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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Walt Aldridge

Singer-songwriter and Muscle Shoals music producer Walt Aldridge is the mind behind many popular hits, including Conway Twitty’s “She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind” (1989) and “ Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (2000) by Travis Tritt.

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and the fiduciary implications of not investing in the best-performing security and instead investing in a "woke" security that doesn't perform nearly as well.

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Ag. Commissioner Pate working to solve potential milk shortage ahead of Dothan dairy closure

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries responded to the upcoming closure of Borden Dairy production in Dothan and suggested Alabama schools could potentially be turning to milk that doesn't require refrigeration. 

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Birmingham Water Works retires three purchasing department employees; Accusations of improper purchasing activity, kickbacks

The Birmingham Water Works Board accepted the retirements of most of its purchasing department on Wednesday amidst accusations of poor practices and kickbacks.

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Scammers claim to be U.S. Marshals, officials say; AG Marshall: 'Hang up' if called

A dangerous scam has been attempted on some Lee County businesses, local officials say. According to the Lee County District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement received reports about a person contacting local businesses claiming to be from the U.S. Marshals Office investigating counterfeit bills.

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The Birmingham Folk Festival coming to Avondale Amphitheater Saturday

The Birmingham Folk Festival will be held this Saturday at Avondale Amphitheater and will feature all-day music free for all to hear.

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MISSING PERSON: Brittany Denise Baker

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is searching for 33-year-old Brittany Denise Baker, who has not been in contact with her family since August 13.

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Birmingham City Council votes to give $5 million to cover World Games debt

The Birmingham City Council voted to fork up $5 million to cover the $14 million owed by the World Games to private vendors and other businesses.

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Alabama Department of Education to consider requiring graduates to prove they are ready for college or the workforce

The Alabama Department of Education (ADE) may begin requiring seniors to prove they are ready for a job or college before they can graduate.

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ESG criteria used for some of Alabama's best-known brand names — 'Important and a factor'

One might not expect to find so-called Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) policy in Alabama, but elements of it are around.

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Debate underway on how to address Birmingham World Games $14 million deficit

On Monday, World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers released a statement addressing the $14 million deficit of the World Games, in which he said he was working with both public and private partners to satisfy the event’s debts.

Appalachemys ebersolei resting on an estuarine shoreline next to the theropod dinosaur Saurornitholestes Artwork by Gabriel Ugueto Alabama News
Large ancient turtle discovered in Alabama named after a Birmingham paleontologist

Scientists discovered a new turtle species in Alabama, which they say is from 83 million years ago, and chose to name it after a paleontologist in Birmingham.

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Cooperatives emerge as homeschooling option in Alabama

“The co-op kind of helps do all that behind the scenes work and provides the parents with the assignments and the lesson plans and all of that instead of the parent having to figure it out on their own,” said Sarabeth Schneider.

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Multiple inmates caught with drugs last week in Morgan County Jail

The Morgan County Jail saw multiple incidences of drugs being brought behind bars this week, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

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Beer in the bleachers – Tuscaloosa City Council approves alcohol sales at Bryant-Denny

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a concession application to sell alcohol inside football games at the University of Alabama (UA) Tuesday.

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks University of Alabama sorority rush drama on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the drama surrounding the University of Alabama sorority rush and accusations that a pledge was wearing a wire for a news organization.

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Buzz swirls about HBO, Vice Studios wiretapping women during sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama

A rumor of girls wearing wiretaps caused paranoia among sororities at the University of Alabama (UA) last week. One girl claims she was dropped from the recruitment process after being accused of wearing a mic. 

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks libertarianism on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the different types of libertarianism and libertarian chances in the upcoming elections now that they have ballot access.

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CEO Nick Sellers addresses World Games 2022 $14 million deficit

The World Games 2022 came to a close in Birmingham last month after falling $14 million short of breaking even.

Watermelon by Juven Dunn Alabama News
Franklin County Watermelon Festival kicking off on Friday

The Franklin County Watermelon Festival is this weekend in Russellville.

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What is a libertarian? Part III: Liberty looking forward

Last week, 1819 News spoke to libertarians in Alabama about what a libertarian is, the history of the libertarian movement and where libertarians stand on the issues. But where is the libertarian movement headed?

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Special education in Alabama and options for parents

According to the Alabama Department of Education (ADE), the state will spend as much as it needs to in order to provide education for every child, even those with the most severe special needs.

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Birmingham mayor vows stricter penalties on illegal 'car exhibitions' after 5 shot

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is vowing to strengthen penalties for car exhibitions, following a deadly shooting Sunday.

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PHOTOS: Rock the South photo gallery

Rock the South is happening in Cullman. 1819 News will be collecting pictures from the event. 

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What is a Libertarian? Part II: Libertarians on the Issues

On Wednesday, 1819 News asked self-professed libertarians in Alabama what they thought a libertarian was and where libertarianism comes from. But where do libertarians stand on the issues?

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Birmingham police give back to woman who lost 2 children in July storm

Officers from the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) delivered school supplies and clothing to the home of Rosemary Allen, who lost two girls during a storm on July 21.

EARL SHARRON JOHNSON FROM ALEA Alabama News
MISSING PERSON: Earl Sharron Johnson

The Vestavia Hills Police Department (VHPD) is asking for the public’s help locating Earl Sharron Johnson.

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