Category: Primary

Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote
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Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) has not said how he’ll vote on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary State, but now he’s getting some help in making that decision thanks to a new effort to sway him. 45Committee, a non-profit political action group that supports and promotes President...

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him...

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Driver crashes through brick wall at Chick-fil-A in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured after running a vehicle into a brick wall at a restaurant in Birmingham. Birmingham Police Lt. Peter Williston told WBRC-TV the driver had a medical issue that caused the wreck at Chick-fil-A on Saturday night. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was...

Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary
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Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three million dollars have poured into the Alabama lieutenant governor’s race as four candidates vie for a statewide position with limited responsibilities other than succeeding the governor. In the Republican primary, Alabama Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is running against two state legislators: Rep. Will...

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’
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Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’

By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. “When I grabbed the barrel...

Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools
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Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Board of Education has voted to hire Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The Board chose Mackey by a 5-4 vote over previously-perceived favorite Dr. Craig Pouncey, who is Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. Other finalists for the job included Hoover City Schools...

Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education
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Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dr. Eric Mackey was selected Friday as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. Mackey currently works as Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA), an organization advocating on behalf of local school leaders to the Legislature and Congress. The Alabama State School Board chose...

Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018

 Good morning! Ace Atkins and Anthony Ray Hinton are featured at the Alabama Book Festival if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend. Here’s your Daily News for Friday, April 20. 💣 Comey memos, Giuliani’s back, and Cohen cooperates: lots happening in Trump world.   Comey soaks in the limelight  Former FBI Director James Comey’s book publicity tour continues....

Shelby treats Senate colleagues to Alabama fare
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Shelby treats Senate colleagues to Alabama fare

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Fried shrimp, fried chicken, fried oysters, mac & cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, and peach cobbler (the kind cooked with biscuits) with vanilla ice cream. Now, that’s an Alabama feast. It is also the menu Senator Richard Shelby served up for his turn at hosting the Senate Republican Caucus’ Thursday lunch. The...