After Doug Jones win, Bradley Byrne hints at 2020 Senate run

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne from Alabama's 1st Congressional District and his wife Rebecca Byrne talk to supporters after he was declared the winner of his congressional seat at his election party at Moe's Original BBQ in Mobile, Ala., on March 1, 2016. From left are his wife Rebecca Byrne, daughter Laura Byrne, his son Patrick Byrne holding grandson MacGuire Byrne, and daughter-in-law Carolyn Byrne.

Three appointed to Athens State’s board

Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Cathy Dickens, Dr. Sandra Sims-deGraffenried and Missy Ming Smith to the Athens State University Board of Trustees. Dickens, representative of the Fifth Congressional District, has been reappointed to the board for a seven-year term.

Republican scandals not helping Alabama Democrats

Republican leaders of two branches of state government have been removed from office, while the head of the third branch, Gov. Robert Bentley, is facing an impeachment investigation sparked by a scandal that shows no signs of fading. The three distinct controversies involving high-profile Republicans have dominated state political headlines for many months, but it's not clear they have helped the rival party at all.