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Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile Alabama News
Mobile City Councilmen Joel Daves, Ben Reynolds frustrated with lack of official word on Ladd-Peebles Stadium sale

The city of Mobile has approved draft lease agreements and intergovernmental agreements concerning Ladd-Peebles Stadium, but negotiations with the Mobile County School system have stalled.

Auburn and Alabama Alabama News
Study reveals little return on investment to support millions spent on DEI efforts at Alabama, Auburn

The Claremont Institute recently published a new study outlining diversity, equity and inclusion policy and programs at the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

BURY THE N WORD Alabama News
Mobile police officer holds funeral for ‘n-word’: 'We had the sunshine of the Lord'

Sgt. John Young with Mobile Police Department held a special event Monday to bury the “n-word.”

MOBILE CITY COUNCIL 071123 Alabama News
Citizen claims changes to Mobile Municipal Court code unconstitutional; Council unanimously approves

The City of Mobile has amended its Municipal Court code to bring it up to date and allow all people to work off their fines.

Annexation Billboard Alabama News
Faith Family Freedom Coalition of Metro Mobile opposing annexation with billboards, yard signs

“Saying this is taxation without representation and this is the way for them to be included is a distortion of what they’re really trying to do."

Lake Guntersville Nathan Anderson unsplash com Alabama News
'Deadly' TikTok challenge story repeated by multiple news outlets is dead wrong, says ALEA

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says a story reported in the Birmingham market and repeated across multiple media platforms was false and inaccurate.

Flora-Bama Alabama News
Flora-Bama: Deep roots and tradition on the Gulf Coast

It’s been nearly 60 years since the Flora-Bama got its start on the Alabama-Florida line. The business has undergone ownership changes and major additions but has kept an atmosphere of comradery and love for others. Ask anyone who has been to the Gulf Coast, and they have heard of the Flora-Bama.

Rip currents, sharks and bears, oh my! Gulf Shores Independence Day safety

Each year, more and more people flock to Gulf Shores for the week of Independence Day. More people means more fun but also more incidents.

LOFTON Alabama News
Taziki’s employee gunned down as he went into work; Husband of co-worker arrested

The Daphne Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of a Taziki’s Mediterranean Café worker.

Montgomery, AL / USA - August 27, 2020: Alabama State Trooper patrol car Alabama News
One suspect dead after chase, exchange of gunfire with ALEA State Trooper

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said a trooper tried to pull over a 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 truck on Interstate 65 around 2:26 p.m.

Jefferson Domestic Relation Court Alabama News
Three defendants in federal racketeering scheme investigation seek to be removed from lawsuit

Three of the 47 defendants in a federal lawsuit alleging a widespread and sophisticated racketeering scheme in Jefferson County are asking to be removed from the case.

LINDA DOYLE Alabama News
Conviction affirmed in case of Foley woman who stabbed her own private parts to claim self defense in murder of husband

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office announced the murder conviction of a Foley woman will be upheld after the case was appealed.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville eyes overregulation in South Alabama; Explains why he didn't vote for broadband bill —'It should’ve been more'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) visited with Baldwin County leaders Wednesday to talk shop and to share ideas.

Sewer Company Alabama News
Gulf Shores illegal sludge pond causing stink among residents who say no to sewer company expansion

The Gulf Shores Planning Commission meeting was packed Tuesday as the Commission discussed a Conditional Use Plan (CUP) proposed by the existing sewer company. Representatives for the sewer company were able to speak their case, but in the end, the Planning Commission resisted an expansion at the facility.

Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile Alabama News
Mobile City Council approves lease agreement for Ladd-Peebles Stadium; Measure now goes to Mobile County BOE

The city of Mobile approved a 99-year lease agreement with the Mobile County Board of Education Tuesday. The lease price will be $1 for the entire term. However, the deal is not set in stone until the BOE approves the agreement.

‘I told you so’: Orange Beach Mayor Kennon, Superintendent Wilkes confirm school system does not owe millions to Alabama Department of Education

After working with the State of Alabama Department of Education, the Orange Beach School System has been cleared of owing millions to the Education Foundation Program.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
Mobile mayor releases video highlighting benefits of annexation

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a video Monday showing the positive aspects of annexation for areas west of Mobile.

Kevin Brock Alabama News
Summerdale Police chief on administrative leave; Baldwin County deputy stepping in

Summerdale Police Chief Kevin Brock is on administrative leave following an investigation into personal matters.

Covenant Rescue Group Alabama News
11 charged in multi-jurisdiction child predator investigation in Jefferson County

Fultondale PD worked with Covenant Rescue Group, a non-profit founded by former Jefferson County Sheriff candidate Jared Hudson and his wife. The group rescues victims and helps arrest suspects of human trafficking.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office responds to multiple distress calls in the Gulf of Mexico, several drownings

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is spreading the word about dangerous rip currents and water safety after several incidents in the Gulf of Mexico this week.

marijuana leaf held by doctor Alabama News
Cannabis Commission ordered to halt licensing in lawsuit over selection process

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission was ordered Friday to stop issuing licenses to growers and distributors.

Daniel Urquhart Alabama News
Ivey IT Secretary Redden retiring; Daniel Urquhart to take position

After years of service to Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey’s Office of Information Technology Secretary Marty Redden is retiring and Ivey's office announced his replacement on Friday. Secretary Mark Redden was appointed by Ivey in July 2019.

Georgia man drowns in Gulf Shores while trying to save child

The Baldwin County Coroner’s Office identified a man who drown in the Gulf of Mexico while trying to save his son.

Mobile LGBTQ Alabama News
'Hate, hell and discrimination' — City of Mobile's LGBTQ liaisons host 'Queer Town Hall'; Reps from Human Rights Campaign, ACLU, SPLC decry 'anti-LGBTQ propaganda'

The city of Mobile’s LGBTQ liaisons and the Southwest Alabama Inclusion Project gathered Thursday for a “Queer Town Hall.”

Photo Town of Dauphin Island Alabama News
Name a beach in Dauphin Island: Town council taking suggestions

The Dauphin Island Town Council is asking for name suggestions for two beaches in the Sunset Capital of Alabama.

Zach Miller checked out books he believes are inappropriate for teens Alabama News
Fairhope father checks out LGBTQ, teen sexuality books to shield others from being exposed

In the teen section of the Fairhope Public Library, there are books that address inherent racism, suicide ideation, LGBT issues and teenage sexuality. For Pride Month, several of these books were put on display. Now, some parents are taking action to ensure no one can check out the titles.

Voter registration Alabama News
Official removed from Houston County Board of Registrars for alleged voter fraud schemes; Secretary of State to turn findings over to authorities

An official with the Houston County Board of Registrars has been removed following suspicion she was involved in allowing voters to register fraudulently, the Secretary of State’s Office announced.

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