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Pearl Harbor Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: It’s a long way from Alabama to Pearl Harbor

In December 1941, the people of Alabama, and indeed of most of the then-48 states, did not know where Pearl Harbor was. They learned very quickly and have never forgotten.

Isaiah Bond Alabama News
Baldwin County father-son in miracle photo at Iron Bowl

There was CJ Shaw and his father, Chris Shaw, in the miracle photo. The two Alabama fans had a bird’s eye view of the winning play.

Moody Music Building Concert Hall Alabama News
Problem with debate at UA campus – no room for students; ALGOP delivers solution

A problem arose due to the small debate hall. Students will not be allowed to attend. An on-campus presidential debate, but the students have no seats.

Rose Bowl Alabama News
‘Remember the Rose Bowl, we’ll win then’: Words of Alabama’s fight song are meaningful again

Since 1946, these words from “Yea, Alabama,” the fight song of the Alabama Crimson Tide, seemed archaic and had little meaning. 

Kilmeade Alabama News
Fox News’ Kilmeade makes Fairhope appearance to promote book showcasing Alabama’s Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt

An overflow crowd of Alabama readers came out on December 3 to hear Brian Kilmeade of Fox News introduce his newest book, Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality.

Geminid Meteor Shower Alabama News
Geminids meteor showers visible in Alabama — Start on Dec. 4, peak Dec. 13-14

A major annual meteor shower, the Geminids, will be visible in Alabama starting December 4 and will continue through December 17.

Brickandspoon Alabama News
‘Fox & Friends’ to be live at Tuscaloosa breakfast joint Thursday morning after GOP debate

The segment "Breakfast With Friends" will air live from 5 to 8 a.m. Thursday, December 7, which happens to be Pearl Harbor Day.

Bible Christmas Alabama News
An invaluable Christmas gift you can share with others now, and it’s free

Alabama folks are sharing a Christmas gift to others throughout the month of December. They are spreading this message through Facebook, other social media and email.

tea party Alabama News
Boston Tea Party to re-enact on 250th anniversary December 16; Alabama patriots mailing loose tea

It is a red-letter date in America’s founding. The Boston Tea Party will celebrate its 250th anniversary on December 16.

Vivek Ramaswamy Alabama News
Vivek Ramaswamy coming to Alabama December 5 for ALGOP fundraiser ahead of presidential debate

Ramaswamy is showing up in Alabama a day early. The 38-year-old has agreed to highlight a fundraiser for the Alabama Republican Party.

Negro league Alabama News
Mobile Museum of Art exhibit, talk to memorialize Negro Baseball League

A talk and demonstrative presentation by Yvonne Wells will be on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mobile Museum of Art.  It will be interactive, displaying her work memorializing the Negro Baseball League.

Gop women Alabama News
Competition for leadership of Alabama Federation of Republican Women underway

The Alabama Federation of Republican Women will meet in their biennial convention this Thursday and Friday in Huntsville, and excitement is in the air.

The doors Alabama News
Tribute to Jim Morrison and ‘The Doors’ at Alabama’s OWA December 1-2

The band that helped popularize gothic rock will be recreated in tribute on December 1 and 2 at the OWA Theater in Foley.

1700687610698blob Alabama News
Return to the 1960s: Swingin’ Medallions fans gather in Gadsden December 1

In the mid-1960s, hundreds of teenagers in central and north Alabama traveled weekly to Oporto Armory in east Birmingham for “Medallion Mondays.” On December 1, those teens, now mostly in their 70s, will recreate that scene.

Big Fish Alabama News
Alabama’s Leigh Rawls to direct ‘Big Fish’ at famed Annapolis theatre

The movie "Big Fish" was filmed in Alabama using locals as secondary actors and extras. Now, the theatre version will be directed by an Alabama product, Leigh K. Rawls from Montgomery.

Ann Hodges showing the meteorite Alabama News
Stars Fell on Alabama, and one hit a Sylacauga woman

On November 30, it will be the 69th anniversary of the unique experience of Sylacauga’s Ann Hodges getting struck by a meteor.

Full Moon Alabama News
For three straight nights, you can see ‘full moon,’ November 26-28

This weekend, people in Alabama will be able to see three straight nights of full moons.

GOP Debate Alabama News
Republican presidential debate at UA will compete with distractions

The Republican presidential debate on December 6 at the University of Alabama will face distractions and competition for attention.

1700524428687blob Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Thanksgiving all year round

Thanksgiving means THANKSLIVING.

Andy Griffith Show Alabama News
Two at Andy Griffith’s Thanksgiving table were from Alabama — Can you answer these questions about them?

Two at Andy Griffith's Thanksgiving table are from the state of Alabama. Let’s see how many of you Alabama folk can answer all of these questions:

Africatown Alabama News
Mobile’s Africatown featured on '60 Minutes'; Descendants from slave ship met with descendants of ship financier

Historical events from 163 years ago in Alabama were featured on Sunday's CBS's "60 Minutes."

Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter Alabama News
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died Sunday at age 96.  She had gone onto home hospice Saturday, almost 10 months after her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, 99, had gone onto home hospice care.

Meteor Shower Alabama News
Leonid meteor showers this weekend — visible in Alabama

Alabama stargazers should be able to see the Leonid meteor showers this year—God’s own fireworks.

Former President Jimmy Carter, right, and his wife Rosalynn Alabama News
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter joins her husband Jimmy in at-home hospice

Almost 10 months after former President Jimmy Carter, 99, went into at-home hospice care, his wife Rosalynn, 96, joined him.

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.

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