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December 7, 2012

NJN/am for Friday, December 7

Friday! Time for the weekend…

Weather: Gorgeous weekend. We’ll start off with morning fog, followed by a mostly sunny day with highs in the middle to upper 60s, with lows tonight in the middle 50s. Saturday and Sunday will be warm and beautiful with highs in the lower 70s. Enjoy it while you can, as storms come in on Monday, followed by sharply colder temps.

Morris family recovers from crash. A man just home from Army basic training, his fiancé and their infant son were injured Wednesday morning when the woman’s car flipped on a rainy Interstate 65 at Good Hope, then landed upside down in a ditch. Since that time, Bryan Stanley, 20, and Ashlynn Stephens, 18, have been released from Cullman Regional Medical Center. Four-month-old Brayden Stanley remains hospitalized with bleeding on the brain, according to a message posted by the North Jefferson News Facebook page by the infant’s grandmother.

Sports: Malzahn hires his coordinators. New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has his right-hand men in place. He hired Ellis Johnson as defensive coordinator; Johnson served in the same position at Alabama under Mike DuBose and was fired recently after an 0-12 season as the head coach at Southern Miss. On the offensive side, Malzahn is bringing over his man from Arkansas State, Rhett Lashlee. After a year as the OC at Samford under Pat Sullivan in 2011, Lashlee moved over to the Red Wolves to work with the man who coached him in high school… College soccer: Metro Birmingham again hosts the NCAA College Cup men’s soccer semifinals and championship at Regions Park in Hoover. The first semifinal match kicks off at 4 p.m. with Georgetown taking on Maryland, followed by the second match at 6:30 between Indiana and Creighton. The finals are Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 each day, or $35 for the two-day package, and are available online at www.collegecupsoccer.com... High school football: The first day of the AHSAA Super 6 state football championships are done at Auburn. Spanish Fort spoiled McAdory’s bid for a perfect season with a 45-14 win in Class 4A. Other winners: Brantley shut out Marion County 33-0 in Class 1A, and Madison Academy beat Fayette County 31-7 in 3A. Today’s games: 4A — UMS-Wright vs. Oneonta, 11 a.m.; 2A — Washington County vs. Tanner, 3 p.m.; 6A — Opelika vs. Hoover, 7 p.m.

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