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.
After a four-hour flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles and another brutal 15-hour trek across the Pacific, I arrived in Sydney, Australia, two weeks ago today.
Coming out of SEC Media Days this week in Nashville, the University of Alabama football team has been picked to win the SEC West, while Auburn University has been picked to finish sixth in the division.
Alabama was ranked 42nd in the nation in a survey of state’s business friendliness released by CNBC this week.
The Alabama House of Representatives honored Randy Owen of the country music band Alabama on the final day of the 2023 legislative session.
In November 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that has garnered a significant amount of both awe and criticism from the public. 1819 News sat down with ChatGPT to ask it ten questions about Alabama:
The state of Alabama generated $10.1 billion in new capital investments in 2022, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2022 Alabama Economic Development Impact Report.
Though Alabama's motto, as often stated by Gov. Kay Ivey, is "Alabama is open for business," occupational licensing is making it difficult and expensive for many workers to join the labor force in the Yellowhammer State.
State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.
Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”
Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.
Multiple states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC) after over a year of concerns from state leaders across the nation.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder about what drivers should do when they see emergency vehicles after noting an increase in people not respecting first responders on the road.
State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has pre-filed two election integrity bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session. The first bill would require the use of paper ballots, and the other would ensure voting machines would never connect to the internet.
Law enforcement officials across Alabama have seen an increase in illegal modifications on pistols for years, but the Glock switch modification has recently become a top concern. A Glock switch is a tiny device placed on a Glock semi-automatic pistol to make it function as a fully automatic firearm.
The James Beard Foundation announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists and two Alabama restaurants and one Alabama chef are in the running.
This week is National School Choice Week, and some Alabama officials are highlighting the need for expanding educational options for all students.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will be heading into Alabama late Tuesday evening and is expected to continue impacting the area into early Wednesday.
Dr. Stewart Tankersley believes Concerned Doctors has identified 10 things that need to change in Alabama and lawmakers are the only ones with the power over policy to make the changes happen.
The salt life was a good one for anglers in Alabama during the period of October 2021 through October 2022.
Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.
A doctor who is also a Republican lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill mirroring Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.
Mississippi State football head coach Mike Leach passed away on Monday following complications from a heart condition, the university announced.
The results from the November 8 General Election have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, despite a complaint filed in Jefferson County challenging election results and voting machine integrity.
A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.
A new core curriculum reducing some liberal arts requirements was approved by University of Alabama faculty on Wednesday.