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Hank Williams 100th birthday to be celebrated with 3-day concert in Montgomery

The 100th birthday of Hank Williams will be celebrated this month in Montgomery with a three-day concert event and memorial service.

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Inside Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith's illegal short-term rental

District 1 Councilman Devyn Keith was recently forced to cease renting out rooms at his home in north Huntsville, according to reports, since it was in violation of city ordinances against short-term rental properties. But the inactive listing on Airbnb still offers a glimpse into the lifestyle and mind of one of the city's notable officials.

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'We are reclaiming the best of Methodism': Global Methodist Church kicks off inaugural Alabama Emerald Coast Conference in Montgomery

The celebration launch of the Alabama Emerald Coast Conference of the Global Methodist Church kicked off in Montgomery on Friday.

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ABC continues on with new warehouse, central office bidding process

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced in August it was seeking a new warehouse and central office for its operations. 

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Report: Donaldson prisoner with gun last month may have taken guards hostage, despite ADOC statement

A new report sheds light on what the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) called a “security incident” last month, which involved a prisoner with a gun who may have taken guards hostage.

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Dallas County reinstitutes mask mandates for government buildings — County at the lowest 'community risk level'

Alabama has become the first Republican-led state to have one of its municipalities reinstitute mask mandates over fears of a COVID resurgence.

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Claremont fellow on Auburn, UA DEI programs: State board members, donors have read report and discussed with university presidents

Claremont Institute’s senior director of State Coalitions Scott Yenor joined First Things Magazine’s Mark Bauerlein to discuss a recent study detailing diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Auburn University and the University of Alabama.

Christopher Looser (left) and Amber Bolt (right). Alabama News
Two former Lanett police officers indicted on multiple charges, including ethics violations

The Lanett Police chief said two officers have been fired following multiple charges against them.

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Man who buried woman behind Hueytown home makes plea deal to serve three years

The man who buried the body of a Trussville woman in 2019 made a plea deal and will serve three years behind bars.

State Sen. Elliott to bring bill consolidating licensing boards again in 2024

Legislation that would place many state occupational licensing boards under one state office will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

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Legislators delay all ALDOT contracts over U.S. Highway 43 expansion fight

Two legislators on opposite sides of an ongoing battle over the future of the West Alabama Corridor project delayed all Alabama Department of Transportation contracts being considered at a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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Ainsworth: ALDOT director Cooper 'threatening' lawmakers for I-65 widening support

While talking about needed infrastructure projects in Alabama Thursday on FM Talk 1065’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth claimed that Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has threatened lawmakers who are pushing for a project on Interstate 65.

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Britt backs bill to end federal mask mandates: ‘We need to embrace individual liberty and facts’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) accompanied Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) on Thursday in support of his effort to prevent the federal government from mandating masks in the future.

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State library board member John Wahl to introduce motion addressing sexually explicit library books for minors

Alabama Public Library Service board member and Alabama GOP chair John Wahl intends to introduce a proposal to address statewide concern with sexually explicit library books for minors.

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Tuberville pushes back against criticism of military holds – 'I don’t feel any pressure at all'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has been under constant fire for his continued holds on military confirmations over the Department of Defense’s rule on funding certain costs for out-of-state abortions for service members and their dependents.

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Mountain Brook mother charged in death of daughter killed in crash

The mother of a young girl who died in a crash on July 22 has been charged with reckless murder and felony attempting to elude.

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RSA's Bronner critical of education savings accounts despite having sent children to elite private school

CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama David Bronner recently leveraged the RSA’s newsletter to advocate against education savings accounts, which he claimed would jeopardize public schools and leave private schools unaccountable.

Orange Beach PD investigating murder-suicide involving Cullman County deputy and dispatcher

The Orange Beach Police Department is investigating two deaths in the 2400 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard.

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West Alabama Corridor proponent Mobile Mayor Stimpson says federal matching may come at later phase

Despite the Ivey administration's best efforts, the so-called West Alabama Corridor that would complete a four-lane route between Mobile and Tuscaloosa with a price tag approaching $1 billion remains a controversial use of public dollars.

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Montgomery City Council delays American Christian Heritage Month resolution

They were for it. Then they reconsidered it. Then they delayed a vote on declaring September as American Christian Heritage Month until their next meeting in two weeks.

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Cannabis companies suing AMCC prepare for a potential third round of license awards — 'There’s a good hope that it’s going to be done differently than it’s been done before'

It appears that there will be no resolution to the ongoing legal saga between the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) and companies that weren’t awarded a license in previous commission meetings over the summer.

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Foley mayor responds to Ivey's letter questioning Alabama Public Library Service: 'Parental control is paramount'

The mayor of Foley says he agrees with Gov. Kay Ivey after she wrote a letter questioning Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) director Nancy Pack.  Ivey listed nine questions about inappropriate books being made available to children and teens across the state and how the process works in the state.

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Faith, Family, Freedom Coalition's Catino condemns Human Rights Campaign, 'woke' policy in Mobile

The president of the Faith, Family, Freedom Coalition of Metro Mobile, Dr. Scott Catino, spoke this week to the Mobile City Council about his concerns with woke policy and the indirect impact those policies can have on residents.

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How much has Orange Beach made off the toll bridge?

The City of Orange Beach gets 30 cents per car that travels across the Intercoastal Waterway via the Beach Express toll bridge. The fact that the city gets money from the toll has been a talking point for those supporting a new taxpayer-paid bridge nearby.

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Tuberville says NIL legislation would protect women's sports — 'There’s only so much of the pie that goes around'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently said his proposed Name, Image and Likeness legislation will help defend women’s sports in Universities nationwide.

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U.S. Rep. Moore accuses DHS Secretary Mayorkas of lying under oath after reports individual with ISIS ties helped smuggle immigrants across border

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) accused Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of lying under oath, citing comments made by the bureaucrat to the House Judiciary Committee about the border.

Auburn University Alabama News
Auburn second in 2024 national free speech rankings

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and College Pulse released the fourth annual College Free Speech Rankings, ranking the free speech cultures of 248 of America’s largest and most prestigious campuses in order from best (Michigan Technological University) to worst (Harvard University) on Tuesday.

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