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Ten highest paid state employees in Alabama: Who are they?

Alabama ranked 29 among all U.S. states and territories for average state employee salary in 2021. Nevertheless, its highest-paid employee makes almost double what the highest-paid federal employee makes.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs. Austin Peay

An early kickoff on a cold day, against an FCS opponent, with no chance at playing in the SEC title game, and a slim to none chance of making the playoffs, this game had all the ingredients to be a sloppy one, and that’s exactly what Alabama fans got Saturday with a 34-0 win against Austin Peay.

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Samford receives the No. 6 national seed for the NCAA FCS football playoffs

Samford, the Southern Conference champions, receives a first round bye and will play at home in the second round.

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College football roundup: Jacksonville State finishes unbeaten in ASUN play with convincing win at Central Arkansas

Jacksonville State stakes claim to ASUN title, even though conference officials say they will not recognize the Gamecocks as champions.

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UAB can't stop LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels in loss to the Tigers

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels accounts for more than 400 yards in a 41-10 win over LSU.

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The Auburn report card following Tigers' second win in a row

Grading Auburn following its dominant 41-17 win over Western Kentucky. 

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Mo Brooks not backing Trump's 2024 bid — Tuberville backs former president '100 percent'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville is doubling down on his support of former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential race, while U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is looking elsewhere for a potential candidate.

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Hoover 12-year-old giving back by collecting pillows for Alabama's foster children

Lucy Helland, a sixth grader at Bumpus Middle School, is collecting money to purchase pillows for foster children.

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Randy Tatano: November 22, 1963

There are certain days in our lives so significant that we can recall every little detail years later. Images, words and emotions that are burned into our brains. We remember exactly where we were, what we were doing and what we felt when an important event took place.

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Ashley Carter: A day of Thanksgiving

Time with family is priceless. The moments we spend together creating memories are ones that will never be forgotten. 

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo says NIL, transfer rules have 'ruined' college football since he played for coach Bear Bryant

Wingo came to the University of Alabama in the late 1970s. There he met his wife of 42 years and had four successful seasons with the Crimson Tide. But things nearly went a different direction when Wingo was cut from the team his junior year.

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Kiffin on being Auburn's top target: Maybe if they watched the first half of the Arkansas loss, 'I wouldn’t be number one anymore'

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, considered Auburn's top choice to fill its head football coaching vacancy, suffered a 42-27 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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Auburn defense pitches second half shutout as Tigers win second in a row

Auburn’s seniors went out with a bang, and the Tigers are winners of two in a row after a shutout of the Western Kentucky offense in the second half led to a 41-17 Auburn victory.

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Samford wins wild double overtime thriller over Mercer to clinch the Bulldogs' first outright Southern Conference football championship

Samford scores the winning touchdown on a 25-yard touchdown run in double overtime by Quincy Crittenden.

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RIPeay — Individual performances from McClellan and Burton lead Alabama past Austin Peay

Alabama took care of business Saturday getting their ninth victory of the season beating Austin Peay 34-0.

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State Sen. Givhan: Expect movement on legislation to change how state health officer is selected

The turnover in the Alabama Legislature headed into the new quadrennium, combined with new leadership in the House of Representatives, has made State House expectations somewhat of a wildcard for 2023 and beyond.

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Alabama Department of Education issues school report cards — Did your child's make the top 10?

The Alabama State Department of Education released on Friday its statewide school report cards for 2021-2022.

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Birmingham public transport experiencing delays, blames COVID despite receiving millions in federal funding

Birmingham MAX Transit buses have been experiencing delays and cancellations, which officials are blaming on worker shortages due to COVID-19 and the flu despite receiving millions in federal funding to help with those issues.

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Which stores and restaurants in Alabama will be open on Thanksgiving?

Several retailers and restaurants are choosing to give employees time off for Thanksgiving this year. Even some big-box stores known for opening late for Black Friday Eve sales are putting the kibosh on the tradition.

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AHSAA football playoff scores

The Class 7A championship game is set after Thompson beat Hoover and Auburn knocked off Central-Phenix City.

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Ramsay wins the final 24 minutes on the way to a Class 5A quarterfinal win over Leeds

Running back Ashton Ashford and a tremendous defensive effort lead the way for Ramsay.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Uncommon courage

As it turns out, Agnes Patterson was a woman who could teach us a thing or two. 

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Alabama infant mortality rate surges — Up 8.6% from previous year

Alabama’s infant mortality rate showed an increase from 2020 to 2021, which is continually higher than the national average

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AG Marshall asks medical community to make public health board aware of horse tranquilizer, synthetic substances discovered in street drugs

Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke Friday at an event for health care providers focused on the opioid crisis.

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UAB's defensive attention will be on LSU QB Jayden Daniels

UAB will face LSU on Saturday without outside linebacker Kelle Sanders, who was lost for the season with an injury in last week's win over North Texas.

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State House security preclearance policy for lobbyists, agency heads to begin in 2023 session

A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.

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Alabama's 3-point shooting leads to dominant win over Jacksonville State

Friday, Alabama returned to Coleman Coliseum with a dominating offensive performance over Jacksonville State, winning by a score of 104-62.

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