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Neal McCoy to headline Ivey’s Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration
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Neal McCoy to headline Ivey’s Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration

Country music star Neal McCoy will headline Gov. Kay Ivey’s Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration on January 12. As part of the 2019 swearing-in festivities, the Ivey Inaugural Committee is planning a special celebration and concert at the newly-opened Lodge at Gulf State Park. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and tickets are available...

Pardons and Paroles Board issues response
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Pardons and Paroles Board issues response

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has sent its response to Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall for how it plans to correct issues with early paroles and errant victim’s family notifications. Back in October, Ivey put a 75-day moratorium on early paroles, changed the Board’s leadership, and ordered a plan of...

Trump waiting for Democrats to make move on ending shutdown
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Trump waiting for Democrats to make move on ending shutdown

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a weeklong partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate. Trump was cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club. As the disruption in federal services and...

Judge releases ailing Langford from prison
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Judge releases ailing Langford from prison

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The terminally ill former mayor of Birmingham is being released from federal prison after a judge agreed with prison officials Friday that his debilitated medical condition and limited life expectancy warranted a sentence reduction. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler reduced former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s 15-year...

Alabama releases letter grades for schools
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Alabama releases letter grades for schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Most Alabama public school systems received a letter grade of B or C, under new school report cards released Friday by the Alabama Department of Public Education. The letter grades were an improvement over those released for the previous school year. The state overall was given a letter grade of B....

State Sen. David Burkette hospitalized
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State Sen. David Burkette hospitalized

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Senator David Burkette (D-Montgomery) was hospitalized Saturday with an “undisclosed condition,” according to a Senate spokesperson. Inside Alabama Politics first reported that Burkette had suffered a stroke. Kirsten J. Barnes, Communications Director for the Senate Minority Caucus, did not confirm that it was a...

Ivey appoints Mendheim to Supreme Court vacancy
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Ivey appoints Mendheim to Supreme Court vacancy

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Brad Mendheim to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the election of Tom Parker to Chief Justice. The Governor’s Office confirmed the appointment to Alabama Daily News Thursday evening. It is effective January 15, when new justices are sworn into office....