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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. 

Roger Bedford Alabama News
Long-time State Senate power Roger Bedford dies at 67

Former State Sen. Roger Bedford died at his home in Tuscaloosa Wednesday following a battle with cancer.

Spencer pope francis Alabama News
Bishop returns to his roots in Sylacauga

It’s a long way from being an altar boy in Sylacauga to being Bishop of the U.S. Military Archdiocese, but that is the life journey made by Dickie Spencer.

Bruce Pearl, Katie Britt Alabama News
'We must stand with Israel': Katie Britt, Bruce Pearl featured in national planning group to defend Israel

A Zoom meeting Monday of 247 U.S. activists developing a strategy to support Israel in the face of terrorist attacks featured Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

election audit Alabama News
Election activists push bill to require post-election audits in 10% of Alabama precincts

Two citizen activists from Lee County have prepared a bill to require each Alabama county to conduct a post-election audit on 10% of the voting precincts. Those sample precincts would be selected at random.

BC Rain Alabama News
New on-campus stadium at Mobile’s B.C. Rain High named for beloved coach, principal Ben Glover

For the first time, B.C. Rain football has a permanent home.

Harvest Moon Alabama News
‘Harvest Moon’ visible Thursday night, early Friday morning in Alabama

It is the annual Harvest Moon, meaning the full moon closest to the advent of fall.

Dr. Lou Campomenosi, head of Common Sense Campaign Alabama News
Common Sense Campaign's 'Dr. Lou' resigns, moves home to Louisiana

People call him “Dr. Lou,” partly because his last name is difficult to say and spell. Dr. Lou Campomenosi, 78, long-time head of the Common Sense Campaign, has announced his resignation from the group.

Lloyd's Alabama News
Beloved Lloyd’s Restaurant closing in Birmingham

Since 1937, for 86 years, Lloyd’s Restaurant, off Highway 280 east of Birmingham, has been the go-to place for barbecue, meat and three, fried chicken and heavenly onion rings. Lloyd’s has been a Southern Fried Restaurant.

Magnolia Inn in downtown Foley, Alabama. Owned by John Snook, who also lived there. At one end of semi-secret Snook tunnel to his Gulf Telephone Company. Alabama News
­­Early 'militia' in Baldwin County included women’s 'Nylon Army'

There was an early militia – 1950s through 1970s – in Foley in southern Baldwin County.  And it defied the mainstream depiction of a militia.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Watching a miracle from Mountain Brook

I was at my brother Alan Zeigler’s home, then in Mountain Brook. It was early morning, and we were drinking coffee. Alan was intently watching the morning news on TV, a morning ritual.

Jimmy Buffett performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: One of my Jimmy Buffett stories

Jimmy Buffett was a Mobilian. He had many friends here. 

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