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Indoor soccer team coming to Pelham as potential loss of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre looms

Entertainment management company Live Nation might be leaving Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre for a new venue in downtown Birmingham, but it’s gaining a professional indoor soccer team. 

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Citizens spar over Fairhope Public Library options for children: These books 'may result in mental health issues'

Some of the citizens addressing the council wanted books to be reconsidered, while the majority of those in attendance were speaking in support of all books remaining on the shelves.

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Qualifying for political candidates to begin in October as state gears up for 2024 election

Candidate qualifications for Alabama’s Republican candidates in the 2024 election cycle will begin in October as the states gear up for several pivotal elections.

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Heritage Foundation legal expert: ‘I kind of doubt Alabama is going to be successful’ in appealing redistricting case to SCOTUS

Alabama likely won’t be successful in appealing a recent decision by a panel of federal judges that struck down a congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July, according to Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

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Former Montgomery Public Schools CFO pleads guilty to ethics law violations, making false statements

Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer of Montgomery Public Schools, pleaded guilty on Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to two counts of state ethics law violations and two counts of making false statements to investigators.

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Auburn Police on viral fight that left two unconscious: ‘Criminal charges are pending’

Criminal charges are pending from a fight that left a man and woman unconscious early Sunday morning, according to the Auburn Police.

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Two vacant Homewood office buildings adjacent to Magic City Acceptance Academy could become living community for disabled and LGBTQ seniors

Two vacant office buildings in Homewood may soon become living communities for disabled and LGBTQ seniors.

Defendant in civil case cries foul over ALDOT's John Cooper posting barbed wire, 'no trespassing' signs on disputed property easement

In a civil case involving a company owned by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper, the defendant has filed for a preliminary injunction to stop Cooper's company and new plaintiffs from keeping the defendant from his property.

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Some residents displeased with Autauga Library board rule change requiring parental supervision for children under 16

The group that began expressing concern over adult content in children’s books at the Prattville-Autauga Library is displeased with the recent decision by the Autauga County Library Board to require children under 16 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Ivey calls special election for now-vacant House District 10 seat after arrest, resignation of previous member

Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced the special election for the currently vacant House District 10 seat after the former officeholder resigned after being arrested on voter fraud charges.

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Auburn named one America's fastest growing college towns

A recent study named one small town in Alabama one of the fastest-growing college towns in the United States, even as enrollment in higher education is declining nationwide. 

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State Sen. Elliott slams Ivey administration's 'reckless' spending on West Alabama Corridor: 'This isn’t an Oprah giveaway'

"This isn’t an Oprah giveaway where she gets to say, ‘You get a car. You get a car. You get a road project. You get a road project.'"

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Mobile City Council to vote on new 5-year agreement with Carnival Cruise Line

The Mobile City Council will soon vote on a new terminal and berthing agreement with Carnival Cruise Line.

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VIDEO: ‘Insane fight at Auburn University’ leaves two unconscious; Viewers call for attempted murder charges

A viral video of a parking lot brawl near Auburn University has many viewers calling for one of the assailants to be charged with attempted murder.

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Lawsuit against former Alabama State Bar director dismissed

A lawsuit filed by Katherine Church, a former bar employee, against Phillip McCallum, former Alabama State Bar director, was dismissed recently.

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Three teens killed in Labor Day weekend crashes; Zero fatalities on waterways

No lives were lost on Alabama waterways during the Labor Day weekend travel period, which was September 1 through September 4. This was the second year in a row that there were no marine-related fatalities on the three major holidays of the summer: Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

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APLS's Pack argues case for same-sex couples in library children's books, downplays role of American Library Association

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack addressed some of the controversies confronting her organization and other libraries around Alabama.

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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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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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State Sen. Givhan: West Alabama Corridor 'about politics': 'What it's going to take for them to vote for the gas tax'

Speculation is rampant as to why Gov. Kay Ivey's Alabama Department of Transportation, under the leadership of director John Cooper, is willing to spend in excess of $1 billion of federally unmatched state gas tax revenue on the so-called West Alabama Corridor project.

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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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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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'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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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