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Stacy Lee George qualifies for Senate District 9 special election

Stacy Lee George, a retired Alabama corrections officer, qualified Monday to run in the special election for State Senate district nine.

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Dueitt’s ‘farewell concert’ directing Mobile Symphonic Pops Nov. 10 at Battleship

It will be Dueitt’s "swansong," his final concert after 10 years of conducting “the Pops.”

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Pro-life groups side with Tuberville in fight over DOD abortion policy

Groups that advocate for protecting the lives of the unborn have publicly sided with U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville in his months-long battle against a Department of Defense (DOD) abortion policy.

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Metal pieces found in Tyson Fun Nuggets prompts recall; Injury reported

Tyson Foods, Inc. recalled some 29-ounce plastic bags of Fun Nuggets Breaded Shaped Chicken Patties after consumers reported finding small metal pieces in the food. There was at least one minor oral injury associated with the recall.

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Husband killed, wife kidnapped during Lawrence County home invasion

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder and kidnapping that happened early Saturday.

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Tuberville seeks to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

On Sunday, Daylight Savings Time ended for most Americans. While some will welcome that extra hour of sleep this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) seeks to halt making the biannual clock shift, "springing an hour forward" in March and "falling back" an hour in November.

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Government efficiency study group to consider recommending creating new state agency for boards, commissions

Members of Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Efficiency in State Government will consider next week whether to recommend creating a new state agency to house occupational licensing boards and commissions.

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Ivey allocates nearly $1 million in EV charging station grants to three East Alabama businesses

Governor Kay Ivey awarded nearly $1 million on Friday to three different businesses in East Alabama to fund electric vehicle charging stations.

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Rick & Bubba's Burgess details how his son's tragic death strengthened his devotion to Christ: 'Satan has grossly miscalculated this'

For years, “The Rick & Bubba Show” co-host Rick Burgess has used his voice and ministry to help promote biblical manhood and leadership. On a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast,” Burgess told of a dark time in his own life when his leadership and faith in Christ were put to the test.

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Suspect in Daphne quadruple pickaxe murders not competent to stand trial at this time, lawyers say

Attorneys for the man accused in a quadruple homicide in Daphne believe their client should not be put on trial until his mental state is addressed.

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November 9 is Military Day in Alabama; Ivey calls for members and veterans to wear uniforms

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging all military members and military veterans to wear their uniforms on Veterans Day and she proclaimed November 9 as Military Day in Alabama.

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State Sen. Givhan wants fast-track farming, landscaping tech programs in Alabama

Following a recent tour of an agriculture program at Virginia Tech, one Alabama lawmaker says he wants to see something similar at Auburn University.

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BCA officially announces former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield as new executive vice president

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) as its new executive vice president on Friday.

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U.S. Sen. Britt, Auburn's Bruce Pearl participate in panel discussion at Jewish temple: ‘We must eradicate Hamas’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt and Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl spoke at a Jewish temple in Birmingham about the attacks on Israel early last month, decrying Hamas and advocating for a more aggressive foreign policy.

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Birmingham-Southern president Daniel Coleman confident ‘that, at a minimum, we will complete the academic year’

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will likely stay open until at least the end of the 2024 spring semester after possibly securing additional funding from the city of Birmingham and other sources, according to BSC president Daniel Coleman. 

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Smiths Station Mayor, Phenix City pastor takes life

On Friday afternoon, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed that Smiths Station Mayor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland took his life.

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Fourth Republican presidential debate coming to Tuscaloosa on Dec. 6

The Republican National Committee has set a date for the fourth debate of the 2024 primaries to be in Alabama, according to The New York Times.

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Astronaut Ken Mattingly, Auburn grad, dies at 87

Mattingly died on October 31 at age 87. He lived a long and abundant life.

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'To say I was a stalker would be a bit of an understatement': 'Curvy transgender' Smiths Station Mayor Copeland wrote fiction about murdering real-life local businesswoman, assuming her identity

Recently uncovered information shows Smiths Station Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland wrote erotic fiction about murdering a real-life local business owner to steal her life, as well as posting pictures of other locals with explicit commentary without their consent.  

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Tuberville awarded Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award, promises not to bend the knee in fight against DOD abortion policy

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was awarded the Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award at the organization's annual dinner on Thursday night.

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Hoover teacher assigns students reading about 'stigma' against witchcraft — 'Because the patriarchy frowns upon it'

Author and critic Dr. James Lindsay shared a reading assignment given to Hoover High School students, arguing that magic is marginalized because of the patriarchy and xenophobia. 

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks Atmore News owner and reporter arrest and Farmers Assistance Program

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on FM Talk 1065's “Midday Mobile” with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the recent arrests at the Atmore News and the Farmers Assistance Program.

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Alabama Baptist leadership responds to Smiths Station pastor's sexual, transgender online behavior: 'We pray for the pastor and his family'

State Baptist leadership has responded to Smiths Station Mayor and local pastor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, who for years has traipsed social media under the persona of “curvy transgender” named Brittini Blaire Summerlin.

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U.S. Rep. Moore votes in favor of House resolution condemning colleges' support of Hamas, other terrorist groups

Moore said many Jewish students and staff have felt threatened and bullied while on campus.

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U.S. Reps. Strong, Palmer, Moore praise passage of $14.3 billion aid package to Israel paid with funds meant for IRS

The bulk of the funds will go toward military and security assistance such as replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems. Roughly $200 million will go toward increasing security at the U.S. embassy and evacuation of American citizens.

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Renowned pollster Scott Rasmussen speaks at Alabama Policy Institute dinner; Warns Trump still uncertain as Republican nominee

Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen spoke on Thursday night at the Alabama Policy Institute dinner in Vestavia Hills, warning the audience of conservative state leaders that anything can happen between now and November 2024.

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Carl cosponsors bill to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding — 'The Biden Administration has continually forced their radical pro-choice policies on Americans for far too long'

The legislation, called the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act, would also prohibit funding any of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics.

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