Corey Weston lost his leg on March 14 in a tragic accident while setting fence posts on his land in St. Clair County. On June 28, he finally got to thank the deputy who applied the tourniquet and helped get him airlifted to the hospital.
As we plunge deeper into the summer months, the time to start caring about your air conditioning unit was yesterday.
When Hugh Fountain was announced as the new head football coach for W.S. Neal High in East Brewton, it carried significance that went beyond sports. It reunited two men who had been friends since kindergarten. Because Fountain and Principal Todd Williamson are both alumni of the W.S. Neal class of ’82.
The Fourth of July is a time to commemorate the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress in 1776 and the sacrifices of those who fought for American Independence. Over the years, Independence Day has developed a strong tradition of summer celebrations from barbeques to apple pie to fireworks.
Cooking with Culture, co-founded and led by Chef Benard Tamburello and Giuliana Russo-Skinner, is an Italian cooking class where students learn to prepare authentic Italian meals. Students also learn the history of each dish.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to 3 1863. The Union victory was decisive turning point in the Civil War.
Whether found in the forests of Alabama or the halls of Washington D.C, people seem to have a natural aversion to snakes.
About 10 years ago I was one of the producers of a television segment on Elvis, which would feature an interview with his ex-wife, Priscilla, who was returning to Graceland on the anniversary of his passing. While I didn’t know everything about Elvis, I was very familiar with Priscilla from her days on the TV show Dallas.
Every year, Gatorade awards the best male and female soccer players in each state. This year, both of Alabama’s awards went to students at Mountain Brook High School.
Today is the 85th anniversary of Chambers County native Joe Louis’s victory over James Braddock, which won him the heavyweight boxing title in 1937.
Today marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Albert Love Patterson, the Phenix City lawyer and Democratic candidate for Attorney General who vowed to root out crime and vice in East Alabama.
Jared Isaacman was only 12 years old in 1995 when he attended Huntsville’s Aviation Challenge Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Now, he has announced the largest-ever donation to the center.
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.
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.
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).
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.