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Businesses on the west side of Highway 59 were given gaps between barriers Alabama News
ALDOT project barriers harming Gulf Shores businesses; Barriers stop short to allow access to state-run ABC liquor store

Some businesses along a section of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores are asking the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to take notice and make changes before they are forced out of business due to a long-term project that got underway in July of 2023. They say since then, sales are down and anxiety is high.

Spot of Tea Alabama News
Mobile's Spot of Tea permanently closes following health department controversy — 'They've extorted me'

The Spot of Tea restaurant in Mobile has permanently closed and is for sale after it was shut down by the Mobile County Health Department multiple times.

Bahama Bobs Alabama News
Bahama Bob’s repairs underway; Owners hope to reopen before Spring Break

The owners of Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Café in Gulf Shores are hoping to reopen in March after a fire caused extensive damage to the building last summer.

Headquarters of United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland Alabama News
UN calls on Alabama to halt nitrogen gas execution: ‘Could amount to torture’

The United Nations Human Rights office released a statement urging Alabama to halt the nitrogen hypoxia execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
U.S. House District 2 hopeful Caroleene Dobson draws attention, energizes crowd at Mobile GOP candidate forum

Monroe County native turned Birmingham attorney and mother of two Caroleene Dobson packed a punch in her five minutes, speaking about God, family and freedom. Her message resonated with the audience.

Courtroom with Gavel Alabama News
Mobile County DHR director denies discrimination claims in federal court filings

Mobile County Department of Human Resources director Stephanie Streeter denies all claims in a seven-count lawsuit against her and the Alabama DHR.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorses Dick Brewbaker in AL-2 race: 'He walks the walk'

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorsed former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in the race for Alabama's newly drawn second congressional district.

Alabama Capitol Alabama News
API releases 2024 BluePrint for Alabama: Plan for free markets, limited government, protection of families

The Alabama Policy Institute’s 2024 BluePrint for Alabama outlines 30 pressing issues for lawmakers to consider to enhance free markets, limit government and build strong families.

Migrants Alabama News
Border policy straining Alabama schools as migrant student numbers rise

While schools nationwide have been experiencing an influx of students due to record-level crossings at the U.S. southern border, it appears Alabama is also seeing increased numbers.

Mobile Community Peace Forum Alabama News
'We cannot arrest our way out of this culture of violence': Mobile Community Peace Forum reveals youth violence concerns

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said he believes a Community Peace Forum held Saturday was a success but he told 1819 News he hopes the momentum continues so the city’s youth has a fighting chance.

Chief Paul Prine Alabama News
Beards and Badges: Mobile PD loosens facial hair policy for trial period

You may have noticed Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine is looking a little different these days. For the first time in his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement, Prine has grown a mustache and beard. But he isn’t alone.

Satsuma HS Alabama News
Two South Alabama school systems celebrating making all A's on State Report Card

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) released the report card for the 2022 – 2023 school year in December to show what is working in schools and what needs improvement.

Eagle Forum of Alabama Alabama News
Eagle Forum applauds 11th Circuit lifting VCAP enforcement injunction

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently lifted an injunction on Alabama’s ban on transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for minors and Eagle Forum, along with Alabama Eagle Forum responded.

Spot of Tea Alabama News
Spot of Tea flagship restaurant in Mobile accuses health department of extortion, blackmail

The Spot of Tea restaurant in Mobile has been closed down by the Mobile County Health Department three times in a week, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant’s own page.

ABC Board Alabama News
ABC Board halts plans for new warehouse and office

The Alcoholic Beverage Control is halting plans for a new warehouse and office, according to reports.

U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan (left) and Barry Moore (right) Alabama News
Jim Jordan making two stops in Alabama for Barry Moore AL-1 campaign

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is heading to Baldwin County for a public rally at the end of January.

Fentanyl Arrests Alabama News
More than 2,000 fentanyl-laced pills taken off streets in South Baldwin County

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two people in connection to a months-long drug investigation.

Toomers Corner Alabama News
Auburn fans roll Toomer’s Corner in response to Saban retirement

It was a cold night on the Plains Wednesday as Auburn fans celebrated the news that University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban was planning to retire.

lottery scratch off Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott supports lottery but not 'messy' gaming bills of the past

The people of Alabama see it time and time again. A big lottery jackpot is up for grabs and folks race across state lines to purchase their chance at millions.

Marijuana cigarette Alabama News
Mobile considers marijuana decriminalization

A citizen of Mobile came forward Tuesday and asked the city to consider the decriminalization of marijuana or to lessen penalties for being in possession of marijuana.

Mobile skyline Alabama News
City of Mobile to host Public Safety Peace Forum in 'aggressive' effort to battle crime

The city of Mobile is asking for community members to come together to work with city leaders to understand what’s happening with crime and efforts to stop it.

OWA 1 Alabama News
Poarch Creeks continue to invest millions in OWA after Paula Deen franchise closure; Casino rumors persist

From its 2017 opening to its planned resort hotel completion, the OWA project in Foley is expected to become a total investment of $414 million by the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI).

Judson College Alabama News
Judson College hoping to reach Chapter 11 agreement to settle debts

Judson College is attempting to reach a settlement and satisfy its debts over time with a Chapter 11 plan.

Marco Perez left to stand trial for capital murder in the death of Mobile police officer Tuder right Alabama News
Trial to begin over 2019 shooting death of Mobile Police officer

The capital murder trial of Marco Antonio Perez, 24, of Theodore, is scheduled to begin this week in Mobile County.

Mobile map Alabama News
City of Mobile working with businesses in newly annexed areas to collect sales tax

November 2023 was the first month the city of Mobile collected sales tax from businesses in the newly annexed areas.

Flag Day Alabama News
Foley named Alabama’s World War II Heritage City

The National Park Service named the city of Foley an American World War II Heritage City.

Eric Minix Alabama News
Deputy killed in Alabama high-speed chase to be honored Sunday and Monday

The Georgia deputy killed during a high-speed chase in Chambers County last Wednesday will be laid to rest Monday.

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