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Gadsden City Council

Gadsden elected officials need help and that help is going to cost tax payers $5,000 per month. The city council voted to hire a lobbying group to advocate on behalf of the city in the upcoming legislative session, according to the Gadsden Times. The initial…

Lee County Board of Education

The Lee County special election to renew existing property taxes for schools has passed. The tax renewals help fund Lee County, Auburn and Opelika schools as well as the Lee County Youth Development Center. The taxes are expected to generate around $12 million per year….

John Merrill Facebook

Secretary of State John Merrill is never one to shy away from a debate or argument on Social Media. He enjoys it, though he has been sued for blocking people on Twitter. Late Thursday evening he was tagged by Facebook user Julia Siergiey Juarez in…

Hartselle Medical Center

13 Alabama Hospitals have closed down since 2010 due to lack of funding, leaving many without close access to emergency healthcare. Here are the 13 Hospitals that have closed down in Alabama and the reasons why they shut down. Randolph Medical Center – Closed 2011…

Calhoun County Alabama Courthouse

In a recent USA today article, five Alabama towns were listed among the 50 worst place to live in America. My hometown of Anniston, AL managed to sneak in the top 10 at number 9. Here’s what the article had to say about us: Like…

Alabama House Democratic Caucus

This month Alabama Democrats want to hear from you. The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting 5 Town Hall events across the state in preparation for the upcoming Alabama Legislative Session. The events are as follows. Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session On…

Anniston, Alabama

USA Today covered the 50 worst cities in America according to 24/7 Wall St., which created an index of over two dozen measures to identify the worst cities to live in. 5 Alabama cities made the cut with two breaking into the top 10. Here…

Gene Smith

Hoover City Council President Gene Smith said in an interview with ABC3340 that the Hoover Police Officer behind the deadly shooting of E.J. Bradford “had no racism in his heart or in his mind”. Gene Smith stated, “If the community was to ever get to…

Open Bible

In late January, Republican Alabama State Senator Tim Melson pre-filed SB 14 in the Alabama legislature. This bill would grant public schools the permission to offer Bible-based elective courses to their students. More specifically, this bill would: Allow for elective social studies courses on the…

Scott Walls Sheriff

Scott Walls, the former Marshall County Sheriff, says money left over from the prisoner food budget should be his in a lawsuit filed against the state comptroller. The lawsuit states Gov. Kay Ivey had no authority to change a longstanding practice allowing sheriffs to keep leftover food…