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Re-entry and rehabilitation center opens in Perry County

On Thursday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) cut the ribbon to officially open the Perry County Probation and Parole Reentry Education Program...

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Popular Lake Martin restaurant open for season

All roads lead to the Landing at Parker Creek, or so the lakeside restaurant would have us believe.    Lakeside dining can almost sell...

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Alabama’s oldest whiskey distillery shares its whiskey-making process

Jimmy Sharp used to be a subcontractor. Now, he is the co-founder and head distiller of Alabama’s first whiskey distillery since before...

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Sean of the South: Monroeville

Monroeville, Alabama is quiet today. The town square looks perfect at dusk. The birds are chirping. The shops are lined in tight rows....

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USFL celebrates 'NASCAR Night' at Stallions' game

The new United States Football League (USFL) will follow its historic inaugural weekend with a Talladega-inspired NASCAR NIGHT on Saturday,...

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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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