the four-team field for the first time. The defending national champion and top-ranked Bulldogs and fourth-seeded Buckeyes will meet Dec. 31 at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The second-seeded Wolverines and third-ranked Horned Frogs will play at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, the same day. The national championship game is scheduled for Jan. 9 at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Georgia and Michigan have both opened as the favorites to win their semifinals and reach the title game.

Civil rights activist Mamie King-Chalmers has died in Detroit at the age of 81. As a young Black woman, she appeared in an iconic photograph about civil rights struggles in Alabama in 1963. King-Chalmers was one of three Black people forced to brace themselves against a building while being blasted with water from a firehose in Birmingham. The famous photo by Charles Moore appeared in Life magazine. Years later, King-Chalmers recalled how she was attending a protest in a Birmingham park that day when her group was confronted by police and dogs. She said in 2013 that her hearing was damaged by the force of the water.

The nation’s largest public utility is recommending replacing an aging coal burning power plant with natural gas, ignoring calls for the Tennessee Valley Authority to speed its transition to renewable energy. TVA on Friday announced the completion of its environmental impact statement for replacing the Cumberland Fossil Plant near Cumberland City, Tennessee. TVA says in a news release that solar and battery storage would be more costly and time-consuming than gas. The recommendation still needs the approval of TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash. He has previously spoken in favor of gas. The announcement drew immediate backlash from groups that include the Center for Biological Diversity, which calls the plan “reckless.”

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Tuscaloosa, is retiring from the U.S. Senate when the 118th Congress is sworn into office on Jan. 3. Shelby, 88, was recently asked how Alabamians should remember Richard Shelby. Read more on the retirement of Richard Shelby: Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says ‘time to go home’: Retiring after 36 years in Washington, 51 years in office Q&A: ...


ENTERPRISE — Navigator Development Group Inc. has been honored by the U.S. Department of Labor for the fifth consecutive year with a 2022 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Program Award. Navigator was among 835 companies nationwide recognized with the only veteran employment award at the federal level.

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