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  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Martha Poole Simmons|Jul 1, 2024

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffery Mathews: Age 66 Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) Jeffery Mathews served 29 years in the U.S Army. His Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) was Supply (76C) involving requests, receipts, storage, etc. of supplies and (920A) as a Chief Warrant Officer. CW3 Mathews’ work also included working as a property account technician with inventory control, purchasing procedures and stock control. He received the following decorations, medals, citations and campaign ribbons: Gl...

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Martha Poole Simmons|Jul 1, 2024

    Technical Sergeant Jason R. Hughes: Age 52 Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Jason R. Hughes served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force including nine years in the AL Air National Guard and three years in the Air Force Reserve. His Air Force Specialty Code was 2E2X5, Electronics Computers and Switching Systems. He received the following medals, awards, citations and awards: Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with...

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Martha Poole Simmons|Jul 1, 2024

    Specialist Travis Parker: Age 72 Specialist (SPC) Travis Parker served two years and six months in the U.S. Army. His Military Occupational Specialist included MedicalCorpsman, Medical Specialist and Bandsman. He received the following medals, decorations, commendations and ribbons: National Defense Medal. Since his tenure in the military, he has exhibited excellent, dedicated and consummate service to veterans. SPC Parker was born June 8, 1952 in Montgomery, AL, to his parents, Ted and Martha...

  • WWII D-Day

    Martha Poole Simmons|Jul 1, 2024

    Veteran Sonarman Harry Ural Jackson WWII D-Day Veteran Sonarman Harry Ural Jackson was honored June 6, 2024, the 80th anniversary of D-Day, at a commemoration event at the Crossings, a full-service senior living community in Montgomery, AL. Jackson, a 98 year-old Navy veteran, served three weeks as a sonarman on a subchaser at Normandy. Two other WWII veterans who served in the Pacific Theater, Dr. Cecil Prescott and Eugene Crooks, were also honored. Lee Jackson, the son of Harry Jackson led...

  • Happy 4th of JULY

    Jul 1, 2024

  • Pro-Life group wants national protections for unborn children to remain in the GOP platform

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, the leading national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America reiterated its call to preserve national protections for unborn children in the GOP platform ahead of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July. The group is urging former President Donald J. Trump (R) to keep the party platform strong on life in order to remain unified and defeat Joe Biden. SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser is the President of SBA Pro-Life America. "If...

  • Help your dogs stay calm during July 4th fireworks

    Stacker, Christine Calder for The Conversation|Jul 1, 2024

    The Fourth of July can be a miserable day for dogs. The fireworks make scaredy-cats out of many canines. That's because dogs, like humans, are hardwired to be afraid of sudden, loud noises. It is what keeps them safe. Some dogs, though, take that fear to the extreme with panting, howling, pacing, whining, hiding, trembling and even self-injury or escape. And, unlike humans, they don't know that the fanfare on the Fourth is not a threat. Dogs hear the fireworks and process it as if their world...

  • Judge moves Trump sentencing to September

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Tuesday, Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan announced that he is delaying former President Donald J. Trump's (R) sentencing hearing until September. Merchan had previously set the hearing for July 11 – just four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee was to begin. The decision comes after the Supreme Court ruled that Presidents have absolute immunity from prosecution for official acts outlined in Article II of the Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices added that evidence o...

  • The left wants to tax cows

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    The far left is blaming cows for climate change and their response it to force farmers to pay taxes on owning livestock. This has long been a plank of the anti-capitalist Far Left Denmark is a major dairy and pork exporter. The government claims that agriculture is the country's biggest source of emissions. The government has come up with a climate agreement, which also entails investing 40 billion krone ($3.7 billion) into measures such as reforestation and establishing wetlands (many of these...

  • Medical cannabis is back in court today

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    The ongoing medical marijuana litigation resumes today in Montgomery Circuit Judge James Anderson's courtroom. Plaintiffs are suing the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) over the awards of medical cannabis that occurred back in December. Failed applicants have used the court system to restrain the AMCC from proceeding with the medical cannabis program. Plaintiffs claim that the commissioners made decisions on application awards in secret meetings in violation of the Alabama Open...

  • Supreme Court limits administrative law precedent

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 to place limits on a controversial 40-year-old ruling. The decision puts some judicial restraints on federal agencies implementing regulations without those rules having been passed by Congress. The forty-year-old Chevron decision gave federal agencies broad powers to write their own interpretation of laws through rulemaking powers. Under the Constitution, Congress passes the laws and the executive branch enforces them. This constitutional...

  • Dr. Jordan Vaughn tells Congress that FDA's approval of COVID vaccine may have led to people being vaccine injured

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    The COVID-19 pandemic began in China in late 2019. The origins of the virus, the government response, and the safety of the subsequent COVID vaccine remain controversial even to this day. On Wednesday, Birmingham Doctor Jordan Vaughn testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust. The topic was "Follow the Science?: Oversight of the Biden Covid-19 Administrative State Response." "My name is Jordan Vaughn. I am an internist in...

  • Rep. Barry Moore votes in favor of Defense Appropriations Act

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Friday, Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) released a statement after voting in favor of the 2025 Defense Appropriations Act. Moore said that this legislation refocuses the Pentagon on what should be its core mission: delivering combat-ready military forces to deter conflict and ensure national security. This bill includes Moore's amendment to cut $4.91 million directed for climate change research and reallocate that funding to enhance Army unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). "We must...

  • Steve Bannon reports to prison

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has turned himself in on Monday to federal authorities after a federal district court ordered him to prison. The 71-year-old Republican thought leaders and journalist surrendered to law enforcement to begin his four-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress. Bannon turned himself in to the Federal Correctional Institute Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut to begin serving his sentence. Bannon was left no choice after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied...

  • Sewell calls Trump case Supreme Court ruling "disturbing and anti-democratic

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6 to 3 ruling that likely upended all of the Justice Departments, already legally dubious, case against former President Donald J. Trump (R). Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) was extremely disappointed with the Court's decision. "This disturbing and anti-democratic decision by the Supreme Court's conservative majority is contrary to our nation's founding principle that no one is above the law," said Sewell. "At a time when our democracy is already...

  • Marshall says that he is proud of Alabama's briefs in favor of Trump's successful case before the U.S. Supreme Court

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6 to 3 ruling giving President's "Absolute" immunity in their official actions. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) celebrated the decision in Trump v. United States. The Supreme Court overruled the D.C. Circuit's decision that former President Trump has no immunity from criminal prosecution. The majority held that "our constitutional structure of separated powers" entitles a former President to some absolute and some presumptive immunity from...

  • Construction begins again on Northern Beltline

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    The multibillion-dollar Northern Beltline is back under construction after languishing for years from a lack of funding. The eventual 52 mile interstate will eventually connect I-59 near the Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville to I-65 north of Gardendale, to I-22 up above Adamsville/Graysville, and finally I-59/I-20 near Bessemer. The project has been on Jefferson County's priority list since circa 1979 but only some of the right of way acquisition, land clearing, and road subsurface work has been...

  • Solar farms won't produce jobs Enfinity Global spokesman tells Montgomery crowd

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Tuesday an estimated crowd of nearly 200 persons attended an informational meeting about a proposed 1,600-acre solar farm on Mount Zion Road near Snowdoun in a rural area of Montgomery County. Enfinity Global spokesperson Tom Anderson fielded residents many concerns in a meeting that went for two hours and twenty minutes. A packed crowd of farmers, ranchers, and homeowners said that they did not want the project in their community "I am here to answer questions about solar," Anderson said....

  • Steve Marshall joins 26-State Coalition Challenging Biden's Latest Electric Vehicle Mandate

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    Last Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announced that he has joined Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to announce legal action against the Biden Administration's latest attempt to drive gas-powered cars off the road. Attorney General Marshall is joining the 26-state effort to block the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) strict fuel efficiency standards in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth...

  • Democrats are questioning if President Biden should drop out of the presidential race

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    On Sunday and Monday, President Joseph R. Biden (D) met at Camp David with First Lady Jill Biden and members of the Biden family on the issue of whether or not to remain in the presidential race. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Biden family urged Biden to stay in the race. The President's son, Hunter Biden, is reportedly adamant that his father remain in the race and continues to stay the course. While the President was meeting with his family other Democrats were reportedly...

  • This is the Fourth of July

    Brandon Moseley|Jul 1, 2024

    The Fourth of July is the holiday that commemorates the day that our nation's Founding Fathers formally declared this nation's independence from Great Britain. Since millions of Americans are traveling, expect traffic to be heavy from today through Monday morning as millions of Americans are on the roads celebrating the summer and the Fourth of July holiday. The Fourth of July falls this year on a Thursday so many people will also be off on Friday – though most of us will be back at work t...

  • How gas prices have changed in Alabama in the last week

    Stacker|Jul 1, 2024

    The average cost for a gallon of gasoline has hardly budged in the past week as an increasing domestic supply and less demand from drivers are keeping prices tame. Prices at the pump are just a few cents below where they sat this same time last year in the midst of the Fourth of July holiday week. Analysts are watching the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Hezbollah, backed by major oil producer and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries member Iran, as it could grow...

  • State Senator Garlan Gudger airlifted to UAB after jet ski accident : prognosis appears positive

    Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2024

    Sen. Garlan Gudger (R- \Cullman) was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham on Thursday after sustaining injuries in a jet ski accident on Smith Lake. While at UAB, he underwent a brief surgical procedure to address internal bleeding and incurred other injuries that doctors are monitoring. The two-term senator is currently in the Intensive Care Unit following his surgery, but his physicians indicate that the prognosis for his recovery is good. Gudger's wife, Heather, released the following stat...

  • Industries that laid off the most workers in May

    Stacker, Paxtyn Merten|Jul 1, 2024

    Layoffs are down from a year ago, but job cuts across major U.S. employers and rising unemployment across nearly half of states are leaving Americans anxious and uncertain. Layoffs among major employers, including Google and Tesla, have driven the narrative. May layoffs were up 7% from the previous month and 8% from 2023. That represents about 123,000 more layoffs nationwide in May 2024 compared to the same time last year. Notably, 2023 saw a major spike in job losses, with about 2 million more...

  • The 50 places where homes are selling the fastest

    Stacker, Dom DiFurio, Data Work By Elena Cox|Jul 1, 2024

    Recurring: The 50 places where homes are selling the fastest The pace at which homes sell in the U.S. tends to ebb and flow over the calendar year, with homes selling fastest in the summer and slowest in the winter. But high home prices and mortgage interest rates are keeping many potential buyers on the sidelines. The median number of days a home spent on the market in May was 32, the same as the year before. When homes sell faster, it can be a sign that any given market is less...

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