Rise to the moment of truth Monday, September 26, 2022

Posts by Will Blakely

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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.

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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.

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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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Alabama, Morgan Wallen, Koe Wetzel coming to Rock the South in Cullman this weekend

The annual Rock the South music festival will take place in Cullman this weekend.

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Amazon job fair coming to Decatur this weekend

Are you in the Decatur area and want to work at Amazon? Go to the Decatur Career Center (DCC) on Friday and Saturday for the Amazon job fair.

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What is a Libertarian? Part I: The Libertarian Movement

America’s largest third party, the Libertarian Party (LP), will finally be on the ballot in Alabama in November’s election. The Libertarian Party’s website lists over 60 candidates running for positions across the state. But what does the word “libertarian” mean?

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Baldwin County man infected with bacteria in water; learn how to protect yourself

If you have an open wound, be careful about getting in the water around the coast or eating raw seafood.

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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Barry Waldrep

Instrumentalist, songwriter and owner of Banjo.com Barry Waldrep has always been real about the music he likes to play.

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Mises Institute welcomes students to Auburn for Mises University, Institute marks 40 years

Mises University concluded Saturday at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.

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Troy University’s Johnson Center to launch Free Enterprise Scholars program to combat 'woke capitalism'

The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University is creating a Free Enterprise Scholars program to help combat the growing left-wing bias in corporations and businesses in Alabama and across the country.

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One of Birmingham’s tallest buildings listed for sale by PNC

PNC Bank is selling one of Birmingham’s tallest buildings.

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Future of Alabama mall still in question after exit of all retailers

What was once a thriving Birmingham-area indoor mall, Brookwood Village, is now closed to the public. However, the mall has been purchased by two developers.

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Birmingham Police giving away free bookbags: how to participate or how to help

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is hosting a community bookbag giveaway on Saturday to provide school supplies to the Birmingham community.

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Search for missing 21-year-old woman underway in north Alabama

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is looking for a missing 21-year-old, Katie Lee Harbin, who may have a condition that can potentially impair her judgment.

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4th and 5th inmates escape work release centers in past 3 months in Alabama; No response from ADOC

Police said they believed two Morgan County jail inmates took a car from a Decatur business job while on work release on Sunday before they were quickly located.

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