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Alabama Keeps Going and Growing! Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| 11:31 am June 24, 2016

From Birmingham’s Batman to Tuscaloosa’s “Wicked” star and Miranda Lambert’s Alabama musician boyfriend, there are plenty of interesting people and good news stories from our friends at Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham’s Batman legacy lives on through daughter’s efforts

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Jack Royer following in his famous father’s footsteps and career

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Birmingham Barons keep breaking attendance record

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Auburn’s June Henton leads fight against world hunger

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I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

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Tomberlin’s Take: Alabama economic development truly on a roll

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Auto parts maker voestalpine chooses Birmingham for $11.1 million plant, 42 jobs

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Kronospan’s $362 million expansion will create 160 jobs in Alabama

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Hyundai Alabama launches Santa Fe Sport SUV after $52M project

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Toyota Alabama, ‘engine capital of the world,’ marks 15 years

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University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

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Alabama shines at international biosciences convention in California

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Woodlawn High track star Jayla Kirkland ranked No. 2 in the nation

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Critters often to blame for power outages

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Tuscaloosa actor comes home as star of ‘Wicked’ national tour

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Anderson East

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Betty Who

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Escondido

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: BANNERS

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Steve Gunn

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Hudson Mohawke

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: White Denim

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Peach Jam Jubilee draws crowds by the thousands to Clanton

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Slide into fun, whoop it up at a bluegrass festival and The Wharf with Can’t Miss Alabama

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LuVici’s Bayou Skillet Chicken makes the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Alabama Business Charitable Trust hands out Efficiency Forward grants

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Local family’s home gets “green” makeover with energy-efficient upgrades

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Alabama May home sales rise 11 percent over same period last year

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Birmingham home sales continue to rise through May

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Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| 7:45 pm June 17, 2016

From Deontay Wilder to Winston Groom and from Project Sunrise to Milo’s Tea, there is a bit of good news for everyone at Alabama NewsCenter this past week.  Because of all the severe weather posts today, we are re-posting these excellent stories. Here’s some of what you might have missed.

Deontay Wilder readies for world boxing title defense in Birmingham

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Jefferson County out to lure $120 million ‘Project Sunrise’ and its 746 jobs

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Birmingham among Top 8 cities that look like America

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Milo’s Tea enjoys sweet Southern taste of success in Alabama on National Iced Tea Day

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Author Winston Groom is an Alabama Maker using words as his tools

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Gulf Coast facility helps keep saltwater fishing afloat in Alabama

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Disaster coordinators want better and faster response to emergencies

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UAB faculty member, alumna help teen girls see a future in computer science

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Advice for Alabama jobseekers: Sell yourself well

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USA Today names Auburn softball signee Ashlee Swindle ‘best in the nation’

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Alabama athlete Jayla Kirkland wants to make a run for World Junior Championships

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Birmingham’s Lakeshore Foundation partners with Apple on smartwatch

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This Alabama-built machine knows shooting better than Steph Curry

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Birmingham Barons GM Jonathan Nelson is the team’s giving arm

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Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers turn young mother’s Habitat dream into brick and mortar

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UAB researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment

2016-06-17_09-48-45binge

Birmingham’s Innovation Depot boosts biotech pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Alabama claims Silver Shovel Award for 2015 projects totaling $7.1 billion, 20,000 jobs

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Eissmann $14.5 million expansion latest in Alabama auto industry growth

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Alabama could be headed for more severe weather in spring 2017

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Claunch Cafe’s chicken salad plate is on list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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It’s Dad’s weekend: Can’t Miss Alabama delivers fast cars, a zoo visit, a blueberry festival and culture

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Big Something

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: JMR

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Boom Forest

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Los Colognes

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: The Bright Light Social Hour

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Dylan LeBlanc

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Seratones

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Baldwin County residential sales in April hold steady compared to 2015

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Cullman April home sales rose 3 percent over the same period a year ago

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Lake Martin waterfront’s April home sales dip slightly from 2015

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Gadsden home sales in April up 50 percent over same period last year

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Morgan County April year-to- date home sales up 13 percent over last year

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Dothan home sales up sharply in May over a year ago

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Phenix City year-to- date home sales through April rise 2 percent over last year

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Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| 10:16 am June 17, 2016

From Deontay Wilder to Winston Groom and from Project Sunrise to Milo’s Tea, there is a bit of good news for everyone at Alabama NewsCenter this past week.  Here’s some of what you might have missed.

Deontay Wilder readies for world boxing title defense in Birmingham

2016-06-17_09-26-19boxing

Jefferson County out to lure $120 million ‘Project Sunrise’ and its 746 jobs

2016-06-17_09-29-56jeffco

Birmingham among Top 8 cities that look like America

2016-06-17_09-31-09bham

Milo’s Tea enjoys sweet Southern taste of success in Alabama on National Iced Tea Day

2016-06-17_09-32-13milos

Author Winston Groom is an Alabama Maker using words as his tools

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Gulf Coast facility helps keep saltwater fishing afloat in Alabama

2016-06-17_09-34-28gulf

Disaster coordinators want better and faster response to emergencies

2016-06-17_09-36-08disaster

UAB faculty member, alumna help teen girls see a future in computer science

2016-06-17_09-39-03girls

Advice for Alabama jobseekers: Sell yourself well

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USA Today names Auburn softball signee Ashlee Swindle ‘best in the nation’

2016-06-17_09-41-30usa

Alabama athlete Jayla Kirkland wants to make a run for World Junior Championships

2016-06-17_09-42-33track

Birmingham’s Lakeshore Foundation partners with Apple on smartwatch

2016-06-17_09-43-35watch

This Alabama-built machine knows shooting better than Steph Curry

2016-06-17_09-44-57curry

Birmingham Barons GM Jonathan Nelson is the team’s giving arm

2016-06-17_09-46-19nelson

Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers turn young mother’s Habitat dream into brick and mortar

2016-06-17_09-47-37build

UAB researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder treatment

2016-06-17_09-48-45binge

Birmingham’s Innovation Depot boosts biotech pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem

2016-06-17_09-50-38kate

Alabama claims Silver Shovel Award for 2015 projects totaling $7.1 billion, 20,000 jobs

2016-06-17_09-51-44shovel

Eissmann $14.5 million expansion latest in Alabama auto industry growth

2016-06-17_09-54-33eissman

Alabama could be headed for more severe weather in spring 2017

2016-06-17_09-55-40waves

Claunch Cafe’s chicken salad plate is on list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

2016-06-17_09-56-46claunch

It’s Dad’s weekend: Can’t Miss Alabama delivers fast cars, a zoo visit, a blueberry festival and culture

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Big Something

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: JMR

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Boom Forest

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Los Colognes

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: The Bright Light Social Hour

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Dylan LeBlanc

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: Seratones

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Baldwin County residential sales in April hold steady compared to 2015

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Cullman April home sales rose 3 percent over the same period a year ago

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Lake Martin waterfront’s April home sales dip slightly from 2015

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Gadsden home sales in April up 50 percent over same period last year

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Morgan County April year-to- date home sales up 13 percent over last year

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Dothan home sales up sharply in May over a year ago

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Phenix City year-to- date home sales through April rise 2 percent over last year

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More Good News from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| 11:08 am June 10, 2016

Pastries, performers, patients and pianos all came together to make up the latest stories from our Alabama NewsCenter partnership.

Birmingham pastry chef’s delectable delights draw national recognition for Highlands Bar and Grill

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Kristin Chenoweth on her upcoming concert, ‘Wicked’ and the Birmingham actor who helped her through her Broadway debut

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‘Three Acts’ featuring Ira Glass, ‘This American Life’ … and dance coming to Birmingham

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Steel City Jazz Festival in Birmingham features big-name artists

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Brooks Barrow is an Alabama Maker finding beauty in stone

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Hoover steps up to the plate to keep SEC Baseball Tournament in Alabama

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Women’s College World Series features umpire from Alabama Power

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Southern Research, UAB collaboration produces ‘smart’ treadmill for medical community

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Alabama businessman among those finding robots are the new low-wage seamstresses

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Alabama Public Service Commission approves Walmart contract with solar facility in east Alabama

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Nancy Hornsby CARES for Alzheimer’s patients through song and love

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Skills for life taught at Life Labs in Alabama

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An ode to Alabama Power’s linemen on Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day

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Thanks and praise for linemen at Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day

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My marriage to my spouse … and to Alabama Power

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UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $29 million NCI core grant

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Birmingham SlossFest profile: The Burning Peppermints

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Alabama Power atrium the site of classical piano concert

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Can’t Miss Alabama delivers summertime family fun, BBQ and music

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McWane Science Center looks to future as Itty Bitty Magic City turns 1

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LawLers’ stuffed tater makes 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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The Color Project sheds vivid light on Ensley man’s hopes for his neighborhood

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Alabama rings up best first quarter for home sales since 2007

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Montgomery April home sales up 2 percent over 2015

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Tuscaloosa April home sales up 26 percent compared to same period last year

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Lee County April home sales up 13 percent over last April

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Baldwin County April condo sales hold steady compared to 2015

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Lake Martin April home sales slightly above five-year average

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Wiregrass year-to- date home sales through April up 12 percent over last year

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Shoals April home sales up 3 percent over last year

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Athens April home sales rose 19 percent over the same period a year ago

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An Abundance of Good News from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| 9:37 am June 3, 2016

Bear Bryant’s ring, banjo strings, artistic things and lineman kings are among the abundance of good news from Alabama NewsCenter this week.

Bear Bryant ring returned to All-American Crimson Tide player nearly 50 years after it was stolen

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Rickwood Classic is ‘old-time baseball’ for young and old alike in Alabama

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Birmingham Barons add former pitcher Don Heinkel to team’s Hall of Fame

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Negro League Baseball Reunion brings game’s greats, families to Birmingham

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Alabama’s Mo Williams still plays a key role in the Cavs’ NBA championship run

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DeMarre Carroll: Former John Carroll Cavs star now playing against NBA’s Cavs

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Alabama Power, Army break ground on Fort Rucker solar project

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A trip down ‘tobacco road’ set Jason Burns on a path to becoming an Alabama Maker

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With Dexateens and solo success, Birmingham native Brad Armstrong an artist on the verge in upstate New York

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Vestavia Hills’ Robert McCammon back with another in his Matthew Corbett series

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Brew up your own brand of fun with a Can’t Miss Alabama weekend

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Tim Garner preserves a treasure at Remington Hall in Fort McClellan

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Motorcycles rev up Holocaust education in Alabama

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UAB’s ‘Yaacov Agam: Metamorphic’ exhibit features more than 30 works by art pioneer

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Happy birthday to you, H. Neely Henry Dam!

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This is the story of an Alabama Power lineman’s wife, daughter and sister

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Lineman Appreciation Day celebrates unsung heroes who power our communities

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Throwback Thursday: Remembering our linemen as Alabama Lineman Appreciation Day approaches

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Alabama Power remembers the service of linemen

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UAB graduate student saving sea turtles from above

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Animal Planet features new series about Tuskegee University veterinarians

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Rattlesnake Saloon’s Duke Rustler burger makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Keep an eye on safety this Memorial Day in Alabama

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Alabama April home sales up 7 percent over the same period last year

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Birmingham April home sales up 7 percent over the same month a year ago

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Mobile home sales up 7.5 percent year-to- date in April

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Rocket City home sales in April up 13.5 percent over previous year

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Marshall County April home sales jump 46 percent over same time last year

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From SEC Baseball to Balloon Festivals, Alabama NewsCenter Captures Alabama’s Best!

| 11:56 am May 27, 2016

From Cane Creek Canyon to Cahaba lilies and from crab cakes to red snapper there are many things that make Alabama beautiful and tasty. Alabama NewsCenter captures what’s best about our state. Here were some of those things from this past week.

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program wins national attention, but families get real rewards

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SEC Baseball Tournament fits Hoover Met like a well-worn glove

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Football, baseball greats among 2016 inductees into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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Ready for red snapper? Alabama looks to bigger catch from longer season, expanded waters

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Alabama Power ready for 2016 hurricane season; urges others to prepare

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A.G. Gaston Club’s ‘Home is where the start is’ celebrates leaders and inspires youths at annual program

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The story of how one Alabama sailor rescued USS Indianapolis survivors

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Alabama Power lineman Doug Buford brings ‘family’ to Mulherin Home in Mobile

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Freedom Rider recalls firebombed bus that nearly took his life in Alabama

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Italian manufacturer plans new Bay Minette facility, creating 70 jobs

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Alabama Maker Great Bear Wax Co. is shining a natural light

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Appetite for growth: Alabama food companies expanding operations

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Alabama retailers Bromberg and Shea to be feted by National Retail Federation

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Balloons, bikes, dinos and lots of music: Memorial Day weekend in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Flying legends of World War II grace Birmingham

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Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton celebrates featured flower

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve a hidden gem in northwest Alabama

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Birmingham Comedy Festival spreads hilarity throughout Magic City

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Funk Fest found success in Birmingham

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Crab cakes at Our Place Cafe among 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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EPA lauds Montgomery for new environmentally friendly park

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Alabama insurance agency, FHLBank Atlanta team to aid Gulf Coast homeowners

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Dothan April home sales climb 12 percent over same period last year

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Shoals area March home sales up 40 percent from February

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Teeing Off With Some Good News From Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| 10:51 am May 20, 2016

This week our friends at Alabama NewsCenter went from the Regions Tradition to regional economic development with a few ships, planes, coffee, Champs stew, a medical breakthrough and Condoleezza Rice thrown in for good measure.

Saban, Malzahn, other celebs go clubbing at Greystone for Regions Tradition Pro-Am

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Celebrities, coaches ignite Twitter for Regions Tradition Pro-Am

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Pro golfers teach golf, life lessons at Junior Clinic before Regions Tradition

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Condoleezza Rice hears Birmingham students pitch business ideas at Regions Bank

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Mobile-built USS Montgomery passes tests on its way to September commissioning

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Austal launches USS Manchester at Alabama shipyard

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Movie trailer gives intense look at Alabama-filmed ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’

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Ten-year- old finds relief from rare eyelash growth

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Tomberlin’s Take: Birmingham clearly economic heart of metro, state

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Clayton Birmingham Home Show draws business owners from more than a dozen states

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Wood Station: Birmingham neighborhood transformation gets ‘Oh, wow!’ moment

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American Airlines gets its first Alabama-made Airbus A321

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport adding electric chargers for ground-support vehicles

2016-05-20_10-20-45airport

Electra statue turns 90 years old, remains Birmingham beacon

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Birmingham’s Railroad Park adds Sunday cooking classes to Get Healthy program

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Champ Stew wins title as one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Can’t Miss Alabama offers the best of the South: Barbecue, lake fun and funky music

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Deann Servos feeds stomachs, souls at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort

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Fairhope Roasting Co.’s Hanson Eskridge finds direction through coffee beans

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Cullman’s rapidly expanding industry base boosts real estate business

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Stability, job growth continue to attract out-of- state investors to Alabama apartments

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ACRE leadership profile: Joey Mure launches firm offering financial solutions for real estate industry

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Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| 11:17 am May 6, 2016

From pine beetles to quesadillas, from Honda to Highlands and from Nike to concertinas, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter were busy this past week reporting good news.

Nike signs Crimson Tide’s Derrick Henry, many more from NFL draft

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Bo Bikes Bama cyclists pedal again, raising money for a good cause

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Rain couldn’t keep crowds away from the action at the Talladega Superspeedway

 

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Former Crimson Tide football walk-on now on pit crew for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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At Talladega Superspeedway, Bret Holmes goes from hearing the roar to being the roar

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Airbus supplier to add 260 jobs with $30 million Alabama expansion

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Launch Party: Honda starts Ridgeline mass production

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Mercedes SUV gains help widen U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

2016-05-06_09-15-57mercedes

Bob Tedrow builds concertinas for people to ‘take care of and treasure’

2016-05-06_09-18-56concertinas

Southern Makers in Alabama keep it real by showcasing local, high-quality products

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Alabama Power among companies targeting future workers at Skills USA Career Expo

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Hundreds of children learn golf, life lessons from pros at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic junior clinic

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Jessica James and McKemie Place provide shelter . . . and hope

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Alabama Power teams up with the Birmingham Zoo to repurpose tree trimmings

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Alabama foresters focus on fighting the dreaded pine beetle

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Battle plan to reduce pine beetles also a path to healthier Alabama forests

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When a storm strikes, Alabama Power line crew chief Willie Turner is first on the scene

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Birmingham’s Highlands Bar and Grill recognized among nation’s top restaurants

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Omar Cunningham: Recording music is just one of many talents for this Alabama native

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Treat Mom like a queen: Enjoy lovely gardens, festivals or the zoo with Can’t Miss Alabama

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Marble City grills up a marvelous quesadilla in 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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University of Alabama’s Capstone Agency launches ‘What Powers You?’ campaign

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Rosa Parks Museum’s ‘Resilient’ by Alabama artist Mike Howard opens

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Alabama Power air emissions continue to drop in 2015

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Cyclists gear up for The Dam Ride

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Alabama Power wins FUSION Award

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Birmingham’s gkhouses.com makes move to Nashville, plans future expansion

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Alabama March home sales see 7 percent rise over last year

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Montgomery March home sales rise 23 percent over last year

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Rocket City home sales up 9 percent in March over last year

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Tuscaloosa March home sales up 22 percent over last year

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Calhoun County year-to- date home sales up 10.4 percent in March

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Athens March home sales see 21 percent growth over previous year

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Phenix City year-to- date home sales in March up 6 percent over last year

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Marshall County home sales see 18.6 percent March boost from a year earlier

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Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter Remember the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes & Report Current Good News in Alabama

| 11:01 am April 29, 2016

Alabama NewsCenter helped us mark the somber fifth anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes but also brought us plenty of good news from around Alabama this past week.

Images of devastation tell story of April 27, 2011 tornadoes’ fury

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Looking back at the day Alabama survived Armageddon

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From ‘Armageddon’ to restoration after April 27, 2011 tornadoes

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Probate Judge Hardy McCollum reflects on Tuscaloosa’s progress since April 27, 2011

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The Phil Campbells are at it again

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Tide cornerback Cyrus Jones looks to disprove doubters in NFL draft

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First Alabama-made Airbus A321 ‘BluesMobile’ goes to JetBlue

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Claude Nielsen retires as CEO of Birmingham’s Coca-Cola United, John Sherman named successor

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Three standout businesses vie for Mobile Area Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

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The Moose and Squirrel Show: Transforming the undesirable to a work of art piece by piece

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First US Bank to build $14.5 million office project on U.S. 280 in Birmingham metro area

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Alabama Power announces leadership changes affecting its Southeast Division

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Honda Indy winner Simon Pagenaud continues impressive start

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Honda powers Alabama’s workforce with Barber racetrack event

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Career preps and sports cars: Barber Motorsporks Park hosts more than Honda Indy Grand Prix

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Dothan Wildlife Mural comes alive with Alabama Power Service Organization support

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Fantastical Southern weekend zooms ahead with racing, festivals and a collection of unique pieces from Alabama Makers

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Alabama Power marks Earth Month with events on UAB, University of Alabama campuses

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Alabama Power Foundation accepting Gateway grant applications

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Work to begin on Habitat’s Cascade Parc development in East Lake

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Fighting feral hogs: Alabama Power, USDA team up to reduce environmental damage

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Birmingham March home sales increase from same period last year

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A Busy Week Over at the Alabama News Center

| 11:16 am April 23, 2016

Our friends at Alabama NewsCenter were busy this past week offering up positive stories about the state.

Barber Motorsports Park prepares for Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, tops out museum expansion

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Who are the Alabama Crimson Tide ‘Assassins’ to watch this A-Day?

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Toni Tennille: Alabama native on Auburn, stardom and an affectionless marriage to ‘the Captain’

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Alabama Power’s ‘piano man’ tapped for Cliburn competition

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Roald Hazelhoff ensures the vermilion darter will continue to survive in Alabama

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The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League is putting young people on bikes

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Throwback Thursday: Alabama Power wants your photos of our linemen at work

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Share your love for Alabama linemen today through June 6

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Birmingham-area teen meets his Alabama Power heroes

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Alabama Power hosts ‘Track to Your Future’ at Barber Motorsports Park

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Energy Institute of Alabama formed to research, advocate sound energy policies

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Alabama Power, Army, break ground on solar facility at Anniston Army Depot

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Alabama’s award-winning Wood Studio builds functional, beautiful furniture

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UAB awarded $19.5 million grant for new xenotransplantation program

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Urban Ministry’s WE Community Café is all about the eatin’

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Seasick Records in Birmingham celebrates vinyl resurgence on Record Store Day

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Make Earth Day last: Get outdoors, get artsy and enjoy family time with Can’t Miss Alabama

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The Marengo County town of Jefferson illustrates the power of unity with annual barbecue

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Quinoa salad and cake batter milkshake: Eclipse Coffee and Books makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama before you die

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Grilled catfish at Fincher’s Delite is on the menu of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Alabama Family Trust adds new leaders, new office and future national plans

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Fighting feral hogs: Alabama Power, USDA team up to reduce environmental damage

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Preserving the longleaf pine: Alabama Power, partners help protect one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world

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Fairview Environmental Park: Restoring new life to a city fixture through partnership

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World’s most endangered sea turtle species in even more trouble than was thought

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Auburn University’s Recreation and Wellness Center named one of the best nationwide

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Alabama real estate outlook softens during 2Q, overall outlook remains steady

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Lake Homes Realty’s Justin Dyar to appear on HGTV’s “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” Sunday night

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As foreclosure rates fall, housing market being built on more solid ground versus ‘house of cards’

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Cullman area March home sales up 20 percent over the same period in 2015

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Dothan year-to-date home sales through March up 5 percent over same period last year

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