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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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Limestone County Sheriff’s Office to host 40th annual rodeo Friday and Saturday, largest rodeo east of Mississippi

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office will host its 40th annual Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Athens.

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Samford receives historic $100M gift from estate of Marvin Mann

Samford University in Birmingham has received the largest single donor gift ever received by an institution of higher education in Alabama — $100 million from the Marvin Mann estate.

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50th Anniversary of Wallace assassination attempt offers opportunity for reflection
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Randy Tatano: My 80s makeover

My mom was a fanatic when it came to how I dressed. I’d be heading off to play baseball, and she’d stop me. “Your t-shirt is all wrinkled!”

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Aliceville WWII Prisoner of War camp reenactment is this weekend

The Aliceville POW Camp was one of the largest in the USA, housing 6,150 POWs and 1200 American Army personnel at its peak.

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Vince Gill, Clint Black, Jay Leno and more coming to Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC) at Auburn University ended its second season Friday and announced its list of performances for its 2022-2023 season.

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Escambia County Schools Honors the Best at Red Carpet Event

A red carpet with no Kardashians. And no Will Smith. Just the local heroes of education. Women in gowns and men in tuxedos walked an actual red carpet.

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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: The Burnells

Lead singer Mark Kelly of the Burnells spoke to 1819 News about his band's history, influences and the new album they just recorded in Muscle Shoals, "Turn to Now."

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Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin' teaches students with special needs to fish

The Exceptional Anglers event, Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’, is teaching basic fishing skills to students with special needs from Alabaster, Pelham City, Shelby County and Jefferson County school systems.

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Callaway back home doing what he loves: family and football

Neil Callaway has always loved coaching. But he also loves his family, especially now that he is a grandfather.

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Escambia County high school seniors see justice system in action

Seniors from Escambia County’s three high schools got an up-close and personal look at the legal system as they attended the annual “Law Day” at the County Courthouse.

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27th Creek Bank Festival to be held on May 14 at Leeds Memorial Park

The 27th Creek Bank Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Leeds Memorial Park on Highway 119.   The festival is hosted each...

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Randy Tatano: The family savings plan

Those who lived through the Great Depression have a different way of looking at things when it comes to the economy. First, they never,...

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Ugandan children's choir to perform at historic Lyric Theatre in Birmingham

An Uganda-based children's choir is poised to perform at Birmingham's historic Lyric Theatre and the upcoming World Games.    The journey...

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Years after loss of husband, Alabama woman continues 'mission' for God, touching generations

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”...

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