Category: Primary

Marshall testifies about Alabama census lawsuit
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Marshall testifies about Alabama census lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall urged of members of Congress to support the state’s fight to exclude immigrants living in the country illegally from the U.S. Census counts used to determine congressional districts. Marshall and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama testified Friday before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee regarding the upcoming U.S....

Former Franklin County official sentenced to 20 years on ethics charges
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Former Franklin County official sentenced to 20 years on ethics charges

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A onetime county official accused of taking about $750,000 in public funds in north Alabama is going to prison. News outlets report that Judge Pride Tompkins sentenced former Franklin County administrator Crista Lynn Madden to 20 years in prison during a hearing Monday. The 49-year-old Madden pleaded guilty in March to...

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Opelika-Auburn News publisher leaving for job in Missouri

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The publisher of an Alabama newspaper is leaving for Missouri, to take over operations for a group of community newspapers. Rex Maynor has been publisher at the Opelika-Auburn News since 2013. He will work in Branson, Missouri, as a publisher for Tri-Lakes Newspapers Inc., which is owned by Gadsden-based Lancaster Management...

Daily News Digest – June 11, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 11, 2018

Good morning! I’ll be honest, I’m a little hop’d up on cold medicine so forgive me if I get a little loopy. Here’s your Daily News for Monday, June 11, 2018.  1. All eyes on Trump & Kim as summit begins. President Trump arrived in Singapore last night where his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is...

Auburn beats Florida 3-2 on walk-off single, evens series
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Auburn beats Florida 3-2 on walk-off single, evens series

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Auburn got a number of clutch performances from freshmen with its season on the line at Florida. And one huge hit from a fifth-year senior. Luke Jarvis’ RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Auburn a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded Gators in their...

UAB to pay $25K per game to lease new downtown stadium
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UAB to pay $25K per game to lease new downtown stadium

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has found a new home for its football program. Al.com reports the UA System Board of Trustees on Friday approved an agreement between UAB and the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority for the use of the stadium. Under the terms, UAB will lease the stadium for...

University of Alabama increases tuition at system campuses
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University of Alabama increases tuition at system campuses

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase at all of the Tuscaloosa school’s campuses. System spokeswoman Kellee Reinhart says the increases approved Friday are needed to pay for new projects and programs, as well as keep salaries and facilities competitive. News outlets reports in-state tuition...

Annemarie Carney Axon confirmed to federal bench
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Annemarie Carney Axon confirmed to federal bench

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The U.S. Senate has confirmed Annemarie Carney Axon  to serve as District Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Axon is a Mountain Brook native and a partner at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC, where she has concentrated on fiduciary and probate...

Final preparations begin for Trump-Kim high-stakes summit
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Final preparations begin for Trump-Kim high-stakes summit

By FOSTER KLUG, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Final preparations are underway in Singapore for Tuesday’s historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including a plan for the leaders to kick things off by meeting with only their translators present, a U.S. official said. With...