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College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 7: Alabama opens as favorite over Georgia at home

It is never too early to take a look at the lines for next week’s action, and the William Hill Sportsbook has released them for Week 7 action already. That includes the huge SEC showdown between SEC teams as No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia in Tuscaloosa next Saturday night on CBS.

While that’s going to be a great game between the only remaining undefeated teams in the SEC, it’s also the only game between ranked teams in Week 7. Though, I suppose if we’re only going to get one matchup between ranked teams, we might as well make it a couple of top-three sides.

There are some other games worth keeping an eye on, though. Particularly as some teams look to bounce back from a rough weekend, while other upstarts look to prove their worth. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger games for the weekend.

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Alabama Woman Gunned Down in Own Home Was Revenge Killing, Police Say

A 62-year-old woman from Alabama was gunned down and killed in her own home in an act of revenge, according to police.

Martha McGinsey was shot dead on September 29 in Roderick Road, Mobile.

And Mobile police chief Lawrence Battiste said McGinsey’s murder was retaliation for the killing of 25-year-old Keontae McCants earlier that day in Lyric Street in Prichard.

McGinsey’s son, Sidney Zireef Burke, has been charged with murder in that case.

Now police have announced they have arrested five men suspected of being involved in the death of McGinsey who officers have described as an innocent victim.

Speaking to Fox 10 News, Battiste said the incident should never have happened.

“I think there is bad blood between the families. I haven’t seen anything that suggests that it is a gang problem,” he said. “It is an aggressive family revenge type of situation.

“We can prevent this, we can

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Renovation of Bryant-Denny showcases Alabama extravagance, pride

There wasn’t a nicer on-campus stadium for college football in the entire country than the one in Tuscaloosa.

That’s what I thought about Bryant-Denny before the $107 million renovation. Now? Now, I understand the psychology of those Egyptian pharaohs of old. They wanted eternal homes worthy of not just kings, but gods amongst men.

No. 2 Alabama reopens its palace of Southern power on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. home game against No.13 Texas A&M. It’s a fittingly symbolic matchup of wealth and extravagance. Texas A&M might have the most money of anyone in the SEC, and the Aggies’ Kyle Field is an experience more than place, but Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium is a monument to an entire state’s uncompromising, unapologetic love for college football.

We do it better than anyone, for good or ill.

Bryant-Denny Stadium is a house of worship, a source of dreams and a place of business.

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Alabama storm victims warned to look out for price gouging, home repair fraud

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and price gouging during home repair or storm damage cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Sally.

State officials joined Baldwin County District Attorney Robert Wilters and State Representative Matt Simpson in Fairhope, Ala. on Sept. 28 to warn coastal Alabamians about the possibility of fraud as they hire workers to repair storm damage.

As consumers begin the process of home repair, the HBLB recommends using licensed home builders and roofers, as required by law. On Sept, 23, HBLB Executive Director J.R. “Chip” Carden waived some requirements for issuance of a roofer license, allowing emergency roofers licenses to be issued in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

“Based on the Governor’s disaster declaration, the Home Builders Licensure Board has activated its emergency roofer license for Mobile and Baldwin

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