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Strange And Moore Square Off In Debate

Heated debate between Luther Strange and Roy Moore for the GOP nomination for Senate. Strange emphasized his support from President Trump and said that Moore, who was twice removed as chief justice, had no accomplishments he could name. Moore said Strange is a Washington elite and he insisted that Strange was appointed to the Senate by the very governor he was investigating — and that he should not have accepted the job from disgraced governor Robert Bentley.


Trump and Palin, Both Coming To Alabama For Senate Race

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will campaign for Roy Moore in Alabama this week in his race against Luther Strange. The Great America Alliance says that Palin will attend a Thursday rally in Montgomery after Moore and Strange face off in their first, and only, debate. The run-off election is next Tuesday. Meantime, Pesident Trump’s trip to Alabama to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange has been moved to Friday. The Strange campaign announced that Trump will visit the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on Friday. The rally will begin at 7 p.m. The campaign said ticket information is coming soon.


Local Loomis Driver Accused Of Stealing Cash

In Rainbow City — a man who worked for Loomis — is accused of stealing cash. Loomis is an armoured vehicle cash delivery company. 22 year old Christopher Edwards is accused of taking money from deposits he picked up from a drug store. About $3,000/ They will lock him up — when they find him.


Gadsden Ranked America's Worst City For Women

What is the worst city in America for women to live in? According to 24/7 Wall Street, it’s Gadsden. The survey found that in Gadsden, the average woman earned only about 3/4ths of what most men earn in the city. And not many women in Gadsden have college degrees — only about 16 percent. Oh, the best city for women…the survey says, it’s Ithaca New York.


Governor Issues Emergency Order On Gas Prices

Governor Ivey issued a state of emergency in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It means that price gouging —jacking-up gas prices — will be illegal. The declaration also means gasoline tanker drivers can work longer hours delivering fuel. This comes as a major pipeline was shut down after the storm. Colonial pipeline hopes to have gas flowing again on Tuesday. Gas prices in our area jumped almost 25 cents overnight at some gas stations. Gas was listed as high as $2.49 in the area.


Alabama Gas Prices Spike Thanks To Harvey

Pain at the pump. A major gasoline pipeline, run by Colonial pipeline, has closed because of Hurricane Harvey and that’s a big deal. It provides nearly 40 percent of the South’s gasoline. It may open up again by Sunday. But gas stations in central Texas are running out of fuel — and prices in some Texas towns hitting four bucks a gallon which the Texas Attorney General calls price gouging. Gas prices in our area running $2.07 to $2.15 a gallon. The statewide average: $2.30 a gallon


New Monuments Erected In Alabama

Cities across the country are tearing downConfederate monuments, but a county in southern Alabama has unveiled a new one. Several hundred people turned out to dedicate the “Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers” monument at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Crenshaw County, Alabama, 55 miles south of Montgomery. Meantime, A bronze sculpture of the Rainbow Soldier will be unveiled Monday at Union Square in Montgomery. Honoring nearly 4,000 Alabamians who served in World War I.


Alberville Couple Uses Smoke Bombs At Gender Reveal Party

We’ve been telling you about Courtney and Eric Waldrop of Albertville. Proud parents of three boys….with six more on the way. Courtney is pregnant with sextuplets. Over the week-end the family had a fundraiser to reveal the gender of the babies — setting off either pink or blue smoke — from six boxes they had lined up. So, what are they having? Three more boys and three girls.


Hurricane In Texas Will Drive-Up Gas Prices

Hurricane Harvey set to pounce Texas — a dangerous storm that could hit all of us in the wallet by driving-up gas prices. Because of all the refineries along the gulf coast that turn out gasoline. Some will shut down until the storm passes — meaning a supply problem. Prices likely to start going up right away — GasBuddy doesn’t think it will be as bad as Hurricane Katrina — which caused prices to jump 40-cents a gallon overnight.


State School Board Not Talking About Superintendant's Future

The Alabama state school board will not discuss the superintendent’s contract at a meeting Wednesday as previously planned. The governor had questioned if such a meeting would be legal — because the public wasn’t given much notice. But the board decided it will only hold a work session and discuss other matters. Last month, board members gave Superintendent Michael Sentance a low rating on his performance evaluation.


Big Deal Store: The Lions Den

The Lion’s Den in Sardis is back open for business, under the new ownership of Brian and Angela Carnes.

Stop in and try the daily lunch special which feature an entree and your choice of 1, 2 or 3 sides. Baked chicken, chicken and dressing, country fried steak and hand breaded chicken fingers are just a few of the entree choices.
The Lion’s Den offers rib-eyes on Thursday & Friday nights and Fridays are also, catfish night.
The Lion’s Den in Sardis, open Sun-Wed 10:30 am-2 pm, Thurs & Fri 7 am-8 pm.

AND don’t forget SEAFOOD has been added to the menu and served on Saturday evenings 4 pm – 8 pm. Enjoy hand breaded fried shrimp, crab claws, Tilapia, shrimp n grits and more!

Starting Monday, August 21th @ 10 a.m. get a $20 Lion’s Den certificate for only $10 in our Big Deal Store while they last.


Albertville Woman Pregnant With How Many?!

In Albertville, Courtney Waldrop is 13 weeks pregnant. And that’s news because she’s carrying six kids. Yes, six. They are progressing nicely — and they will know soon the sexes of the six, which they will reveal at a community party later this month. The Waldrops already have three boys. Courtney Waldrop said they’re just trusting that having six more is God’s plan.


Birmingham Covers Monument; State Will Sue The City

Still fighting over the civil war. The city of Birmingham getting plenty of attenion for covering a civil war monument with wooden panels…to hide it. Now, the state atty general says he will sue the mayor and the city. State law says cities cannot remove historical monuments — but does that also apply to covering them. The controversy comes after violence over a statue in Virginia last week — and in a wave of emotion since then…a number of cities across the country talking about getting rid of civil war monuments


Run-off In Special Election

Primary election. Still not decided. So, Roy Moore and Luther Strange will have a runoff on Sept 26th. Moore had a strong showing with late results showing he had about 40 percent of the votes to 32 percent for Strange, who was endorsed by President Trump.
So, a run-off for the GOP in September, with the winner of that contest facing Democrat Doug Jones in Decmber.The special elections called to fill the seat given up by Jeff Sessions when he became atty general.


Election Day. Trump On Recorded Call For Strange

It’s primary election day in Alabama….for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Republican Sen. Luther Strange appointed to the job by disgraced Governor Bentley. He’s facing former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks, who is on the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Strange has been endorsed by Trump. And you may get an automated call recorded by the President urging you to vote for Strange. Trump says his administration is accomplishing many of his promises, but says he needs Strange to help him out.


Senate Election Primary This Week

Elections this week in Alabama. On Tuesday, the primary for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Republican Sen. Luther Strange was appointed to the job by disgraced Governor Bentley. Strange facing two well-known challengers — former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks, who is on the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Strange has been endorsed by President Trump.


DeKalb Sheriff Not Running Again

DeKalb county sheriff Jimmy Harris will not run for another term. Harris says he’s had some back problems, and another surgery could be needed, so, he will not run for a fourth term, but says he’ll work hard til he leaves office in 18 months. Harris was first elected in 2006. And he’s been with the sheriff’s office since 1989.


Lying About Cancer, Woman Pleads Guilty

An Alabama woman pleads guilty to lying about cancer — so she could raise money online. 37-year-old Jennifer Flynn Cataldo entered the plea in Federal court. She will re-pay about 80-thousand to people that they know gave her money. Her total haul from faking cancer was more than 260,000.


Pregnant, Using Drugs, Woman Arrested

Etowah county woman charged with doing drugs while pregnant, endangering the child. 21 year old Destiny Stipes was initially arrested for not showing-up in court on a drug charge — but told jailers she’s pregnant and admitted using meth. She will be ordered to complete a drug treatment program.


Teen Drowns In Smith Lake

A teenager who was supposed to start his junior year this week — drowned Saturday in Smith Lake. 16 year old Thomas Bales was from Aberdeen Mississippi. No details on what happened. He was on a church trip to the lake on the last week-end before school started. He attended a private Christian school in Aberdeen.