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SCOTUS denies Alabama’s request for stay on federal court’s redistricting ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency stay request from the State of Alabama on Tuesday over an August ruling by a panel of three federal judges barring Alabama from using a congressional map it passed in a special session in July in the upcoming 2024 election.

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14 ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators over West Alabama Corridor dispute

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts delayed by legislators at a Contract Review Committee meeting earlier in the month are still on hold.

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Alabama elected officials react to new congressional map proposals — 'Once again we have seen activist judges overstep their roles'

A special master appointed by a panel of three federal judges released three congressional map proposals on Monday that would pit two incumbents against each other and most likely result in two Democrats being elected to Congress from Alabama in 2024.

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Residents of ‘The Preserve’ in Hoover attempting to stop rental units, hotel from altering development

A group of Hoover residents are attempting to stop a new development proposed for their neighborhood. 

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Beloved Lloyd’s Restaurant closing in Birmingham

Since 1937, for 86 years, Lloyd’s Restaurant, off Highway 280 east of Birmingham, has been the go-to place for barbecue, meat and three, fried chicken and heavenly onion rings. Lloyd’s has been a Southern Fried Restaurant.

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Special master releases proposed redistricting maps placing Moore, Carl in same district

On Monday, special master Richard Allen filed newly drawn remedial redistricting maps with a panel of three federal judges.

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Fox News on atheist backlash to Auburn event: 'It’s freedom of religion, not freedom from religion'

The recent drama between the state of Alabama and a Wisconsin-based anti-religious group has garnered national attention as the mainstream media takes notice.

Work to resume on controversial ALDOT Baldwin County beach bridge

Work on a controversial bridge connecting Gulf Shores to mainland Baldwin County that was stopped earlier this year is reportedly set to resume soon.

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University of Alabama frat sued for allegedly hazing student, causing 'traumatic brain injury'

A University of Alabama fraternity is being sued for allegedly hazing students, with charges including assault, battery, negligence and fraud.

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State Sen. Allen re-files constitutional amendment requiring Star-Spangled Banner broadcasts in public schools

State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) recently proposed a constitutional amendment for the 2024 regular legislative session to require education boards to adopt policies mandating a once-weekly broadcasting of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Dockworker on viral Riverfront brawl: ‘I was just expecting another peaceful, nice cruise’

A dockworker attacked during a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August said he has some “bumps and bruises” after the incident.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Alabama State University football player punches security guard in face after away loss, receives suspension from school

A video circulating on Twitter over the weekend shows Alabama State University wide receiver Jacob Freeman punching a security guard in the face after the team lost to Florida A&M on the road on Saturday.

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Imprisoned former Montgomery police officer seeks new trial

Aaron Cody Smith, the former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter, is seeking a new trial after the Alabama Supreme Court expressed concern over the effectiveness of Smith's counsel during his criminal trial in 2019.

Chicken House Alabama News
Dirt road to nowhere: Poultry farming in Alabama impacted by big corporation regulations

Country roads lead many Alabamians home from work each day. The roads we travel become engrained in our memories and we can see them clearly even when we’re miles away. Some of those roads are made of red dirt and sparkling mica. At the end is a small farmhouse and large rows of chicken houses. But for many, that’s where the road ends.

Magnolia Inn in downtown Foley, Alabama. Owned by John Snook, who also lived there. At one end of semi-secret Snook tunnel to his Gulf Telephone Company. Alabama News
­­Early 'militia' in Baldwin County included women’s 'Nylon Army'

There was an early militia – 1950s through 1970s – in Foley in southern Baldwin County.  And it defied the mainstream depiction of a militia.

Marshall Alabama News
'There’s got to be a wake-up call to that': AG Marshall warns against taking federal money with strings attached

Attorney General Steve Marshall said it is more important than ever to defend Alabama’s sovereignty.

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Eat local: This Mobile County cattle farm offers top-quality meat and relief for Alabama farmers

From farm to table is a true statement for the folks at Mason Hills Farm in Grand Bay, Alabama. The sprawling farm in southwest Mobile County has around 150 heads of cattle, including Black Angus cattle.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen discontinues voter registration mobile app

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen has discontinued the Vote for Alabama voter registration mobile phone app since assuming office, according to a spokeswoman for his office.

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Calhoun County Schools cancels football game against Anniston on behalf of White Plains after recent shooting

After Anniston High School canceled its community pep rally and homecoming parade on Thursday following a recent shooting, White Plains High School canceled its matchup against Anniston on Friday. 

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'Love in Fairhope': Reese Witherspoon-produced 'LGBTQ,' 'Romantic Comedy' TV series to premiere on Hulu next week

A TV series about five women trying to find love in Fairhope will premiere on Hulu on September 27.

Members of the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, OCM, CMA, nd Kansas Cattlemen’s Association join Sen. “Coach” Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, on Capitol Hill | Photo Credit: Office of Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Angry Birds: Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association storms D.C. to ‘fight hostile takeover’

This week, the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association was one of several groups that participated in a rally in Washington, D.C. as meetings on the Farm Bill continued.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: No ICE ID cards for Alabama elections

Federal identification cards for illegal immigrants won’t be able to be used to vote in Alabama elections, according to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen. 

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'Yet another attack on Alabamians’ constitutionally protected religious liberty': Britt, Tuberville fire back at Freedom From Religion Foundation

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) have recently spoken out against the unfolding drama between the state of Alabama and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).  

Red Snapper Alabama News
Red snapper season reopens on September 29

The 2023 private angler red snapper fishing season will reopen on Friday, September 29, for four-day weekends until the remaining federal quota is met, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
'We will not be intimidated': Ivey fires back at FFRF after complaints over college religious activities

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday sent a letter to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), defending two Alabama universities after the FFRF sent letters opposing faculty engagement in religious activities.

Unite Auburn Alabama News
1819 News article alerted Freedom From Religion Foundation of Christian event on Auburn's campus

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is asking for reform within the Auburn University Athletic Department and the firing of the school's chaplains, said officials with the foundation were first alerted about a Christian event at the university because of an article by 1819 News.

Atmore Police Alabama News
Atmore Police charge suspect with murder in chain-reaction death outside bar

Atmore Police now say only one person is responsible for the death of a man outside a bar in early August and they have made an arrest.

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