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Jeff Poor joins 1819 News as Political Editor

BIRMINGHAM, AL — One of the best-known and respected conservative voices is joining 1819 News. Jeff Poor, host of the daily Jeff Poor...

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UPDATE: Huntsville rocket team prepares for rollout of ‘World’s Mightiest Rocket’

NASA managers responsible for the final preparations to launch the world’s mightiest rocket provided a work progress update during...

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Alabama chef nominated for James Beard Award: 'It's not about me'

That was the motto of Johnny Hontzopolous when he opened his restaurant after immigrating from Greece to America in 1921. Little did...

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Sean of the South: My last hair-well

In a few days, we will be moving 260 miles north to Birmingham, Alabama. So I got my last Florida haircut. I’m picky about who cuts...

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VIDEO FEATURE: Small town Alabama ‘banging’ out big-time ammo despite shortages

In the past two years, the National Firearm Industry Trade Association has seen more new gun owners. In 2020, 40% of all firearm purchases were made by first-time gun buyers. In 2021, that percentage was 30%. But despite increased sales, supply chain shortages and inflation, one small town Alabama company is producing high quantities of high-quality ammunition.

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Randy Tatano: The flying ice cream lid incident

Back in the day, before politics, social media and political correctness sucked the fun out of life’s simple pleasures, we were easily...

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Alabama fire chiefs sounding alarm on ambulance shortages

Across the nation, municipalities and private transport services have struggled to keep their ambulances staffed with Emergency Medical...

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Getting your start in the poultry business

Poultry in Alabama generates more than $15 billion in revenue each year. Poultry farming accounts for 65.6% of annual farming revenue...

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Steps to preventing child sex abuse in ministry

In recent years, awareness of child sexual abuse in Christian ministries has become heightened. Certain high-profile cases of serial...

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TSA hides 'threats' on school buses to test drivers

Most people think the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just handles the screenings at airports. But the TSA is also involved...

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Class on the 'Moooove' in south Alabama

It might be the most unique homeroom you’ve ever seen. Students at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton aren’t learning farming skills...

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Randy Tatano: Flashbacks of a gasoline crisis

Lately, I’m seeing all the warning signs that were evident in the 1970s. political unrest. Skyrocketing energy prices. High inflation....

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Lipscomb is the credit union’s lawmaker of the year

State Rep. Craig Lipscomb (R-Gadsden) was recently awarded the 2021 Lawmaker of the Year Award by the League of Southeastern Credit...

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Sean of the South: Diner Speak

“Sit wherever you want, sweetie,” the Waffle House waitress said. I slid into my booth. Alan Jackson was singing overhead about the...

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Perry Hooper: Greenwood continues support of 'Helping a Hero;' two homes built in Huntsville

My hat is off to a great American, Lee Greenwood. During the middle of the very busy preparations for his All-Star Salute Concert honoring...

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Alabama native built Super Bowl champion

When the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl on Sunday, Sean McVay was the coach; wide receiver Cooper Kupp was the MVP of the game,...

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Why Valentines Day may be difficult for singles in 2022

Dating has always been a challenge for some but 2022 could be extra difficult for singles trying to find the right person. The internet,...

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Jefferson County attorney: ‘I’m not dead’

After 55 years as an attorney, one Jefferson County man wants his clients to know he’s still going strong and working hard, despite...

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Randy Tatano: The time the airport went silent

Those of us of a certain age remember when flying was actually fun. I know that seems hard to believe in an era in which you get half-undressed...

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Experts share hope amid devastating reality at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

From The Alabama Baptist More than 225 advocates in the fight against human trafficking gathered Feb. 3–4 in Montgomery for the 8th...

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Signature Academies launching in Jefferson County Fall 2022

A new kind of school is coming to students in Jefferson County in the fall of 2022. The Signature Academies will be schools focused...

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Mobile event launches regional evangelism conferences

From The Alabama Baptist Alabama Baptists are taking their annual State Evangelism Conference on the road this year, hosting four regional...

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Sean of the South: Alabama or bust!

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  So I guess we’re moving. My wife, Jamie, has been looking at houses for several months now, ever...

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Randy Tatano: The Yankees are coming ... but we won't bite

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there is currently a mass exodus from the Northeast to places in the South. While...

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South Alabama schools 'roll out' WiFi on buses

Sometimes a school bus is more than a school bus. In Escambia County, it’s a rolling wi-fi hotspot. This year, 25 of the county’s 100...

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Fighting the odds at Lovelady Center: Alabama woman's inspiring story headed to the big screen

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. Sometimes our entire life is a curveball. Sometimes that curveball hits us so hard in the face...

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Adoptive mom uses medical knowledge to help children with special needs

From The Alabama Baptist   At a young age, Johnna Breland felt called to be a doctor, but as she grew up, that career never seemed...

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