Mike Durant, a Huntsville businessman best known as the helicopter pilot who was shot down and captured during the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, has thrown his hat into the ring to become Alabama’s newest representative to the U.S. Senate.
Lobsterfest was a drive-thru affair this year, but the annual fundraiser still pre-sold 800 tickets to those who could pick up lobster meals at Grace Episcopal Church on a bright and breezy Saturday afternoon.
The third article looking at candidates for the Republican party nomination to Alabama Senate District 12. Previously interviewed were candidates Wayne Willis and Wendy Ghee Draper.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are down two-thirds across the state and positive cases continue to fall according to State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.
The state authority charged with distributing up to $263 million in federal funding for emergency rental assistance told a panel of lawmakers on Wednesday it has pledged for distribution most of the money, eliminating the risk of a federal take back.
During Regional Medical Center's weekly social media COVID update, Dr. Almena Free, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, appeared upbeat and was smiling as she began the online broadcast.
The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a prison constriction package, including a bill to borrow up to $785 million to build two mega-jails.
The bill limits the amount of beer that could be delivered per customer per day to the equivalent of 120 12-ounce beers, 12 standard bottles of wine or 12 standard bottles of liquor.
Lawmakers next week will focus on prison construction and funding legislation and two criminal justice reform bills, according to the special session proclamation released by Gov. Kay Ivey.
At the very end of the Alabama Legislature’s 2021 Regular Session in May, a slate of four criminal justice bills died before getting a vote in the Senate.
After restricted public access the past two regular legislative sessions, next week’s special session of the Alabama Legislature will largely be free of COVID-19 protocols.
The prison construction bill the Alabama Legislature will consider in next week’s special session expressly closes five prisons in the state.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ordered flags at half-staff at the state capital in Montgomery and in Senate District 11 (including St. Clair, Shelby and Talladega counties) on Wednesday in honor of Jim Preuitt’s years of service to the state.
Proposed congressional and legislative maps will be released next month, when the Alabama Legislature is expected to be called into Montgomery for a special session focused on redistricting.
The proposed plan to build new prisons in Alabama would also allow the purchase of the empty, privately owned prison in Perry County to hold parole violators who are crowding some county jails around the state.
“The state obesity rate for Alabama increased in 2020, up to 39 percent from 36.1 percent in 2019,” said Lita Chatham, a registered dietician nutritionist from the Alabama Department of Public Health
Calhoun Countians who need any type of legal forms or educational materials may access the free Alabama Virtual Library site to find them.
About $15.5 million in pandemic Emergency Rental Assistance had gotten to 2,308 Alabamians as of last week, according to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, the entity charged with distributing the federal funds.