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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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