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Novelist John Grisham. Alabama News
John Grisham’s new novel: 'The Exchange After the Firm'

Southern lawyer turned novelist John Grisham is out with his latest.

Mr. Gus’ Ristorante Alabama News
End of an era: Montgomery’s beloved Mr. Gus’ Ristorante closing

Greek dishes. Political dinners. Networking. Saturday morning Southern breakfasts. Rep. Dimitri Polizos hopping from table to table greeting all; it’s all ending with the closing of Mr. Gus’ Ristorante in east Montgomery.

Charles Bo Grant Alabama News
Platters singer, now living in Mobile, to play at Alabama Pecan Festival Nov. 4

A former Platters singer is living back home in Mobile County and still singing.

Gameday Alabama News
'College Gameday' coming back to Tuscaloosa next week for LSU game

ESPN announced Saturday that its "College Gameday" is coming back to Tuscaloosa before the LSU- Alabama game on November 4.

Dr. Lou Campomenosi, head of Common Sense Campaign Alabama News
Common Sense Campaign sets annual ‘Alabama Patriot of the Year Award' named for retiring ‘Dr. Lou’

The group announced Wednesday that they have established “The Dr. Lou Campomenosi Patriot of the Year Award.”

Lloyd's Alabama News
Surprise second coming of Lloyd’s Restaurant in Birmingham 2024

Lloyd’s owner Bogue Stephens announced the second coming of Lloyd’s in 2024 at a yet-to-be-disclosed site in the Birmingham area

Wawa Alabama News
Wawa stores invade Alabama; Nov. 2 ground breaking in west Mobile

Wawa stores could be described as quick in-and-out food marts/gas stations with a personality.

Bruce Pearl Alabama News
Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl to FNC's 'Fox & Friends': It just breaks my heart to see students across our country — protesting against Israel

Auburn University head basketball coach Bruce Pearl was featured on FNC's "Fox & Friends First" Wednesday to rally support for Israel.

Emmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Emmer wins GOP nod for speaker; Faces uncertain vote on House floor

U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) has won the vote of the House Republican Conference as their candidate for Speaker of the House.

Jimmy buffet Alabama News
Buffett recorded life-changing song 50 years ago

Jimmy Buffett had one hit before "Margaritaville." His first big national hit. His breakthrough or breakout.

US House of Rep Palmer Gary Facebook Alabama News
Palmer withdraws from race for Speaker

Alabama's sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) announced Tuesday morning that he has withdrawn from the race for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Palmer Alabama News
Palmer challenges all candidates for House Speaker to five commitments — 'We don’t need a person or a personality, we need a plan'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) put out a challenge to all candidates running for Speaker, asking his fellow contenders to commit to five principles.

Son, David Simpkins on the tuba and father, Buddy Simpkins on drums at the graveside service of Sylacauga businessman Jim Clinton. Alabama News
Presentation for 75-year era: Sylacauga band directors named Simpkins

Former band members from Sylacauga High School will gather on October 25 to recognize their band directors. For 75 years, one family supplied all the band directors – Fess Simpkins, Buddy Simpkins and David Simpkins.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer cites inflation, immigration, crime as reasons for seeking Speakership — 'The American people are desperate for authentic leadership'

Palmer faces eight other Republican congress members who qualified to run for speaker before the October 22 deadline.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer to seek U.S. House speaker post

Sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of nine Republican congressmen who qualified by the noon ET deadline of October 22 to run for U.S. Speaker of the House.

Jerry Carl with Jim Jordan Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl expects six candidates to compete for House Speaker — 'We will line them up and listen to all of them'

Alabama's first district U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) says House Republicans have a new plan to elect a new Speaker of the House.

Greek fest mobile Alabama News
A little piece of Greece in Alabama: Festival in Mobile through Sunday

The active Greek community of South Alabama shows off this week.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores in DC’s Constitution Hall. Alabama News
U.S. Navy Band Commodores in Troy Sunday

The band features an eclectic mix of big band music, jazz vocal arrangements, patriotic songs, and instrumentals.

Jimmy Buffett Greg Allen Invision AP Alabama News
National Parrot Head group moves annual Buffett event to Gulf Shores

A rite of passage is the changing of location for the annual “Meeting of the Minds,” the national gathering of members of Parrot Head clubs. For 28 years, it has met in New Orleans and then Key West. Not anymore. It will now meet on Alabama’s Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores.

Attorney Chip Herrington, conductor of Mobile Big Band, blows trumpet solo at Bluegill on the Causeway.  Second from left is Federal Judge William Steele, a saxophonist. Alabama News
Mobile Big Band is a walk-back to the Swing Era

The Mobile Big Band is Alabama’s version of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Band, only the music genres are different. In New Orleans, you hear Bourbon Street’s Dixieland jazz.  In Mobile, you hear swing, big band, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller.

Will Kimbrough, Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett. Photo: Lawrence Specker Alabama News
New Jimmy Buffett release is out, co-written by Alabama musician Will Kimbrough

The newest Jimmy Buffett song (so far) has now been released posthumously.  “University of Bourbon Street” was co-written by Buffett and Mobile native Will Kimbrough.

1697397985266blob Alabama News
Owner of ‘The Alabama Shop’ in old Jerusalem chooses to stay while Alabama citizens offer rescue aid

Imam operates a retail shop named “The Alabama Shop” at David Street No. 60 between the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter in old Jerusalem. He was a student at the University of Alabama from 1985 to 1989. His brother in the United States is also a ‘Bama graduate.

HC Parade Alabama News
Bama homecoming parade lines up at 5 a.m., marches at 7 a.m. Saturday

It will be an unusually early Saturday for paraders and parade watchers at Alabama’s homecoming.

Pete Riehm Alabama News
Common Sense Campaign names businessman Pete Riehm as interim president

Pete Riehm of Mobile has been named the new head of the citizen activist group, the Common Sense Campaign.

University of Alabama Alabama News
Bama homecoming weekend includes small but influential group: Former presidents of Student Government Association

This weekend’s homecoming at the University of Alabama will draw thousands of UA graduates home to see the many changes on campus, the pep rally, the crowning of the homecoming queen, the homecoming parade and the grand finale, the football game against Arkansas.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer to file bill reforming Alabama Department of Public Health

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) says he will push legislation for public accountability in the state health department.

solar eclipse Alabama News
Solar eclipse not likely a factor in Saturday's Bama homecoming game

The University of Alabama kicks off its homecoming game Saturday against Arkansas at 11 a.m. Just a few minutes later, at 11:13 a.m. CT, an annular eclipse of the sun enters the continental United States on the Oregon coast. 

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