SPLC claims Accountability Act unconstitutional; Guntersville votes on entertainment district

Good Monday evening. Here are a few of the stories we're working on for WAFF 48 News at 10.

We're following the reaction to Southern Poverty Law Center's filing of a federal lawsuit claiming that Alabama's Accountability Act violates the U.S. Constitution. The SPLC claims the act, which allows students in failing schools to transfer to other public or private schools, discriminates by allowing only students whose families have the financial resources to be able to transfer. WAFF 48's Sarah Navoy digs deeper into the lawsuit, checking in with our legal expert to see if there's a case here.

We've seen Huntsville and Decatur do it, but the city of Guntersville won't be establishing an entertainment district just yet. This evening, the Guntersville City Council narrowly voted down establishing an entertainment district by a vote of 4 to 3, with one member abstaining. Tonight, details on the proposal that was one vote shy of passing.

And this summer's "un-summer-like" weather has stirred up a lot of conversation. But what has it done to the finances of local businesses? WAFF 48's Shumuriel Ratliff talks to local business owners who like it and, of course, some who don't.

We hope you'll join us for these stories and more, tonight on WAFF 48 News at 10.

Mark Thornhill