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  • BREAKING NEWS: Percy is the Pet of the Week

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    Percy is looking for a home. Percy is a seven-year-old big boy whose owner loved him but due to circumstances was unable to keep him. Percy is a big dog. He weighs 140 pounds and needs to lose weight. He is house trained, crate trained and great with other dogs, cats and children, He likes to sleep on the couch and loves attention. Percy has one special need as he must take Thyroid Medication (1 1/2 tabs of 1.0 mg Thyroid medicine/once a day). This is not an expensive med and the pills are tiny...

  • University of Alabama announces plans for new basketball training facilities

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Thursday, the Alabama Athletics Department released plans to expand and renovate a portion of the Coleman Coliseum complex for basketball training and player development. The proposed 48,000 square foot expansion would include separate dedicated men's and women's basketball training courts and weight rooms for both programs. The plan includes renovation of 19,000 square foot of existing training space. The plan includes film rooms, player development areas, locker rooms, and training rooms....

  • Poll shows that Trump still has 59% support in Alabama even after he was convicted

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    Last week's Manhattan criminal trial was a disaster for former President Donald J. Trump (R). The trial kept him off the campaign trail for weeks while prosecutors attacked his character, judgement, and ethics. Even though Trump mounted a determined defense and appeared to knock several holes in the prosecution's case, the New York City jury found the former President guilty on all 34 counts. Sentencing will be on July 11, but the real verdict will be how this effects Trump's standings with the...

  • Wes Allen says that the Biden Administration is providing voter registration forms to non-citizens

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen (R) released a statement which he says exposes federal policies that provide voter registration forms to non-citizens and, additionally, cause voter registration information to be mailed to deceased individuals. "We have received complaints from concerned Alabama voters who received voter registration forms in the mail addressed to a deceased relative," Sec. Allen said. "Those voter registration mailings are not coming from my office but are,...

  • Tuberville honors D-Day veterans

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) honored the brave soldiers who risked their lives on the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago. "This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy-Operation Overlord. June 6, 1944, was one of the most significant events in human history," said Sen. Tuberville in a Senate floor speech. "In those early morning hours, more than 24,000 soldiers and 1,200 aircraft conducted a massive, daring airborne assault behind enemy lines....

  • AG Marshall announces conviction of Lauderdale County Man for possession of child pornography

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Friday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announced the conviction of a Lauderdale County man on multiple counts of possession of child pornography. Kevin Prather, age 52, of Rogersville, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Lauderdale County Circuit Court to five counts of possession of obscene material depicting a person under the age of 17. Prather was sentenced to 10 years, which was split for him to serve one year in prison followed by a term of three years of supervised probation. Up...

  • Bunny needs a forever home

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    The adoptable pet of the week is Bunny. Bunny is a female, 3 1/2 yrs old, 40 lb medium sized dog. She was surrendered with three other dogs. Bunny is very friendly once she settled in and we were told is good with other dogs and cats. She is playful and affectionate – perfect size! The fee to adoption Bunny or any of the many other pets at the Elmore Humane Society is $100 for dogs and $50 for cats under one-year-old; cats over one-year-old can be adopted by approved adopters for a fee of t...

  • Judicial Watch announces that the FBI shared dossiers on whistleblowers with Democrats

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Monday, Judicial Watch announced that it has received 54 pages of records from the Department of Justice in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit which they claim shows that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) provided a Democrat staffer with information on FBI whistleblowers who testified in a May 18, 2023 hearing. The whistleblowers detailed the bureau's targeting of political opponents. Judicial Watch claims that a May 23, 2023, email from...

  • ALEA reports the passing of retired K-9 officer

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    In a statement on social media, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced the passing of retired K-9 officer Mary Jane. ALEA wrote, "It is with great sadness that we share the passing of retired ALEA K-9 Mary Jane who passed away on Friday, June 7. A Belgian Malinois, who loved working. She took a medical retirement in 2022 after serving the Agency for almost ten years with Cpl. James Hendrix. Mary Janes loved to work and was responsible for hundreds of criminal charges, over $500,000...

  • Auburn names married couple as Co Head Coaches of Softball program\

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    Last week Auburn University announced that Chris and Kate Malveaux have been named Auburn Softball co-head coaches. The couple were assistant coaches at the University of Tennessee where they helped the Lady Volunteer program to back-to-back Southeastern Conference regular season titles in 2023 and 2024. John Cohen is the Auburn Athletics Director. "In meeting with Chris and Kate, it was obvious that their synergy was an indomitable force," Cohen said. "Their contributions to Tennessee's...

  • Clean Up Alabama warns that the Autauga Prattville Public Library is under attack from left wing radicals

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    Clean Up Alabama on Tuesday released a statement claiming that the Autauga Prattville Public Library (APPL) is "under attack from left wing radicals for creating safeguards to protect children and needs your help!" "The ramifications of this federal lawsuit will set the precedent in the battle for the minds of our youth." Read Freely Alabama founder Angie Hayden and Alabama Library Association immediate past president Matthew Layne have sued the Library in federal court alleging that the...

  • AG Steve Marshall announces conviction of St. Clair County man for Child Pornography

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announces the conviction of a St. Clair County man on multiple counts of possession of child pornography with intent to disseminate and transmitting obscene matter. Terry DeWayne Herring is 28 years old and a native of Pell City. Herring pleaded guilty yesterday in St. Clair County Circuit Court to five counts of possession of obscene matter with intent to disseminate images and videos depicting a person under the age of 17 and one count...

  • Katie Britt and Lindsey Graham toured Omaha Beach

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    During the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Senators Katie Britt (R-Alabama) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) toured Omaha Beach, one of five beach landing sites for the Allied forces during World War II. "...80 years ago today, so many brave men came to protect freedom, freedom that we're enjoying now in America and across the globe," said Sen. Britt. "...we're the Land of the Free because of the Brave, and we got to see and celebrate the Brave today." "We hope that today, you will join us...

  • AG Marshall announces a $700 Million Settlement Against Johnson & Johnson

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    Alabama will receive $13.5 million for Alabama's portion of a $700 national settlement in allegations related to marketing of baby powder products that contained talc. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) and 42 state attorneys general announced that they have reached a $700 million nationwide settlement to resolve allegations related to the marketing of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder and body powder products that contained talc. As part of the settlement, which is pending judicial appro...

  • Italian Festival is Saturday in Birmingham

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    The Italian American Heritage Society is hosting the Italian cultural festival at historic Sloss Furnace in Birmingham to celebrate Italian heritage and the Italian community's contributions to Alabama on Saturday, June 15. The first Festa Italiana will celebrate and preserve Italian culture and heritage in the Birmingham area and will feature Italian food, beverages, music, culture, tradition, and more. The main stage emcee will be media personality Niki Noto Palmer. The festival features live...

  • UAB announces that Charlie Hoyle will be the new golf coach

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    UAB recently names Charlie Hoyle as their next head golf coach. Hoyle is the ninth head coach in school history. Mark Ingram is the UAB athletic director, "Charlie Hoyle is a true professional and our staff gravitated to him immediately," Ingram said. "He has a clear plan for UAB's golf program and a great respect for our history. Charlie expects success and has a great track record, a positive demeanor and was our athletic department's unanimous choice for this position. We couldn't be more...

  • Senate passes resolution led by Senators Katie Britt and Tommy Tuberville commending University of South Alabama's 60th Anniversary

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2024

    On Friday, the United States Senate by unanimous consent this week passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Katie Britt (R-Alabama) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) to celebrate the University of South Alabama's 60th anniversary. The University of South Alabama was founded on May 3, 1963, and has since awarded over 90,000 degrees. Notably, the University's nationally recognized health system, USA Health, is the only academic health system along the upper Gulf Coast and continues to lead...

  • Tuberville and colleagues condemn anti-Israel protests commend UNC fraternity members for defense of American flag

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) recently joined Senator Ted Budd (R-North Carolina) and eight colleagues in a resolution condemning the violent antisemitic protests, which have erupted across college campuses. The resolution applauds the actions of University of North Carolina (UNC) fraternity members who protected the American flag after protestors attempted to replace it with a Palestinian flag. The resolution also applauds UNC interim Chancellor Lee Roberts for standing up to...

  • Montgomery Symphony Orchestra to hold free Jubilee Pops Concert on Friday

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    The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual free outdoor performance at 7:00 p.m. CDT on the grounds of the Alabama Department of Archives and History – across the street from the historic 1859 Alabama State Capital Building. The free event is expected to draw thousands so get there early for the best seats. Jamies Reeves is the conductor of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. "Being Memorial Day Weekend, we like to kick it off with a patriotic selection," Reeves told the Montgomery A...

  • Sewell announces $145,200 for roadway and rail safety in York

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    On Monday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $145,200 to the City of York, Alabama. Funding comes from DOT's Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program and will be used for a demonstration program to improve roadway and rail safety. "Once again, the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering for communities in Alabama," said Rep. Sewell. "With this grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the City of Yo...

  • Auburn softball loses to Florida State in NCAA region

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    On Sunday, the Auburn University softball team lost the NCAA regional title game to host Florida State University 10 to 4. Auburn jumped out to an early 2 to 0 lead in the second inning. Florida State countered with 3 wins in the third inning. Florida State had 7 wins in the sixth inning; while Auburn only scored 2 more runs. The Florida State softball team (46-14) was the 15 seed in the NCAA tournament. They advanced to the Super Regionals with the win over Auburn. Auburn finished the season...

  • Alabama advances in NCAA tournament

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    The Auburn University softball team advances to the NCAA Super Regional round with a 12 to 2 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Rhoads Stadium in the Tuscaloosa region. Alabama improved to 36 to 17 on Sunday. Kristen White had three hits and three runs scored. Larissa Preuitt, Kenleigh Cahalan, Jenna Johnson and Marlie Giles all had 2 runs each. The Tide scored nine runs in the first inning effectively making the game out of reach early. Jocelyn Briski pitched 4 innings to start the game. Jaala...

  • Marshall announces additional indictments for the 2015 murder of Eric Cates

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    On Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictments of two Walker County men for the 2015 death of Eric Cates. Joshua Franklin Hill, age 35, and Luke Williams, Jr., age 34, were both served with indictments for Capital Murder. Cates and his dog, Gypsy, were both found deceased in the Empire community on March 21, 2015. Their bodies were badly burned as was the interior of the small truck where they were found. Cates was just 32 when he and his bulldog Gypsy were...

  • Florida eliminates South Alabama softball team from NCAA regional

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    On Sunday, the University of Florida defeated the University of South Alabama softball team in the Gainesville NCAA regional. South Alabama defeated Florida Atlantic on Friday 1 to 0 in a pitching due. They then lost to Florida on Saturday 9 to 1. In the double elimination tournament, South Alabama went on to defeat Florida Gulf Coast 5 to 1 to advance to the NCAA regional title game where they played Florida again Sunday. For the second time Florida won 9 to 1 to advance to the NCAA super...

  • Alabama baseball to play South Carolina in SEC tournament today

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2024

    The SEC baseball tournament has begun and the University of Alabama, the number 7 seed in the tournament, will begin play at 1:00 p.m. CDT against the number 10 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks. SEC tournament action has already begun with the University of Georgia playing LSU. Alabama closed out the season with a series in Auburn. The Tide won the third game on Saturday12 to 6 over the Tigers; but lost games 1 and 2 in the series on Thursday and Friday. Alabama is 33 and 21 overall on the...

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