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  • Under pressure not to march in inaugural parade, Talladega College needs our Support

    01/11/2017 8:00:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/17 | Herman Cain
    Courage The Talladega College Marching band needs our financial help, because they have been caught in the middle of the false anti-Trump crap. Talladega is a historically black college, and it was invited by the Inaugural Committee to participate in the upcoming Inaugural Parade. Should they do so? College President Billy Hawkins doesn’t even think it’s a difficult question.
  • AS Clemson Celebrates, Vegas Favors Bama As Next Year’s Winner

    01/10/2017 8:57:12 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-10-2017
    Breitbart SportsJanuary 10, 2017 The Clemson Tigers roared back from multiple deficits to roll back the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 last night. As Clemson celebrates avenging its loss from last year’s title game, Vegas anticipates another victory from Alabama in next year’s national championship. Well, the bookies actually favor the field over the Tide but the odds, in which bettors more than triple their money on an Alabama title, show that they prefer the pride of Tuscaloosa over any other team. Oddsmakers installed the Crimson Tide as the favorite to win the BCS National Championship next season. The bookies don’t...
  • The Star Witness On Sessions’ ‘Racism’ Has Deeply Troubled History

    01/10/2017 10:03:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-10-2017 | KEVIN DALEY
    Thomas Figures, an assistant U.S. attorney whose accusations of racial bias torpedoed Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to the federal bench in 1986, had a history of erratic and disturbed behavior, colleagues and estranged family say. New sworn statements obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation given by former colleagues allege Figures, who died in 2015, was a paranoid figure who, among other things, believed "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was communicating with him through his television. An office loner with a flair for confrontation, Figures was later indicted by federal authorities for attempting to bribe a witness. 30 years...
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 FoxNews.com Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban Says New OC Steve Sarkisian 'Knows The System Inside And Out'

    01/04/2017 8:21:14 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-4-2017 | Alex Scarborough
    Alex Scarborough January 4, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian is going smoothly as the team prepares to face Clemson in the College Football National Championship on Monday, coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. Sarkisian has led two practices since assuming coordinator duties after Saban and Kiffin "mutually agreed" to part ways following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win against Washington in the CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last Saturday. "It's been excellent," Saban said of the players' response to Sarkisian, who has been part of the staff as an...
  • NAACP President, four others arrested during sit-in at office of Jeff Sessions

    01/04/2017 5:16:09 AM PST · by Stopthethreat · 19 replies
    MOBILE, Ala. (WEAR) — Five people were arrested after members of the local and national offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) gathered outside of Senator Jeff Session's Mobile office to show their displeasure with his nomination for US Attorney General, and to say that appointment is not yet a done deal. The five arrested are NAACP National President Cornell Brooks, State President Benard Simelton, Mobile County President Rosetta McConnell, Joe Keffer, a community organizer and Steven Green and Deven Crawford, a youth activist. The offices of Sen. Sessions closed at 6 p.m.
  • Lane Kiffin Out As Alabama Offensive Coordinator Before The National Championship

    01/02/2017 9:55:43 AM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1-2-12017 | Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson January 2, 2017 Steve Sarkisian will assume the duties immediately. In a deviation from the original plan, Lane Kiffin will not call plays for Alabama in the National Championship. Instead, he’ll head to FAU early and assume his head coaching duties. The timing of this is fairly interesting. Kiffin was originally slated to stick around. Former Bama assistants Jim Mcelwain and Kirby Smart stuck around for the Tide balancing their new head coaching duties and coordinator responsibilities in Tuscaloosa. Now the responsibility will fall to former Washington and USC coach Steve Sarkisian. Sark has been an offensive analyst...
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Alabama Beats Washington 24-7 In 2016 Peach Bowl & Advance To Championship

    12/31/2016 3:52:49 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mike Cherico
    Mike Cherico December 31,2016 Roll Tide! Alabama crushed the Washington Huskies, 24-7, in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, college football playoff game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31st. Keep reading for all the details on this epic matchup! What an amazing game! Alabama, the reigning National and SEC champions, defeated a strong Washington Huskies team 24-7 in the Peach Bowl. Washington jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter but then the Crimson Tide, led by young quarterback Jalen Hurts, 18, came roaring back and controlled the rest of the game. Alabama will now...
  • How A (1926) Win Over Washington Gave Rise To Alabama And Football In The South

    12/30/2016 6:12:20 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-23-2016 | Ted Miller
    Dec 23, 2016Ted Miller Washington and Alabama first played in the 1926 Rose Bowl. AP Photo The rise of Southeastern football in general and Alabama football specifically and all the endless gloating that goes along with it? It's Washington's fault. That isn't just jealous prattle from fans of Oregon or Washington State, likely the two fan bases most annoyed by the Huskies' sudden rise to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl opposite the vaunted Crimson Tide. No, it's a perfectly reasonable extrapolation from the words of multiple historians and sportswriters. On the surface, No. 4 Washington...
  • Verizon to add 300 full-time jobs at Huntsville call center (Alabama)

    12/29/2016 7:44:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Paul Gattis
    Verizon on Monday announced plans to hire up to 300 full-time employees throughout 2017 at its Huntsville call center. The wireless communication company will hold an onsite career fair Saturday at its Huntsville call center at 475 Quality Circle. According to the announcement, career fair attendees will have the opportunity to network with recruiters, leadership and employees from the customer service department and take a tour of the facility. Verizon said it will offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage and participation in the company's 401(k) program. Interested candidates may apply online at verizon.com/jobs.
  • In Alabama And Washington's Peach Bowl matchup, It's All About The QBs

    12/28/2016 4:18:11 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Andy Stables
    •If Washington can get pressure on Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide could be vulnerable. But the Huskies need QB Jake Browning to have time to take advantage. Andy Staples Wednesday December 28th, 2016 Who wants Bama? Washington does. Huskies coach Chris Petersen did excellent work as an underdog at Boise State, and now his team will get the ultimate underdog experience against the undefeated defending national champ in the Peach Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban has told anyone who would listen since the playoff field was announced that Washington will be the best team the Crimson Tide have...
  • DEVELOPING: Officer Shot In Saraland, Suspect Killed In Gunfire Exchange

    12/21/2016 4:00:42 PM PST · by boycott · 28 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | December 21, 2016
    News Five has confirmed that the officer shot is Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker. She is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
  • Alabama Guv Interviews Roy Moore As Potential Replacement For Sen. Sessions

    12/21/2016 2:20:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | December 21, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    The Alabama governor's office confirmed Wednesday that he had interviewed suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to potentially replace Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Sessions, Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, would leave an vacancy in the U.S. Senate if he is confirmed next year. Local news station WVTM confirmed with the Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) office that Moore was under consideration to fill Session's seat. Moore was formally suspended for the remainder of his term as chief justice in September, on the grounds that he ordered lower court justices not to give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The U.S....
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Tour 12/17/2016 Mobile, AL @ 3pm CT,

    12/17/2016 5:31:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 285 replies
    Saturday, December 17, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and team for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Ladd–Peebles Stadium at 3:00 PM CT. Mobile, AL
  • WikiLeaks Exposes Democratic Smear Campaign Against Jeff Sessions

    12/09/2016 9:56:00 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Al.com ^ | 12-9-2016 | Cameron Smith
    Cameron SmithDecember 9, 2016 It's easy to spot a political hit job when you know what to look for. The telltale signs might include a steady trickle of negative information, an echo chamber focusing on the same story at the same time, or even a seemingly coordinated move from one "breaking" story to the next. Those of us who pay attention to politics have seen it whether we know it or not. The most effective smear includes a smattering of facts, spotty allegations, and doctored quotes that fit a predetermined narrative. The "breaking" story usually comes from the biggest sympathetic...
  • Professor tells students: Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism’ (VIDEO)

    12/08/2016 10:15:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman, University of Mobile
    An Orange Coast College psychology instructor lamented the election of Donald Trump to her human sexuality class recently, saying “we have been assaulted, it’s an act of terrorism,” according to a video of the comments posted on YouTube earlier this week. Olga Perez Stable Cox made her comments Nov. 15, the class’s first meeting after the election Nov. 8. It was recorded by an anonymous student and then published by the president of the community college’s College Republicans, Joshua Recalde-Martinez. “The whole thing came about because the election had occurred within the last week. She began the class with this,”...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 178 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • No. 1 Alabama Wins SEC With Win Over No. 15 Florida

    12/04/2016 6:03:15 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Newsday - AP ^ | 12-4-2016 | AP
    December 3, 2016 7:57 PM Associated Press ATLANTA — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a 54-16 rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban. Next up: a...
  • SEC Title down, National Championship to go

    12/03/2016 4:55:28 PM PST · by 6ppc · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | AL.com
    Defense and special teams set the tone; Alabama set the table for a two-game playoff run after a 54-16 SEC Championship Game win over Florida, as the Tide makes a bid for a 17th national title. http://www.al.com/alabamafootball
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Alabama Will Probably Play One Of These 7 Teams In The Playoff. Who’d Have The Best Shot?

    12/01/2016 1:35:52 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12-1-2016 | Bill Connelly
    Bill Connelly December 1, 2016 This might be Nick Saban’s best team ever. But some of college football’s best teams ever have dropped games before. Is it possible for an Alabama team to be underrated? Have we just gotten bored with talking about Nick Saban's Tide? Most of the talk regarding college football's Championship Weekend has centered around the fun matchups in Penn State-Wisconsin, whether Colorado or Virginia Tech has a shot at an upset, or what the Playoff committee might do about Michigan. But we haven't had much to say about Bama, defending national champion and winner of four...
  • Crimson Tide Finish Undefeated Regular Season With Another Dominant Win

    11/27/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    ESPN News ^ | 11-26-2016 | Ivan Maisel
    Ivan MaiselNovember 26, 2016 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On the same Saturday that Ohio State and Michigan played perhaps the most heart-stopping of their 113 games, No. 1 Alabama closed out the only undefeated regular season among the Power 5 conferences with all the drama we've come to expect from the Crimson Tide this season. That is to say, none. Alabama is powerful. Alabama is dominant. Alabama is much better than its archrival, a game but beat-up No. 13 Auburn, and the 30-12 final score failed to reflect the one-sided nature of the 81st Iron Bowl. Top-ranked Alabama completed its first...
  • Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

    11/23/2016 1:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school. Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges. The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and...
  • Alabama police officer fired over racist Facebook post saying Michelle Obama is 'fluent in ghetto'

    11/19/2016 6:27:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 19, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    An Alabama police officer has been fired after sharing what many consider to be racist memes, including on about Michelle Obama, on his personal Facebook page. Talladega Police Officer Joel Husk was terminated on Wednesday from the police department in the city, Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant said. Husk shared a meme on his page showing pictures of Melania Trump with the words, 'Fluent in Slovenian, English, French,Serbian and German' and another photo of Michelle Obama with the words 'Fluent in Ghetto.' Another post Husk, 37, shared showed a photo from the Facebook group 'Last American Patriots'. That post showed...
  • Alabama Democratic Party Statement on Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    11/19/2016 12:28:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Democratic Party of Alabama ^ | 11/18/2016 | Nancy Worley
    Donald Trump’s choice of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III for U.S. Attorney General is deeply disturbing. Our nation does not need an Attorney General with a history of hostility toward civil rights law, as well as disdain for voting rights activists overseeing civil rights and voting rights enforcement. Sessions was considered too racist to be a federal judge in the 1980’s. At that time, he was the second nominee in fifty years to be rejected by a U.S. Senate committee. At a critical time in our history when voting rights are in jeopardy and voter suppression has become a principal electoral...
  • Trump's attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

    11/18/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration. Trump said Friday that it was an "honor to nominate" a "world-class legal mind" to the position. Sessions said, should he be confirmed, that he will give "all my strength to advance" its "highest ideals" and will be dedicated to "fairness and impartiality." But Sessions is likely to face heavy examination over his overall record, as well as decades-old allegations of racism that are now certain to...
  • Jeff Sessions, as Attorney General, Could Overhaul Department He’s Skewered

    11/18/2016 3:04:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 11/18/2016 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, as the courtly senator from Alabama used to be known, was a stalwart Justice Department prosecutor for almost 15 years, a job he called the adventure of a lifetime.Today, Mr. Sessions has a growing list of gripes about how the Obama administration has run his old department, from its “breathtaking” stance on immigration to its “shameful” refusal to defend a federal ban on gay marriage.“I’m not happy about what’s happened to my Department of Justice,” Mr. Sessions said last year, jabbing his reading glasses in the air at the Senate confirmation hearing for Attorney...
  • If Jeff Sessions leaves the Senate, who replaces him?

    11/18/2016 9:52:14 AM PST · by House Atreides · 82 replies
    www.al.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cameron Smith
    "...If Sessions heads to the Trump administration, he would leave behind a coveted seat in the United States Senate. Governor Bentley would appoint Sessions's replacement in the short-term and set a date for a statewide election to fill the seat. Given the importance of the seat, we certainly shouldn't rush this. Bentley ought to appoint someone with an eye toward an election being held during the 2018 midterms. Special elections are expensive and often feature low turnout. With most of us experiencing campaign exhaustion, it's prudent to set the election during a normal cycle. So whom might Bentley appoint if...
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Houndstooth and crimson-cloaked hate: Tuscaloosa protest turns ugly (barf alert)

    11/14/2016 7:51:04 AM PST · by SonnyBubba · 26 replies
    AL.COM ^ | November 13, 2016 | Meredith Cummings
    A funny thing happened on the way to Alabama's football game yesterday. I met a man who moved to Alabama three months ago. We sat at a communal table sharing food, as crowds do before games while tailgating. We cautiously approached one another in conversation, careful – in this political climate – not to hit any hot-button issues. I could tell he was trying to fit me into a box. What did I do? Where was I from? I could have saved him the trouble. I, no more than anyone, can be put into a box, but I'll try. I...
  • Alabama mayor creates GoFundMe to send anti-Trump celebrities to Mexico

    11/13/2016 4:14:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Leada Gore
    An Alabama mayor has a message for celebrities who pledged to leave the U.S. if Donald Trump was elected president: Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out. Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon posted a message on his Facebook page announcing the creation of a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase bus tickets for "celebrities, athletes and other high-minded elitists who are traumatized by the new Trump era." The tickets will take the protesting celebrities to Tijuana, Mexico, and not Canada, a destination mentioned by many, Kennon said. Even before the election, celebrities ranging from Miley...
  • Supreme Court Puts Alabama Execution on Hold in 1982 Murder

    11/03/2016 8:36:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/3 | David Beasley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a last-minute hold on the Alabama execution of a man convicted of murder for the 1982 slaying of his girlfriend's husband. Thomas Douglas Arthur, now 74, has been on death row for more than three decades having been convicted of shooting to death Troy Wicker as he slept, court records showed. Prosecutors said Arthur's girlfriend, Judy Wicker, paid him $10,000 to kill her husband. Alabama had sought to execute Arthur despite questions about its death penalty process following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in January that struck down a Florida law giving judges...
  • The First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out And There Is One Small Surprise

    11/01/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 11-1-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesNovember 1, 2016 The first College Football Playoff ranking is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 1. Alabama is followed by Clemson, Michigan, and Texas A&M. The first teams on the outside, looking in, are Washington (No. 5) and Ohio State (No. 6). The biggest surprise is Texas A&M being ranked fourth, ahead of Washington. The Aggies are ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll after having lost 33-14 to Alabama. Washington is 8-0 and is the only undefeated Power-5 conference team that is not among the top four. Interestingly, this ranking includes two teams from the...
  • Army says 2-star general committed suicide on Alabama base

    10/30/2016 1:17:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama. Maj. Gen. John Rossi was found dead July 31 at Redstone Arsenal, two days before he was to assume command of Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
  • Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin Says Raid on Company Wasn’t Because of Critical Blog Posts

    10/26/2016 7:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    WHNT ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2016 | BRIAN LAWSON
    Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin has denied claims in a federal lawsuit, filed last week, that alleges the search and seizure of phones and computer from a Falkville business was political retaliation for critical blog posts. The lawsuit was filed by blog contributor Glenda Lockhart and her company, Straightline Drywall & Acoustical LLC, and complains about the Oct. 5 search of her business. Lockhart is a contributor to the Morgan County Whistleblower blog, which has been a frequent critic of Franklin and others in the sheriff’s office. [Read the lawsuit: lawsuit-filed-against-morgan-co-sheriff-deputies ] The lawsuit claims 19 electronic devices were taken...
  • 'Fact': LSU Will Beat Alabama, Leonard Fournette Says On 'SEC Now'

    10/26/2016 9:46:20 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 1o-25-2016 | Advocate Sraff
    ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT October 25, 2016 LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) points to the sky as he runs in a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter against Mississippi, Saturday, October 22, 2016, at LSU in Baton Rouge, La."After his record-setting performance against Ole Miss Saturday night, LSU running back Leonard Fournette has turned his attention to Alabama. In an interview on "SEC Now" Monday, Fournette previewed the much-anticipated matchup between the Tigers (5-2, 3-1) and the Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) on Nov. 5. “It’s going to be hectic, especially because they’re undefeated,” Fournette told host Peter Burns. “I just...
  • Vandals spray paint Cadillac with political obscenities, break windows and cause thousands of dollar

    empers are high for some this election season, but there's no excuse for what apparently happened to someone's car a few days ago in Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of vandalism involving a car left on the side of Cathedral Caverns Highway. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office said he believes the silver Cadillac broke down, possibly Saturday or Sunday, and the driver left it the side of the road, just about a half mile from Highway 72.
  • Alabama's bypass to the beach, a 'top priority' project, revived with BP money

    10/21/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | John Sharp
    With $65 million in new money thanks to the state's BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.It was nearly a decade ago when a previous U.S. 98 project was shut down amid lawsuits and accusations surrounding sediment from the construction site that ran off into the waterways supplying a majority of the Mobile region's drinking water."The job has been redesigned," said Vince Calametti, ALDOT's Southwest Region's chief engineer. "There was an environmental assessment, and it will have to be re-evaluated. It will be one of the first things...
  • The Crucifixion of Judge Roy Moore (Alabama homosexual agenda)

    10/21/2016 5:25:42 AM PDT · by GailA · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/21/16 | Matt Barber
    Chief Justice Moore further remarked, “I have been targeted for my belief in marriage, a belief shared by the majority of Americans. No one can point to any illegal, unlawful or unethical aspect of my four-page Administrative Order. That order was a status report on the case. A justice should not be removed from office because of a political agenda.”
  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birmingham’s amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. That’s a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than today’s ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • Endorsement: We're with Hillary Clinton. Frankly, Donald Trump's dangerous.

    10/11/2016 6:57:06 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 77 replies
    AL,com ^ | October 09, 2016 | AL.com Editorial Board
    Donald Trump must not be president. Alabama has voted for every Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan, a man that captured our imagination with a hopeful view of America as a shining city upon a hill. Nearly 40 years later, Donald Trump offers a deeply cynical view of an America in ruin, an America that seems to exist only in his own dangerous mind. Even before the revelation of video evidence of Trump making lewd, demeaning comments advocating sexual advances on women against their will, we knew that he was unfit to lead this country. We unite with people across this...
  • Gov. Bentley, AL lawmakers denounce Trump following controversial comments

    10/09/2016 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    WSFA 12 Montgomery, AL ^ | 9 Oct 2016 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, United States Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump on Saturday following a controversial recording that emerged this week. Recordings obtained by the Washington Post caught Trump on a live microphone speaking to Billy Bush, who worked for Access Hollywood at the time, talking about making sexual advances on women, one of whom was married. Trump has since released an apology in regards to the comments made in 2005, but many GOP lawmakers have expressed their disapproval, including U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. Gov. Bentley...
  • 'This has got to stop': Mother of Sylacauga beating victim speaks out

    10/05/2016 1:46:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    AL.Com ^ | 10/4/2016
    Brandi Allen says she learned her son Brian Ogle had been beaten Friday night only moments after she caught sight of him while she drove by. "I wish I had stopped," she said. "Or maybe it wouldn't have happened." Now Allen says her son is looking at more than a month of treatment and rehab in the hospital after he was the victim of a beating Friday night following a Sylacauga High School football game in an attack that authorities say was possibly racially motivated. Sylacauga police said investigators have met with Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens to obtain...
  • Alabama Teen Beaten Into Critical Condition After Posting ‘Blue Lives Matter’

    10/03/2016 12:09:56 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:27 PM 10/03/2016 | Christian Datoc
    A 17-year-old Alabama high school student is in critical condition after being assaulted this weekend. According to Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson, Brian Ogle was assaulted in an Ace Hardware parking lot following Sylacauga High School’s homecoming game on Friday. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered Ogle beaten and bleeding from the head. He was airlifted to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital where tests revealed three skull fractures and trauma to his shoulder. Ogle remains in critical condition.
  • Mother identifies Sylacauga HS student beaten in possibly racially motivated attack (BLM)

    10/03/2016 6:53:53 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 32 replies
    WBRC ^ | 10-01-2016 | Clare Huddleston
    A 17-year-old Sylacauga High School student is recovering at UAB Hospital after police say he was attacked following the Homecoming football game Friday night. Brandi Allen, the victim's mother, identified her son as Brian Ogle. Johnson says one or more black teens assaulted Ogle, a 17-year-old white teen. When officers arrived, they found him bleeding from his head. Medics took him to the Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga and he was then airlifted to UAB Hospital where he is in critical condition recovering from head injuries. Allen says her son suffered a broken skull in a few places and...
  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended for rest of term

    09/30/2016 9:27:57 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    AL.com ^ | 09/30/2016 | Kent Faulk
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended from the bench for telling probate judges to defy federal orders regarding gay marriage. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued the order Friday suspending Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term. "For these violations, Chief Justice Moore is hereby suspended from office without pay for the remainder of his term. This suspension is effective immediately," the order stated. The court found him guilty of all six charges of violation of canon of judicial ethics. Moore's term is to end in 2019. Gov. Robert Bentley will...
  • Video - Somebody Intentionally Setting Fire To One Of Auburn's Famed Toomer's Corner Oak Trees

    09/25/2016 8:55:37 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesSeptember 25, 2016 The trees at Toomer's Corner after a game earlier in the season. Butch Dill/AP The toilet paper hanging from one of Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees was set on fire late Saturday night and surveillance footage of the corner appears to show a person intentionally setting the fire. The toilet paper celebration is a longstanding tradition at Auburn following wins by their football team. Following Auburn's 18-13 upset win over No. 18 LSU, the toilet paper caught fire causing damage to the tree. (snip)