Category: Hodgepodge

More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners!

| December 2, 2016 @ 11:31 am

From the festive events to football championships, from community outreach to scientific advances, and from building businesses to building relationships, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us good news stories from across Alabama. Here are a few of our favorites!

There is something for everyone this holiday season in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Crimson Tide and Gators face off for SEC title while Alabama high schools vie for championships

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Topgolf Birmingham tees up the the next round of growth around the BJCC

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Mobile focuses on tech sector with innovative initiatives

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Longtime Auburn barber retires after 56 years

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Business is popping for Alabama Makers Kettle Bros

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Atlanta’s Georgia Dome is the Crimson Tide’s ‘dome’ away from home

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Selma to Montgomery trail leads to Alabama, national history

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Do college football refs have it in for your team?

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Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium hosts 77th annual Christmas concert

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Take Action: Stay on your feet and off the stretcher with Dr. Josh’s fall prevention tips

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Birmingham Salvation Army serves last Thanksgiving meal at downtown location

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UAB, Jefferson County offer free eye exams, glasses to low-income patients

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Birmingham’s Southern Research conducting high throughput Zika screening for NIH

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UAB study finds yoga is relatively safe, but know your limits

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Birmingham’s Southern Research has been targeting AIDS for 30 years

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Here’s the Latest Good News from the Alabama News Center

| November 28, 2016 @ 10:18 am

The AlabamaWX Blog is in severe weather mode, but take a second to peruse some uplifting stories from this week’s Alabama News Center roundup. Pies and popcorn are just two of the Alabama products featured in this week’s positive look at news from our state in the Alabama News Center roundup.

Love is the main ingredient of Edolyn’s Pies in Hoover.

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There are still good blue collar jobs in Alabama.

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News runs in the family for Alabama’s yougest anchor.

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Alabama made Delta Airbus jet made dramatic fly over of Iron Bowl.

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Alabama home sales on the rise.

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Hudson Alpha acts as catalyst for Alabama bioscience growth.

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AlabamaWorks is more than a slogan and website.

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Alabama 2016 shopping facts.

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Alabama holiday sales could set new record at $11.4 billion.

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Mentone’s Mountain Laurel Inn makes the list of 100 Alabama Things to Eat Before You Die.

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Business is ‘poppin’ for Alabama Makers Kettle Bros.

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Uncovering the history of Russell Cave National Monument.

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Saban, Malzahn weigh in as Verne Lundquist calls his last iron bowl.

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Salvation Army joins Project Share program.

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U of A puts Paul Bryant family dolls on display.

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Ice Skating kicks off at Railroad Park.

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton honored with Fred Shuttlesworth Award.

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Katherine Estes Billmeier shares smiles, hugs and hope at Ronald McDonald House.

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Davis Cup returning to Birmingham in February.

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Little River Canyon is an Alabama treasure.

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Spectacular Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Inspire & Delight!

| November 18, 2016 @ 10:42 am

From space exploration to satsumas, from buttery bags to burgeoning businesses, and from holiday festivals to Hall of Fame artists, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us stellar news from across the state and even more reasons to give thanks!

Football preview: Saban goes ‘Shawshank’ to keep top-ranked Tide focused; Auburn hosts Alabama A&M

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Skate into a fabulous weekend, with concerts, festivals, tree lighting and more in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Alabama universities partner with NASA to boost space exploration

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UAB and Auburn researchers to study epilepsy with MRI imaging

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Artist unveils latest Kenny Stabler tribute at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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This Alabama Maker crafts leather bags as buttery as biscuits

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Satsumas go on sale in Southeast Alabama community

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Christmas trees, decorations add joy at Children’s of Alabama

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Supermoon photos from Alabama’s Capstone to the nation’s capital to Kazakhstan

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Alabama shows its appreciation to veterans

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Gadsden’s Buford Lee served two years in Vietnam before U.S. escalated the fight

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BASF to expand capacity at Alabama plant

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Mercedes-Mayback goes topless with a $323,000 S650 Cabriolet

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Founder relishes healthy growth of Birmingham-based Taziki’s Mediterranean Café

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Tips to safeproof your Thanksgiving meal

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Fannie Flagg says new novel, ‘The Whole Town’s Talking,’ will be her last

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Little River Canyon has $16 million economic impact on Alabama

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Black Belt exposes Montevallo students to outdoor Alabama occupations

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AlabamaWorks marks latest evolution in state’s workforce development

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Take Action: Stay safe on the job with these tips from Dr. Josh

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World Food Championship brings ‘The Ultimate Food Fight’ to Orange Beach

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Alabama new home sales during September up from last year

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Wiregrass home sales through September up 4 percent over same period last year

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Cullman September home sales 5 percent over same period in 2015

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Tuscaloosa September home sales up 6 percent over last year

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Gadsden September home sales rose 13 percent over September 2015

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Shoals year-to-date home sales through September up from 2015

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Celebrating Veteran’s Day With Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| November 11, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

This week, we pay homage to America’s service men and women by bringing you Good News Stories from our Alabama NewsCenter partners. This week’s edition highlights events that honor the brave men and women who have protected our country.

Can’t Miss Alabama honors and celebrates veterans

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Football preview: Top-ranked Crimson Tide awaits Mississippi State; Auburn travels to Georgia

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National Veterans Day in Birmingham continues to highlight Magic City

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African-American aviators made history at Tuskegee, and in WWII

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Jasper’s Billy Glover served in ‘The Forgotten War’

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McWane Science Center opens its doors again after flooding

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UAB Educational Foundation buys DoubleTree Hotel, announces major upgrades

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Taylor’s Restaurant strawberry cake makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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REV Birmingham hosts Big Pitch finalists at Thomas Jefferson Tower

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MollerTech moves quickly with $46.3 million Alabama Mercedes parts plant

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Analysis: Boeing Alabama impact reaches $2.3 billion

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Thirty-four new PEV options to be released through 2019

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Bloody Alabama battle in 1540 changed the South

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Natchez Trace Parkway is a modern drive through history

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University of Montevallo makes list of most beautiful college campuses

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Alabama earns Top 10 spot in State Business Climate rankings

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Birmingham’s Pack Health reaches out to people with chronic conditions

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Meet Children’s of Alabama’s first pediatric oral surgeon Kathlyn Powell

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How much is too much when it comes to college football?

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Take Action: Dr. Josh has some clues for a better night’s snooze

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Woerner Companies in Foley gives longer life to fruits, vegetables

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Alexander City is a place where American manufacturing still makes sense

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Americans still make the cars and trucks they drive in places like Alabama

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Lake Martin waterfront homes sales improved in September

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Montgomery home sale prices in September up 10 percent from last year

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Marshall County home sales through September up 6 percent over same period in 2015

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Lake Martin area September home sales rise 10 percent from previous year

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Phenix City home sales through September up 3 percent over same period last year

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Set Those Clocks Back Tonight

| November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

A friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends tonight. We fall back on Standard Time at 2AM in the morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back before heading to bed, and gain that extra hour of sleep tonight.

With the time changing, that means more sun in the mornings, while evenings will be dark. It will be getting dark closer to 5PM as the amount of daylight hours continues to get shorter until we reach the Winter Solstice just before Christmas.

We will stay on Standard Time until March 12th, 2017.

It is also a great time to check/change those batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and those weather radios.

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Alabama Happenings & Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| November 4, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

From football, festivals and fresh food to national parks to new productions, our Alabama NewsCenter friends inspire us to get out and enjoy all the happenings across our beautiful state.  Here is a sampling of some of our favorite good news stories this week:

Football Preview: ‘No magical potion’ as Alabama faces LSU; Auburn hosts the ‘Dores

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Spend your weekend outdoors at a festival or art show in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Strong public support for Birmingham civil rights national historic park

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Alabama veteran Ginger Branson carries legacy, sacrifice and dog tags

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Birmingham students get guidance on sports, entertainment careers

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New stations give University of Alabama students and faculty needed power

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Made (and tested) in Alabama: State-built cars first get test-track workouts

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CEO: Polaris Alabama project ‘transformational’ for company

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Williams’ Orchard offers country fresh food from Alabama and more

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Alabama Maker Left Hand Soap cleans up with all-natural bath products

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Magic City Classic draws record crowd for its 75th playing

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Matrimony and the Magic City Classic

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Shakespeare goes disco in Virginia Samford Theatre production of ‘Twelfth Night’

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‘Muttcracker’ auditions put on the dog at Birmingham Ballet

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Wildlife on the walls in Alabama’s Wiregrass

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Horseshoe Bend figures prominently into Alabama, U.S. history

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Curly Putman, prolific Alabama-born songwriter, dies at 85

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Take Action: Make doctor’s office waiting less grating with these tips from Dr. Josh

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UAB psychologist: More than ever, this election threatens to divide us

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McLane Dothan to invest $17M in distribution expansion

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Report: Energy industry has $13.2 billion impact on Alabama

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What’s so great about downtown Montgomery’s comeback?

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Treasured Mile aims for litter-free Lake Martin

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Freddie Mac: Alabama among states most improved in housing activity

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New HUD condo rules may benefit Alabama markets

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Gulf Coast condo sales through September up from 2015

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Mobile September home sales up 11 percent over same period last year

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Birmingham September home sales up 7 percent over September 2015

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Rocket City home sales through September up 10 percent over last year

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Calhoun County home sales through September 16 percent higher than a year ago

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