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Operation Christmas Child: Local work for international impact

By Craig Monger   Hundreds of thousands of Alabama’s citizens have a global impact without ever leaving the state. Operation Christmas...

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Andrea Tice: T(r)ailor made Christmas

By Andrea Tice I was walking down the plentiful aisles of Hobby Lobby recently and turned into the Christmas section and … There it...

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VIDEO: Alabama man shares Christmas spirit with pressure washer art

From The Trussville Tribune Longtime Alabama photographer, videographer, and producer for The Trussville Tribune, Ron Burkett, showcased...

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‘Tis the Season for Opera Birmingham

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard Finding perfect pitch is the gift that keeps on giving at Opera Birmingham. Since 1955, opera has played...

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Christmas safety tips for your home and your family

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Each year, first responders see an increase in calls around Christmas. There are more fires and more...

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Alabama pastor’s son uses platform as Yankees pitcher to share Jesus

By Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist When Clay Holmes was growing up, if his family wasn’t at church they were at the ballpark. At...

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Red Land Cotton from seed to store: An Alabama success story

By Jim McDade   Made with Love in Alabama.   Grown in Alabama.   Made in the USA.   From farm to home.   At Moulton, Alabama’s...

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Treasuring Tradition at the Alabama Theatre

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard   Stepping into the Alabama Theatre is like entering a portal that transports you into nostalgia, charm and...

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VIDEO: South Alabama students learning 2 sets of ABC's

By Randy Tatano   Hands down, she might be the most creative first-grade teacher you’ve ever seen.Or sometimes it’s hands up. Or sideways....

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Sean of the South: Alabama trees

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Somewhere in Alabama. A small town with a cute main street, lots of muddy trucks, and men who...

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Nicole Allshouse: The Iron Bowl, a lost phone, and the good in social media

By Nicole Allshouse For all of you who question if there is any good left in humanity, this story is for you. And for those of you...

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Miss Alabama is 1st runner-up in Miss America competition

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Gulf Shores native Lauren Bradford placed as runner-up in the 2022 Miss America competition Thursday...

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Alabama Innovation Hub to stream certified teachers into classrooms

By Erica Thomas There is a new effort to bring certified teachers into classrooms across the state. An innovation hub that will be...

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Happy birthday Alabama! How we got here

By Brandon Moseley Today is the State of Alabama’s birthday. More specifically, Alabama became a state on Dec. 14, 1819. The State...

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Christmas Spirit Shines Brightly Throughout Alabama

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard   If you’re looking to make your spirits merry and bright…Alabama’s got you covered! From fantastically festive...

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Young Alabama beauty queen gives back to others with heartfelt letters and service projects

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor We are in the season of giving and one Hoover girl is using her platform to give to others in a big...

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Sean of the South: The Soloist

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  I was eleven. I was invited to try out for the Christmas community choir. A lady visited our church...

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Randy Tatano: OK, Alabama, it's time to stop eating fake Italian food

At the end of the classic mob movie Goodfellas, Ray Liotta complains about Witness Protection placing him miles away from decent Italian...

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New veterans program offers 'rules of engagement' for veterans on Alabama farms

By Randy Tatano You’ve probably never heard of a “therapy farm,” which isn’t a farm in a traditional sense. It doesn’t produce anything...

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WWII veteran reflects on 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack and his time in service

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor It was 80 years ago when Japanese forces killed more than 2,403 Americans at Pearl Harbor, a naval...

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A look back: Alabama war hero honored for World War II efforts

By 1819 News staff Eighty years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and drew the United States into World War II.  There...

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2 Alabama minor league teams respond to MLB player lockout

  By Amanda E.H. Pritchard Major League Baseball is in a player lockout due to the expiration of its collective bargaining agreement...

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Talk 99.5 host Matt Murphy signing off in Birmingham: 'I hope I made a difference'

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Since he got his start in radio at age 15, Matt Murphy has been evolving and improving his craft....

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Poke Sallet: A toxic weed with roots in southern cuisine

By Jim McDade “If some of ya'll never been down south too much, I'm gonna tell you a little story so's you'll understand what I'm talkin'...

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Former Miss Alabama says children must be inspired at home

By Michael J. Brooks Former Miss Alabama Amie Beth Dickinson Shaver said recently on “Priority Talk” that children need to know they’re...

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Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland in Alabama for a 'Santa Safari'

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is back in Alabama this year. The show in Madison is one of seven...

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'Sweet Grown Alabama' is just peachy

By Randy Tatano It’s not a song, but it has Alabama farmers singing its praises. If you’ve ever wondered whether the fruits and vegetables...

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