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News in Brief: What You Need to Know for Tuesday

The morning’s stories all in one place.

Senate Race 

A challenged race is over, and Democratic Senator Bob Dearing is expected to swear in for his District 37 seat today. Dearing had won over former Senator Melanie Sojourner by just 64 votes. She challenged, saying poll workers may have helped in the decision-making. The Senate voted last night, 47-3 to confirm Dearing the winner. Other senators could still question the decision, reports WJTV.

Save the Flag 

The House and Senate are expected to at least talk about the issue of the State Flag this legislative session, but this group isn’t waiting for talk. A rally is being held at the state capitol today at noon. They’re in support of keeping the state flag the way it is, initiative 58. There’s also a gofundme on the campaign’s facebook page. They’ve raised about 200 bucks of their 100,000 goal.

Stabbing with replica Civil War sword 

Stabbing a man to death with a sword is why this man is in the Monroe County lockup. Stanley Pace of Pale City Alabama is behind bars after Monroe County deputies say he stabbed and killed Ronnie Max Duke of Amory… with a replica Civil War sword. Duke’s body was found Monday after it had been taken to a garbage dump. Pace is in jail waiting to see the judge.

Basketball victory 

A day of victory for the William Carey Lady Crusaders. The women’s basketball team beat Middle Georgia State College 68-49 Monday. That puts the Lady Crusaders are now 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play this season. But that’s not the only win for William Carey… The men’s team beat Middle Georgia State 88-74. The Crusaders are now 11-8 overall and 6-2 in conference play on the season

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