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What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

What’s Happening In This Week’s Can’t Miss Alabama

| August 10, 2017 @ 5:15 am

In this week’s Can’t Miss Alabama, treat yourself to Birmingham Restaurant Week, Southern Makers and a county fair.

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USL’s Birmingham Team Raises Urgency For New Stadium At BJCC

USL’s Birmingham Team Raises Urgency For New Stadium At BJCC

| August 10, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Tuesday’s announcement of a professional soccer team coming to Birmingham increases the likelihood of a new downtown stadium, officials said.

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School Is In: Road Rules To Keep Kids Safe

School Is In: Road Rules To Keep Kids Safe

| August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 am

It may still feel like summer, but school is back in session across Alabama. So, for those of us behind the wheel, here’s a refresher class to help keep students safe as they travel back and forth each day:

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There’s No Doubting Thomasville As An Alabama Community Of Excellence

There’s No Doubting Thomasville As An Alabama Community Of Excellence

| August 9, 2017 @ 5:01 am

The town of Thomasville sits about 100 miles away from Mobile to the south, Montgomery to the east and Tuscaloosa to the north. Some might say this places the rural community in the middle of nowhere. Longtime Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day prefers to say that the city actually is “in the center of everything.”

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On This Day In Alabama History: Way Bandy Was Born In Birmingham

On This Day In Alabama History: Way Bandy Was Born In Birmingham

| August 9, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 9, 1941 – Makeup artist Way Bandy was born in Birmingham. Bandy worked as a freelance artist in the theater, film, and fashion industries and became one of the first well-known and highest-paid makeup artists of the 1970s.

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Birmingham Is Sixth Most Pet-Friendly City In The U.S.

Birmingham Is Sixth Most Pet-Friendly City In The U.S.

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:06 am

Lots of veterinarians and low costs associated with caring for our pets have placed Birmingham among the 2017 Most Pet Friendly Cities, according to WalletHub.

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Alabama Forest Products Industry Poised For Gains After Strong Year

Alabama Forest Products Industry Poised For Gains After Strong Year

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:05 am

After a banner year for the forest products industry in Alabama, the sector is primed for even more growth and innovation.

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When Preparing For Back To School, Don’t Forget Your Child’s Vaccines

When Preparing For Back To School, Don’t Forget Your Child’s Vaccines

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:04 am

School has started for some children in Alabama, which means school supplies, backpacks, new shoes and a perhaps a new outfit or two have occupied parents in recent weeks.

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Auburn’s First Fall Scrimmage Reveals Good Things On Defense

Auburn’s First Fall Scrimmage Reveals Good Things On Defense

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:03 am

There has been no starting quarterback or punter named yet, but Auburn‘s first fall scrimmage on Monday did answer some other questions for head coach Gus Malzahn.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Alabama Fever

Alabama Legacy Moment: Alabama Fever

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:02 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: First Woman Elected To Alabama Legislature

On This Day In Alabama History: First Woman Elected To Alabama Legislature

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 8, 1922 – Selma native Hattie Hooker Wilkins became the first woman elected to a seat in the Alabama Legislature.

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The U.S. Economy Would Be Better Off If Men Did More Housework

The U.S. Economy Would Be Better Off If Men Did More Housework

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Women spend too much time on housework relative to men, new research suggests, and it’s probably dragging on U.S. productivity.

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Dr. Josh Klapow: Here’s How To Deal With A Difficult College Roommate

Dr. Josh Klapow: Here’s How To Deal With A Difficult College Roommate

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:07 am

You’re at college, away from home for the first time – and free as a bird.

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Gerson’s Garden Recipe: Summer Vegetable Sandwich

Gerson’s Garden Recipe: Summer Vegetable Sandwich

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:06 am

Featured in the latest issue of Shorelines, Bill and Siri Wilkinson offer some of their favorite summer picnic recipes. The Wilkinsons own and operate Gerson’s Garden, a beloved restaurant in Roanoke serving vegetarian dishes. Check out Gerson’s Garden here. Be sure to grab these ingredients from your own garden or from your local farmers market.

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Our Town: The Wonders Of Wetumpka, Alabama’s River Region Respite

Our Town: The Wonders Of Wetumpka, Alabama’s River Region Respite

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:05 am

A dozen ducks sleep with their heads curled into their back feathers in the early morning near the banks of the Coosa River, having made their home in Gold Star Park. One by one they awaken and waddle to the river, eventually floating near the ramp where 20 vehicles were parked earlier by fishermen who beat the big birds to the punch.

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Maddox Studios In Dothan Is A Picture Perfect Alabama Maker

Maddox Studios In Dothan Is A Picture Perfect Alabama Maker

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:04 am

Maddox Studios (Dothan) – Jeannie Maddox loves to distort reality – and share her unique views of that world with other art lovers.

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Air Performance To Add 18 Jobs In Geneva County Expansion

Air Performance To Add 18 Jobs In Geneva County Expansion

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Air Performance, which fabricates a wide range of custom architectural products, announced plans to invest more than $1 million to double the size of its Geneva County manufacturing operation. The project will initially create 18 jobs, with the potential for more in the future.

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Thunderous Echoes Of The Battle Of Mobile Bay Still Ring With Alabama Re-enactment

Thunderous Echoes Of The Battle Of Mobile Bay Still Ring With Alabama Re-enactment

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Shots from cannon and muskets again echoed over Mobile Bay on Aug. 5. But 153 years to the day that Admiral David Farragut led his Union ships to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, those sounds were accompanied by the cheers of spectators rather than the cries of dying and wounded men.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Artist William Frye Committed To State Insane Hospital

On This Day In Alabama History: Artist William Frye Committed To State Insane Hospital

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:01 am

August 7, 1871 – German artist William Frye was committed to the Alabama Insane Hospital due to symptoms likely stemming from diabetes and heart disease.

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Top Chefs Choose Their Favorite Cheese

Top Chefs Choose Their Favorite Cheese

| August 7, 2017 @ 5:00 am

You don’t have to forsake Stilton, manchego or camembert. But if you want to spice up your cheese plate or impress a host, we have a few suggestions to help you get creative.

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The Overtime Line Is Finished In NASCAR And Talladega Has Taken It Off The Track

The Overtime Line Is Finished In NASCAR And Talladega Has Taken It Off The Track

| August 6, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

After NASCAR‘s announcement this past week of standardizing the location of the overtime line at the start/finish line of tracks for the remainder of 2017, Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch decided Friday to take matters into his own hands.

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Birmingham’s Vulcan Gets A New Coat Of Paint

Birmingham’s Vulcan Gets A New Coat Of Paint

| August 6, 2017 @ 5:01 am

When you spend all of your time outdoors, you can use some freshening up from time to time. Especially if you’re almost 113 years old.

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On This Day In Alabama History: State Disbanded Magic City Guards

On This Day In Alabama History: State Disbanded Magic City Guards

| August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 am

August 6, 1887- The state government disbanded the Magic City Guards, the state’s first black militia.

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This Week’s Edition Of Can’t Miss Alabama

This Week’s Edition Of Can’t Miss Alabama

| August 5, 2017 @ 5:15 am

Music Is All Around At Secret Stages, Women In Jazz Festival, Main Street Music Festival And More In Can’t Miss Alabama

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Punta Clara’s Sweet Treats Are Among The 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Punta Clara’s Sweet Treats Are Among The 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

| August 5, 2017 @ 5:00 am

The days “old fashioned” is most often used as a pejorative or a put-down. But there is still the rare occasion where calling something “old fashioned” is the highest form of fla

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