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    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

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    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Rep. Corey Harbison speaks on the recently filed HB622 bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope on Tuesday afternoon filed HB622, a bill that, if passed, would allow Cullman County voters to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would make the role of Cullman County Schools superintendent an elected, instead of...

    Cullman County Sheriff opposes elements of new pistol permit law, calls for local constitutional amendment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently-passed Alabama House Bill 308 (HB308), the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act, makes changes to the way pistol permits are issued in the state of Alabama, including the creation of a lifetime permit and the allocation of a portion of...

    Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, March 24 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs officially proclaimed the month of April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the City of Cullman, challenging all citizens to observe SAAM by joining advocates and communities across the country in...

    Whitmire: Different year, same old fight, but a new champion for open government

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       Alabama doesn’t function like other states on a lot of things, but especially when it comes to public records.  Last year, my colleague Amy Yurkanin had a question: How much was the University of Alabama at Birmingham paying a private company to recruit students from...

    Sen. Gudger talks about lottery vote, new bills

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Mar. 9, the Alabama State Senate considered a bill that would have opened the door for a citizens’ vote on a state lottery, as well as other forms of gambling. Though the measure got a majority vote of 19, it...

    Cullman incumbents sweep election; 2 county mayors unseated

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Nine municipal elections were held across Cullman County Tuesday, and when the votes were tallied, incumbents in the City of Cullman held their own against some tough challengers, while the mayors of Baileyton and Colony were unseated. In the City of Cullman,...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Jimmie Nuss and Joyce Barnett, Hanceville City Council, place 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates. In Hanceville, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Jimmie Nuss is being challenged by Joyce Barnett for place 1. Editor’s note: Multiple...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Maxie Jones, Eric Phillips- Good Hope City Council, place 2

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates. In Good Hope, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Maxie Jones is being challenged by Eric Phillips for place 2. Editor’s...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Roy Shedd and Deborah Moon, Baileyton Town Council, place 2

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- As the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election approaches, The Tribune is holding Q&A sessions between candidates. In Baileyton, voters will be choosing new council members. Deborah Moon and Roy Shedd have each qualified to seek place 2, left vacant by mayoral candidate Windell...