Tag Archives: Alabama

AG Strange appointed to Sessions’ former senate seat

MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney General this morning (Feb. 9) and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will step right into the Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Robert Bentley announced his appointment … Continue reading

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Electronic bingo in all forms officially ruled illegal in Alabama

MONTGOMERY (TAB) —  Two rulings by the Alabama Supreme Court today (Dec. 23), combined with a March ruling already on the books, officially clarify that electronic bingo in all its forms is illegal in Alabama, according to Attorney General Luther … Continue reading

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Roll Tide: Football player turned minister, missionary reflects on journey to serving God

By Bruce Sims Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Diving into the Ole Miss end zone for a touchdown during what has been called one of the greatest college football games ever was a high point in A.B. “Bubba” Sawyer’s life. Sawyer, … Continue reading

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Henagar votes to go wet

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — In DeKalb County residents voted “wet” Aug. 23 to allow alcohol sales within the city limits of Henagar, a community that has banned alcohol sales since its founding in 1855. With a population of more than 2,300, the sale … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley’s lottery bill passes Senate, headed to House on Tuesday

BIRMINGHAM (Maggie Walsh and Jennifer Davis Rash) — Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill (SB 3), sponsored by Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, passed the Alabama Senate 21–12 a little more than a hour ago. The bill is Bentley’s attempt to address … Continue reading

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Supreme Court strikes down abortion regulations

WASHINGTON (BP, RNS, TAB) — The Supreme Court delivered its most significant ruling on abortion in a generation today, striking down restrictions on Texas clinics and doctors that threatened to make the procedure more difficult for women to access. In a 5–3 opinion, … Continue reading

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Alabama Acteen standout addresses national gathering

St. Louis, Mo. (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Sarah Golden of Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Montgomery, was the featured 2016 National Acteens panelist during the morning session of the National WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. After becoming a Christian … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist colleges named best in state

All three Alabama Baptist colleges — Judson College in Marion, Samford University in Birmingham and the University of Mobile (UMobile) — were named among the best four-year colleges in Alabama, with 2 of the 3 garnering the top two spots. … Continue reading

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Online fantasy sports operators DraftKings, FanDuel will no longer do business in Alabama

MONTGOMERY (TAB) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced April 29 that both companies had entered into settlements with the State of Alabama to cease operations in the state effective May 2. The settlements come in response to the Attorney General’s … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley remains active Alabama Baptist

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley remains an active Baptist despite conflicting media reports on his church status. Bentley, a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, joined First Baptist Church, Prattville, in … Continue reading

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