Kerry Whipple Bean

State stats on rise

For the first time in more than 20 years, Alabama was not ranked in the bottom five states for child well-being — a statistic that ... Read more

Supreme Court sides with Shelby County

The Rev. H.K. Matthews said his knee was hurting Tuesday morning. That’s where the civil rights leader was beaten in 1965 as he crossed the ... Read more

Police follow trail of stolen Redbox movies

An East Brewton man allegedly caught with stolen movies and games from a Redbox machine was arrested and charged with theft of property and criminal ... Read more

Lessons from city’s adversity

My first job out of college was at The Alexander City Outlook. In my first few months on the job, Russell Corp. — the largest ... Read more