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Weekend Digest- December 9, 2018
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Weekend Digest- December 9, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone. Only 16 days till Christmas, but who’s counting. Here is the news for December 9, 2018. 1. Katie Britt, New BCA President The Business Council of Alabama announced their new president on Friday and the first woman to lead the group, Katie Boyd Britt. Britt is currently serving as Sen. Richard Shelby’s...

Red Snapper Fishing Capacities Increased for the Gulf of Mexico
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Red Snapper Fishing Capacities Increased for the Gulf of Mexico

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a new rule to increase the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the Red Snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico, which will mean a prosperous fishing season for Alabama anglers. Under this new NOAA rule, the total catch...

Could Congress reauthorize Land Water Conservation Fund in lame duck session?
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Could Congress reauthorize Land Water Conservation Fund in lame duck session?

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Land Water Conservation Fund has been preserving national parks, forests, historic battlegrounds, rivers and lakes for 50 years. But, with the program’s six-year authorization having expired on September 30th, program supporters are hoping Congress can find time to address its reauthorization in the lame duck session. Much higher...

Newt Gingrich speaks at ALFA dinner
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Newt Gingrich speaks at ALFA dinner

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The 97th annual Alabama Farmers Federation meeting was held this weekend and on Monday they had their wrap up keynote address where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke about the 2016 election, the state of politics, the Trump administration and future elections. Governor Kay Ivey gave a few remarks...

Weekend Digest- December 2, 2018
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Weekend Digest- December 2, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone. Here is the news you need to know for December 2. 1. George H. W. Bush 1924- 2018 The 41st President of the United States died on Friday night at 94 years old. He joins his wife, Barbara, who passed in April and their three year old daughter, Robin, who died in...

Newt Gingrich to give keynote speech at Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting
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Newt Gingrich to give keynote speech at Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Monday will give the keynote address at the Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting in Montgomery. The former Speaker, best-selling author, and noted political commentator is the special guest for the Federation’s 97th Annual Meeting this weekend in Montgomery. Gov. Kay Ivey...

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Montgomery
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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Montgomery

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Christmas is finally starting to arrive in Alabama, especially after the official state Christmas tree arrived at the capitol this Thursday. The Eastern Red Cedar stands at 35 feet tall and approximately 24 feet wide. The tree will be decorated throughout this week and next until the official tree...

City officials meet with family of man killed by police
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City officials meet with family of man killed by police

By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Officials in an Alabama city met with the family of a black man killed by a police officer and apologized for wrongly describing him as the gunman in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a crowded mall, the city of Hoover announced Wednesday. That...

Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a productive Black Friday! Here is the news for November 25. 1. Mall Shooting Creates Protests After the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover on Thanksgiving night that lead to the death of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. by police, the Hoover police are now reporting that Bradford was...