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Tuberville holds in fight against Biden military abortion policy after five GOP Senators break to side with Democrats

Despite opposition from five fellow Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was able to withstand an effort to remove his hold on military promotions over the Biden administration's refusal to reconsider the Pentagon's policy on military personnel abortions.

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Smiths Station Mayor 'Bubba' Copeland in Baptist pastor role downplays sexually explicit online alter ego — 'I have nothing to be ashamed of'

While appearing in traditional male clothing, Smiths Station Mayor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland delivered the regular Wednesday night service and emphatically declared he had "nothing to be ashamed of" in his first public reaction since a report revealed he regularly posted graphic content online.

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Alabama Supreme Court authorizes state to execute Kenneth Smith by nitrogen hypoxia

The Alabama Supreme Court authorized the Department of Corrections on Wednesday to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson first Republican candidate to declare in newly drawn second congressional district

Montgomery-based attorney Caroleene Dobson is the first Alabama Republican to announce her candidacy for the newly drawn second congressional district in the 2024 election.

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City of Irondale has big plans after opening first grocery store in 16 years

For the last 16 years, the City of Irondale in Jefferson County has not had a single grocery store, but on Wednesday, Irondale Mayor James D. Stewart cut the ribbon for a brand-new Publix. Stewart’s vision for Irondale doesn’t end there, however. 

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CMA Awards show to honor Jimmy Buffett Nov. 8; Alabama’s Mac McAnally leads stellar cast

The Country Music Association’s annual awards show on November 8 will feature a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett.

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State to send out rebate checks to Alabama taxpayers starting December 1

Alabama taxpayers will receive one-time tax rebates beginning in December.

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City of Trussville doing away with in-house police dispatchers

The City of Trussville will discontinue police dispatching services at the beginning of the year, and police will be dispatched through Jefferson County 911. While the City says it makes financial sense, some residents are concerned about safety.

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Emergency loans, disaster assistance available to Alabama farmers due to drought

As Alabama experiences serious drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial relief to some farmers.

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Atmore News owner arrested for second time in a week, now facing ethics violations

The co-owner of the Atmore News and a reporter are facing charges after being arrested for revealing grand jury information.

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Movie lovers gather for 11th annual Fairhope Film Festival November 9-12

Fairhope is often described as “picturesque.” Nowadays, picturesque means not only the bayside scenery and classic architecture but also the moving pictures that are showcased.

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Auburn's Ludwig von Mises Institute names Thomas DiLorenzo new president

The Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn named its new president earlier this week after a months-long search.

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The secret life of Smiths Station Mayor and Baptist pastor F.L. 'Bubba' Copeland as a 'transgender curvy girl': 'It’s a hobby I do to relieve stress'

In 2016, when F.L. “Bubba” Copeland challenged incumbent Smiths Station Mayor LaFaye Dellinger, he ran with the vision of growing the Lee County hamlet between Opelika and Phenix City.

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Tuberville on Rice’s whale regulation: ‘Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go’

There’s still a “long way to go” on whether the federal government will ultimately designate a critical habitat area for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico, according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Mobile names new Fire and Rescue Department chief, new public safety director

The City of Mobile named a new Mobile Fire and Rescue Department chief and a new public safety director Tuesday.

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Alabama Democratic Party blames top Marine’s heart attack on Tuberville’s military holds

The Alabama Democratic Party publicly blamed U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for causing a Marine Corps general to have a heart attack.

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John Grisham’s new novel: 'The Exchange After the Firm'

Southern lawyer turned novelist John Grisham is out with his latest.

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State Treasurer Boozer to increase Israel bond holdings by $6 million

The State of Alabama will increase its investment in Israeli bonds on Wednesday.

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End of an era: Montgomery’s beloved Mr. Gus’ Ristorante closing

Greek dishes. Political dinners. Networking. Saturday morning Southern breakfasts. Rep. Dimitri Polizos hopping from table to table greeting all; it’s all ending with the closing of Mr. Gus’ Ristorante in east Montgomery.

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Wes Kitchens announces run for District 9 following Scofield's resignation — 'I’m going to do what’s right for Alabama'

Shortly after State Sen. Clay Scofield announced his resignation Monday, State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) officially launched his campaign for the soon-to-be-vacant District 9 seat.

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Jefferson Co. DA Carr on truancy: 'It takes a village — however, in the village, I think accountability is still the order of the day'

After Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed to have contacted Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr about the city’s chronic truancy problem, Carr talked to 1819 News about what his office is doing to combat the issue. 

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Oliver Anthony set to perform next year at Cullman’s Rock the South, among other country music stars

After his impassioned song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral earlier this year, alt-country guitarist and singer Oliver Anthony is set to perform at Cullman’s Rock the South in 2024.

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Birmingham-Southern: State Treasurer Boozer ‘not factually accurate’ on $30 million state loan denial

A Birmingham-Southern spokesperson restated their position that they should’ve been given  a state loan in response to a statement over the weekend by Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer calling them a “terrible credit risk.”

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Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield resigns from Senate: 'I hope that I have made you proud'

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) has officially announced his resignation from the Alabama Senate to take on the position of executive vice president with the Business Council of Alabama.

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State Senate Pro-Tem Reed announces Steve Livingston as new Majority Leader — Wishes Clay Scofield 'well in his future endeavors'

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) was elected as the new Senate Majority Leader at a caucus meeting on Monday.

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Lee County GOP passes resolution condemning 'obscene, sexually explicit' library books

The Lee County Republican Party recently joined the growing list of local Republican chapters passing resolutions condemning state libraries’ inclusion of sexually explicit books and material designed to “indoctrinate.”

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AG Marshall not surprised by anti-Israel rallies on U.S. college campuses due to ‘progressive ideology’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" on Monday about how border security failures could threaten the United States.

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