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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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State. Rep. John Rogers arrested after federal judge revokes bond in kickback scheme trial

U.S. Marshalls took State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) into custody on Monday morning after a federal judge revoked his bond, according to reports. 

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Tourism dollars could bring life to towns along Alabama’s oldest roadway

Byler Road was once just a pioneer trail started by buffalo. But in 1819, it became the first state-commissioned highway project, just two days after Alabama became a state.

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Federal agency rejects 10-knot speed limit request to protect Rice’s whales in Gulf of Mexico

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rejected a petition from environmental groups on Friday to establish a 10-knot speed limit in the Gulf of Mexico that would’ve affected tourism and industry in Alabama.

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Platters singer, now living in Mobile, to play at Alabama Pecan Festival Nov. 4

A former Platters singer is living back home in Mobile County and still singing.

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Britt calls for the 'eradication' of Hamas — ‘Anything less is unacceptable’

After seeing firsthand the devastating aftermath of the terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is calling for a united front in support of Israel and the "eradication" of the terrorist group.

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Barry Moore to challenge Jerry Carl for District 1 seat: 'I am a true conservative, and the system doesn’t like a true conservative’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) will run for the Republican nomination for the first congressional district in the 2024 election.

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State Treasurer Young Boozer calls out Birmingham-Southern president Daniel Coleman for 'incendiary rhetoric' — Declares BSC a 'terrible credit risk'

Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer is “disappointed with the incendiary rhetoric” of Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman after he said last week Boozer acted in “bad faith” in denying a state loan to the private school.

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Kids to Love helps guide Alabama foster kids 'from infancy to independence'

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Alabama is expecting an influx of foster children, which is why Kids to Love is working to make sure the state isn’t just pro-life but pro-lifetime.

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Cowgirl up! She wasn't supposed to live but this Clay County girl grew up to be a champion

There’s something about an open field that makes our souls smile from the inside out. The cool breeze, the soft grass and all of the life that God created under a big blue sky.

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State Sen. Orr: Birmingham, Jefferson County ‘really should’ve stepped up’ on backing Birmingham-Southern College loan

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) might’ve received a planned $30 million state loan if the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County governments had “stepped up” to guarantee or fund some of the loan, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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'It’s politically driven with taxpayer dollars' — Lawmakers, residents concerned about proposed solar panels on Lawrence County farmland

Residents and representatives of Lawrence County are expressing concern over a proposed large-scale solar farm planned to cover thousands of acres of existing farmland.

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