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    The following marriage licenses were issued in Houston County between March 13, 2017, and March 27, 2017. 

      The following marriage licenses were issued in Houston County between Feb. 23, 2017, and March 9, 2017.

      A new reactor at a nuclear power plant in Georgia has reached its full power output for the first time. Georgia Power Co. announced Monday that Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle has reached its full output of 1,100 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power an estimated 500,000 homes and businesses. The reactor southeast of Augusta is scheduled to enter commercial operation within the next month. Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle are the first new reactors built from scratch in decades in the United States. The fourth reactor has finished a key testing phase and operators expect to start loading radioactive fuel between July and October.

      Lawyers for an inmate who is soon set to die in Alabama are arguing he should be executed by the state’s newly approved, but not yet tested, method instead of lethal injection after one controversial execution and two failed execution attempts on other inmates last year. James Barber, 64, is currently on death row at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. His execution day is ...

      The man who once led HealthSouth has been ordered to turn over records related to a bank account that lawyers say he’s using to hide millions. reports John England Jr. acted as special master in the case against Richard Scrushy on Tuesday. England has issued an injunction blocking any money from being transferred out of the account in question. The ruling came after lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a 2009 civil verdict contended that Scrushy has been hiding money. They say that money could be used to pay some of the more than $2.87 billion in damages he still owes as result of the HealthSouth scandal.

      An Indiana man whose son is a member of the University of Cincinnati baseball team is the bettor at the center of separate college sports gambling investigations, according to two people familiar with the inquiries. One investigation led to the firing of Alabama coach Brad Bohannon earlier this month. The other resulted in two members of Cincinnati's baseball staff being dismissed this week. The people who identified Bert Neff of Mooresville, Indiana, as being connected to both the Alabama and Cincinnati cases spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither was authorized to speak about ongoing investigations.


      ELBA — A man charged with first-degree sodomy remains in Coffee County Jail after Coffee County District Judge Josh Wilson’s ruling late Friday that the request of Christopher Michael Nelson, 46, for bond is denied.

      FORT NOVOSEL — For Ed and Bonnie Brown of Troy, the Memorial Day Commemoration held here Friday morning held added significance as they honor their son Private First Class John Brown, who died about two decades ago at the age of 21 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

      MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Tuesday sued Michael D. Lansky, LLC, doing business as Avid Telecom, owner Michael Lansky, and vice president Stacey S. Reeves, for allegedly initiating and facilitating billions of illegal robocalls to millions of people and violating the…

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