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Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely released on parole

Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was released from jail after serving over a year on two convictions.

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Allen Harris: Hankering for accountability on student loans

Is President Biden’s regurgitated plan to eliminate student loan repayments for real? Ostensibly so. 

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Senate passes legislation legalizing ‘historical horse racing’ slot machines in Greene County

The Senate passed legislation legalizing historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County on Thursday by a 20-3 margin.

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Senate committee to consider House bill allowing certain illegal immigrants to attend college

The Alabama Senate Education Policy Committee will meet on Wednesday to deliberate a bill that passed the house last week, allowing certain illegal immigrants to attend college.

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Andalusia man goes on trial for murder of pregnant soldier in Germany 23 years ago

Jury selection in the trial of an Alabama man charged with murder of a pregnant soldier in Germany in 2001.

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Report: UAB becomes first D-I football team to join players association

Every member of the UAB football team recently elected to join Athletes.org, one of several companies trying to organize athletes for possible revenue sharing discussions, according to ESPN.

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Phil Williams: The surveillance state

Renewal of FISA for two more years gives U.S. intelligence agencies the means to surveil Americans without a warrant.

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Alabama woman receives mystery ring in mail, warns others about 'brushing scam'

A Roanoke woman is warning other online shoppers after she said she was nearly scammed by a gift she received in the mail.

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State Sen. Jones carrying bill to allow ADMH, ADVA to collaborate to support veterans — 'These men and women who have served deserve our help and support'

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) is carrying legislation that would assist veterans suffering from the many mental health issues associated with military service who lack treatment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Guns, sex ed, State Health Officer reform on proposed House calendar for Tuesday

In what promises to be a long day in the House of Representatives, lawmakers plan to tackle two calendars dealing with Alabama's sunset law and a handful of controversial bills as the regular legislative session winds down.

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State Sen. Orr: Hyundai, other car manufacturers 'not happy' with Mercedes-Benz possibly unionizing — 'Future growth in Alabama would come to a screeching halt'

As workers at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance prepare to vote on joining the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said other car manufacturers in the state may consider moving out if the unionization goes through.

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Senate to debate $9.35 billion Education Trust Fund budget, possibly add summer EBT funding for kids

Members of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee will begin on Tuesday debating and possibly changing the $9.35 billion Education Trust Fund budget passed by the House recently. 

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‘Organ harvesting’ lawsuit against Alabama Department of Corrections dismissed by federal judge

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit last week alleging officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections or a related entity removed and retained a dead inmate’s organs.

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Auburn softball wins game 1, loses series against Ole Miss

Auburn got off to a goo start, but was unable to take home the series victory against Ole Miss this weekend.

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Auburn baseball wins game 3, avoids sweep against LSU

Auburn traveled down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana this weekend for a three-game set with LSU. After dropping the first two games, Auburn picked up a win on Sunday to avoid the sweep.

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No. 17 Alabama softball avoids sweep against No. 3 Tennessee

Over the weekend, No. 17 Alabama softball avoided the sweep with a win on Sunday, but lost the series against No. 3 Tennessee.

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Charles Kiplinger: Are our elected officials truly representing us?

The elected legislator is supposed to be the voice of the people, but what if you can't get in touch with that elected voice?

Troy University to receive ‘Moon Tree’ seedling from NASA; Professor hopes to inspire STEM careers

NASA selected Troy University as the recipient of a “Moon Tree” seedling. The loblolly pine seedling flew around the moon on the 2022 Artemis I mission.

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Birmingham pastor Rich Lusk on when to switch churches: 'Any sign of wokeness in your church, run away as fast as you can'

Birmingham Pastor Rich Lusk recently joined “1819 News: The Podcast” to explain why some people should make a change and what to look for in a new church.

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Elon Musk applies for money transmitter license in Alabama

Elon Musk’s social media company X recently applied for a money transmitter license in Alabama, according to the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC).

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Ashley Carter: Taylor Swift – second verse, same as the first

Listening to Taylor Swift's new album only strengthened my opinion that Swift is not a role model for our young girls.

Mullett Alabama News
Alabama head coaches DeBoer, Oats compete in Flora-Bama's Interstate Mullet Toss

Alabama head coaches Kalen DeBoer and Nate Oats competed in the Interstate Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama.

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Huntsville Christian-based charity to host annual 'Grounds for Hope' event on May 2

The Trideum Foundation, a Huntsville-based Christian non-profit, will host its annual "Grounds for Hope" event at the Von Braun Center on Thursday, May 2, with the theme of Grace, Mercy, and Peace.

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No. 23 Alabama baseball wins two of three against Ole Miss

No. 23 Alabama improved to 28-16 overall and 9-12 in SEC play over the weekend after winning the series at Ole Miss, taking two of three games from the Rebels.

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13 players with Alabama ties taken on third day of NFL Draft

Thirteen athletes tied to the state of Alabama had their names called during the final day of the NFL Draft, which consisted of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

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Sean of the South: A walk in the dog park

The more I learn about people, the more I like my dogs.

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House passes bill requiring parental consent for all vaccinations — 'I absolutely want to be notified of something like this involving my children'

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to require parental consent for minors to receive any vaccinations.

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