BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Another blast of cold air is headed to Alabama, and officials in Birmingham are taking steps to protect homeless people. The city is opening Boutwell Auditorium as a warming shelter nightly through tomorrow.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The attorney for four-term Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says he and Byrd will talk this week about details of Byrd's anticipated resignation. Byrd pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal felony charge. Mississippi state law does not allow a convicted felon to hold public office. The hearing was held yesterday in federal court in Mobile, Ala.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia company plans to build a zip line across the Chattahoochee River in the Columbus area. The zip line is part of a larger project involving a whitewater rafting course that opened earlier this year on the river, which separates Columbus from Phenix City, Ala.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A real estate developer set for trial on charges of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Mississippi's Hancock County has notified court officials he plans to plead guilty to a reduced charge. Federal court records show William Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., plans to accept a plea agreement on a charge of filling wetlands without permission.
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