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Today is Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan. 17,  is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a federal and state holiday so government offices, post offices, banks, courthouses,...

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Today is Robert E. Lee Day

Today is an official state holiday. State offices and most schools will be closed in honor of the legendary Confederate General Robert...

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Randy Tatano: Alabama fans, let me show you how to lose

Believe me, I get it. I know what it feels like when your favorite team loses. Problem is, I know it a lot better than Alabama fans....

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Sean of the South: WEEEEEE!

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  I have a letter here from Kyle that reads, “Dear Sean, I have the ring, I have the girl, but every...

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15 & Focused: East Alabama teen takes political commentary to next level

In less than a year, a Calhoun County teen has made waves in the political world. As a conservative political commentator, Caroline...

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First hospital-based water birth program launching in Alabama

Come February, moms in Alabama will have a choice they have never had before - to give birth in water, in a hospital. Dr. Jesanna Cooper...

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‘If you’re reading this…’ Mother of Alabama soldier killed in Iraq shares letters written by son

In 2007, country artist Tim McGraw took the stage at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards and solemnly sang, for the first time,...

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Will Sellers: The miracle of the Anglo-Irish treaty

One vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into farming implements. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will...

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'I know that God has a purpose' Wheelchair-bound Miss Alabama USA contestant encouraging others

The 2022 Miss Alabama USA pageant will be held Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, in Auburn. There will be 34 contestants competing...

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Sean of the South: It's going to be alright

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Remember when you were little? Remember how whenever you were sick your mother made chicken soup?...

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Randy Tatano: How the Cancel Culture mob came after me on January 6th

Writers are used to bad reviews. Even the most beloved bestsellers have a parade of one-star reviews on Amazon. Look up your favorite...

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New scooter trend picking up speed in south Alabama

That shiny new electric scooter you see on the sidewalk is not a Christmas gift some kid forgot to put away. If you’re in Andalusia...

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VIDEO: Alabama WWII veteran dies at 96

A 96-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama has passed away. Chief Master Sgt. E.W. Bush (ret.) took his last breath in the early...

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Flatline Movement uses hip-hop laced with gospel lyrics to reach teenagers

From The Alabama Baptist When Dewayne Rembert was growing up, he didn’t have a father around. But he did have something else — music....

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Alabama says farewell to beloved pastor Frank Barker

As we close out 2021, it seems appropriate to look at one of its bittersweet conclusions by celebrating the life and mourning the death...

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From Alabama to Music City: Jackson Capps

He got his first guitar when he was only eight years old and he was on stage a year later. Singing and playing at the World Famous...

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Sean of the South: All the purty horses

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The day before New Year’s Eve. I was stuck in Birmingham rush hour. A ten-mile line of standstill...

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Hank Williams: an Alabama legend lost on New Year's Day 69 years ago

New Year’s Day 2022 marks the 69th anniversary of the death of country music legend, Hank Williams.   Hiram (Hank) Williams died of...

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Randy Tatano: Resolution for parents - help your teen get a job!

My Dad started with the old school lessons early. I was in the first grade and was complaining about the one-mile walk to the elementary...

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South Alabama veteran making everything old new again

It’s a trade that will leave you in stitches. And not because it’s funny. Upholstery is sort of a lost art in the era of particle board...

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‘Holiday miracle’ for COVID-19 patient who spent three months on ventilator

After more than three months on a ventilator, one Alabama woman is thankful to be able to celebrate the holidays after winning her...

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Judson College: A tribute to 183 years of educating women and Christian service

By Elizabeth Well, Historian and Judson College alumnaFrom The Alabama Baptist Judson College, named in honor of Baptist missionary...

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Luke: The Christmas Story

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And...

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Randy Tatano: The relatives you miss at Christmas

Let’s face it: the classic movie Christmas Vacation doesn’t really hit high gear until Cousin Eddie shows up. Every family has someone...

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Who is the real St. Nick?

By Craig Monger   You would be hard-pressed to find a solitary person on planet earth who would not recognize the figure of Santa Claus. ...

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Jim McDade: The Christmas miracle of 1968

I was only a 14-year-old boy with my eyes glued to the silver screen of my grandmother’s 17-inch portable television screen on Christmas...

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Alabama Senator re-files bill to ban gender-changing procedures in children

By Brandon Moseley Legislation has been pre-filed in the Alabama Senate ahead of the 2022 Alabama Regular Legislative Session that...

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