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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.

The Burnells from Mark Kelly Alabama News

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."

Exceptional Anglers Alabama News
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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Craighead Elementary students receive 75 new beds

It was Christmas in spring for the students of Craighead Elementary School in Mobile, as 75 third-graders found out they were each...

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Alabama mom texts deceased son, receives miraculous response

For five and a half years, one east Alabama mother has occasionally texted her son's number. She never hears back. She knows she won't...

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Cullman to host 83rd Strawberry Festival Saturday

The city of Cullman will be hosting its 83rd Strawberry Festival Saturday at the Festhalle Farmers Market.   Fresh strawberries, an...

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Pandemic impact: Mental health crisis facing youth of America hits home

As the United States slowly recovers from the worst of the COVID pandemic, a new illness has emerged. As jolting as the pandemic and...

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National Day of Prayer: History and Purpose

Although the National Day of Prayer has been established as an official American tradition since 1952, the history runs far deeper....

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New Student Advisory Council shares ideas for Escambia County Schools

A dozen high school students were just sent to the superintendent’s office in Escambia County. But it wasn’t due to a disciplinary...

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Alabama artist featured in World Games 2022 theme song is 'proud' to be a part of history

The World Games 2022 announced its new official theme song, “Hope of Alabama.”   The song will feature a handful of artists such as...

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1819 News CEO Shares His Personal Story of Redemption & Restoration
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Sean of the South: Public places

Birmingham. A public park. It was sunny. I was walking my bloodhound, Thelma Lou, trying to get her to do her business. I wore a blue...

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Randy Tatano: How not to get on a game show

I guess my fascination with being a contestant on a game show started when I was a kid. A family friend won a shiny new car on the...

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A true American Patriot: Alabama's own, Roy Brook

Roy Brook stands in 100-degree weather, bone-chilling sleet, and piercing rain. The 73-year-old knows most every interstate and side...

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