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  • BREAKING NEWS: Troy football game is April 23

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    The Troy football team will play their annual T-day spring football game on Saturday April 27 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Trojans are currently in the process of finishing their fourth week of spring football practices. This will be the first opportunity for the Trojan community to view the team coached by new new head coach Gerad Parker. Gerad Parker is an offensive coordinator. He spent his last two seasons at Notre Dame where he was the offensive coordinator his last season. "We are...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Katie Britt endorses Caroleene Dobson

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama) announced that she has endorsed the Republican nominee for U.S. Representative for Alabama's Second Congressional District Caroleene Dobson. "I am excited to endorse my friend, Caroleene Dobson, to serve as the next Representative for Alabama's Second Congressional District," said Sen. Katie Britt. "She will always put Alabamians first and stand up strongly for common sense – which is a rarity nowadays in Washington. As a resident of the d...

  • Kay Ivey celebrates seven years as Governor

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) celebrated her seventh year in office as Governor of Alabama. Ivey celebrated the occasion by announcing that more than $7.9 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various, statewide road and bridge projects. Road and bridgework has been a priority of Ivey's administration. To this end, Gov. Ivey, championed the Rebuild Alabama Act, which created the Annual Grant Program responsible for this allocation by raising fuel taxes...

  • Bible reading in Tuscaloosa

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    On Sunday April 28th the 9th Annual Tuscaloosa Bible Reading Marathon will take place. This an international, annual event where people, young and old, read the entire Bible (Genesis through Revelation) aloud for 80 continuous hours, without commentary. The reading will start with Genesis chapter 1, verse 1. Each volunteer will read aloud for 15 minutes and then pass the reading, like a baton, to the next person. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to complete the reading of the entire...

  • Montgomery Biscuits win home opener

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    The Montgomery Biscuits Baseball team won their home opener over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Tuesday night 9 to 0. Nine players for the Biscuits recorded hits and seven scored runs in the contest. Designated batter Kenny Piper kicked off the offensive spectacle with a home run in the second inning. Piper finished with two runs on three at bats. Short stop Carson Williams scored in the fourth inning when Wahoos pitcher Jonathon Bermudez threw a wild pitch. The Biscuits scored for the third time...

  • Democrats introduce legislation to allow Biden to be on the Alabama ballot

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    The Democratic Party's national convention begins on August 19; but the Alabama Legislature set August 15 as the deadline for parties to announce their candidate slate ahead of the election. Since Biden won't be actually chosen yet, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen (R) says that there is a possibility that the Democrats won't have a candidate for President or Vice President on the November 5 general election. To address this potential electoral crisis, Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony...

  • Doughy is available for adoption

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    The Elmore County Humane Society announced on Sunday that Doughy is available for adoption. Doughy is a two-year old male. He is a mixed breed dog that looks like he could be a Pit/Akita but certainly could be other mixes. Doughy is a medium sized dog weighing a modest 65 pounds. He was found as a stray and turned into the shelter and never reclaimed. The Shelter says that Doughy has a great personality. "He is an absolute sweetheart, shy at first but then a huge love bug and wants nothing but...

  • Screening of the Joey Hale Story on May 2

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    There will be a special screening of the film: "A Walk with Joey" at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the United For Life Foundation. Joey Hale suffered a skull fracture in 1976 when he and his entire family were involved in a hit and run car accident caused by a drunk driver. Joey's five-year-old sister was left with permanent brain damage from the crash. Joey was later diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 12....

  • Faulkner University will host a Dedication Ceremony for its Mobile Campus on April 23

    Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2024

    Faulkner University will host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on April 23, 2024 of its Mobile Campus. The Mobile Campus is one of three Faulkner University's extension campuses. The Mobile Campus will be named the Lamar Allen and Marceil Harrison Campus of Faulkner University. Lamar and Marceil Harrison leased the property for the Mobile Campus to Faulkner. They later donated the property and building to for Faulkner. The multi-million-dollar property was officially donated in June of...

  • Scrappy is the Elmore County adoptable pet of the week

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    This month's Elmore County Human Society pet of the week is Scrappy. Scrappy is a sixteen-month-old male Labrador retriever mix He weighs just 60 pounds. He was found as a stray, kept for a few months, house and crate trained, and then brought to the Elmore County animal shelter. He is great with children, dogs and cats. He is active and playful but not super high energy. The shelter was told that he is more of a couch potato. The adoption fees are only $100 for dogs & $50 for cats under...

  • Alabama's First Ladies of Flight

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    Author and aviation expert Billy Singleton will present the remarkable stories of Katherine Stinson and Ruth Elder, two of Alabama's pioneering female aviators. From Stinson's historic flying license to Elder's bold attempt to cross the Atlantic, this program will explore daring exploits that earned these women worldwide acclaim during the Golden Age of Flight. Singleton has been involved in the aviation industry for forty-eight years. He is the author of six books and has written extensively...

  • Auburn University students to learn about IRS Criminal Investigation during simulation with Special Agents

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    What: Auburn University students will have the opportunity to be an IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) special agent for a day as they conduct a criminal investigation simulation. The event is a simulation of a day in the life of an IRS Special Agent and is called the Citizen Academy. The Citizen Academy will be hosted by Auburn University and have the students participating in a mock investigation to learn the skills it takes to investigate financial crimes. The event starts with swearing in the s...

  • Sewell's Kidney PATIENT Act passes out of the Committee in the House

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) and Carol Miller (R-West Virginia) celebrated as their Bipartisan Kidney Patient Access to Technologically Innovative and Essential Nephrological Treatments (PATIENT) Act passed 41 to 1 in the House Ways and Means Committee. Reps. Sewell and Miller introduced the legislation to provide access to critical care and affordable oral medicines for chronic kidney disease patients. "It is critically important that we protect access to oral-only therapies for...

  • Legislative softball game is on Wednesday

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    The annual Goat Hill Softball Game is set for Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The members of the Alabama Senate will play the members of the Alabama House of Representatives in an annual softball game to raise money for charity. This year's event will benefit Big Oak Ranch. The game will be at Montgomery Biscuits Stadium – just two blocks from the Alabama Gazette offices and Dreamland Barbecue. To buy tickets go to the Montgomery Biscuits website: Battle of Goat Hill on 3/20/2024 Tickets (...

  • ALGOP Selects Judge Pinkston as 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 1 Nominee

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee has selected Elmore County District Judge Patrick Pinkston to be its nominee for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Place 1. The position became open following Governor Ivey's appointment of Judge Bill Lewis to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Pursuant to state law, the Party is tasked with choosing a nominee to replace him on the General Election ballot. Judge Pinkston is unopposed in the general election, and stands ready to take office for the full...

  • Auburn women defeated in first round of NCAA tournament

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The Auburn women's basketball team was defeated by Arizona 69 to 59 in the NCAA tournament. The Tigers performance was marred by 17 first half turnovers which created a deficit that Auburn just couldn't recover from. Auburn got within 5 points in the second half; but they just couldn't quite dig their way out of the problems that that disastrous second quarter created. Honesty Scott-Grayson led Auburn with 13 points. Yakiya Milton contributed 8 points and 3 rebounds. Taylen Collins had 6 points...

  • Alabama Republican Party thanks Senator Reed, Governor Ivey for passing the curriculum transparency Law

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Thursday Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl thanked the Alabama Republican Party for the passage of the Curriculum Transparency (SB48) into law: Senate Bill 48 (SB48) was sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed (R-Jasper). "The Alabama Republican Party firmly believe that parents should be in the driver's seat when it comes to the education of our children," said Chairman Wahl. "Senator Greg Reed's curriculum transparency bill is a significant step towards achieving this...

  • UAB defeated by San Diego

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Friday, the UAB men's basketball team lost in the NCAA tournament to San Diego State 65 to 69. UAB ends their 23/24 season with a 23 and 12 record, an American Athletic Conference Championship, and an NCAA tournament appearance. Efrem Johnson led UAB in the loss with 19 points and 3 rebounds. Eric Gaines scored 14 points and had 2 rebounds. Yaxel Lendeborg had 11 points and 7 rebounds. San Diego State led throughout much of the game, but UAB was able to tie it up with about two and a half...

  • Alabama women advance, play Texas next

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The University of Alabama women's Basketball team will play Texas on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The game will be on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Moody Center in Austin, TX, Alabama is the number 8 seed in the bracket while Texas is the number 1 seed. The Tider is 24 and 9; while Texas is 31 and 4. Alabama defeated Florida State 82 to 74 on Friday. Essence Cody had the best game of her career with 20 points with 14 rebounds. "My team motivated me," said Cody. "My team was...

  • Alabama defeats Charleston plays Grand Canyon next

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    The University Alabama men's basketball team will play Grand Canyon University on Sunday at 6:10 p.m. at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Washington. Alabama is the number 4 seed in the bracket, while Grand Canyon is the number 12. The game will be televised on TBS. Alabama defeated the College of Charleston on Friday 109 to 96. he No. 4 seed Alabama men's basketball team put on a dominant performance in the opening round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, with a convincing 109-96 victory over...

  • Alabama Minority GOP Banquet

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  • Alabama women eliminated by Texas

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Sunday, the Alabama women's basketball team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament by the number one seeded Texas Longhorns. The Crimson Tide was the number nine seed. Because the women have a different format from the men in the NCAA tournament the game was in Austin, Texas – a decided edge for the Longhorns. Texas won, in their home gym, with a score of 65 to 54. Texas advances with a 32 and 4 record. Alabama finished the year in the second round of the NCAA tournament at 24 and 10. Sarah...

  • Alabama advances to the sweet 16

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Sunday night the Alabama men's basketball team defeated Grand Canyon University in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Alabama, a number 4 seed, defeated Grand Canyon, a number 12 seed, 72 to 61. Mark Sears was the leading scorer for the Tide with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Ryan Griffen scored 13 points and has one rebound. Aaron Estrada had 8 points and ten rebounds. Nick Pringle had six points and nine rebounds. Mouhamed Dioubate scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Nate Oats is the head...

  • Huntsville firm gets $3.7 billion Air Force contract

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    Astrion, a recently launched government services firm headquartered in Huntsville, announced on Monday that its Joint Venture with Fluor has been awarded the U.S. Air Force Test Operations and Sustainment (TOS) II contract, totaling over $3.7 billion. Astrion will support the Arnold Engineering Development Complex by using the latest technology, equipment and streamlined methods to ensure that it can effectively carry out ground tests. This 12-year contract supports the Arnold Engineering Develo...

  • Ivey says that 2023 economic development projects will inject over $6 billion in investment into Alabama Communities

    Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that companies launching operations or expanding existing facilities in Alabama during 2023 are poised to make investments totaling over $6.4 billion. These new investments build upon the state's economic development track record with another year of steady job creation. "We continue to make significant progress in our mission to create solid career opportunities for Alabama citizens and to inject economic vitality into cities and communities...

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