Gadsden, AL – The marble finger on Gadsden's Emma Sansom statue is missing...again. Officials say they believe the new finger was removed sometime in May. The finger was just restored in April after being missing for somewhere between four and 50 years. The monument honors 15-year-old Emma Sansom, who in 1863 led Confederate troops across Black Creek. The finger of the statue points across Black Creek. The statue was dedicated in 1907.
Birmingham, AL – The average gas prices dropped about two cents in Alabama from Friday to Monday. Triple-A Alabama's latest gas station survey says regular unleaded averages $2.12/gallon, mid-grades are $2.26 and premium fuels are $2.33/gallon. Nationally, regular gas averages $2.18/gallon. Triple-A's survey of metro gas stations continues to find Birmingham's average for regular gas as the cheapest at $2.10. The most expensive prices were recorded in Huntsville at $2.14.