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Rash named editor-elect of state Baptist newspaper

Jennifer Davis Rash has been named editor-elect of the nation’s most widely circulated state Baptist newspaper — The Alabama Baptist (TAB). Rash, who began her journey with TAB as a news writer Jan. 1, 1996, has served as executive editor of the publication for the past six years. She oversees the weekly production of the paper in all its formats — print, digital, social media, etc. She also has been directing the launch of a new website for www.thealabamabaptist.org... read more


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Sponsor calls Alabama lottery bill 'dead'

August 26, 2016

"The lottery bill for the 2016 special session is dead,” announced the measure’s sponsor, Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, on Aug. 26 after the Senate voted against agreeing with the House changes to the bill (SB3). The House changes included defining the lottery as paper tickets, an attempt to prohibit electronic lottery terminals, and earmarking 1 percent of lottery proceeds to rural fire departments. It was the narrowed definition of the lottery that drove the 7–23 vote that signaled the demise of the bill, several legislators said. Joe Godfrey, executive director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program, celebrated the defeat of the gambling legislation. “As we suspected, when the House amended the bill to exclude casinos that is not what...

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