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Jack Green addresses Foley City Council Alabama News
Foley resident Jack Green unleashes blistering attack on City Council over explicit library books available to children — 'I’m not going to let this slide'  

The Foley City Council heard stern words from resident Jack Green Monday night.

Jawan Dallas Alabama News
Citizens plan to address Mobile City Council concerning release of body cam video of Jawan Dallas arrest

Several people have signed up to speak at the Mobile City Council meeting Tuesday to request the release of body camera footage.

Auburn police officer Alabama News
Auburn man sentenced to life in 2019 murder of police officer William Buechner

A former soldier who was found guilty of capital murder in the May 19, 2019, killing of Auburn Police officer William Buechner, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Foley Public Library Alabama News
City of Foley evaluating policies after concerns over library offerings for children and teens

The City of Foley responded to a call to action from a concerned citizen who is asking for a closer look at what is offered to children and young adults in the Foley Library.

Wellborn Cabinet: From sawmill to shipping, faith and family keep things trucking

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

City of Fairhope Alabama News
Fairhope to ease water restrictions beginning Monday

The city of Fairhope announced it will go into Phase II of its water conservation ordinance on Monday, August 21. The city has been under Phase III of the ordinance since August 7 due to high water usage and lack of rain, according to city officials.

Grady Wilkes Alabama News
Former soldier faces death penalty after capital murder conviction of Auburn police officer

A former soldier was found guilty of capital murder in the May 19, 2019 killing of Auburn Police officer William Buechner. Grady Wilkes, 33, now faces the death penalty.

alabama power rainbow city meeting Alabama News
Residents near Chandler Mountain feel they’re ‘being held hostage by Alabama Power’

Not long after Alabama Power announced plans to build a new hydroelectric facility on Chandler Mountain, residents nearby became concerned. Fran Summerlin led the charge by creating Save Chandler Mountain, an organization with around 3,500 participants calling on the project to be stopped.

Shinhwa1 Alabama News
Auto supplier plans $114 million expansion at Auburn plant to support EV production

Shinhwa Auto USA Corp. announced a $114 million expansion at its Auburn plant that will create 50 jobs.

Fairhope City Council Alabama News
Fairhope considers municipal gas tax to fund resurfacing projects

The tax would be anywhere from one to four cents per gallon.

Baldwin County EMA Interim Director Tom Tyler. Alabama News
Baldwin County appoints Tom Tyler as EMA director 2 months after former director resigns

The Baldwin County Commission appointed a new Emergency Management Agency director Tuesday.

Carlee Russell Mug Alabama News
Carlee Russell set to appear in court for first time since kidnapping hoax

The woman accused of faking her own abduction will soon face a judge. Carlee Russell is scheduled to appear in Hoover Municipal Court on October 11, according to reports.

Fairhope Alabama News
Fairhope residents 'chasing the water truck,' 'harassing' employees over water ordinance; Council makes changes

The Fairhope City Council voted to change the water conservation ordinance after experiencing challenges during the current Phase III of the ordinance.

Mobile man and crew bag massive alligator measuring nearly 13 feet long

Only 50 harvest permits were granted to alligator hunters in Alabama’s Coastal Management Area, which includes Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Just a few days in, a Mobile man caught and killed a massive alligator in Mobile County.

Redistricting Alabama News
Black elected leaders claim proposed redistricting map favors white voters in Baldwin County over black voters in Mobile County

A brief filed Sunday in Alabama’s redistricting case claims the proposed congressional map takes away the power of the black vote in Mobile County and gives it to the white vote in Baldwin County.

Foley library books Alabama News
Foley library director refuses to remove pro-LGBTQ children books — Calls selection 'a pretty good reflection' of community

The director of the Foley Public Library says he would not remove a book deemed inappropriate by some from the children's or young adults section because he is against censorship and constitutional rights.

Florence Police Alabama News
WATCH: Florence PD release dash cam and body cam footage after arrest video goes viral

The Florence Police Department released body camera video to show officers' actions were justified during an arrest that went viral on social media.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
Mobile Mayor Stimpson discontinues LGBTQ+ liaisons positions after ‘rift within the city’

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced Friday the LGBTQ+ liaison positions have been discontinued after months of debate and concerns throughout the community.

Driver beaten to death after hitting, killing woman outside Atmore bar had previous murder charge

A man has died days after being beaten by a mob outside a bar in Atmore, according to multiple reports.

Caleb White Alabama News
Pinson Valley High School student dies suddenly after suffering 'medical event' at school

The city of Pinson is mourning the death of a high school student that passed away Thursday.

'Really disgusting and sick stuff': Baldwin County residents concerned about books offered for children in public libraries

Williams and others checked out several LGBTQ books from the children’s and young adult section Thursday. They say they plan to look through them to get a better understanding of what children in Foley are being exposed to.

Doug Jones Alabama News
Doug Jones’ 2018 campaign committee listed in Michigan voter fraud investigation report

An investigation into possible voter fraud in Michigan revealed a connection with former Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

Grady Wilkes Alabama News
Auburn man on trial for 2019 death of police officer; Prosecutors seek death penalty

On May 19, 2019, Auburn Police officer William Buechner, 37, lost his life while on duty. Now, the man charged with capital murder in his death is on trial in Lee County.

John G Trump Alabama News
John G. Trump and his connection to Alabama native Gregg Phillips

When former President Donald Trump came to Alabama on August 4 to speak at the Alabama GOP dinner, he was met by Gregg Phillips, an Alabama native who has made national headlines during his quest to out voter fraud and ensure election integrity.

bullying Alabama News
Fairhope Middle School clarifies stance on bullying as it prepares for new year

At Fairhope Middle School, counselors say they take bullying very seriously but want students and parents to know the difference between bullying, being rude and being mean.

Starr Young Alabama News
Birmingham woman fighting for life after losing 68% of skin after taking prescription meds

A Birmingham woman is hospitalized with a rare and painful skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to medication. Now, doctors say if she survives, the road to recovery will be long.

University of South Alabama Alabama News
Mobile City Council celebrates University of South Alabama’s 60th anniversary

The University of South Alabama was established on May 3, 1963. Tuesday, the Mobile City Council celebrated the school’s 60th anniversary with a resolution.

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