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Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Miles College

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: Miles College

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The Golden Bears of Miles College were the very definition of an up-and-down football team in 2016.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Bandleader, Comedian Hank Penny Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Bandleader, Comedian Hank Penny Was Born

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 18, 1918 – Western swing bandleader and comedian Hank Penny was born in Birmingham. Penny formed several popular swing bands, including the Painted Post Rangers, who released three Billboard top-10 country

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UA Students Part Of NASA Project To Capture Solar Eclipse From Near Space

UA Students Part Of NASA Project To Capture Solar Eclipse From Near Space

| August 17, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

A group of students at the University of Alabama plan to launch a balloon to take video of the solar eclipse next week as part of a nationwide science project led by NASA.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Gives You A Great Head Start To An Entertaining Summer Weekend With Sidewalk Film Festival, Future And Lyle Lovett

Can’t Miss Alabama Gives You A Great Head Start To An Entertaining Summer Weekend With Sidewalk Film Festival, Future And Lyle Lovett

| August 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Can’t Miss Alabama is the gateway to a fantastic summer weekend.

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Huntsville’s Cotton Row Is Riding High On Its Culinary Cred

Huntsville’s Cotton Row Is Riding High On Its Culinary Cred

| August 16, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Chef James Boyce made a name for himself at some of the most celebrated restaurants in the country. He and his wife and business partner, Suzan, have made a home for themselves at Cotton Row, their own restaurant in Huntsville.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Wilson’s Raid

Alabama Legacy Moment: Wilson’s Raid

| August 16, 2017 @ 5:01 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.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Warrant Issued For Birmingham Native Angela Davis

On This Day In Alabama History: Warrant Issued For Birmingham Native Angela Davis

| August 16, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 16, 1970: California authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of civil rights activist Angela Davis for her role in an attempted prisoner escape that led to the deaths of four people, including a judge.

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Technology And Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

Technology And Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Technology has changed the way children develop and interact with others, and while it seems to change every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind.

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How One Birmingham Man’s Quick Thinking Helped Him Survive A Heart Attack

How One Birmingham Man’s Quick Thinking Helped Him Survive A Heart Attack

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:01 am

For Harvey Ivey, March 28 started like any other day.  But in a flash, his world changed forever.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Julia Tutwiler Was Born In Tuscaloosa

On This Day In Alabama History: Julia Tutwiler Was Born In Tuscaloosa

| August 15, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 15, 1841: Education and prison reformer Julia Tutwiler was born in Tuscaloosa. Known as the “Angel of the Stockade,” Tutwiler worked tirelessly to improve Alabama’s prison system.

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Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: University Of West Alabama

Alabama Newscenter 2017 Football Preview: University Of West Alabama

| August 14, 2017 @ 5:01 am

If you didn’t know better, you might think there was no difference between the 7-4 season West Alabama had in 2015 and the 7-4 campaign of 2016.

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Gov. Ivey Announces $4m To Expand USA Medical Center’s Trauma Unit

Gov. Ivey Announces $4m To Expand USA Medical Center’s Trauma Unit

| August 14, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Following a tour of the University of South Alabama Medical Center on Aug. 9, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that $4 million from an economic development bond issue will be directed to the cost of renovating and expanding the hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. Was Born In Birmingham

| August 13, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 13, 1896 – Aviator Asa Rountree Jr. was born in Birmingham.

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Chef Chris Hastings Wants Alabama To Look At Development Through Prism Of Food

Chef Chris Hastings Wants Alabama To Look At Development Through Prism Of Food

| August 13, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Birmingham celebrity chef Chris Hastings wants to use food as an economic development tool, but probably not in the way you would think.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Appointed To U.s. Supreme Court

On This Day In Alabama History: Hugo Black Appointed To U.s. Supreme Court

| August 12, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 12, 1937 – Hugo Black was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Summer Soup Recipe: Watermelon And Tomato Gazpacho

Summer Soup Recipe: Watermelon And Tomato Gazpacho

| August 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Nothing says summer more than fresh tomatoes and watermelon. Enjoy the flavors of summer with this easy, fresh gazpacho recipe.

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New Mobile Corner Market Grocery Store Rolls Into Nauvoo

New Mobile Corner Market Grocery Store Rolls Into Nauvoo

| August 11, 2017 @ 6:02 am

Residents of Nauvoo, Alabama have something to cheer about.

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Passion And Pride On Display For Disabled Alabama Water Skiers

Passion And Pride On Display For Disabled Alabama Water Skiers

| August 11, 2017 @ 6:01 am

Through a happy haze of jet lag, one-fourth of the United States Disabled Water Ski World Team arrived back in Alabama and reflected recently on two whirlwind weeks that included:

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IT Services Firm Provalus To Create 300 Jobs At Alabama Facility

IT Services Firm Provalus To Create 300 Jobs At Alabama Facility

| August 11, 2017 @ 6:00 am

Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Provalus, a company specializing in business technology service and support, plans to invest $6.5 million to open a center in Brewton staffed with 300 workers.

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Save Our Mascots! Auburn, Clemson, LSU And Mizzou Form Tiger Consortium

Save Our Mascots! Auburn, Clemson, LSU And Mizzou Form Tiger Consortium

| August 11, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Auburn University’s Aubie, LSU’s Mike the Tiger, University of Missouri’s Truman and Clemson’s The Tiger have two things in common.

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Tuscaloosa Farmers’ Market Adds Fresh Boost To River Market

Tuscaloosa Farmers’ Market Adds Fresh Boost To River Market

| August 11, 2017 @ 5:02 am

This week people across the country are showing extra support to their local farmers for National Farmers Market Week, including the farmers and vendors of the Tuscaloosa Farmers’ Market.

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Jim Turnipseed’s Color Code Cookies Is An Alabama Bright Light Helping Women Put Dark Chapter Behind Them

Jim Turnipseed’s Color Code Cookies Is An Alabama Bright Light Helping Women Put Dark Chapter Behind Them

| August 11, 2017 @ 5:01 am

It may look like a batch of cookies. It may smell like a batch of cookies. It may even taste like a batch of cookies.

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Writing Organization, Founded In 1923, Gets A Millennial Makeover

Writing Organization, Founded In 1923, Gets A Millennial Makeover

| August 11, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The Alabama Writers’ Conclave beefed up its digital presence this summer working with Capstone Agency, the student-run communications firm at the University of Alabama.

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Tomberlin’s Take: Jeff Bezos And Workforce Among What Alabama Is Doing Right With Economic Development

Tomberlin’s Take: Jeff Bezos And Workforce Among What Alabama Is Doing Right With Economic Development

| August 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Tomberlin’s Take: Jeff Bezos And Workforce Among What Alabama Is Doing Right With Economic Development

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UAB Football Ticket Sales Surpass Goal As Blazers Prepare To Boost Game-Day Experience

UAB Football Ticket Sales Surpass Goal As Blazers Prepare To Boost Game-Day Experience

| August 10, 2017 @ 10:57 am

Excitement over the return of UAB football is at an all-time high as the Blazers announced today the program has surpassed its goal of 10,000 season ticket sales and hired Birmingham’s Bruno Event Team to manage its home game-day events.

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