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Auburn University’s Tradition of Rolling the Auburn Oaks Returns

Auburn University football fans will enjoy rolling the two new Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper this fall, marking the return of one of college athletics’ best-known traditions. “This is a tremendous day for the Auburn Family and for all sports fans across the country who love the fall and football,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facility…

What you need to know for Election Day

Today is an election day in the smaller cities across the river region. Here are some things you’ll need to know before you head to the polls this morning: – Voters will need some form of identification. – Voters should have received a postcard identifying a designated polling place. – If not, call the county board of registrars office or…

Coming up on Alabama News Network this Morning

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Here’s what to look for on Alabama News Network this morning from 5-7 a.m. – Today is an election day in the smaller cities across the river region. – Find out what you need to know before heading to the polls. – A House Committee will hold a public hearing this afternoon on the lottery…

Stolen family sign returned to owner

A neighborhood landmark that was stolen out of a man’s front yard in late July was returned last Saturday. The Outlaw family sign had stood in 84-year-old Carlos Outlaw’s front yard for forty-five years before it was stolen.  Outlaw’s late brother made the sign out of a piece of timber found in a mill pond near their childhood home. Outlaw…

State Sen. Dick Brewbaker Resigns from Republican Caucus

Montgomery  State Senator Dick Brewbaker has resigned from the Senate Republican Caucus. Brewbaker tells Alabama News Network  he resigned over the way the lottery proposals have been handled in the current special session of the legislature. He also says he doesn’t share the priorities of the caucus when it comes to the lottery. The Republican Caucus will still hold a supermajority in…

Selma Voters Get Ready for Municipal Elections

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma voters get set to head to polls Tuesday to choose a mayor, a city council and a city school board. Eight of the nine council seats are up for grabs in the election along with all five seats on the school board and the mayor’s office. There are a total of forty-six candidates on…

Lottery Bill Heads to Hearing in House Committee

Lottery legislation is getting a public hearing in the Alabama House of Representatives. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on the proposal to establish a state lottery. State senators approved the lottery bill Friday on a narrow 21-12 vote. Sen. Jim McClendon, the bill’s sponsor, said he hopes the committee will quickly…

Jobs, Youth Top Voter Concerns Ahead Of Tallassee Mayoral Election

With Tuesday’s election, the city of Tallassee is looking for change. There are several issues on everyone’s mind, not the least of which are jobs. There are four candidates vying for the mayor’s office in Tallassee, Jeanna Kervin, Trey Taylor, Johnny Hammock, and former mayor George McCain. No matter who wins, many people want to see more jobs in town so…

Judge Blocks Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a federal court judge has granted a motion for a preliminary injunction by Alabama and 12 other states staying the Obama administration’s transgender school restroom access order. The U.S. District Court ruling allows schools in Alabama and nationwide to keep in place their current gender-based restroom and locker room policies. “The court decision is a victory for parents…

AL Troopers Arrest Suspected Interstate Shooter

On Sunday, August 21, at approximately 3:43 p.m., ALEA Communications received a call from a motorist who reported that a subject in a white Chevrolet Suburban, armed with a hand gun, fired shots at him on Interstate 85 in Macon County. The victim/caller followed the subject until a Trooper made contact with the subject off Interstate 85 in Montgomery County….