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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.

Auburn University Alabama News
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. 

Elliott Alabama News
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.'"

Carnival Spirit Alabama News
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.

AU parkinglot fight Alabama News
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.

Nancy Pack Alabama News
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.

Devyn Keith airbnb Alabama News
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.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
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.

ABC Board Alabama News
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).

Fredrick Hampton and Paighton Houston Alabama News
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.

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.

Auburn and Alabama Alabama News
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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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.

John Wahl Alabama News
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.

Katie Britt Alabama News
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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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.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
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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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.

Mountain Brook Police Alabama News
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.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
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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