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  • Group offers churches $6-a-ballot to help people vote early

    10/20/2020 3:13:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2020
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A group’s offer to pay churches $6 for every person they help to vote early this year does not violate any law although it might not be the “best practice” for getting out votes, Alabama’s elections chief said Monday. The “New South Souls to the Polls Initiative” is paying churches a $6 contribution “for each documented early vote” to cover the expenses for outreach and transportation to help people vote early by absentee ballot, according to a letter mailed to pastors by Hank Sanders, a former longtime Democratic state senator from Selma who is organizing the effort....
  • WATCH: Estimated 800 Bikers Join ‘Bikers for Trump’ Rally in Alabama

    10/18/2020 12:05:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18 2020 | AMY FURR
    Hundreds of bikers rumbled through Orange Beach, Alabama, on Saturday to show their support for President Trump. An estimated 800 motorcyclists attended the Bikers for Trump parade and rally that departed from the Wharf on Saturday, according to WKRG News. “The event ended at Live Bait restaurant on Beach Road. The Bikers for Trump movement has been a growing force since the 2016 presidential election,” the report said.
  • With Fewer Covid Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

    10/17/2020 10:02:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2020 | Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael
    When coronavirus cases began surging across the South this summer, the region seemed destined for the same economic setback the Northeast suffered during the spring. But by the end of summer, the South’s economy remained largely unscathed from the wave of infections. Its unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest of any region in August. The number of people employed was 6% lower in August than in February, before most of the country locked down, compared with declines of 10.6% in the Northeast, 8.2% in the West and 7% in the Midwest. Consumers continued to spend at relatively high...
  • Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

    10/06/2020 10:45:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | LUIS ANDRÉS HENAO and GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press
    Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week. The worst of the immediate impact was expected along the resort-studded northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where hurricane conditions were expected Tuesday night and landfall early Wednesday. From Tulum to Cancun, tourism-dependent communities still being soaked Tuesday by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gamma could bear the brunt of the storm... Mexico began evacuating tourists and residents from coastal areas along its Riviera...
  • Hurricane Delta Upgraded to Cat-4..............

    10/06/2020 10:36:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NOAA - NHC ^ | 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 | Brown
    000 WTNT61 KNHC 061520 TCUAT1 Hurricane Delta Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL262020 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 ...RECENTLY RECEIVED DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT DELTA HAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENED INTO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE... Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Delta is continuing to rapidly strengthen. The maximum winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. This makes Delta a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. SUMMARY OF 1120 AM EDT...1520 UTC...INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.2N 82.7W ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM ESE...
  • Hurricane Delta

    10/05/2020 5:44:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 354 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane epidemic continues for the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Wearily and warily, we are once again looking at potential dueling storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a possibility we witness a Fujiwhara effect between Delta and Gamma. Delta is expected to be the dominant storm system. Meanwhile, Gamma moved much further northeast than previously anticipated. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. Gamma Delta Gamma Public Advisory Delta Public Advisory Gamma Forecast Discussion Delta Forecast Discussion Florida Radar...
  • Doug Jones says he will not support Supreme Court nominee before election

    09/26/2020 3:11:24 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/20 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Friday that he will not support confirming a Supreme Court nominee before the November election.
  • Hurricane Sally

    09/12/2020 10:56:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 424 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 12 September 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The nineteenth named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season developed off the southern Florida peninsula. The storm track forecast carries Sally across the southern FL peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions NWS Local StatementsKey West Radar LoopMobile AL Radar LoopNew Orleans Radar Loop Buoy Obs Near Storm Track
  • Alabama Sheriff Praises Armed Homeowner, Second Amendment & Walks the Walk

    09/12/2020 5:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 8 September, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early morning hours of 17 August 2020, the residents of a home in Garden City, Alabama woke to the sounds of four home invaders breaking into the house. The invaders did not expect what happened next: armed homeowners confronted them with firearms. The invaders fled the scene, pursued by the homeowner(s). In an exchange of gunfire, one of the four suspects was wounded. The wounding greatly aided the Sheriff's office in the investigation of the home invasion. Over the next three days, all four suspects were identified and arrested. Cullman County Sheriff lauded the homeowners. From Cullman County...
  • Sessions endorses Trump while prominent conservative senator Sasse says he can't support him

    02/29/2016 9:34:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2016 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump scored his biggest coup yet by receiving the endorsement of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, a respected voice on immigration and trade. Washington Examiner: Sessions becomes the first Senate Republican to endorse Trump for president. Sessions cited immigration and trade, as his rationale for supporting Trump. "I told Donald Trump this isn't a campaign," Sessions said. "This is a movement." "Look at what's happening," Sessions said, referring to the size of the crowd. Trump claimed the crowd size was 30,000 people with 3,000 people still waiting to get in. "The American people have known for years that these trade...
  • Israeli, American defense companies take cooperation to new level in Iron Dome production

    09/09/2020 3:48:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Jewish News Syndicate ^ | September 8, 2020 | Yaakov Lappin
    (September 8, 2020 / JNS) The United States’ Raytheon Missiles & Defense company and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems made an unusual announcement in August, stating that they had signed a joint venture to produce Iron Dome weapons systems on American soil. The new partnership anticipates finalizing a site location, either in Arkansas or Alabama, before the end of the year. “This will be the first Iron Dome all-up-round facility outside of Israel, and it will help the U.S. Department of Defense and allies across the globe obtain the system for defense of their service members and critical infrastructure,” said...
  • Alabama woman donates kidney to officer who locked her up

    09/06/2020 10:18:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 06 2020 | Robert Gearty
    A woman’s kidney donation has saved the life of an Alabama police officer who put her in jail. Phil Campbell officer Terrell Potter had locked up Jocelynn James several times as she battled an opioid addiction. She credits Potter, now retired, with helping her turn her life around. She has been sober for years.
  • Small Earthquake Rattles Northwest Florida

    09/06/2020 12:22:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Fox13 ^ | 9/3
    A small earthquake rattled the Florida Panhandle this morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. USGS data shows the magnitude 4.0 quake happened just after 11 a.m. Eastern time and was centered about two miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Florida, a town just north of Pensacola along the Florida-Alabama border. A 4.0-magnitude quake on the Richter scale is considered a “light” earthquake with noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises, but zero to minimal damage.
  • Man outside of Alabama Bass Pro Shops store reportedly fires 50 rounds

    09/05/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 5,2020 | paul Best
    A person opened fire outside of a Bass Pro Shops store in Spanish Fort, Ala., Saturday afternoon. The Baldwin County Sherrif's Office said the suspect shot multiple times into the boat and ATV area outside of the store. No injuries were reported. "We are thankful that the shooting which occurred earlier today on an access road near our boat service center did not result in any injuries. We are also grateful to our team members for immediately implementing emergency procedures, and to local law enforcement," a Bass Pro Shops spokesperson told Fox News. Local news outlet WKRG reported a witness...
  • Alabama face mask mandate extended to Oct. 2

    08/31/2020 5:12:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 60 replies
    WSFA12 News ^ | August 27, 2020 | WSFA Staff
    By WSFA Staff | August 27, 2020 at 9:40 AM CDT - Updated August 27 at 6:39 PM MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama’s amended safer at home order, which includes the mandatory use of face masks in public, has been extended for five more weeks through Oct. 2. “We are seeing significant drops in hospitalizations and daily COVID-19 numbers,” said Gov. Kay Ivey in announcing the decision. “I have no doubt this is a result of our mask ordinance.” Ivey’s extension was immediately praised by the Alabama Hospital Association. “Our hospitals are extremely grateful,” said AHA President Dr. Donald E....
  • States scramble as low census response rates threaten political power

    08/11/2020 3:15:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 11, 2020 - 06:00 AM EDT | BY REID WILSON
    With just weeks until the Census Bureau faces a critical deadline to finish counting 330 million Americans, cities and states are racing to get through to hard-to-reach communities who risk being left out of the final tally. At stake are billions of dollars through hundreds of federally administered programs - and political power for the next decade. Some states are so close to the cutoff point at which they would earn or lose a House seat in the apportionment that will come from census figures that just a few thousand missing people could mean a smaller congressional delegation. "The census...
  • Alabama legislators say state could contribute to executive order unemployment benefits

    08/10/2020 2:35:03 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    Mynbc 15 ^ | by Laura Barczewski Monday, August 10th 2020
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — According to the Alabama Department of Labor, more than $3 billion in unemployment claims have been paid since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Alabama legislators said on Sunday the state is in a good position to continue paying benefits and even making additional contributions as stated in one of President Donald Trump’s most recent executive orders. President Donald Trump’s executive order would provide $400 of additional unemployment benefits: $300 would come from the federal government, and $100 would come from the state. Alabama legislators said the state budget is in a good place right now to be...
  • Susan Rice, Clinton Email, Benghazi Update [Weekly Update]

    08/07/2020 2:12:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Susan Rice Can’t Recall Much About Benghazi Cover-Up Judicial Watch Sues for Answers on Hunter Biden Travels A Victory for Election Integrity in Alabama Virus Update: The FDA and the Inside War Over Hydroxychloroquine U.S. Keeps Intel Given to 9/11 Mastermind’s Lawyers from Victims Susan Rice Can’t Recall Much About Benghazi Cover-Up Susan Rice has as much trouble with her memory as Hillary Clinton. Rice testified in writing that she “does not recall” who gave her key Benghazi talking points she used on TV, “does not recall” being in any meetings regarding Benghazi in five days following the attack,...
  • Poll: Tommy Tuberville leads Doug Jones by 17 points in Alabama Senate race

    08/05/2020 6:48:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 68 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 4 August 2020 | Howard Koplowitz
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville has a 17-point lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. The survey of 650 likely Alabama voters shows Tuberville ahead of Jones, 52 percent to 35 percent. Four percent said they would vote for someone else and 9 percent had no opinion. Tuberville, who secured the Republican nomination after he defeated ex-U.S. Attorney General and erstwhile Sen. Jeff Sessions in last month’s GOP primary runoff, more than doubled his advantage over Jones from an earlier survey. Back in February, Tuberville had an 8-point lead...
  • Alabama lawmaker urged to resign over ‘great time’ at event honoring KKK leader

    07/29/2020 11:15:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 27, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A state lawmaker in Alabama is being called on to resign for saying he had a “great time” honoring a Confederate Army general and former Ku Kluk Klan leader this weekend. In a since-deleted post, Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattvile, said Sunday on Facebook that he enjoyed speaking at an event at Fort Dixie in Selma, where he gave an invocation for Nathan Bedford Forrest’s annual birthday celebration. “Always a great time and some sure enough good eating!!” Dismukes wrote. The post was quickly denounced by the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, who called it “totally insensitive,” the Montgomery Advertiser reports....