Alabama News

Rock the Vote Takes Stand Against Senator Jeff Sessions

Rock The Vote is taking a stand against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General and they’ve now started a social media campaign called #StopSessions. Rock The Vote is a nonprofit and nonpartisan group working to register young people to vote, and then get them out to the polls.  Officials with the organization say they are most concerned with Senator…

Georgiana Police Chief resigns, officers walk-off the job

The city of Georgiana was without the majority of their police force Monday.  This comes after their police chief resigned over disagreements with the mayor. Former police chief David Scruggs says the issue comes from years of disagreements and that it all boiled over in what he calls a “heated argument” at a football game Friday night. “It’s built up…

Alexander City runoff race for mayor

UPDATE: Jim Nabors defeats current mayor Charles Shaw in the runoff race.  Nabors received 73.2% of the vote to Shaw’s 26.8%. The mayoral election in Alexander City has gone to a runoff race between Mayor Charles Shaw, the incumbent, and Jim Nabors. Poll workers at a polling location in District 3 tell Alabama News Network that they’ve seen about the…

Special Session wrap up

The Special Session has come to a close.  Between a lottery bill and the BP settlement, lawmakers had their hands full. The lottery bill failed in the Senate but the BP bill was passed Wednesday. Political Analyst Steve Flowers say the bill is only a temporary fix for the Medicaid shortfall. “How are we going to fund medicaid,” he asked,…

Lottery bill goes to House floor Thursday

Debates of a lottery bill continued Wednesday in the legislature.  A lottery bill made it out of a House committee and will be discussed on the House floor Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley calls this a step in the right direction. “I’m asking legislators to let the people vote on this issue,” he said, “this has been a decade’s old problem…

Alexander City mayoral race goes to runoff election

The Alexander City mayoral election will be going to a runoff between Jim Nabors and the incumbent Charles Shaw. There were four total candidates in the running for mayor.  Jim Nabors received 47% of the votes but did not reach a majority.  Charles Shaw received 20% of the votes. Both candidates say they expected the election to go to a runoff….

City files lawsuit against mayoral candidates

The Tallassee City Council has filed a lawsuit against mayoral candidates Jeanna Kervin and Trey Taylor contesting their residency in the city. Both candidates though, argue that they are completely qualified to run for mayor. Jeanna Kervin says it’s simple. “I have a residence here inside the city limits, I’m a registered voter…I’m qualified,” she explained. She says the issue…

Alexander City Workers Continue Strike

Some city workers in Alexander City have been on strike since Tuesday.  The mayor of Alexander City says the strike is because the city’s finance director was reinstated Monday night at the city council meeting.   Mayor Charles Shaw fired the finance director July 22nd, after he says he had many issues with her. “It’s just continuously things that go…