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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - The state is seeking federal aid following last week's flooding across central Alabama. Officials are asking the Small Business Administration to provide assistance in a seven-county region around Birmingham. If approved, residents and business owners would be eligible for low-interest disaster loans.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Education Association is fighting private school tax credits in court and at the ballot box. The group's PAC has filed a campaign finance report showing it gave $50,000 to Democratic state Senate candidate Taylor Stewart. Stewart is opposing Republican Sen. Del Marsh, the chief architect of the tax credits.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Mobile County Commissioner has been found guilty of trying to entice a child for sex over the Internet. Prosecutors say 70-year-old Freeman Jockish answered a Craigslist ad and started online conversations with an undercover FBI agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams are coming out next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations.

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