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  • Rep. Barry Moore hires new legislative director, National Security Advisor

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Monday, Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced that he has hired Marshall Macheledt as his Legislative Director and Christian Gentile as his National Security Advisor. "It's a blessing to add two experienced policy staffers to my team," said Moore. "My staff and I have made it a priority to keep the people we serve well-informed, and I am confident these new hires will help us take that standard to the next level." Macheledt will now lead Moore's legislative team. He was formerly a...

  • Auburn softball coach Mickey Dean will not return for 2025 season

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    Auburn University softball coach Mickey Dean announced on Tuesday that this will be his last season coaching the Lady Tigers. "This was my decision and while it was a difficult one, it is what I felt was best for me and the program moving forward to allow me to focus time on personal matters," Dean said in a statement. Dean had said that he had several conversations with Auburn Athletics Director John Cohen before finally reaching this difficult decision. Dean will stay on as a special...

  • Barry Moore releases statement after girl was raped in Enterprise

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024
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    Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) released a statement after a young girl in his hometown of Enterprise, Alabama, was allegedly a victim of first-degree rape. Authorities say that the girl's assailant was reportedly a migrant who is in the country illegally. "My prayers are with this young girl and her family," said Rep. Moore. "Thanks to Biden's reprehensible open border policies, every town is a border town, including mine," said Moore. "Biden undid every single one of President Trump's...

  • Trojan Day is March 30

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    Troy University will hold Trojan Day on Saturday, March 30. Trojan Day is the University's preview day for prospective students and their families to come visit and discover more about the campus and the opportunities that the University provides. "During Trojan Day, you will learn more about admissions, scholarships and housing at our in-depth Admissions presentation. After the presentation, you can experience the beautiful Troy Campus, including visiting our academic facilities and student...

  • Auburn equestrian team defeats Georgia in SEC Championship semifinal match

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The Auburn equestrian team defeated Georgia 12 to 7 in the Southeastern Conference Championship semifinals on Friday. The ladies will face Texas A&M for the conference championship on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in College Station, Texas. Auburn is the defending SEC champion. The Aggies defeated South Carolina to advance to the championship. Jessica Braswell is the head coach of the Tigers. "We knew it would be a close meet and that we really needed to be on top of our game against Georgia," said...

  • Auburn Equestrian team wins SEC championship for the sixth time in a row

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Saturday the Auburn equestrian team went to College Station to go head-to-head with Texas A&M in Texas. The ladies of Auburn are returning to the Plains with yet another championship trophy. Auburn defeated the #1 seeded Aggies 13 to 6. This is the sixth SEC Championship in a row for the horse-riding ladies, but the first for new head coach Jessica Braswell. "This is amazing and I'm so, so proud of this team," Coach Braswell said. "Getting to do this for coach Greg Williams in his first year...

  • STAR ID deadline is May 7

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler will need a REAL ID compliant license / ID (STAR ID) or another form of identification for domestic air travel. STAR ID's are issued to qualified individuals only at Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License exam offices. Individuals who do not have an unexpired U.S. passport will need an Alabama STAR ID to board commercial aircraft for domestic flights or to enter certain regulated federal facilities no later than May 7, 2025. Visit HERE (https://ww...

  • Saban Center announces strategic alliance with architects

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, the Saban Center, a transformative hub for education, science, arts, recreation and discovery, announced that they have forged a strategic alliance with five prominent architectural and cultural planning firms on the forefront of innovation and successful implementation. This consortium of local, national and international talent will collectively contribute to designing and building the state-of-the-art facility. The distinguished architecture and cultural planning firms joining...

  • Democratic qualifying For House District 52 began April 1

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The Alabama Democratic Party announced last week that candidate qualifying for House district 52 would begin on Monday, April 1. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced that a special election would be set for Alabama House District 52. This seat was previously held by Rep, John Rogers, (D-Birmingham) whose resignation was effective March 13, 2024. Rogers resigned after pleading guilty to a fraud scheme in which he and his accomplice took $200,000 in kickbacks of taxpayer dollars that were...

  • Alabama State to launch women's flag football team

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, the Alabama State University (ASU) Athletics Department announced that it is launching a competitive women's flag football program during the 2024-25 academic year. Former State Senator Quinton T. Ross Jr. is the President of ASU. President Ross says that the University is doing so because of the incredible interest there is at both the collegiate and global level for women's flag football. "The International Olympic Committee recently included men's and women's flag football in the...

  • Troy defeats Alabama State

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Tuesday the Troy University baseball team defeated Alabama State University 14 to 3. Troy got out to an early lead with three runs in the second inning. The men of Troy picked up another run in the third inning. ASU scored two runs in the fourth inning, but gave up another run. Troy built on their lead in the sixth inning with four more runs. They followed that in the seventh with five more runs, only giving up one. Eight Trojans had hits in the game. Troy hit three home runs. Jay Dill...

  • Auburn baseball victorious over UAB

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, the Auburn baseball team defeated UAB 10 to 4. The game had been scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed until Wednesday due to severe weather. UAB led in the eighth inning, but then Auburn's bats got hot – in a big way. Butch Thompson is the head baseball coach at Auburn. "We really stung some balls," said head coach Butch Thompson. "They just hung in there and it finally happened with some big swings for us." Cooper Reese scored 2 runs for the Tigers and had 3 hits in 6 at b...

  • A Response to the Latest Shooting in Texas

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2022

    The Uvalde, Texas massacre is the latest in a string of senseless killings by someone inflicting the EVIL that erupts within a perverted and demented mind and soul. Nineteen school children and two adult teachers were slaughtered at the hands of a maniacal Salvador Ramos as he shouted “You’re all gonna die!” The debate rages as to whether it is society, genetics or pure evil that causes people to go on these rampages, to inflict harm and fear into some of the most vulnerable in our society. Here...

  • Purple Pinkie Day: Give the Finger to Polio!

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    See ordering instructions below. Pickup: Tuesday, October 20, at The Alabama Gazette office Rotary celebrates World Polio Day supported by Dunkin Donuts The latest edition of the Montgomery County Historical Society magazine, The Herald, highlight's a 1953 LIFE Magazine article describing the dire situation our nation faced with a different deadly virus, polio. The article focused on the inoculation that took place in Montgomery for 33,000 children receiving gamma globulin as a preventive to...

  • Coronavirus Pandemic 2020

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2020

    WASH HANDS, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS . . . COVID-19, otherwise known as the Wuhan virus, continues to run its course, as yet another, in a long list of viruses, that spreads around the world and will ultimately take its place in medical journals and history books. The difference in this particular virus is that it has taken on strong political overtones in our country, rhetoric that has been conspicuously absent in years past. The numbers published by the media on an...

  • IT'S A NEW YEAR!!

    Staff Writer

    Can you believe it is now 2020? At the Alabama Gazette, we hope that all of our readers and advertisers have had a very blessed 2019. This past year has been an exciting one for us! Not only have we celebrated our 20th year of publishing this past October, but also we have continued to grow the company. Earlier this summer, we were awarded a contract with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries to produce its 100-year-old-plus publication, the Alabama Farmers and Consumers'...

  • A Season for Giving! $1,000

    Staff Writer|Jan 1, 2020

    Alabama Gazette Publishing, LLC was very pleased to be able to again present several deserving people with $100 cash this Christmas season! While we couldn’t give everyone who was nominated a gift, we appreciate everyone’s thoughts and times for others who deserved some extra Christmas spirit this year. We hope everyone has a blessed and prosperous New Year! One of the recipients this year was Linda Hood. Sadly, her home burned down during the holidays with one life lost and two burn vic...

  • Thousands attended Memorial Service of Sheriff John "Big John" Williams at Garrett Coliseum

    Staff Writer|Dec 1, 2019

    End of Watch November 23, 2019 Sheriff “Big John” Williams tragically lost his life in the line of duty on Saturday, November 23, 2019, after answering a noise complaint at the QV convenience store in Hayneville in Lowndes County. As the news of Big John’s death reverberated quickly throughout the county and the state, law enforcement officers from near and far responded to the Blue Alert that was immediately issued. They reacted in a way that was a direct reflection of how they knew Big John...

  • 20th Anniversary Alabama Gazette Open House

    Staff Writer|Nov 1, 2019

    Despite the steady drizzle of much-needed rain, the weather could not deter guests attending the Alabama Gazette’s Open House on October 15th. The annual event was extra special this year as the founder, Loretta Grant, proudly celebrated the Gazette’s 20th year of printing, along with co-owner, Sam Adams, and many long-time supporters and staff. Held at the Gazette’s historic office on East Jefferson Street in Montgomery, the atmosphere was very warm and welcoming as guests mingled and enjoy...

  • World Challenge XXVIII

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    The Public Is Welcome To Come Watch Our Local Firefighters at the World Challenge XXVIII October 21 - 26, 2019 The 3M Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is very excited to be traveling to the fantastic city of Montgomery, Alabama, for World Challenge XXVIII in 2019. The first four days are wildcard days. All U.S. teams must either qualify at a regional event, or receive a waiver to compete in the Wild Cards. These days work as seeding rounds to make it into the final days (Friday and Saturday)....

  • 2019 Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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    Sunday, September 15, 2019 RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL 36104 Onsite Registration: 8:00 AM Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM Climb Start Time: 10:00 AM Climb End Time: 2:00 PM Food & Fellowship will begin at 11:30 am The 2019 Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories...

  • Flag Day

    Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2019

    Flag Day is observed on June 14 to honor and commemorate the adoption of the American flag which occurred on this day in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates its birthday on this day. One year earlier the United States declared Independence from Great Britain with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebration\ Observance Flag Day highlights the symbolism of the country's foundational ideals and nation's freedom. It honors...

  • Town of Pike Road

    Staff Writer|May 1, 2019

    In celebration of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the Town of Pike Road is excited to host "Alabama, Then & Now," a traveling bicentennial art exhibition presented by the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA), May 6 – 17. The Exhibition will be on display in the Mezzanine of Pike Road Town Hall (9575 Vaughn Rd), and it will be open for viewing from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, as well as from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Entry is free and open to the public. This exhibition is offi...

  • Signs of the Times

    Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2019

    District 6880, A Banner Conference! Some were hanging and some were handed out. Mayor Strange even coined DG Sam Adams with the City's Challenge Coin. Rotary District 6880 recently celebrated its Midyear Conference in Montgomery with over 100 top Rotarians from 30 different cities in central and south Alabama. DGN Jerry Blacklaw, Fairhope RC, emceed the Awards night. Some people think RI stands for Rotary International. Friday evening in Montgomery it stood for Recognition for Individuals (and...

  • WWII Prisoner of War Survivor: Roy McGinnis

    Staff Writer|Dec 1, 2018

    Roy McGinnis, was held as a Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17 for 19 months during World War II. On his fourth combat flight as a gunner, Roy's B-17 bomber was shot down over Schweinfurt, an industrial city on the Main River in the German State of Bavaria. Roy survived the crash along with his 10 member crew of airmen, and they were taken to Stalag 17 for imprisonment until Allies liberated Austria and Germany. In 1943, as American air attacks against Germany increased, the Nazis moved the...

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