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Ashley Carter: Chicken and dumplings — The secret ingredient (love!)

Memaw’s kitchen, with the smell of love and hard work, greeted you as soon as you came in the door. Every holiday or special occasion, we knew we could look forward to a big pot full of goodness known as chicken and dumplings.

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Alabama scores in every phase in dominating win over Louisiana-Monroe

It took just over six minutes for the University of Alabama football team to score in all three phases of the game. It was that kind of afternoon for the Crimson Tide in a 63-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe at Bryant Denny Stadium.

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Troy and South Alabama suffer heartbreaking last play losses on the road

While the scripts were decidedly different, the outcome, not to mention the anguish, was the same on Saturday for the football teams at Troy and South Alabama.

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Penn State dominates Auburn 41-12

This was Auburn’s worst loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the much-maligned 2012 season, when the Tigers were shut out by Georgia 38-0. 

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DeWayne McBride powers UAB to a victory over Georgia Southern

Perhaps a dark horse Heisman Trophy campaign was born on a sunny Saturday at Protective Stadium in UAB’s 35-21 victory over Georgia Southern. OK, that’s probably unneeded hyperbole, at least at this point. On this day, though, UAB running back DeWayne McBride was not only good, at times he was out of this world good.

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Auburn approves 3% tuition increase for 2023-2024

Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase beginning in the fall 2023 semester on Friday.

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Alabama federal delegation speaks out in opposition to Biden admin VA Hospital abortion proposal

Republicans in Alabama's congressional delegation are expressing their disapproval of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) proposal to offer abortion services to veterans and their beneficiaries in certain circumstances.

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This day in Alabama history: Country music legend Hank Williams born in Butler County

On September 17, 1923, country music star Hiram “Hank” Williams was born in Butler County. 

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'He loved America, he loved his country' – Legacy of fallen war hero from Alabama honored 11 years later

Michael W. Hosey was only 27 years old when his life was taken in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on Sept. 17, 2011. Here is his story.

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Hoover beats Hewitt-Trussville in Class 7A Region 3 showdown on a full night of high school football

The Hoover High offense hasn’t put crazy numbers on the scoreboard for the most part this season. That hasn’t been a problem for the Bucs.

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox decries Democrat cancel culture, difficulties distinguishing himself from national party

Despite getting high marks for his "courageous" response to a 2011 tornado outbreak that devastated his city, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox had to face some hard truths about Alabama politics in his 2018 run for governor.

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Teachers' Unions: How AEA-parent organization NEA gained political clout to promote radical ideologies in American public education

Teachers' unions have long been controversial in the United States, especially now, as polarizing discussions about public education in America are front and center.

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South Alabama offense takes center stage at the Rose Bowl on Saturday

The numbers tell the story for the South Alabama offense early in the 2022 season. The Jaguars are 15th in the country in pass offense, 20th in total offense and 32nd in scoring offense. They are holding the football for more than 36 minutes per game, which is sixth best in the country. Quarterback Carter Bradley, running back La’Damian Webb and wide receiver Jalen Wayne each have categories they rank in the top 10.

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UAB, Georgia Southern will take different approaches to Saturday's game

The final goal – moving the chains and putting up points - is the same for both teams that will be in Protective Stadium on Saturday. The way that UAB and Georgia Southern go about chasing that goal, though, is considerably different.  

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Sean of the South: Cheaha

Today, I am no longer the little boy whose father died by suicide. I am a man now. A man whose life ambition is to help others who have fallen.

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10 best golf courses in Alabama

Early fall is the perfect time of year to get out, tee up and play a round of golf.

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Fired Spanish Fort retirement community employees allege COVID vaccine mandate violated religious rights in lawsuit

Jennifer Sigley, Sloan Hamil, Katherine Lott Howerin and Tina Wolfe are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the operators of a Spanish Fort retirement community who claim the company's COVID-19 vaccine policy violated religious protections.

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City attorney: Birmingham Water Works Board chair not allowed to rescind resignation

Birmingham Water Works Board chairman Chris Rice might not be allowed to rescind his resignation, according to a letter from a city attorney on Thursday.

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Auburn's history with the Big 10 and Penn State

As Auburn welcomes Penn State to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time ever, it will be the Tigers’ fourth time facing off with a team from the Big Ten Conference in the regular season and their second in the last 90 years.

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Birmingham Squadron announces coaching staff for upcoming season

The Birmingham Squadron announced its coaching staff for the upcoming season on Thursday. T.J. Saint will be the head coach and his coach consists of Mery Andrade, Perry Huang and Jodie Meeks. Billy Campbell will be General Manager of Basketball Operations.

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Alabama vs Louisiana-Monroe: 5 things to watch for in tune-up match

After playing one of the sloppiest games under head coach Nick Saban’s tenure, squeaking out a 20-19 win over the Texas Longhorns last Saturday, the Crimson Tide will be anxious to get back to Bryant Denny Stadium to let out some frustration on their next opponent.

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Alabama unemployment rate remains 2.6%; Labor participation stagnant at 57.6% – 'Two available jobs for every unemployed person'

The Ivey administration revealed Alabama's August unemployment rate remained at 2.6%, down from 3.3% a year ago, with an unemployment count of 58,958, down from 59,359 in July and 74,505 a year ago.

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UAB linebacker Tyler Taylor coming to the end of a long college football odyssey

After this season, UAB linebacker Tyler Taylor is out of college football opportunities. This is it. He is a sixth-year senior.

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Trial of former Montgomery Public Schools CFO accused of $300k invoice theft scheme set for November 7

The trial of Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer at Montgomery Public School (MPS) System allegedly involved in a scheme to steal over $300,000 in taxpayer funds, will begin on November 7.

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Jared Hudson touts God, Constitution in Jefferson County Sheriff bid

Jefferson County Republican candidate for sheriff Jared Hudson is on a mission. A mission to uphold the Constitution and protect the people. It seems like a tough mission, but missions are nothing new to this 37-year-old husband and father of three girls.

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Watching from above: Which police departments are using surveillance drones?

Aerial drones have become a popular tool for police departments across the country over the past five years.

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ACLL's Matt Clark urges fathers to stick up for children in VA’s crosshairs

This June, the U.S. Supreme Court did something which many of us had been praying for many years: It overruled Roe v. Wade. Now, the States are finally free to protect life. But as always, evil finds a way to push back.

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