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Saban on 'Hey Coach,' 8/31/2023 Alabama News
Saban: Crimson Tide shown signs of having 'right stuff' — but 'I don't know if this team is talented enough to win a championship'

During his first appearance this season on his weekly radio show "Hey Coach," Nick Saban provided a candid opinion of this year's team when asked by an audience member to compare this team to past championship teams.

Cancommission Alabama News
Medical Cannabis Commission license rollout delayed again

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) voted on Thursday to impose a stay on the issuance of licenses that were awarded on August 10.

Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse, Birmingham, Ala. Alabama News
Democrat State Rep. Rogers' assistant indicted for fraud, money laundering in alleged scheme to skim $200,000 in public funds

An assistant to State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) has been indicted for allegedly stealing $200,000 in state grant money meant for various projects in Jefferson County.

Freeze Alabama News
Auburn names captains for 2023 football season

Hugh Freeze has selected the captains for the 2023-24 Auburn football team.

David Cole Alabama News
State Rep. Cole resigns seat after voter fraud arrest

State Rep. David Cole (R-Huntsville) has officially resigned his position in the House of representatives after his arrest earlier this week on charges of voter fraud.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth on grocery tax: 'I remain committed to removing it altogether’

Alabama shoppers at grocery stores will see a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning tomorrow.

Rebuild Alabama Alabama News
Ivey announces Rebuild Alabama projects — Widening portions of I-65 and I-59, Hoover I-459 interchange

Thursday at Hoover City Hall, Gov. Kay Ivey made three infrastructure project announcements as a result of the Rebuild Alabama Act.

Scott Harris Alabama News
Parker Snider: The Medical Association still chooses Alabama’s State Health Officer

The desire to fight COVID mandates is evident. That is a marked change from the first go-round, where Americans largely followed the suggestions and in some cases, demands, of public health officials.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall, California Gov. Newsom trade barbs over abortion travel lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked a federal court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a group that facilitates abortions for Alabama residents.

Freedom 2 Alabama News
Nick Treglia: Freedom’s dirty little secret

People complain about American politics and politicians all the time, but what we don’t want to admit is that it’s our fault. The rhetoric and political landscape that we loathe exists because it wins — we elect it.

Scott Bridge Company Alabama News
Construction still stalled on Baldwin Beach bridge project despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling — 'We are waiting for a legal technicality to be taken care of'

The bridge company contracted by the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway is still not at work, days after the Supreme Court of Alabama gave the green light for the work to continue.

Gay books Alabama News
Alabama Library Association pushes back against attempts to remove or relocate sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) recently out against statewide efforts to remove or relocate books for minors containing sexually explicit material or touching on LGBTQ+ issues.

Ozark Dale County Library Alabama News
VIDEO — Outrage in the Wiregrass: Ozark Dale County Library board reconsiders explicit ‘young adult’ books access after 4-hour meeting

Members of the Ozark Dale County Library Board of Trustees said they’d vote on a policy change at their next meeting to add parental consent requirements for kids to read some explicit books currently in the “young adult” section of the library after they heard from Dale County residents for and against such a change on Wednesday.

Kennon Ivey Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon on Baldwin Beach toll hike: 'Don't call me, call the Governor'

On Wednesday, the Baldwin County Bridge Company significantly hiked the tolls on its Beach Express bridge connecting Orange Beach to point north on the Foley Beach Express.

LGBTQ FIGHT Alabama News
Mobile LGBTQ rep feels entitled to community privileges — We know 'how to use a folding chair'

The vice chair of LGBTQIA affairs for the Mobile County Democratic Committee addressed the Mobile City Council Tuesday in response to Mayor Sandy Stimpson dissolving the LGBTQ Liaison program.

Charles Barkley Alabama News
Charles Barkley questions the death tax — 'That's not fair'

During a recent interview on "The Bill Simmons Podcast," former Auburn star and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley railed against the government for the taxes imposed on someone's estate upon their death.

Lawmakers gather after 2021 prison special session for bill signing, Oct. 1, 2021 Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Mega-prison construction manager ought to be held accountable, reviewed for escalating costs

During the 2023 regular legislative session, Gov. Kay Ivey and some members of the Alabama Legislature urged discretion on state finances when determining what would be appropriate for the budget surpluses from fiscal year 2022.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Alabama News
Montgomery Mayor Reed awarded mayor of the year award at Atlanta conference

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed recently received the National Mayor of the Year Award at the 123rd National Black Business Conference in Atlanta.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Baldwin County Bridge Company hikes tolls, blames ALDOT director Cooper for increase

The Baldwin County Bridge Company increased rates Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper.

Church 2 Alabama News
Col. John Eidsmoe: Religious Liberty: From shambles to clarity?

State agencies may not discriminate against religious people or religious expression. The principle of equal access for religion must be honored. 

Ozark Library Alabama News
Dale County Commissioner requests 'young adult' books depicting bestiality, orgies and sexual assault be moved to the adult section of the Ozark library

Dale County Commissioner Adam Enfinger made official requests Tuesday to remove two books from the young adult section of the Ozark Dale County Library.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon angered by 'propaganda,' 'bald-faced lies' over bridge controversy

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon spoke for the first time Tuesday after a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling that will allow the building of a new bridge in Gulf Shores to continue. He said he wants to clear up misconceptions and he hopes the expensive bridge project doesn't take away from other transportation needs in the city.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Honda, Ivey present Rainbow Omega with national award in excellence — No better 'testament to our way of life than this organization'

A team at Rainbow Omega received a national award on Tuesday for its work with car manufacturer Honda.

David Cole Alabama News
State Rep. David Cole's arrest stems from changing voter registration to bolster residence claims, lawyer who prosecuted election challenge says

The lawyer who prosecuted State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) during an election contest earlier this year told 1819 News that Cole's arrest on Tuesday stemmed from under-oath testimony he gave during a deposition in May related to his voter registration.

Montgomery Bridge2 Alabama News
18-wheeler's fiery crash into bridge closes southbound I-85 section: ‘Prepare for significant delays’

An overpass and a section of I-85 South in Montgomery is closed after an 18-wheeler carrying lumber ran head-on into a bridge column and caught on fire on Tuesday morning. 

Orange Beach 1 Alabama News
Warning for beach goers as Hurricane Idalia impacts Gulf of Mexico: 'The water is going to be completely different'

The National Hurricane Center is expecting life-threatening conditions as Hurricane Idalia barrels towards the Florida Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, officials on Alabama’s coast are warning of a dangerous situation here, too.

David Cole Alabama News
State Rep. David Cole arrested, charged with voter fraud

State Rep. David Cole (R-Huntsville) was arrested on Tuesday and charged with voter fraud, stemming from long-standing complaints from the 2022 election.

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