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UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

UAB Patient Joy O’Neal Raises Awareness About Congestive Heart Failure

| March 27, 2017 @ 7:16 am

Women experience heart disease differently than men. UAB is changing that.

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Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

Green Pea Press Is Old-school Printing With Youthful Passion

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:32 am

Like many art majors, Rachel Lackey left college with the talents — but not the tools.

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On This Day In Alabama History: U.S. Forces Defeated Creeks At Horseshoe Bend

On This Day In Alabama History: U.S. Forces Defeated Creeks At Horseshoe Bend

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:31 am

March 27, 1814 – U.S. forces under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated Chief Menawa and his Upper Creek warriors at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

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The 15 Best Chardonnays Under $50

The 15 Best Chardonnays Under $50

| March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 am

If you’ve been avoiding chardonnay on the grounds that too many examples are garish and overblown, stop. It’s the most popular white in America – and better than ever.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative Established

On This Day In Alabama History: Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative Established

| March 26, 2017 @ 7:08 am

March 26, 1966 – A group of black craftswomen officially established the Freedom Quilting Bee cooperative in Rehoboth, Wilcox County.

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Bobby Flay’s Beef Chili Is A Slam Dunk For A Day Packed With Basketball

Bobby Flay’s Beef Chili Is A Slam Dunk For A Day Packed With Basketball

| March 25, 2017 @ 1:50 pm

Some dishes, such as massive seafood towers crowned with elaborate shellfish and seven-tiered weddings cakes, are best left to the professionals.

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Leap Career Day Shows Alabama Students Anything Is Possible

Leap Career Day Shows Alabama Students Anything Is Possible

| March 25, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

Birmingham and Gadsden-area ninth-grade students explored careers in engineering on March 23 at Alabama Power’s Linemen, Engineers and Apprentice Programs (LEAP) Career Day.  Hosted at the 12th Street Crew Headquarters in downtown Birmingham, students heard speakers, participated in hands-on programs and saw firsthand some careers available to them.

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Decatur’s Old State Bank Is Thought To Be The Oldest Surviving Bank Building In Alabama

Decatur’s Old State Bank Is Thought To Be The Oldest Surviving Bank Building In Alabama

| March 25, 2017 @ 9:22 am

Today, the Old State Bank in Decatur, recognized for its architectural significance, celebrates its 45th year on the National Register of Historic Places. The bank and the Somerville Courthouse Building, Alabama’s oldest existing courthouse, were the first Morgan County buildings to be honored.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Nine Young Black Men Arrested On False Rape Accusations

On This Day In Alabama History: Nine Young Black Men Arrested On False Rape Accusations

| March 25, 2017 @ 7:00 am

March 25, 1931 – Local law enforcement arrested nine young black men ranging in age from 13 to 20 under false accusations of raping two white women on a train in Jackson County.

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Re-invention In Montgomery Is An Alabama Bright Light Tackling Poverty From The Inside

Re-invention In Montgomery Is An Alabama Bright Light Tackling Poverty From The Inside

| March 25, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Re-Invention has a slogan: “Gorgeous goods for good, as one-of-a-kind as you are!”

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Sarah Parcak Named To Young Global Leaders By World Economic Forum

Sarah Parcak Named To Young Global Leaders By World Economic Forum

| March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., archaeologist and associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders.

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Jefferson County Gets $25M For Infrastructure, Economic Development

Jefferson County Gets $25M For Infrastructure, Economic Development

| March 24, 2017 @ 6:25 am

An important Alabama Supreme Court decision will benefit Jefferson County.

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On This Day In Alabama History: U.S., Creek Nation Signed Treaty Of Cusseta

On This Day In Alabama History: U.S., Creek Nation Signed Treaty Of Cusseta

| March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

March 24, 1832: The U.S. government and the Creek Nation signed the Treaty of Cusseta in Washington, D.C.

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Young Women’s Empowerment Conference Challenges Traditional Images Of Success

Young Women’s Empowerment Conference Challenges Traditional Images Of Success

| March 24, 2017 @ 5:59 am

From career selection solutions to improving personal image, the 2017 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference (YWEC) was held with one main mission in mind.

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Capstone Agency And Alabama Power Holding University Of Alabama Grant Competition

Capstone Agency And Alabama Power Holding University Of Alabama Grant Competition

| March 24, 2017 @ 4:59 am

Capstone Agency and Alabama Power are nearing the final stretch of the first phase of the Igniting Innovation grant competition that began on Feb. 20.

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Take Your Spring Break At The Birmingham Zoo, A Flower Show Or A Concert This Weekend In Can’t Miss Alabama

Take Your Spring Break At The Birmingham Zoo, A Flower Show Or A Concert This Weekend In Can’t Miss Alabama

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Here are our top picks for the first spring weekend of 2017.

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Retired Units At Alabama Power’s Plant Gorgas Carefully Coming Down

Retired Units At Alabama Power’s Plant Gorgas Carefully Coming Down

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

By Gilbert Nicholson From Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. For more than 50 years, and through 11 presidencies, Units 6 and 7 at Plant Gorgas in Walker County helped provide reliable electricity to Alabama Power customers. Almost two years ago, on April 30, 2015, however, toughening federal environmental regulations forced the retirement of the two […]

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On This Day In Alabama History: Wernher Von Braun Was Born In Germany

On This Day In Alabama History: Wernher Von Braun Was Born In Germany

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:23 am

Rocket engineer Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, Germany. Credited with inventing the world’s first ballistic missile, the V-2, for Nazi Germany, von Braun secretly moved to the U.S. in 1945 and Huntsville in 1950.

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