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Chicken House Alabama News
Dirt road to nowhere: Poultry farming in Alabama impacted by big corporation regulations

Country roads lead many Alabamians home from work each day. The roads we travel become engrained in our memories and we can see them clearly even when we’re miles away. Some of those roads are made of red dirt and sparkling mica. At the end is a small farmhouse and large rows of chicken houses. But for many, that’s where the road ends.

Mason Hills 2 Alabama News
Eat local: This Mobile County cattle farm offers top-quality meat and relief for Alabama farmers

From farm to table is a true statement for the folks at Mason Hills Farm in Grand Bay, Alabama. The sprawling farm in southwest Mobile County has around 150 heads of cattle, including Black Angus cattle.

Members of the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, OCM, CMA, nd Kansas Cattlemen’s Association join Sen. “Coach” Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, on Capitol Hill | Photo Credit: Office of Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Angry Birds: Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association storms D.C. to ‘fight hostile takeover’

This week, the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association was one of several groups that participated in a rally in Washington, D.C. as meetings on the Farm Bill continued.

Love in Fairhope Alabama News
'Love in Fairhope': Reese Witherspoon-produced 'LGBTQ,' 'Romantic Comedy' TV series to premiere on Hulu next week

A TV series about five women trying to find love in Fairhope will premiere on Hulu on September 27.

Atmore Police Alabama News
Atmore Police charge suspect with murder in chain-reaction death outside bar

Atmore Police now say only one person is responsible for the death of a man outside a bar in early August and they have made an arrest.

Unite Auburn Alabama News
1819 News article alerted Freedom From Religion Foundation of Christian event on Auburn's campus

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is asking for reform within the Auburn University Athletic Department and the firing of the school's chaplains, said officials with the foundation were first alerted about a Christian event at the university because of an article by 1819 News.

Michael Watkins Alabama News
Wetumpka man arrested for killing black bear faces $2,000 in fines, jail time

A black bear is dead and a Wetumpka man is facing a criminal charge after an incident in Elmore County.

Atheist group triggered by Auburn coaches participating in mass student baptisms

The baptism of an Auburn University football player has resulted in a well-known anti-religious group taking notice.

Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse, Birmingham, Ala. Alabama News
Federal lawsuit alleging racketeering among Jefferson County family courts dismissed

A federal lawsuit that listed several Jefferson County attorneys and judges as defendants in an alleged “criminal enterprise” has been dismissed without prejudice.

Dadeville Alabama News
Sixth suspect in Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting denied bond under Aniah’s Law

Sherman Peters III, 15, was denied bond Tuesday under Aniah’s Law. The teen has been charged as an adult in connection to a deadly shooting at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville.

Ozark Dale County Library Alabama News
Ozark Dale County Library Board makes changes in response to juvenile book controversy

The Ozark Dale County Library Board made changes during a meeting Wednesday to protect juveniles in the children and teen sections of the library.

manhole Alabama News
Jefferson County requests release from decades-long sewer consent decree

Since 1996, the Jefferson County Commission has been bound by a consent decree over the county sewer system. That is something commissioners want to change.

Jefferson County Schools superintendent upset students witnessed band director incident at football game

Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin was one of several officials who met and viewed body-worn video from an incident that happened after a football game last Thursday.

Trial date set for Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape

The Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of trying to rape a woman in the parking lot of Mud Bugs Pub & Club in August of 2022 has been scheduled for trial.

McQueen building South Alabama Alabama News
Supreme Court of Alabama hears cases involving embryos destroyed at Mobile Infirmary

The Supreme Court of Alabama heard the consolidated cases of three families seeking compensation after they claim a patient at Mobile Infirmary destroyed their embryos.

Photo from Mobile org Alabama News
Man given max prison sentence in Moon Pie Drop shooting federal case; State case still pending

The man accused in the New Year’s Eve Moon Pie Drop shooting in Mobile was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.

Clint Bowden Alabama News
Deputy who spoke to 1819 News about crime in Jefferson County says he was attacked by relative of judge, deputy chief

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Vincent Kimbrough, 29. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Foley Public Library Alabama News
Baldwin County GOP stands against explicit material in libraries by following 'power of the purse'

The Baldwin County Republican Party unanimously passed a resolution over the weekend in reaction to inappropriate books that have been offered in the children and teens sections at libraries throughout the county.

Constitution3 Alabama News
Constitution Day celebration in Alabama reminds citizens that freedom isn't free

Every year on September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution Day in honor of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787.

Minor High School band director tased and arrested after Jackson-Olin football game

The band director at Minor High School is facing multiple charges after an incident following a game Thursday night.

Buc ees Alabama News
Loxley PD does not suspect human trafficking in cases of buses dropping people off at Buc-ee's

For several months, residents in the Loxley area have come forward with concerns about possible human trafficking activity near Interstate 10 in Baldwin County.

Fire Alabama News
Three buildings damaged in downtown Mobile fire; No injuries reported

Mobile Fire Rescue is investigating the cause of a fire that caused damage to at least three buildings in downtown Mobile.

Electrician AP Photo Mary Altaffer Alabama News
New exam required for some electricians in Alabama; Board accused of operating illegally

The State Board of Electrical Contractors will now require an examination for provisional licensees to be issued an electrical contractor's license.

John Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl says adults must protect children from 'disturbing material' in libraries — 'Let's get one thing straight, we are not talking about banning anything'

The day after the Alabama Public Library Service voted on a measure concerning inappropriate books in children and teen sections of libraries, board member John Wahl spoke in Fairhope about what he heard.

Ozark Library Alabama News
Prescription drugs found in Ozark Dale County Library; Librarian took pills to CVS

The Ozark Dale County library director said she responded immediately after finding out prescription pills were found in a free book bin in the library.

Dadeville shooting building Alabama News
Youngest suspect in Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting to be tried as adult

A Tallapoosa judge ordered the case of the 15-year-old charged in the Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting to be moved from Juvenile Court to adult court for criminal prosecution.

Aubrey Pate Alabama News
Man accused of hitting, killing Mobile runner scheduled for disposition hearing this week

The man accused of hitting and killing a Mobile runner in September last year is scheduled for a court appearance Thursday.

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