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Former Sheriff Mike Blakely Alabama News
Convicted former Sheriff Mike Blakely awaits ruling on motion to serve remaining time in home jail he ran

It could be a homecoming of sorts for former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.

Republican presidential candidates Alabama News
Nine qualified for president in Alabama’s GOP primary, two relatively unknowns

When Republican voters go to the polls in Alabama’s March 5 primary, they may be surprised to find nine candidates running for president. They may also be surprised that they are not familiar with some of the names.

Tim Scott Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s name remains on Alabama March 5 presidential ballot despite ‘suspension’

On the November 10 deadline for qualifying to run for president in Alabama’s March 5 Republican primary, one of the nine who qualified was U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C). Two days later, he announced he was “suspending” his campaign.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Alabama News
‘Miracle-on-the-Hudson’ pilot Sullenberger to speak in Mobile November 30

The 72-year-old, now the U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization, is the keynote speaker for Mobile’s Hargrove Foundation at their annual dinner.

James Spann Alabama News
Weatherman James Spann off air for emergency surgery; Forecast for complete recovery this week

When most TV or radio weather personalities are not on the air as scheduled, not many folks notice. That is not the case when the meteorologist is Alabama’s James Spann.

Cracker Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Does anybody else use the term 'soda cracker?’

It must be a Southern thing because I have never heard it used north of the Mason-Dixon line. And even here in the Southland, I don’t hear it much anymore.

Billy C. Bedsole Alabama News
Judicial Inquiry Commission chairman Billy Bedsole dies

Bedsole was a graduate of the University of Alabama Law School. He was admitted to the bar association in 1963 during the Kennedy administration.

Kilmeade Alabama News
Fox News Channel's Kilmeade to hold book signing in Fairhope

Booker T. Washington was the founding president of Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, now a university, and headed it for 30 years until he died in 1915.

Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band Alabama News
Excelsior Band to celebrate 140 years as Alabama’s jazz band

They started playing in Mobile in 1883. They marched and played in the very first Mardi Gras parade. The Excelsior Band will perform a free concert marking their 140th year as Alabama’s jazz band.

Will Kimbrough, Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett. Photo: Lawrence Specker Alabama News
Two Alabama boys to play Buffett music in his birthplace

Two Alabama musicians who played with and wrote songs with Buffett will perform in his town of birth, Pascagoula, Miss., on Sunday.

'Japan On Stage' at Mobile International Festival. Alabama News
International Festival brings 70 countries to Alabama November 18

If you would like to travel the world but lack the time and money, you can visit 70 countries without leaving Alabama.

Baptist convention Alabama News
200th anniversary of Alabama Baptist State Convention set for November 14 in Montgomery

When delegates from Alabama’s Southern Baptist churches, called “messengers,” gather in Montgomery November 14-15, it will start as a celebration, a birthday party.

Kenny Chesney, left, and Mac McAnally perform a tribute to Jimmy Buffett at the 57th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama News
Musical celebration of Buffett’s life on CMA Awards show, led by Alabama’s Mac McAnally

The eyes of the country music world, and thousands of others who do not normally watch, experienced an unusual and moving musical celebration of the life of the late Jimmy Buffett.

Veterans Day Parade Alabama News
Veterans Day parades started in Birmingham, spread nationally

In 1947, the first Veterans Day parade was celebrated only in Alabama, but the idea was so good and so needed that it spread nationally.

John Wahl Alabama News
Alabama GOP chair John Wahl debates North Carolina Democrat chair on ‘Good Morning America’

At one year out from the 2024 election for president, ABC’s “Good Morning America” held a debate on the election outlook featuring the youngest Republican Party chair opposite the youngest Democratic Party chair.

Katie Britt Book Alabama News
Katie Britt releases 'God Calls Us to Do Hard Things' book, starts tour

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate.

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Alabama gets sneak premiere of highly-anticipated documentary ‘The Stones and Brian Jones’

Alabama viewers will get a sneak viewing on Thursday, November 9 at the opening of the Fairhope Film Festival.

Stacy Lee George filing at ALGOP for Senate Nine special election. Photo: ALGOP Alabama News
Stacy Lee George qualifies for Senate District 9 special election

Stacy Lee George, a retired Alabama corrections officer, qualified Monday to run in the special election for State Senate district nine.

Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl to appear on ‘Good Morning America’ Tuesday

On Tuesday, ABC’s "Good Morning America" will host a faceoff on the election outlook featuring the youngest Republican Party state chair opposite the youngest Democratic Party state chair.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton to run for U.S. House in District 2 while living outside district

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), does not live in the district and would not be able to vote for himself.

David Dueitt directing Mobile Symphonic Pops. Alabama News
Dueitt’s ‘farewell concert’ directing Mobile Symphonic Pops Nov. 10 at Battleship

It will be Dueitt’s "swansong," his final concert after 10 years of conducting “the Pops.”

Terry Lathan, Ron DeSantis Alabama News
DeSantis to qualify for Alabama primary Monday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is scheduled to qualify Monday in Alabama’s presidential preference primary.

Nate Bargatze Alabama News
ESPN's 'College Game Day' at Tuscaloosa featured 'clean comic' Bargatze

The celebrity picker for the LSU at Alabama "College Game Day" show was a new and rising comic, Nate Bargatze.

Ken mattingly Alabama News
Astronaut Ken Mattingly, Auburn grad, dies at 87

Mattingly died on October 31 at age 87. He lived a long and abundant life.

Stegall Alabama News
‘An Amazing Alabama’ chronicles a drive to all 67 counties: Book review by Jim Zeigler

I am going to give a high compliment to the book by Dr. Karl Stegall of Montgomery. "An Amazing Alabama: A county-by-county journey around the great state of Alabama" is like something I would have written myself. 

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CMA Awards show to honor Jimmy Buffett Nov. 8; Alabama’s Mac McAnally leads stellar cast

The Country Music Association’s annual awards show on November 8 will feature a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett.

fairhope Film Festival Alabama News
Movie lovers gather for 11th annual Fairhope Film Festival November 9-12

Fairhope is often described as “picturesque.” Nowadays, picturesque means not only the bayside scenery and classic architecture but also the moving pictures that are showcased.

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