MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — A state university in Alabama is renaming two buildings that honor former governors who supported white supremacy. 

News outlets report that trustees from the University of Montevallo voted Tuesday to strip the names of Braxton Bragg Comer and Bibb Graves off academic buildings on campus. Both men served in the early part of the 1900s.

 

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Researchers in Alabama say six dolphins found dead in a marsh likely became stranded as Hurricane Sally swept through the area this month. 

 

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Former Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw has been arrested on charges of taking more than $85,000 from office accounts. 

The Alabama attorney general's office says the 49-year-old Upshaw was arrested on ethics charges of using his office for personal gain and for the gain of relatives. It didn't provide details about the allegations, and court records weren’t yet available.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama alcohol regulators have lifted restrictions on bar and restaurant operating hours that were imposed in the summer to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

Members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted Tuesday to eliminate an emergency rule that required businesses to stop selling alcohol at 11 p.m. and close 30 minutes later. The also approved new rules for mask wearing, social distancing and cleaning that were written in conjunction with the businesses.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham-based company earned a $2.5 million bonus for completing work early on a bridge to replace a damaged roadway in north Alabama. 

A section of U.S. 231 that closed earlier this year because of an underground landslide south of Huntsville reopened Monday. Traffic now travels on two bridges that were constructed to replace the northbound and southbound sides.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Hospital Association and state doctors are urging Gov. Kay Ivey to extend a statewide rule requiring face masks in public.

The president of the hospital group, Dr. Donald Williamson, says cases of COVID-19 have fallen since reaching a high in the summer. And he says the reduction is tied to the rule, which took effect in mid-July and is set to expire Friday.

 

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument following a vote by city leaders. 

Workers with the city of Anniston removed the stone obelisk from the grassy median of a busy avenue late Sunday. The City Council voted earlier this month to take down the monument to Confederate artillery officer John Pelham. The memorial was erected in 1905. Leaders say it will be taken to a Confederate history park.

 

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school superintendent placed on leave after FBI agents showed up at his home during a probe is making about $15,500 a month in salary while not working. 

APR's Lynn Oldshue

 

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Public schools are reopening in an Alabama beach town for the first time since Hurricane Sally hit there nearly two weeks ago. 

Gulf Shores city schools resumed classes Monday, two days ahead of schools in surrounding Baldwin County.

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford University and Tuskegee University are joining in a partnership that will let students shave one year off the time needed to earn a law degree. 

A joint announcement says undergraduate students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a law degree from Samford’s Cumberland School of Law in six years rather than seven under the new program.

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