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  • Alabama Governor Signs Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

    05/25/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Rob Shimshock
    Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Wednesday that protects Confederate memorials from removal or modification. Specifically, the law bans the removal or modification of monuments that have been in place for more than 40 years, according to the Associated Press. Schools that have born an individual’s name for more than 40 years can also not be renamed, and a commission must decide whether changes to memorials or schools between 20 and 40 years of age is appropriate. Ivey’s signature comes following the Alabama Senate’s approval of the bill Friday. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen, the sponsor of the bill, blasted...
  • James Hardie to invest $220 million, create 200 jobs with new Alabama plant

    05/19/2017 9:30:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | May 18, 2017 | Michael Tomberlin
    James Hardie Building Products will invest nearly $220 million and create more than 200 jobs with a new manufacturing facility in Prattville, officials announced today. “Welcome to what you will soon come to know as sweet home Alabama,” Gov. Kay Ivey told James Hardie officials at the announcement at the Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill. The new manufacturing facility will be constructed on a 103-acre site in Prattville’s South Industrial Park, an AdvantageSite-certified park located between U.S. Highway 82 and Autauga County Road 4. Joe Blasko, general counsel and chief compliance officer for James Hardie Industries,...
  • Lane Kiffin Thinks Tua Tagovailoa Plays In 2017 For Alabama, Compares Him To Steve Young

    05/19/2017 6:55:10 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-16-2017
    Lane Kiffin thinks Tua Tagovailoa plays in 2017 for Alabama, compares him to Steve YoungLane Kiffin remains the gift that keeps on giving in terms of being a thorn in Nick Saban’s side. The Florida Atlantic head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator gave an interview to Tide 102.9 FM ESPN in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and it appears Kiffin did not hold back when asked if hotshot freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would see action in 2017 alongside presumed starter Jalen Hurts. “I would sure think so,” Kiffin said, according to SEC Country. “I mean you guys saw him at spring...
  • Chasing Cats in Alabama (vanity)

    05/13/2017 6:30:28 PM PDT · by eastforker · 37 replies
    me | 5/13/17 | eastforker
    Catching catfish when living in Texas was always a passion of mine as you can see from my profile page. We retired in Alabama 2 years ago but last year I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I never got to fish during recovery. Cancer is all in the past so this year we are back chasing cats. Brought this 40 pounder in this morning but still looking for old grandad, he's out there somewhere. https://www.facebook.com/lauramoorechambers/posts/10203211185755847?comment_id=10203211312039004
  • 'Gray death' is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

    05/06/2017 9:58:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug looks like concrete mix and varies in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. The substance is a combination of several opioids blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses nationally, including heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil — sometimes used to tranquilize large animals like elephants — and a synthetic opioid called U-47700. ... Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category of the most dangerous drugs it regulates, saying it was associated with dozens...
  • Mohawk creating 380 jobs, investing $70 million in new Alabama fiber operation (Average $36K yr)

    05/02/2017 4:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | May 2, 2017 | Lucy Berry
    Mohawk Industries will invest $70 million in Jackson County as part of an agreement provided to AL.com by the Alabama Department of Commerce. The Georgia floor manufacturer will create 380 full-time jobs at its new fiber operation in the old Beaulieu America plant in Bridgeport. The permanent positions will pay an average annual salary of $35,813. An analysis by the Alabama Department of Commerce projects the financial benefits of Project Treadstone, after accounting for incentives, will be as follows: 10 Years •Payroll: $131 million •Net economic impact (less incentives): $12.3 million •Return on investment: 96 percent 20 Years •Payroll: $285...
  • Alabama Candidate for Senate Invokes President’s Slogan: Roy Moore Ties himself to Trump slogan

    05/01/2017 6:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WLTZ-TV ^ | May 2, 2017 | Don Hammond
    U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan with and added twist. Moore said, “I support President Trump’s agenda of making America great again. But I submit to you that we can only make America great again if we make America good,” Moore’s campaign announcement spelled out what he believes isn’t good: divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage. Moore made the statement in his downtown Montgomery office a day after announcing his bid for the Senate seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I am definitely not establishment,” Moore said with...
  • Don't work against Luther Strange, GOP campaign arm warns consultants

    04/28/2017 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 26 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 4/28/17 | HOWARD KOPLOWITZ
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and defends Republican candidates, could not immediately be reached for comment. But Politico first reported on the NRSC's stance, and it has been republished on political blogs. The NRSC's push to make it more difficult for Strange's opponents to hire political consultants gives the senator a larger advantage in holding on to his seat as the summer's special election looms. "We have made it very clear from the beginning that Sen. Luther Strange would be treated as an incumbent," NRSC spokeswoman Katie Martin told Politico, according to remarks posted the Andalusia Star. "It...
  • Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

    04/23/2017 7:19:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017.  The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014. Amendment 3 passed with 72.5% of the vote in 2014. SB24 is the legislature enforcing the Constitutional amendment with statutory reform. Here is a description of Amendment 3. From ballotpedia: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to...
  • Tua Tagovailoa Dazzles In Alabama Debut, But Jalen Hurts' Starting Job Is And Should Be Safe

    04/24/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-22-2017 | Sam Cooper
    Tua Tagovailoa It seems silly to have to write this: Jalen Hurts is Alabama’s starting quarterback. Hurts was both the SEC’s freshman and offensive player of the year in 2016 as he led the Crimson Tide to a national runner-up finish. He threw for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns while also gaining 954 yards and scoring 13 times on the ground. This was all as a true freshman. Sure, he struggled in the College Football Playoff against top-notch defenses as a passer. Again, he was a true freshman. He had a fantastic season, but now the Tide, like always, brought...
  • 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...