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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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