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On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

On This Day In Alabama History: Creek Nation Representatives Arrived In New York

| July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 21, 1790 – Col. Alexander McGillivray and 30 representatives of the Creek Nation arrived in New York to negotiate the Treaty of New York with the United States.

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Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

Zyp-ing Around Downtown With Rev Birmingham To Talk Development Projects

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Part 1 of 2

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Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

Alabama Power Junior Clinic Kicks Off Barbasol Championship In Opelika

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:01 am

“How do you hit a golf ball straight?” “Can a sports car go faster than a golf ball?” “How far do you hit a golf ball?”

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama’s First Major Industrialist Born In New Hampshire

| July 20, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 20, 1799 – Alabama’s first major industrialist, Daniel Pratt, was born in New Hampshire. Pratt founded the Daniel Pratt Gin Company in 1833 and in 1838, constructed a permanent factory and founded the town of Prattville on 1,822 acres in Autauga County.

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State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

State, Community And Corporate Leaders Expect Great Things From HVAC Training Center In Jasper

| July 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Bevill State Community College in Jasper and Alabama Power have joined forces to develop the HVAC Training Center on the college campus.

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Worldwide Demand Growing For Alabama-made Aerospace Products

Worldwide Demand Growing For Alabama-made Aerospace Products

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Aerospace companies across Alabama are seeing strong demand for their products around the world, with the value of the state’s aerospace exports topping $1.4 billion last year, an increase of more than 65 percent from the previous year.

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Cuban Cigar Wars: A Legendary Exile Braces For U.S. Re-Opening

Cuban Cigar Wars: A Legendary Exile Braces For U.S. Re-Opening

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Manuel Quesada puffs on one of his creations – a funky-looking thing called a Q D’etat – as he tells a story about the Cubans getting under his skin. It was at a dinner last year in Germany, when Cigar Journal honored him with a lifetime achievement award. Everyone rose for a standing ovation, except the people at the Cubatabaco table, the representatives of the state-run monopoly.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Lincoln School In Perry County Was Incorporated

On This Day In Alabama History: Lincoln School In Perry County Was Incorporated

| July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

July 18, 1867 – The Lincoln School in Perry County was incorporated as one of the state’s first institutions for the education of African-Americans after the Civil War.

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Scenes From Birmingham’s Slossfest 2017

Scenes From Birmingham’s Slossfest 2017

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces have a history of bringing the heat in order to create something special.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Dixiecrats Held Convention At Birmingham’s Municipal Auditorium

On This Day In Alabama History: Dixiecrats Held Convention At Birmingham’s Municipal Auditorium

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:02 am

July 17, 1948 – The Dixiecrats, formally known as the States’ Rights Democratic Party, held their first and only convention at Municipal Auditorium in Birmingham. The Dixiecrats emerged in 1948 in opposition to President Harry Truman’s widespread civil rights program, which included racial integration, repealing poll taxes and making lynching a federal crime.

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Anthony Tavis Is An Alabama Maker Producing Southern, Soulful Art

Anthony Tavis Is An Alabama Maker Producing Southern, Soulful Art

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Anthony Tavis Folk Art, Helena – His first booth wasn’t fancy – but folks still came by to buy.“I’d just graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010, and they were having the Druid City Arts Festival on campus,” Anthony Tavis remembers. “I’d never participated in anything like that, but the entry fee was only $10, so I thought I’d give it a shot.”

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Get Saucy With This Barbecue Baked Ribs Recipe

Get Saucy With This Barbecue Baked Ribs Recipe

| July 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

One thing we’re known for in the South is our barbecue. Stretching from the Carolinas to Texas, barbecue brings people together over their love of this Southern staple. Southern love of barbecue has brewed plenty of discussions. Even down to the sauce. Whatever sauce you’re slathering, whether ketchup-based red or tangy vinegar-based, Southerners not only know their barbecue, they’re passionate about the flavoring.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alexis Herman Was Born In Mobile

On This Day In Alabama History: Alexis Herman Was Born In Mobile

| July 16, 2017 @ 5:01 am

July 16, 1947 – Alexis Margaret Herman, the only African-American to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, was born in Mobile. Herman’s political career began in 1977 when President Jimmy Carter appointed her to head the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.

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Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn Believes This Year’s Team Can Achieve Greatness

Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn Believes This Year’s Team Can Achieve Greatness

| July 16, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn didn’t shy away from the talk that his Tigers can unseat Alabama as the top team in the Southeastern Conference.

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Tuskegee University Aerospace Engineering Program Ascends With Industry

Tuskegee University Aerospace Engineering Program Ascends With Industry

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:04 am

Tuskegee University has made significant contributions to the U.S. aerospace industry, and that influence is poised to grow.

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Southern Bite Has The Recipe For The Best Strawberry Sheet Cake

Southern Bite Has The Recipe For The Best Strawberry Sheet Cake

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Best-seller cookbook author Stacey Little of Southern Bite shares his favorite recipe for Strawberry Sheet Cake! Take advantage of fresh strawberries as you make your trip to the farmer’s market this weekend. Read more about Stacey here.

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L’Chaim Event To Honor Cathy Friedman With The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center

L’Chaim Event To Honor Cathy Friedman With The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:02 am

At age 10, Cathy Friedman learned about the Holocaust at temple. She was shocked and asked her mother how something that horrific could happen.

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On This Day In Alabama History: John Stallworth Was Born In Tuscaloosa

On This Day In Alabama History: John Stallworth Was Born In Tuscaloosa

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am

July 15, 1952 – Former National Football League wide receiver John Stallworth was born in Tuscaloosa. Considered one of the best wide receivers in NFL history, Stallworth started his career at Alabama A&M University and played 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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An A-To-Z Look Back At SEC Media Days

An A-To-Z Look Back At SEC Media Days

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Coaches, players, writers and broadcasters have gone home and the college football season is just 48 days away.

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Elevate Conference Helps Alabama Nonprofits Learn Best Practices.

Elevate Conference Helps Alabama Nonprofits Learn Best Practices.

| July 14, 2017 @ 5:02 am

About 300 representatives of nonprofits, businesses and communities networked at the fifth annual Elevate conference as attendees learned the importance of data and how to share it most effectively.

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Birmingham’s Slossfest Has Arrived And Here Is Your Guide

Birmingham’s Slossfest Has Arrived And Here Is Your Guide

| July 14, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The Birmingham Sloss Music and Arts Festival, or SlossFest for short, is upon us and Alabama NewsCenter wants to help you enjoy the music and fun while staying cool.

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As Verne Leaves, Nessler Steps Into The Booth At CBS

As Verne Leaves, Nessler Steps Into The Booth At CBS

| July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Verne Lundquist has moved on to calling basketball and golf, and Brad Nessler will be the new play-by-play voice of SEC football this fall on CBS.

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Can’t Miss Alabama: Slossfest, Rock The River, Hairspray & Other Great Shows

Can’t Miss Alabama: Slossfest, Rock The River, Hairspray & Other Great Shows

| July 13, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Take your pick of some of the best music festivals and shows around the state in this week’s Can’t Miss Alabama.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Banks Combine To Form Predecessor To Regions Financial

On This Day In Alabama History: Banks Combine To Form Predecessor To Regions Financial

| July 13, 2017 @ 5:11 am

July 13, 1971 – Three of the state’s oldest banks combined to form First Alabama Bancshares, the predecessor to Regions Financial Corporation and the first state-chartered bank holding company in Alabama.

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Brain Tumors: Still Devastating, But Treatment Has Come A Long Way

Brain Tumors: Still Devastating, But Treatment Has Come A Long Way

| July 13, 2017 @ 5:01 am

A brain tumor was the furthest thing from Kathy English’s mind that day in 2003 when she walked into a neurologist’s office. She’d had some uncontrolled sinus issues, so her doctors had ordered a variety of tests, including an MRI. When she arrived to get the MRI results, the neurologist said he had not yet had a chance to look at them himself.

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