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Randy Tatano: The curse of the only child

When people find out I don’t have any brothers or sisters, the response is usually the same. “Oh, you must have been spoiled and gotten...

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'Fancy Like' feels like a No. 1 draft pick to Alabama's Walker Hayes

Like most any boy growing up in Mobile, Walker Hayes' early goal in his sporting career was obvious. Star at Alabama and then be drafted...

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Huntsville NASA family welcomes back Apollo 16 moonwalker on mission’s 50th anniversary

It was an emotional reunion Wednesday night when legendary Apollo moonwalker Charles Duke returned to Huntsville’s US Space and Rocket...

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New 'black gold' of Alabama to put state on map for automakers

The state of Alabama will soon be an even bigger part of the automaking industry, thanks to a rare earth mineral found deep in east-central...

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Enlisted leader graduates admitted into Air Force International Honor Roll in Montgomery

Air University senior enlisted leader graduates and officer alumni were admitted into the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force International...

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19th annual MotherWalk to raise awareness and funds to fight ovarian cancer

The 19th annual MotherWalk will take place on Saturday, May 14, in Homewood Park. The event is hosted by the Norma Livingston Ovarian...

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Founded by longtime Alabama Baptist music minister, Auburn University Singers celebrate 50 years

From The Alabama Baptist Thomas Smith has led the music ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Opelika for 48 years, but recently...

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Randy Tatano: Confessions of a chocoholic

My name is Randy, and I’m a chocoholic. (All together now:) Hi, Randy! Welcome to chocoholics not-so-anonymous. There are no meetings...

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Sozo Children to host 11th annual 'Run for a Reason 5K' in Birmingham

Sozo Children will be hosting its 11th annual Run for a Reason 5K on May 14 in the Avondale community of Birmingham.   Proceeds from...

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This is Holy Week

  For Christians across the globe, this week is referred to as “Holy Week.” Historians believe, based on the biblical accounts, that...

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Escambia County students now a lot safer with a touch of a button

Imagine having help on the way for your child in less than one minute during any emergency situation. That’s what a brand new technology...

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One of the world’s largest pet adoption events coming to Alabama

One of the world’s largest pet adoption events is coming to Florence in April. Tour For Life 2022, cohosted by Florence Lauderdale...

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USS Alabama getting new deck after more than 8 decades

One of the most recognizable attractions in Alabama is getting an upgrade after more than eight decades in the water. The battleship...

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Randy Tatano: Behind the scenes at a bachelor auction

In April of 1988, I got the phone call that changed my life. The caller was Donna, a nice woman who handled public relations for a...

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Sean of the South: Thank God for baseball

The sun is lowering over the trees on the horizon, and the sky is lit orange here in Birmingham. The world is filled with daylight....

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Shiny-Happy: New statewide magazine features 'Small Towns and Downtowns'

A new Alabama magazine launched Thursday featuring five small towns in Alabama, and this is only the beginning.   “Everybody has a...

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How one Alabama woman is making a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease

From The Alabama Baptist EDITOR’S NOTE — April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. When Katie Fordham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s...

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Tuscaloosa man builds domes for safety and price stability

A Tuscaloosa contractor is building dome houses worldwide to protect residents from severe weather.   “The Romans built domes and arches,...

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Alabama paleontologist helps discover new ancient shark species

An Alabama scientist helped discover a new ancient shark species.   Jun Ebersole, of McWane Science Center in Birmingham, assisted...

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State tracking trio of black bear cubs in northwest Alabama

Biologists and researchers are tracking a trio of black bear cubs in northeast Alabama to learn more about how the animals live in...

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Governor to host Magic Moments Easter egg roll today

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) will host the Magic Moments Easter Egg Roll at the Alabama Governor’s Mansion on Saturday. Magic Moments...

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Sean of the South: Distracted walking

How I ended up walking into a sliding glass door in a supermarket is pretty simple. I got a text from my wife. I looked at my phone...

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Classic on Noble: The story behind the fine-dining gem in east Alabama

  “The restaurant really is us,” said Cathy Mashburn, co-owner of Anniston restaurant Classic on Noble. “It’s very eclectic. The artwork,...

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BCMs partner during spring break to bring Campus Story Project to Alabama colleges

From The Alabama Baptist Everyone’s got a story — if someone will just listen. That’s the idea behind the Campus Story Project, an...

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Escambia County students experience living history at Pow Wow Grounds

History class became a new version of “show and tell” as students were treated to a visit at the Southeastern Indian Festival on the...

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Randy Tatano: My tryout with the Braves

As we approach the start of the baseball season, I look back at my one big chance. Like most young boys of my generation, I dreamed...

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Christian missionary and filmmaker tells This Alabama Life his story

Warren Callaway retired from healthcare in 2006 but refused to settle down.   In the latter half of his life, he’s charged himself...

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