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Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming November 3, 2020 Alabama general election. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington County Crenshaw County Cullman County Dale County Dallas County Dekalb County Elmore County Escambia County Etowah County Fayette County Franklin County Geneva County Greene County Hale County Henry County Houston County Jackson County Jefferson County Lamar County Lauderdale County Lawrence County Lee County Limestone County Lowndes County Macon County Madison County Marengo…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming July 14, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primary runoff races. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. Some counties do not have a Democratic runoff election scheduled. Autauga County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Baldwin County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Barbour County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bibb County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Blount County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bullock County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Butler County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Calhoun County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chambers County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Cherokee County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chilton County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Choctaw County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clarke County Democratic Ballot Republican…

Jeff Sessions

At a joint press conference on Monday in Montgomery, eight Alabama sheriffs endorsed Jeff Sessions for U.S. Senate. The sheriffs were: Kevin Turner of Madison County John Samaniego of Shelby County Jonathon W. Horton of Etowah County Don Valenza of Houston County Shannon Oliver of Franklin County Ray Norris of Clarke County Billy Murray of St. Clair County Heath Taylor of Russell County, who also serves as president of the Alabama Sheriffs Association. “Law enforcement officers trust Jeff Sessions because we know that he has our back,” said Sheriff Kevin Turner of Madison County, who represents more people than any other sheriff that has made an endorsement. “Let me tell you. There is not one person across this state that can ever say Jeff Sessions…

Collection of vote badges

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming March 3, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primaries. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct. View 2020 Alabama Primary Runoff Sample Ballots Autauga County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Baldwin County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Barbour County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bibb County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Blount County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Bullock County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Butler County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Calhoun County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chambers County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Cherokee County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Chilton County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Choctaw County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clarke County Democratic Ballot Republican Ballot Clay County Democratic Ballot…

A lightbulb on dollar bill, energy saving concept

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that twenty-one community service agencies in Alabama will receive $46.2 million in grants to assist low-income families by helping pay their energy bills. The grants were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The grants were administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. “Many low-income families in Alabama are forced to weigh between staying warm in their homes or having food and prescription medicine,” Ivey said in a press release. “These grants will help many elderly, disabled and families with children not have to make those choices. Here is the list of Alabama agencies receiving grant money and the respective amounts they are receiving: Community Action…

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that she has awarded grants totaling more than $2.5 million to help homeless Alabamians with immediate housing assistance and to help others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funding from the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services, as well as financial education for families and individuals without a residence. The ESG program also can assist with moving costs, including rental and utility deposits, for these families.   “While many of us are looking forward to the holidays and spending time with friends and family, we should also remember that some of our fellow Alabamians are struggling to keep a roof over their heads, and…

Doug Jones

U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ re-election campaign has kicked off a statewide “Road to Ready” tour to hear from Alabamians across the state, train volunteers and engage with voters on issues that matter most to them ahead of 2020. The “Road to Ready” events are held by campaign staff and include grassroots organizing, digital training, Q&A sessions and opportunities for voters to learn more about Doug Jones, the issues he’s working on and his vision for One Alabama. The “Road to Ready” team has connected with voters in Baldwin County, Lee County, and St. Clair County, with upcoming events planned for Calhoun, DeKalb, Clarke, Barbour, Randolph, Houston and Dallas counties. Attendees can raise important local priorities and learn from staff about Doug’s work on issues ranging…

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 many cities on this list, Anniston, Alabama, is losing residents. In the last five years, Anniston’s population declined by 4.2 percent. Over the same period, the number of people working in the city fell by a staggering 10.9 percent. The city’s population decline may be attributable to low incomes and a high violent crime rate. The typical household in Anniston earns just $32,070 a year. Additionally, there were 3,434 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Anniston in 2017, the…

Ben Little

A Calhoun County grand jury filed an indictment Jan. 22 in which Ben Little is charged with voting on city legislation in which he knew he had a conflict of interest and on a matter in which he had a financial interest. Little is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment March 14. While Little has not made comments directly to the media, his Facebook page has several posts claiming the indictment is an attempt to silence him by his critics and includes attacks on the Anniston Star, the local city newspaper. The Anniston Star covered his indictment here and refutes some of the claims made by Little on his Facebook posts above. You can read the full indictment below. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born…

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