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  • This High School Girl Had A Water Gun On Campus. Now She Is EXPELLED FOR A YEAR

    04/20/2017 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2017 | Eric Owens
    In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, officials overseeing a school district in Alabama have expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school. Prior to her yearlong expulsion, the student, Sara Allena "Laney" Nichols, attended Prattville High School Prattville, a town of 35,229 just northwest of Montgomery. [Snip] Nichols and her mother, Tara Herring, say the teen girl did not bring the water gun to school. Instead, the mother and daughter claim, a male classmate gave Nichols the water gun to Nichols "as a joke."...
  • Opelika council approves Hanwha project that will provide 100 full-time jobs (Alabama)

    04/19/2017 8:06:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Opelika-Auburn News ^ | April 19, 2017 | Lindy Oller
    The Opelika City Council voted Tuesday to enter into a project agreement with Hanwha Advanced Materials America that will create 100 full-time jobs. The company’s project involves a 120,000 square foot expansion to its existing facility at 4400 Northpark Drive in the Northeast Industrial Park and will have a capital investment of $19.8 million. This will be the seventh expansion the company has done since it opened in 2005, according to Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller. He said the company’s capital investment and number of jobs created over the 12-year span is $80 million and 400 jobs. Council members also approved...
  • Fearful CBS on Church Police Force: Why Can’t They Just Call 911?

    04/18/2017 6:07:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS This Morning on Tuesday did the bidding of the ACLU and expressed concern over an Alabama mega church lobbying to have its own police force. Showing a clueless attitude in the wake of the 2015 Charleston church shooting, reporter David Begnaud asked Greg Garrison of AL.com: “Why can't they just rely on 911 and call for help if they need it?”
  • Walgreens adding more than 140 jobs at Alabama customer service center

    04/18/2017 3:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | April 18, 2017 | Lucy Berry
    Walgreens will create more than 140 new jobs at its customer service center in Muscle Shoals. Made In Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Department of Commerce in Montgomery, announced the news on its website Tuesday, saying the new positions will bring the total Muscle Shoals workforce to about 600. Pay will start at $10.50 an hour. Allison Mack, a spokeswoman for Walgreens in Illinois, said the jobs will be filled by late July. The positions will cover all shifts, and full-time employees will be offered benefits such as medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as stock purchase...
  • Alabama State Senate Votes To Allow A Church To Have It's Own Police Force

    04/12/2017 6:53:11 PM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies
    Christian's Worldview ^ | 4/12/16 | Chuck Ness
    Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police dept. I have seen this time and time again. A church feels they are under attack by outside forces and they decide to use armed guards to protect the Pastors and parishioners. The first time I ran across this was in the early "80"s when I asked if my wife and child could attend my sister-in-laws church. She told me she would have to get permission from the leaders of the church to attend. After inquiring why, I learned that the church had been under attack and that guards were...
  • Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

    04/12/2017 4:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 12, 2017 | Bill Chappell
    A large church in Alabama is one step closer to creating its own police force, a move that seems to be without precedent in the U.S. The state's Senate has approved legislation that would give church police officers the same powers other law enforcement officers have in Alabama. After being approved by Alabama's Senate on a 24-4 vote, the bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, where an identical bill was sent to the Public Safety and Homeland Security committee in February. Both chambers' legislation specifically names Briarwood Presbyterian Church, a Birmingham megachurch that "says it needs its...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Defense contractor to add 800 jobs in Huntsville (Alabama)

    04/11/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Birmingham Business Journal ^ | April 11, 2017 | Tim Steere, digital producer
    “We are two years into the first phase of our competitive improvement program (CIP) affordability drive and the consolidation progress, and overhead cost reductions achieved to date have exceeded our expectations,” Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake said in a release. “We intend to build on this success by expanding our CIP-related consolidation efforts so we can deliver the value our customers demand and position our company for further growth.” Aeroject Rocketdyne previously selected Huntsville as the home of its Defense division headquarters and its Rocket Shop advanced programs. Aerojet Rocketdyne has been developing the AR1 rocket engine since...
  • Gov. Bentley booked on misdemeanor charges, Ivey swearing-in at 6 p.m.

    04/10/2017 3:04:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 4/10 | Leada Gore
    The resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley is expected later this afternoon, the political culmination of more than a year of controversy surrounding his relationship with former aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason. The official announcement from the governor's office is expected at any time. At around 4 p.m., Bentley was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance violation. Each carried a $300 bond. The resignation comes after Friday's report from the House Justice Committee detailing Bentley's relationship with Mason, including allegations the governor used state law enforcement and other state resources to facilitate the relationship. Bentley...
  • (Alabama Governor) Robert Bentley (R) Resigns, Kay Ivey (R)Sworn In

    04/10/2017 6:37:56 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Al.com ^ | 4-10-2017 | Leada Gore
    Kay Ivey Sworn In as Alabama GovernorLt. Gov. Kay Ivey is sworn in as Alabama governor by acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart as her pastor Jay Wolfe looks on after the resignation of former Gov. Robert Bentley Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) Julie Bennett Kay Ivey, the first female Republican in Alabama history to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor, is only the second woman to serve as Governor of the state. Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stewart administered the oath of office to Ivey just after 6 p.m. Monday. Ivey assumes the role...
  • Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to to cover up of affair with a top aide

    04/10/2017 3:27:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 92 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-10-2017 | staff
    Gov. Robert Bentley (R) stepped down after being charged with two campaign and ethics violations on the same day that state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Bentley has fought for more than a year against allegations that he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide. According to the state's attorney general office, Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to covering up the alleged affair, one for failing to file a major contribution report and another for knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. This is a developing story. It...
  • Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to Resign Over Affair

    04/10/2017 12:38:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has been under fire. The Alabama Ethics Commission found reason to believe he committed four felony crimes, and he’s in serious trouble.The focus is on an improper relationship with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his senior political advisor.Now, he will resign: It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor.Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor.Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday.Bentley has been under...
  • Looks like Alabama’s governor is going to be impeached

    04/09/2017 10:51:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/09/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has been on the ropes for a while now. The origins of the story all boil down to allegations of improper relations with an aide which… Okay. Let’s just say it. The guy cheated on his wife with one of his staffers before divorcing her and she was less than thrilled with his behavior. Since that doesn’t technically qualify as breaking the law, you’d normally not see him getting the boot from his job unless the voters decided to do it in the next election. But the initial deed led to some complicating factors which the...
  • Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

    04/05/2017 10:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jerry Underwood
    Gov. Robert Bentley recently announced that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham-area location will add to Spain-based Grupo Antonlin’s extensive worldwide operating footprint, which includes 161 production plants and 25 technical and commercial offices in 26 countries. Antolin Alabama Inc. will put its facility in an existing building at Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla, with a build-out underway. Total investment is projected to be $10.35 million. The average hourly wage for Alabama workers is estimated at $19.13. “Creating...
  • Lincoln County manufacturing company to add 250 to 400 jobs within the next year (Alabama)

    04/02/2017 7:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WAAY-TV ^ | March 30, 2017 | Meghan Dooley
    Toledo Molding & Die is one of Fayetteville's newest manufacturers and they say they're expected to start production between mid-April and early May. "It'll bring a lot of new people here, new chances," Toledo Molding & Die Employee Mike Nadolny said. The plan manufacture's automotive products for many different car companies, and while they have 40 employees so far - they said project to have at least 175 relatively soon. "For so many years, we've seen downsizing in the communities and its nice to come into a community where you can employ more people," Toledo Molding & Die Operations Manager...
  • Leonardo-DRS Bids to Build Aircraft (750 High-wage full-time jobs in Alabama)

    03/30/2017 5:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WLTZ-TV ^ | March 30, 2017
    TUSKEGEE, AL COULD LAND AIRCRAFT PLANT IF GLOBAL AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE FIRM WINS T-100 CONTRACT WITH U.S. AIR FORCE Macon County, AL (WSFA) – Leonardo-DRS has submitted a bid in the U.S. Air Force competition to assemble T100 aircraft at Tuskegee, Alabama’s Moton Airfield. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the bid on Thursday. He said if the global aerospace and defense firm wins, the advanced assembly center would create 750 high-wage, full-time jobs over a 10-year ramp-up period. The project would begin in 2019 and the total investment in the T-100 project’s buildings, infrastructure and equipment could reach $250 million....
  • Stolen gun falls from inmate's body cavity during search at north Alabama jail

    03/29/2017 2:06:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 80 replies
    AL.com ^ | March 28, 2017 at 1:05 PM, updated March 29, 2017 at 7:50 AM | Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com
    Jesse Roberts (Limestone County Sheriff's Office) It's not yet clear whether the owner wants it back, but Limestone County authorities recovered a stolen gun when it fell from an inmate's body cavity during a search at the jail. Jesse O'Neal Roberts, 23, of Elkmont, was being booked into the Limestone County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication when the weapon fell from his body, said sheriff's spokesman Stephen Young.
  • 79-year-old Jeffco homeowner shoots, kills home invader with gun he kept by his bed

    03/29/2017 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 32 replies
    Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 3/29/17 | Carol Robinson
    A suspected burglar was killed early this morning when a 79-year-old man shot him during a home invasion in eastern Jefferson County. One of the burglars returned fire and struck the homeowner in the ankle, but he is expected to be OK. Authorities have not identified the dead man. The ordeal began about 1:15 a.m. at a home on Ormond Drive in Center Point. Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the home. They arrived to find the elderly homeowner sitting on the front porch of the home....
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Wife of former Alabama GOP chairman Bill Armistead hit by car, killed

    03/24/2017 10:34:21 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 50 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 3/24/17 | Carol Robinson
    The wife of former Alabama GOP Chairman Bill Armistead was killed in a traffic accident Thursday morning. Armistead made the announcement on Facebook late Thursday night, saying he had lost the love of his life. He and his wife, Emily, were preparing to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary. Efforts to reach law enforcement officials for details of the accident weren't immediately successful. The West Alabama Watchman reported that the couple was crossing Highway 43 in Linden when she was struck. She was taken to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis, where she was pronounced dead. According to publication, the...