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Posts by Ray Melick

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Birmingham gets not just a new team, but the entire USFL

Maybe Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens summed it up best. “Remember that line from the movie, “If you build it,...

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OSHA officially rescinds vaccine mandate

The Biden administration is formally withdrawing its vaccine and testing mandate for businesses, effective today after the Supreme...

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Ray Melick: It couldn't get any better ... until it did

It can’t get any better than this. How many times did you say that this weekend, watching four NFL playoff games that were possibly...

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Ray Melick: Real voter suppression is when you don't vote

The calls used to come with some regularity. “President Trump is a dictator,’’ the angry voice would scream. To which I would respond,...

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin fires back at 1819 columnist Phil Williams

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has apparently taken offense to a column published in 1819 News by Phil Williams, former state senator...

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JUST IN: Saban joins letter urging Manchin to pass voting rights act

Alabama coach Nick Saban joined a number of other well-known sports figures from West Virginia urging West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin,...

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House subs NASA bill with voting rights act

Looking for a way to bypass Senate filibuster rules, U.S. House of Representatives Democrats have decided to sacrifice a NASA provision...

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Ray Melick: Alabama loses a game, legislature goes into action

Last Monday night, Alabama lost in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Two days later, the Alabama House State...

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Durant says he is no 'trojan horse,' and is running for the 'right reasons'

Mo Brooks has a track record from his time as a U.S. Congressman representing Alabama’s 56th District, while Katie Britt has been in...

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CHAMPS! Georgia holds off Alabama this time to claim national championship

Under"Dawgs" no more. In a game that lived up to all the hype of the past week, the two best teams in college football – which is to...

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Alabama looks to continue dominance over Georgia in CFP Championship Game

There isn’t much left to say. It’s time to play. The College Football Playoff national championship game is set for 7 p.m. CT Monday...

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Ray Melick: Alabama vs. Georgia - it really does just mean more

“It just means more.” Yes, that’s a marketing slogan that the Southeastern Conference has copyrighted and ESPN has broadcast into every...

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Burdette makes run for Governor official

By Ray Melick Lew Burdette stood on a deck, flanked by his family, in front of the lake on the Shelby County facility of the King’s...

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Burdette hopes to go from 'Lew who?' to 'Governor Lew'

Lew who? Lew Burdette, who for the last 19 years has served as President of the King’s Home, a Christian non-profit serving women,...

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Ray Melick: Alabama-Georgia rematch was inevitable

Be honest – this seemed inevitable, didn’t it? Alabama vs. Georgia, for the national championship? Since the Southeastern Conference...

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