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Hadley Hitson


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Past articles by Hadley:

Alabama landfill fire is still burning after three months

State and local leaders say they're trying to learn from mistakes made in the response to the Moody fire. → Read More

SPLC: State policies keeping Black communities from sanitation funding

ADEM vehemently denied the groups’ claims. "Disadvantaged Black Belt areas received funding at three times the rate of other areas," a spokesman said. → Read More

'Selma was a reckoning': Biden marks voting rights anniversary in Alabama

President Joe Biden and other officials were to lead the 58th annual march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in storm-torn Selma on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Here's what's happening during the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee this weekend

These 16 events highlight a weekend in which Selma will mark Bloody Sunday and welcome President Joe Biden. → Read More

President Joe Biden to visit Selma for annual bridge crossing

The gathering comes in the wake of a tornado that tore through Selma on Jan. 12. → Read More

Elder abuse reports are up in Alabama. Here's what investigator Amy Floyd does about them.

There were 12,033 reports of suspected elder abuse in Alabama last year. Here's how social worker Amy Floyd investigates the ones that cross her desk. → Read More

'Send me some more hands': The struggle of caring for parents with Alzheimer's

Over 10% of those older than 65 are diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Taking on the responsibility for a parent with memory issues can be heavy. → Read More

EPA awards $52.6 million to help rid Alabama water systems of contaminants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will help address forever chemicals, such as PFAS, in some public water systems. → Read More

What we know about the EPA's efforts to extinguish St. Clair County's months-long fire

An underground fire at a landfill in Moody has burned for over two months. Here's what we know about the most recent efforts to put it out. → Read More

South Korean auto supplier Samkee to open first US factory in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that Samkee Corp. will begin construction of its $128 million plant in Macon County. → Read More

Alabama asks EPA to help fight underground fire in St. Clair County

The fire has been burning at a landfill in St. Clair County for more than 50 days. Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency. → Read More

Selma's history helps secure aid, but residents are focused on today

The tornado spared those major historic sites, though it left some exterior damage on historic homes like Sturdivant Hall and Grace Hall. → Read More

Death toll climbs to six as tornado rips through Autauga County, Selma

"Everything's gone downtown," a Selma survivor said. → Read More

Alabama is a financial advice desert. Here's what that means.

People in these deserts are less likely to understand their financial options, less likely to save and less likely to afford retirement, says study. → Read More

Democracy and the Informed Citizen podcast centers on rural Alabama news

A new podcast series from the Alabama Humanities Alliance tells the story of a growing number of community newspapers in rural Alabama. → Read More

Community Hero: Nicholas Townsend innovates how Alabama educates its children

Calhoun School Principal Nicholas Townsend is the Montgomery Advertiser's Community Hero for December. → Read More

U.S. Postal Service honors civil rights hero John Lewis with new stamp

The U.S. Postal Service announced seven new stamps for 2023 this week. One of them commemorates John Lewis, the civil rights legend who died in 2020. → Read More

Uniontown residents protest state's response to Arrowhead Landfill concerns

Residents have filed hundreds of complaints with the state. ADEM found violations, but those have resulted in talk of only a $30,600 penalty. → Read More

Alabama Supreme Court denies appeal of former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter

The Alabama Supreme Court denied ex-Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith's appeal to overturn his manslaughter conviction on Friday. → Read More

'A long time coming': EPA settles pollution case against Alabama solar farm after four years

A solar farm in Alabama will pay $500,000 in penalties after construction caused problems in the Chattahoochee River. → Read More