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Muscogee Creek Nation Calling on Gov. Ivey to Retrieve Ancestor Remains

Leaders from the Muscogee Creek Nation are calling on Governor Kay Ivey to help them retrieve their ancestor remains from the University of Alabama. The remains of over 5,800 of their ancestors are in the university’s control and many members of the tribe have been fighting to get them back. “Many of those remains are held for curiosity purposes,” said…

Former Candidate Tim James Eyes Possible Challenge to Ivey

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James said Wednesday that he is considering challenging fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in next year’s governor’s race. James, the son of former Gov. Fob James, said he will decide by the end of the year. Taking on a well-funded incumbent is typically an uphill battle in a primary, but his…

Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing Promotes First Female Brigadier General

IMG_9705 IMG_9741 IMG_9739 IMG_9740 The Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing promoted their first female brigadier general. General Tara D. McKennie first enlisted in the Air Force in 1989 as an airman basic and served six years of active duty. In a historic moment, surrounded by other members of the Alabama National Guard, she became the first female brigadier…

Governor Ivey Signs Bill to Ban Curbside Voting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation to ban curbside voting in the state. Ivey’s office announced Wednesday that she had signed the bill by Republican Rep. Wes Allen of Troy. It would forbid election workers from setting up curbside areas for people to vote as well as forbid the setting up of voting machines outside…

Governor Ivey Offering $5,000 Rewards for Information in Two Unsolved Dallas County Murders

Gov. Kay Ivey has put up $5,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in two unsolved killings. According to reports, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced the rewards Friday in the 2015 slaying of 37-year-old Taffine Smith Berry and the 2020 slaying of 48-year-old Christopher Murphy. Both homicides occurred in Selma. Jackson says he hopes the…

Covington County Receives $33,000 to Help Reduce Youth Crime

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $33,000 grant to continue a program aimed at preventing juvenile crime in Covington County. The city of Andalusia along with the Youth Advocate Program will use funds for its Opportunity for Change for Covington County Youth program. The program helps guide juveniles, who may have committed minor offenses, away from harmful and illegal activities….

Huntsville chosen for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

U.S. Space Command Logo (Source: U.S. Space Command) Huntsville will now be the new permanent home of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Governor Ivey and several officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. “I couldn’t be more pleased to learn that Alabama will be the new home to the United States Space Command!,” said Governor Ivey. Governor Ivey said she was…

Ivey urges patience with Alabama’s vaccine rollout

Gov. Kay Ivey received the second and final dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Montgomery (Source: Governor Ivey’s Office/Twitter) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ivey addressed reporters Tuesday after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The governor said the state…

MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…