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Seniors lead the way for Jacksonville State in the Gamecocks' final FCS season

The Football Championship Subdivision playoff carrot disappeared. The excitement over moving up a college football level and settling into some new facilities is reserved from someone else. That’s just part of reality for a group of 14 Jacksonville State senior football players.

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Basketball is just part of special trip to the Dominican Republic for the Samford men's basketball team

On the surface, it looked like the Samford men’s basketball team’s trip to the Dominican Republic was about the game of basketball. Dig past the surface, though, and it was about much more. And you really don’t have to dig far.

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10 other ways Birmingham could have used the $75 million spent for the World Games

The price tag for the 2022 World Games is estimated to be in the ballpark of $75 million when it is all said and done.

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Rick & Bubba's Burgess stresses importance of men's ministry – 'You cannot reach and disciple men if you keep talking to us like we're women and children'

'Men and women are equal but they're not the same'

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Alabama transfer Jackson Bratton fits in nicely in UAB linebacker corps

Jackson Bratton, who was fresh off two years in the University of Alabama football program, didn’t know what to expect when he arrived at UAB.

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Large ancient turtle discovered in Alabama named after a Birmingham paleontologist

Scientists discovered a new turtle species in Alabama, which they say is from 83 million years ago, and chose to name it after a paleontologist in Birmingham.

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Basketball dreams turn into football success for UAB's Dexter Boykin

Dexter Boykin had specific future athletic plans when he first arrived at Fairfield High. “I thought I was going to be about 6-8 and go to Duke,” Boykin said.

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Cooperatives emerge as homeschooling option in Alabama

“The co-op kind of helps do all that behind the scenes work and provides the parents with the assignments and the lesson plans and all of that instead of the parent having to figure it out on their own,” said Sarabeth Schneider.

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UAB's Colby Dempsey plays his way into the cornerback rotation

Talking his way through a cornerback position filled with experience and talent to get into the playing rotation wasn’t an option. Colby Dempsey found an infallible option.

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UA receiver Jermaine Burton goes from foe to teammate in Tuscaloosa

His bond with quarterback Bryce Young is getting stronger by the day. His crowning moment in college football is solidly in the rearview mirror. His focus on working toward a new crowning moment is solidified.

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Alabama Veteran announced large multi-purpose facility to house and assist veterans

During Casino Night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, Alabama Veteran announced it will soon develop a multi-use facility for veterans and their families, in Lincoln.

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What does a $1 million home look like in Alabama?

From Huntsville to Gulf Shores, we are looking at 7, $1 million homes in Alabama.

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Busy schedule doesn't keep Samford LB Nathan East from shining on the football field

Samford linebacker Nathan East is taking it to another level. East, the Bulldogs' lone preseason All-Southern Conference first team selection, is back for his sixth season with the program. He’s also in his second year in the stringent Physical Therapy Program at Samford and is a newlywed.

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'Casino Night' in Hoover to benefit Alabama Veteran Saturday

Alabama Veteran, a nonprofit that strives to connect Alabama veterans and help them transition to civilian life, is hosting a large annual fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Massive 100-acre cage-free dog rescue coming to former greyhound training facility at Victoryland

The largest cage-free no-kill rescue group in the United States is coming to Macon County with a 100-acre site.

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From Top Gun to Sanders Aviation, ‘as good as they are, they still have something to learn’
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Perseverance leads Maleak Bryant to a contributing role at tight end for UAB

The question was asked more than once during spring practice. Can Maleak Bryant be physically ready to help the UAB football team in the fall or any point in the future?

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'People have to be involved': New conservative grassroots organization focuses on information

Dedicated to educating the public on everything from political candidates to disaster survival, South Alabama Liberty has been growing exponentially since it started with eight friends in an Enterprise restaurant about a year and a half ago.

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Shocking phenomenon: Alabama man struck multiple times by lightning in his lifetime, then gravesite also destroyed by lightning

William Yeldell Cosper was struck by lightning at least five times. However, two of those times were after death.

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Alabama World War II, Korea and Vietnam veteran Sara Narcissa Harris celebrates 102nd birthday

In 1920, the passage of the 18th Amendment ushered in Prohibition. Soon thereafter, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It was also the year Sara Narcissa Harris was born in Wilcox County's Possum Bend.

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What is a Libertarian? Part I: The Libertarian Movement

America’s largest third party, the Libertarian Party (LP), will finally be on the ballot in Alabama in November’s election. The Libertarian Party’s website lists over 60 candidates running for positions across the state. But what does the word “libertarian” mean?

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New offensive coordinator Darrin Hinshaw gets comfortable at UAB

The Xs and Os of offensive football were on Darin Hinshaw’s mind when he showed up at the UAB Football Facility earlier this year to begin his first day as an analyst for the Blazers. The veteran assistant coach was ready to dive into the UAB playbook with then-offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent. Vincent had a different plan.

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Dylan Hopkins battles his way to top of UAB QB depth chart heading into fall camp

Injuries have certainly been part of Dylan Hopkins’ UAB career, to this point. There was a torn thumb ligament in his throwing hand in 2019.

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Mises Institute welcomes students to Auburn for Mises University, Institute marks 40 years

Mises University concluded Saturday at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.

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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Barry Waldrep

Instrumentalist, songwriter and owner of Banjo.com Barry Waldrep has always been real about the music he likes to play.

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Samford's Bradley Porcellato took the long route to becoming top notch punter

In a way, Bradley Porcellato’s journey from Melbourne, Australia to Birmingham, Alabama traveled through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charlottesville, Virginia. We’ll let Porcellato, a senior All-Southern Conference punter at Samford University, connect those dots.

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Identifying and avoiding Alabama's venomous snakes

If you talk about snakes in a public setting for any length of time, you will likely hear the phrase “the only good snake is a dead snake” or something similar. While it is important to be cautious around snakes, and other wild creatures, the phrase is not necessarily true.

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