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Photos: Alabama Capitol complex barricaded in anticipation of protests
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Photos: Alabama Capitol complex barricaded in anticipation of protests

The entire Capitol complex in downtown Montgomery has been barricaded off with multiple layers of security, as a combination of city and state police prepare for protests associated with Inauguration Day on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Mayor Steven Reed said Montgomery police have been coordinating with state and federal authorities to prevent and respond to any...

Latest Tuberville ‘gaffe’ wasn’t one at all
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Latest Tuberville ‘gaffe’ wasn’t one at all

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Last week, Twitter blew up with the news of yet another embarrassing misstatement from Alabama’s newly installed U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville. This time, based on an interview with Birmingham’s CBS42, Tuberville was said to have wanted to postpone the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden for several months until the...

Daily News Digest – January 15, 2021
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Daily News Digest – January 15, 2021

Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for January 15.   1. Washington locks down ahead of inauguration All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. The U.S. Capitol, which proved such a soft target last week, was visible only through lines of...

Whitt, Pearce join Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association board
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Whitt, Pearce join Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association board

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association this week is announce that former Auburn University Coach Joe Whitt and Selma advocate Fran Pearce have been added to its board of trustees. The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation and tourism in Alabama’s 23-county Black Belt region. According...

Gary Smith elected BCA chairman
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Gary Smith elected BCA chairman

Before being elected chairman, Smith oversaw ProgressPAC, BCA’s political contributing arm, following the traditional path of leadership within the organization. Smith succeeds John Mazyck of Frazier-Lanier, who served as BCA chairman for the last year. 

Daily News Digest – January 12, 2021
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Daily News Digest – January 12, 2021

Bama wins it all, again; House speeds toward impeachment, Senate may not meet until inauguration; State House security will include state troopers; CARES funds redirected to shore up unemployment, avoid tax increase; ABC temporarily closes 41 stores

Ivey: Brooks ‘does not speak’ for all Republicans, Alabamians
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Ivey: Brooks ‘does not speak’ for all Republicans, Alabamians

Gov. Kay Ivey says Americans need to "press pause" on divisive rhetoric two days after the Capitol was ransacked by a mob of President Donald Trump supporters, and she had particularly pointed words for Congressman Mo Brooks saying "he does not speak for all Republicans, much less all Alabamians.”