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Allen, Williams vie for State House in District 89
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Allen, Williams vie for State House in District 89

The race for House District 89 in Pike and Dale Counties is shaping up to be a competitive one this fall. Republican Wes Allen faces Democrat Joel Lee Williams for the seat being vacated by Rep. Alan Boothe, who is retiring after serving 20 years in the Legislature.

Alabama Delegation Remembers 9/11
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Alabama Delegation Remembers 9/11

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of 9/11. It was a harrowing day that should never be forgotten and a good reminder of how far this nation has come since that devastating day. Here is how the members of Alabama’s delegation chose to commemorate the day: 17 years ago today, our...

Weekend Digest- September 9, 2018
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Weekend Digest- September 9, 2018

I hope everyone had a good weekend! Here is the news you need to know for September 9, 2018. 1. U.S. Open Ends in a fiery argument Serena Williams lost on Saturday to 20-year old Naomi Osaka, keeping Williams from earning the record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Osaka became the first Haitian-Japanese American to win a Grand Slam...

Coca-Cola hosts internship week for HBCU students
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Coca-Cola hosts internship week for HBCU students

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED recently hosted a total 25 students representing 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for a week-long internship program at the company’s Birmingham, Ala., Montgomery, Ala., Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans, La., and Sandy Springs, Ga. facilities. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., founded in 1902...

Whatley Releases New Campaign Ad for State Senate Race
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Whatley Releases New Campaign Ad for State Senate Race

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama State Senator Tom Whatley has released one of the first TV campaign ads of the general campaign season in his bid for reelection to his District 27 seat. The spot features issues like improving Alabama’s education system and cutting taxes, while also highlighting Whatley’s record in the military....

New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas
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New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News State Senators Gerald Dial, Jim McClendon and Steve Livingston announced Thursday that in cooperation with pharmaceutical company Kaléo, an injecting device that is meant to immediately stop the effects of an opioid overdose will be distributed to first responder units and to schools across the state. EVZIO is an easy...

No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet
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No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Many plans and proposals for ensuring student safety were discussed this week when the Federal Commission on School Safety hosted its last listening session at the State Capitol in Montgomery.  Not surprisingly, improving mental health offerings for students was the most common and prominent topic. However, somewhat surprisingly, one...

Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018

Good Sunday afternoon. The nation is a little bleaker with the passing of Senator John McCain. This bona fide American hero will be truly missed. I’m Caroline Beck and here is the news you need to know for August 26, 2018.  1. John McCain, 1936-2018 The country mourns the passing of a reputable man who...

Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference
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Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News At a breakfast hosted by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Doug Jones gave a speech about the main concerns he is facing from Washington and also here at home. He spoke about many predictable topics, such as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination and healthcare in Alabama, but...

New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent
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New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News A new poll shows Independent State Senate candidate Craig Ford leading Republican Andrew Jones by seven points. The two men are running for the State Senate District 10 seat currently held by Sen. Phil Williams, who is not seeking re-election after two terms in the State Senate. There is...