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'He loved America, he loved his country' – Legacy of fallen war hero from Alabama honored 11 years later

Michael W. Hosey was only 27 years old when his life was taken in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on Sept. 17, 2011. Here is his story.

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10 best golf courses in Alabama

Early fall is the perfect time of year to get out, tee up and play a round of golf.

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Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Bryan Ellis, a former UAB quarterback, enjoying the coaching life

Bryan Ellis always knew he wanted to go into the family business.

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UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell looks to build on last week's record setting performance

The words still live in UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell’s head and heart. He’s too small, he was told, to play college football.

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Point guard Eric Gaines brings his ‘high risk, high reward’ style to UAB basketball

Incoming UAB point guard Eric Gaines brings another high-powered piece to the Blazers' backcourt. The LSU transfer will pair well with the dynamic Jelly Walker, who might have more shooting range than any player in the country.

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Athens' Ali Elizabeth Turner traces 1960s 'hippie' life to coming to Christ and the Iraq war in 'Ballad for Baghdad'

This is the story of Ali Elizabeth Turner — an ex-hippie chick, Vietnam War protester who now resides in Alabama. She is a fierce soldier supporter and spreads the word of God’s love to anyone who will listen to her.

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Alabama laughs: Meet soldier, stutterer and comedian Jody Fuller

Opelika native, Auburn Tiger fan and lifelong stutterer Jody Fuller has not only written multiple books and served four tours in the military, but he makes people laugh too.

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10 best Alabama-made craft beers to drink this fall

Fall in Alabama means Saturday tailgating, bonfires and good times with friends and family. Take it upon yourself to (responsibly) crack open a cold one made right here in our own state. For your convenience, here are eight of the best beers brewed in Alabama:

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Hard work and proper diet help Kyle Harrell to add to his role on the UAB defense

Kyle Harrell is content with his role on the UAB football team. It seems like such a simple sentence, at least until you consider his complex journey through college football.

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Friendship on temporary hold for JSU head coach Rich Rodriguez and Murray State's Dean Hood

Old friends Rich Rodriguez and Dean Hood gave each other the cold shoulder this week. Both of them understand why the other did not call. They will be on the opposite sidelines on Saturday.

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Crimson Tide center Darrian Dalcourt preparing for a noisy Saturday

Darrian Dalcourt's list of things to worry about on Saturday include handling a large and active Texas Longhorn defensive front, staying hydrated in the middle of a toasty day in Texas and being heard over the noise.

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UAB shows its offensive line depth in the season opener with Trey Bedosky playing well at left tackle

Trey Bedosky should have been nervous in the moments leading up to UAB’s season opener. The sophomore offensive lineman was not only preparing for his initial college football start but, at least for the first game, he was replacing NFL prospect Kadeem Telfort at left tackle. Those are some pretty big steps to fill.

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It won't be difficult for Samford coach Chris Hatcher to find familiar faces in Athens, Georgia on Saturday

Stetson Bennett is a Georgia Bulldog. Samford head coach Chris Hatcher thought at one point that Bennett just might be a different shade of Bulldog.

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Hard work paying off for Jake Ganus and the Moody High football program

The offense is putting up video game numbers. Finding a seat on game night is impossible if it’s closer than 45 minutes to kickoff. The field at Bill Morris Stadium is not only sporting a beautiful new turf but you no longer have to run up a slope in the corner of one end zone. Football has become the thing to see at Moody High.

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10 concerts coming to Alabama this fall

Summer is winding down, but don't think that means concert season is over. Here are 10 huge concerts coming to Alabama from September to October:

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Alabama lake-goers say goodbye to summer with 'last hurrah'

Labor Day marked the official end of summer for lake-goers in Alabama. Every year, Memorial Day opens up a season of fun in the sun, but Labor Day is the closing of memories that will last a lifetime for many.

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Florence — A step back in time with rich history, good food and great hospitality

When one is planning a quick getaway trip, visiting Florence, Alabama, doesn't tend to come to mind.

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Walking and writing: A visit with Alabama author Jerry Ellis

Jerry Ellis has done a ton of walking. Not just for his health, either, but so he could take a good long look at his fellow human beings, the history they’ve made — good and bad — and, eventually, to share his experiences for the edification of readers everywhere.

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From near death to eternal life: His Way recovery program is saving lives in Huntsville

Reclaim. Rebuild. Restore. That’s what His Way, located in Huntsville, is all about. The Christian-based non-profit is using all of its resources to help men and, in some cases, women recover from addiction.

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Faith-based women and children’s shelter set to open by the end of the year in Randolph County

There is an effort underway in east Alabama to bring safety and security to abused women and children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to escape their situations.

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Long layoff doesn't keep Zion Webb from doing big things on the football field for Jacksonville State

Zion Webb will take the first snap for Jacksonville State on Saturday when Davidson visits Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium. Zion Webb also took the first snap when the Davidson football team last visited the JSU campus.

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Will Anderson, Jr. taking nothing for granted as Crimson Tide approaches opening game

Will Anderson, Jr. is on every watch list for awards that honor college football defensive players. The University of Alabama standout outside linebacker is considered one of the favorites for an award – the Heisman Trophy - which has honored a defensive player as its winner in 86 years of existence.

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Playing against his father's team is not the main focus for UAB WR Fred Farrier II

Fred Farrier is going to be on both Protective Stadium sidelines in Thursday’s season opener between UAB and Alabama A&M.

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NASA's super heavy-lift rocket scheduled to launch Monday

NASA is setting the state for the Monday morning launch of the Artemis I super heavy-lift rocket from Kennedy Space Center

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Full slate of college football for Alabama college teams this week

Three college football games on Thursday, including UAB playing host to Alabama A&M, begin a busy slate.

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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Walt Aldridge

Singer-songwriter and Muscle Shoals music producer Walt Aldridge is the mind behind many popular hits, including Conway Twitty’s “She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind” (1989) and “ Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (2000) by Travis Tritt.

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Former QB Iverson Hooks finds way into WR rotation at UAB

Iverson Hooks wanted to find his way onto the field in his first college football season.

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