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The Sweet Life: How An Alabama Baker And Blogger Connects With Her Family On Lake Martin

The Sweet Life: How An Alabama Baker And Blogger Connects With Her Family On Lake Martin

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:02 am

The aroma of hazelnut cinnamon rolls and the sound of carefree toddler giggles fill the room while Kate Wood and her 2-year-old daughter, Aimee, stir homemade icing together. It’s a happy childhood memory in the making – the familiar scent of a mother’s cooking and the comfort that comes from being together in the kitchen.

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Morbidly Curious And Scientific-minded Will Enjoy Mobile Medical Museum

Morbidly Curious And Scientific-minded Will Enjoy Mobile Medical Museum

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The Mobile area has many sites for tourists to visit. The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Theater, the USS Alabama Battleship, the beautiful flowers of Bellingrath Gardens, dipping your toes in the warm Gulf waters off Dauphin Island, celebrating Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum. There’s one other attraction in Mobile that may not immediately catch your attention, but you should not miss: the Mobile Medical Museum.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Tuskegee Introduced Jesup Agricultural Wagon

On This Day In Alabama History: Tuskegee Introduced Jesup Agricultural Wagon

| May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 24, 1906: The Jesup Agricultural Wagon began going to rural farms as part of the Tuskegee Institute Movable School. Meant to carry agricultural equipment and demonstration materials to farmers unable to travel, the Movable School program reached approximately 2,000 people a month throughout its first summer.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Horace King

Alabama Legacy Moment: Horace King

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Watco Companies, owner of the Birmingham Terminal Railway and Port of Birmingham, has opened a training center near Fairfield that will bring hundreds of its employees from around the country to Birmingham each year.

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Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Standing in front of The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika, it’s hard to imagine that just over a year ago this place was in shambles. Google maps still show 605 Avenue B in its primal state, complete with peeling paint and boarded up doors and windows. That’s what greeted Rob and Jen Slocumb when they first stumbled upon the house. But you will also see the good lines and oozing charm that enabled the husband and wife team to see beyond the gruff exterior, allowing them to envision all that the property could and would become.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 23, 1970: The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile dedicated a memorial statue honoring the Crommelin brothers. The brothers — John, Henry, Richard, Charles and Quentin — are the only group of five siblings to graduate from the United States Naval Academy.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Sun Ra Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Sun Ra Was Born In Birmingham

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:05 am

May 22, 1914: Jazz musician Herman Blount, better known as Sun Ra, was born in Birmingham.

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Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:02 am

German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger.

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Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Birmingham Mayor William Bell on Tuesday presented to the city council a $428 million fiscal 2018 budget that increased as a result of recruiting and retaining businesses, the mayor said.

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Haint Blue Is An Alabama Maker Fighting Terrorism With Beer

Haint Blue Is An Alabama Maker Fighting Terrorism With Beer

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The Makers: Keith Sherrill (founder) and Matt Wheeler (head brewer)

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Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America’s Big Restaurant Chains

Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America’s Big Restaurant Chains

| May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

There’s a limit to unlimited breadsticks after all. Americans are rejecting the consistency of national restaurant chains after decades of dominance in favor of the authenticity of locally owned eateries, with their daily specials and Mom’s watercolors decorating the walls.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Mackenzie Inducted Into Alabama Hall Of Fame

On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Mackenzie Inducted Into Alabama Hall Of Fame

| May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 20, 1925: Artist and muralist John Roderick Dempster MacKenzie was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame.

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Starbucks, Restaurants To Open In Birmingham’s Crossplex Village This Year

Starbucks, Restaurants To Open In Birmingham’s Crossplex Village This Year

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:04 am

The $27 million first phase of CrossPlex Village is set to begin construction in June, adding a Starbucks, restaurants and a Comfort Inn and Suites hotel.

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ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Talks Regions Tradition, Relationship With Nick Saban And Missing Birmingham

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Talks Regions Tradition, Relationship With Nick Saban And Missing Birmingham

| May 19, 2017 @ 5:03 am

The opinionated ESPN sports talk show host that everybody loves, hates or loves to hate was back Wednesday in the city that he called home for more than three decades.

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