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Caroline Joyous Alabama News
Calhoun County teen 'Joyous' to spread conservative political awareness in hope of saving the future

Since she was 14 years old, Caroline Joyous, of Calhoun County has been interested in politics. She got an early start as a political commentator and once had a dream to run for office.

Brilyn Hollyhand Alabama News
Alabama teen Brilyn Hollyhand takes part in RNC Youth Advisory Council panel

Brilyn Hollyhand, 17, has made his way around the nation meeting and speaking with Republican leaders for nearly six years. He has done multiple interviews on network TV and has made a name for himself.

20230903 123801 Alabama News
Alabama's Gulf Coast remembers Jimmy Buffett: 'God made music to connect people'

Tourists along the Gulf Coast honored the memory of legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett over the Labor Day weekend following his death Friday.

Alabama Veteran Alabama News
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Alabama veterans turn focus to fighting to save lives

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and in Alabama, 18% of suicides are veterans, although only 9.1% of Alabamians have served.

Mobile water access Alabama News
City of Mobile plans to expand public access to water using GOMESA funds

The City of Mobile approved a project to expand access to natural waterways in the city.

Scott Bridge Company Alabama News
Construction still stalled on Baldwin Beach bridge project despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling — 'We are waiting for a legal technicality to be taken care of'

The bridge company contracted by the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway is still not at work, days after the Supreme Court of Alabama gave the green light for the work to continue.

LGBTQ FIGHT Alabama News
Mobile LGBTQ rep feels entitled to community privileges — We know 'how to use a folding chair'

The vice chair of LGBTQIA affairs for the Mobile County Democratic Committee addressed the Mobile City Council Tuesday in response to Mayor Sandy Stimpson dissolving the LGBTQ Liaison program.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Baldwin County Bridge Company hikes tolls, blames ALDOT director Cooper for increase

The Baldwin County Bridge Company increased rates Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper.

Ozark Library Alabama News
Dale County Commissioner requests 'young adult' books depicting bestiality, orgies and sexual assault be moved to the adult section of the Ozark library

Dale County Commissioner Adam Enfinger made official requests Tuesday to remove two books from the young adult section of the Ozark Dale County Library.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon angered by 'propaganda,' 'bald-faced lies' over bridge controversy

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon spoke for the first time Tuesday after a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling that will allow the building of a new bridge in Gulf Shores to continue. He said he wants to clear up misconceptions and he hopes the expensive bridge project doesn't take away from other transportation needs in the city.

Orange Beach 1 Alabama News
Warning for beach goers as Hurricane Idalia impacts Gulf of Mexico: 'The water is going to be completely different'

The National Hurricane Center is expecting life-threatening conditions as Hurricane Idalia barrels towards the Florida Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, officials on Alabama’s coast are warning of a dangerous situation here, too.

Christine Dallas Alabama News
City of Mobile to allow family of Jawan Dallas to view body-worn camera video of arrest; mother addresses council

After weeks of hearing concerns surrounding the death of Jawan Dallas, the city of Mobile made an announcement Tuesday about the footage from body-worn cameras.

Kay Ivey and Scott Harris Alabama News
'The things we did last time didn’t work so don’t be stupid and do them again': State Sen. Stutts on possible future COVID restrictions

A slight increase in COVID cases in the U.S. has caused rumblings among those concerned about the reaction the government may take if another resurgence in cases occurs.

Ozark Library Alabama News
Children, teen LGBTQ book controversy moves to Ozark Dale County Library; Ozark mayor calls to cut funds

The Ozark Dale County Library pulled all young adult LGBTQ+ books from the shelves to review them after a complaint from the Ozark mayor. The books have been returned to the shelves, but the library is now planning a community meeting to hear from the public and discuss what actions will be taken going forward.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr invokes legislature's 'power of the purse' to urge University of Alabama, other institutions to make changes to DEI initiatives

The University of Alabama has become the subject of controversy among state lawmakers after hearing several complaints about diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the school.

Charlie McNichol Alabama News
Mobile County 911 Director facing charges for fourth time in decades-long public safety career

The Mobile County 911 Director was arrested early Sunday in Baldwin County. Charlie McNichol, 58, is charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

BRETT SAVAGE Alabama News
Brother of Alabama Forestry employee killed wants state agency held accountable and not immune from OSHA

The brother of a man killed while working for the Alabama Forestry Commission in 2022 says he wants something done before another life is lost.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Baldwin County Bridge Company ‘disappointed’ with Supreme Court decision; says opinion reveals 'terrifying reality' in Alabama

A representative for the Baldwin County Bridge Company released a statement on behalf of Neal Belitsky, president of the company.

Gulf State Parks from Alapark Alabama News
Dry conditions mean extra precautions at some Alabama state parks through Labor Day weekend

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is taking extra precautions at five state parks due to dry conditions.

CHRIS ELLIOTT Alabama News
'You heard it here first': State Sen. Elliott says state could eventually take over BCBC bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke on "The Jeff Poor Show" on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5 Friday just hours after the Alabama Supreme Court decided to lift a preliminary injunction ordered by a lower court, allowing for the building of a third bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

ALDOT Alabama News
ALDOT, Gulf Shores Mayor Craft applaud Alabama Supreme Court decision on new Intercoastal Waterway bridge — ‘An important victory’

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released a statement Friday following the ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court concerning a bridge in south Baldwin County.

SCOTT BRIDGE COMPANY NEW BRIDGE 3 Alabama News
Supreme Court reverses preliminary injunction on building of Baldwin County bridge

The Supreme Court of Alabama ruled in favor of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s director John Cooper in his case appealing a preliminary injunction halting the construction of a bridge in south Baldwin County. The Court ordered the lower court must reverse that preliminary injunction.

University of Alabama Capstone School of Nursing Alabama News
Nursing student withdraws from University of Alabama claiming CRT, DEI curriculum promoted 'hate, racism, sexism and lies'

A student earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama says she left the school after a professor brought Critical Race Theory and other diversity, equity and inclusion ideas into the classroom.

Moms for liberty Alabama News
Moms for Liberty chapter starting in Baldwin County to fight for parents' rights

A Baldwin County woman is starting a chapter of Moms for Liberty, a nationwide non-profit with the mission to organize and empower parents to defend their rights.

Jermaine Boswell Alabama News
AG Marshall confirms conviction of road rage shooter upheld in Court of Criminal Appeals

The guilty verdict in a deadly road rage case in Jefferson County was upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals earlier this month.

COVID Lockdown Alabama News
No COVID overreaction expected, says state senator — Likelihood of shutdowns 'pretty slim'

The Mobile County Health Department released an update on COVID-19 this week as concerns of another widespread surge loom.

Photo from Kevin Forsyth Alabama News
Lay Lake property owners blame Alabama Power for flooding, roadway problems: 'It looks like a warzone'

Some property owners near Lay Lake are coming together after they claim Alabama Power has caused flooding, environmental damage, road damage and more around their neighborhood.

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