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Decatur Councilman Hunter Pepper Joked About Running Over Black Protesters

By Brent Wilson on March 5, 2021

Decatur, AL City Councilman Hunter Pepper joked on Facebook in 2018 about running over black protesters in Hoover, AL, at a time protests were happening over…

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AL State Rep. Proncey Robertson Follows Proud Boys, 1.2K Others On Parler

By Brent Wilson on January 9, 2021

Alabama State Representative Proncey Robertson (R-Mount Hope) is one of many conservatives who have taken to Parler after either becoming frustrated with Twitter or seeking an echo chamber where…

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Tab Bowling Trump Facebook Post

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling Says Trump Not Fit For Office

By Brent Wilson on January 6, 2021

In a Facebook post on January 6th, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling posted a comment saying “Clearly our President, with military capabilities, is unstable to lead our nation.”

The…

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AL Republicans Seek License Plate Scanners For Police

By Brent Wilson on December 21, 2020

Pre-filed bill SB2, sponsored by six Alabama Republican State Senators, could allow police officers and other law enforcement officers to use license plate scanners on public highways.

The bill is sponsored by…

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Workers Have Always Sacrificed

By David Story on April 28, 2020 | Opinion

This year, as every past year, May 1st will come and go without much contemplation by anyone. As president of the Machinists Union Local 44 in Decatur, AL it doesn’t come as much of…

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Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

By Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana.

The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest…

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Rep. Terri Collins Endorses Bradley Byrne for U.S. Senate

By Dakota Layton on January 25, 2020

Rep. Terri Collins, the conservative firebrand from Decatur who has become more well known in recent days due to the controversial abortion ban bill that she introduced in the Alabama legislature and…

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Kay Ivey Announces More Than $30 Million For 28 Road & Bridge Projects Across The State

By Brent Wilson on October 15, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Transportation has announced that more than $30 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects.

The funding is…

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Ivanka Trump To Visit Decatur Today

By Brent Wilson on September 10, 2019

Ivanka Trump will be making an appearance in North Alabama today to make an announcement about workforce development and apprenticeship options across the state.

The announcement will be made at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park…

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13 Alabama Hospitals Have Closed Since 2010

By Brent Wilson on February 14, 2019

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…

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