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Randy Tatano: Dad's radio days

Back in the day (those of us who are “of a certain age” say that a lot), you could fix electronics. If the TV had a problem, you could pull out the tubes, take them to the neighborhood store that had a tube tester, plug in each one, and find the bad one. Then buy a replacement, pop it in, and you’re back in business watching a picture off the rooftop antenna in spectacular black-and-white. Back in the day you could also build electronics. Which reminds me of the coolest thing I ever did with my Dad.

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Birmingham Chef Adam Evans named best chef in the South

Muscle Shoals native and Birmingham chef Adam Evans was dubbed Best Chef: South this year by the James Beard Foundation at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Today is the anniversary of the day that Wallace 'stood in the schoolhouse door'

On June 11, 1963, federal authorities escorted two Black students as they enrolled in the University of Alabama. The desegregation of the University of Alabama was opposed by then Gov. George C, Wallace (D).

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USFL discovering Birmingham's reputation as a "foodie" town

“It’s a great food town. … When you talk about a midsize city in this country, I’ve never really been anywhere that has what Birmingham provides. I’m a fan of the little neighborhoods outside of downtown – they are like what we have in Dallas.”

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Musical group Truth to celebrate 50 years of ministry in June 17 reunion concert in Mobile

Roger Breland currently has several roles at the University of Mobile: director of the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts, dean emeritus of the Alabama School of the Arts, executive director of the Voices of Mobile and special assistant to the president of the University of Mobile.

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Perry Hooper: For Jamey Johnson, Grand Ole Opry a dream come true

Another milestone in Alabama’s illustrious country music history occurred when Jamey Johnson became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. This is an important exclamation point for the eleven-time Grammy nominated songwriter and true son of Alabama. Jamey is one of few musicians in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

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Randy Tatano: Snake on a plane

Snake on a Plane. No, not the movie. And not a real snake. Kenny Stabler.

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American Village celebrating America this summer season

American Village near Montevallo in Shelby County will be holding a special Celebrate America program through the end of July where the whole family can learn about the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, and life in America during the eighteenth Century.

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100-year-old WWII veteran lands in Birmingham after commemorating D-Day in France

A 100-year-old World War II veteran landed in Birmingham yesterday after making a trip to France on the 78th anniversary of D-Day.

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Oneonta to host 20th annual June Fling on Saturday

The Oneonta Business Association (OBA) will be hosting its 20th June Fling on Saturday in downtown Oneota.

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Randy Tatano: Amber Alert - Bring back the gentleman

Full disclosure right up front: I didn’t care about the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial. I didn’t watch a single story on television or read one in print. But wow, did I see social media blow up over the verdict!

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Off On A Comet?: Was a disappointing meteor shower the result of bad science or bad reporting?

The headlines created great expectations for the millions of mosquito harassed people who stood outside in the dark of night looking for an anticipated Memorial Day weekend cosmic fireworks display.

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Alabama Special Olympics sending 215 to USA Games in Orlando

215 athletes, coaches and unified partners from Alabama will be traveling to Orlando, Florida next week for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Main Street Marion working to preserve city's historic landmarks

The city of Marion has seen massive improvements to its historic architecture, but the fate of pivotal civil rights landmarks remains unknown.

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American Legion Post 205 Auxiliary President carries on service honoring husband, her ‘greatest hero’

As the nation pauses to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by generations of heroes, it is important to remember the service and sacrifice of those who served on the home front.

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Annual Hank Williams festival to be held in Georgiana June 3-4

The annual Hank Williams festival will be held June 3-4 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.  

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Book worms: South Alabama 5th graders write book & hold book signing for parents

There’s one book Flomaton Elementary fifth-graders will definitely be reading this summer, and not because it’s homework.

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Memorial Day Weekend begins ALEA's '101 Days of Safety"

On Memorial Day weekend, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is kicking off 101 days of safety throughout the summer.

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5 things to do in Alabama on Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Created in 1868, Memorial Day is meant to honor and mourn those who have died in service of the United States Military. Here is a look at five events around the state that will take place this Monday:

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Randy Tatano: Hiring at your 'conveyance'

If you’ve ever been in a position to hire someone, you’ve no doubt had an eye roll moment. I’ve had several. They range from bizarre things on resumes to weird wardrobe choices for an in-person interview.

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North Alabama’s new catfish trail brings in anglers from all around the country

Though bass fishing is still dominant, catfishing is becoming more prominent in professional fishing in Alabama.

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Huntsville’s most powerful rocket ever heading back to launchpad following several fixes

NASA’s new Artemis I rocket is being prepared for an early June return to its Kennedy Space Center, Florida launchpad for a second attempt to successfully conduct a full vehicle checkout that includes complete propellant fueling and a full-up final countdown rehearsal that will include everything short of firing the 8.8-million-pound thrust rocket engines for liftoff.

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World’s Largest Space Museum Kicks Off Summer With a Launch Party, New Hands-On Exhibit, and Movie Premieres

Hundreds of enthusiastic guests of all ages attended a launch viewing party and other festivities at the United States Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) Thursday night.

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Pies by Mike: Clanton’s greatest pie-maker tells his story

Mike Graham was once a drummer in a Christian rock band. Now, he is the owner of one of Alabama’s most beloved pie shops.

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Talk 99.5 Jawbone Jam coming to Iron City Birmingham May 26

Talk 99.5’s sixth Jawbone Jam will be held on Thursday, May 26, at Iron City Birmingham.

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USFL at the halfway point: more players, hotter temperatures, better play and the NFL takes notice

Daryl “Moose” Johnston knew the vision was catching on when his phone started ringing.

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Alabama middle schoolers wish retired Tuskegee Airman happy 100th birthday with letters

Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler is turning 100 on Saturday and asked for people to send him cards for his birthday

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