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Governor Ivey declares July 13 ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day’

Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation declaring this upcoming Saturday July 13, 2024 as "Sweet Grown Alabama Day" to celebrate Alabama producers, retailers, farmers...

Southwest Airlines named ‘Official Airline of the SEC’ in new sponsorship

Southwest Airlines has announced that it will become the "Official Airline of the SEC" beginning July 1. This partnership is part of a new,...

GOP releases ‘common sense’ platform for 2024 election

The Republican National Committee has released its 2024 platform, now just months away from the November election. In the new plan of action are...

‘Dadgum it!’ Ronny Massey was the Coach’s Coach

The late Ronny Massey wasn’t the founding father of Citronelle High School football, nor that of Saraland, Leroy, Grissom or Thomasville, nor even of...

Woman who scammed City of Montgomery out of $465,000 sentenced to prison, order to pay restitution

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday that a former insurance company employee will have to spend a year in prison and pay over...

Illegal immigrant kills 6-year-old girl in Baldwin County while driving under the influence

An illegal immigrant originally from Honduras is being charged with first-degree assault, driving under the influence of alcohol, and manslaughter after his SUV overturned...

Church raffling off AR-15 in celebration of Independence Day – ‘This is not a gun free zone!’

A church in Johnson City, Tennessee will give out an AR-15 this upcoming weekend as part of a raffle. The River of Tri-Cities Church...

Auburn middle school teacher uses podcast to discuss and coach children’s sexuality

Update 4:21 p.m. -- McCollough has resigned from Auburn City Schools. A middle school teacher in Alabama who frequently performs at drag shows is under...

Rep. Jerry Carl’s bill protecting underwater forest in Gulf of Mexico passes U.S. House

Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) has announced that legislation to help protect and promote the Underwater Forest in the Gulf of Mexico has officially passed...

Alabama Fiber Network, Governor Ivey celebrate launch of statewide broadband service

Wednesday in Cullman, the Alabama Fiber Network (AFN), a coalition of eight electric co-ops and partners, officially launched its middle-mile broadband service. According to...

Stancil Starnes describes UA System’s foresight in service of state’s healthcare needs

Member of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, Stancil “Stan” Starnes, has held a front row seat to changes that have vitally...

ALEA shares number of traffic, water fatalities during 4th of July travel period

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has revealed the number of traffic related fatalities and drownings that it recorded across the state during the Fourth...

Montgomery mailman convicted of stealing checks and financial information

A former Montgomery postal carrier is facing 20 years in prison after being convicted of one count of postal theft by an employee and...

Austal to add over 1,000 jobs with expansion of Mobile shipyard

Austal USA announced plans today to expand its Mobile shipyard with the construction of an additional waterfront assembly facility to support the growth of shipbuilding...

A legacy of gratitude: Sen. Luther Strange shares his UAB Surgery story

From childhood, Sen. Luther J. Strange knew he was in good hands with the care he received from UAB’s surgeons. Emergency Surgery at Children’s Hospital While...

ABC: Construction backlog indicator inched higher in June, Alabama contractors remain confident

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.4 months in June, according to an ABC member survey conducted...

State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence arrested on two forgery-related felony charges

According to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office, State Rep. Kelvin Lawrence (D-Hayneville) was arrested today on two felony charges. “Lawrence, 50, a resident of...

Fortune Magazine: Investing in Birmingham is crucial to U.S. biotech dominance, Alabama elected officials write

Investment in Birmingham's growing biotechnology sector is crucial in making the United States a world leader in healthcare innovation, several of Alabama's top elected...

Ainsworth says ALDOT director ‘needs to be fired’ over mismanaged priorities

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth reignited his feud with Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper over what Ainsworth views a neglect of the...

New TV show features Jefferson County sheriffs in action

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is releasing its own television show this week. The show, "Jefferson County Cam Watch", will follow deputies documenting their...

2024 Guntersville Hydro-Fest makes big splash, draws over 20,000

The 2024 Guntersville Hydro-fest drew a large crowd hoping to see some of the world's fastest boats in action and attendees were not disappointed. HydroFest...

Ammunition vending machines now in Tuscaloosa, Pell City grocery stores

Two vending machine kiosks that allow users to purchase gun ammunition have been installed at Fresh Value grocery store locations in Tuscaloosa and Pell...

Baldwin County Sheriff to take on new role, Commissioner Matt McKenzie throws name in ring for replacement

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack announced he will be retiring later this after 17 years as the head of the department. Mack, however,...

State Sen. Garlan Gudger issues first statement from hospital – ‘healing comes from God’

State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) issued a public statement on Sunday from UAB Hospital, where he remains under treatment following a serious Fourth of...