Looking Back

Fifty years ago today, September 15, 1966

Governor’s Race

Segregationist Lester G. Maddox surged ahead of state Sen. Jimmy Carter in late returns today and moved into an apparent runoff with Ellis G. Arnall for the Democratic nomination for governor.


Three federal judges were appointed Wednesday to hear an NAACP suit challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s new law invalidating school desegregation guidelines.

Labor Study

The Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that a survey will be conducted in the county to see if the labor supply is adequate to support a Vanity Fair garment mill.