Category: Hodgepodge

Serving Up a Hearty Helping of Good News from Alabama NewsCenter

Serving Up a Hearty Helping of Good News from Alabama NewsCenter

| September 2, 2016 @ 11:19 am

From Jerusalem to Jacksonville, from Pie Lab to Pepper Place, from trivia to Zika and from the Edge of Chaos to key lime milkshakes, there was plenty of Alabama good news this week and our friends at Alabama NewsCenter brought it all together in one place. Jerusalem’s biggest Crimson Tide fan ready for Alabama football […]

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Innovation, Inspiration & Not-To-Miss Events – Captured By Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

Innovation, Inspiration & Not-To-Miss Events – Captured By Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| August 26, 2016 @ 10:51 am

It was a week of innovation and inspiration in Alabama this week and our friends at Alabama NewsCenter captured it all.  Here is a look back at the good news of the past seven days, as well as a look forward at this weekend’s can’t miss events across our state, including 10 movies (and more!) not to miss […]

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Reaching for the Stars – Alabama NewsCenter Brings Us More Good News Stories!

Reaching for the Stars – Alabama NewsCenter Brings Us More Good News Stories!

| August 19, 2016 @ 10:22 am

Crimson Tide and the floods, Birminghamians visit Birmingham, Alabama actresses take New York and kayak fishing in Bayou La Batre helped make this a fun week from our partners at Alabama NewsCenter.  Here are some of our favorite good news stories from this week. Crimson Tide calls on Alabama to help flood victims in Louisiana […]

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The Weekly Gardener for August 15th

The Weekly Gardener for August 15th

| August 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Each week, we sit down with Andy Hanna of Hanna’s Garden Center to talk about Central Alabama gardening. Here is this week’s Q&A. Q. What are most people planting right now? A. Ground covers and most evergreen trees or shrubs do fairly well throughout the year.  Conifers tend to do better in cooler weather. A lot of […]

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Punch and Pizazz From The Alabama News Center

Punch and Pizazz From The Alabama News Center

| July 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am

From Media Days to monuments, from the Bronze Bomber to the Sonic Suitcase and from SlossFest to Small Stages, this week’s dose of good news from Alabama NewsCenter comes with added punch and pizazz. Alabama’s Nick Saban had more to say at SEC Media Days than the Paul Finebaum exchange Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn […]

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Making Us Alabama Proud – Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

Making Us Alabama Proud – Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| July 8, 2016 @ 10:40 am

From Nick Saban and the West Virginia floods to a young man from Theodore winning the top global prize in opera, there is plenty to make you Alabama proud in the latest from our friends at Alabama NewsCenter. Can’t Miss Alabama captures baseball, movies, music and memories Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban seeks Alabama […]

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Bringing Us Bama’s Best – Good News Stories From Alabama NewsCenter

Bringing Us Bama’s Best – Good News Stories From Alabama NewsCenter

| July 1, 2016 @ 12:51 pm

Bama bikes, beautiful beaches, Birmingham Barons, B&B, Brexit and Bentley were in this week’s good news from Alabama NewsCenter. And that was just the B’s! Check out the rest of the alphabet and the stories that made us feel good about our state. Spirit of America Festival a 50-year red, white and blue bonanza in […]

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

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

| June 24, 2016 @ 11:31 am

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 Jack Royer following in his famous father’s footsteps and career Birmingham Barons keep breaking attendance record Auburn’s June […]

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Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| June 17, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

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 […]

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Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

Sharing Alabama’s Good News From Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| June 17, 2016 @ 10:16 am

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 Jefferson County out to lure $120 million ‘Project Sunrise’ […]

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More Good News from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

More Good News from Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners

| June 10, 2016 @ 11:08 am

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 Kristin Chenoweth on her upcoming concert, ‘Wicked’ and the Birmingham actor who helped her through her Broadway debut ‘Three Acts’ featuring Ira Glass, ‘This American […]

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An Abundance of Good News from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

An Abundance of Good News from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| June 3, 2016 @ 9:37 am

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 Rickwood Classic is ‘old-time baseball’ for young and old alike in Alabama Birmingham Barons add former pitcher […]

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

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

| May 27, 2016 @ 11:56 am

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

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

| May 20, 2016 @ 10:51 am

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 Celebrities, coaches ignite Twitter for Regions Tradition Pro-Am […]

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Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| May 6, 2016 @ 11:17 am

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 Bo Bikes Bama cyclists pedal again, raising money for a good cause Rain couldn’t keep crowds away from […]

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

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

| April 29, 2016 @ 11:01 am

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 Looking back at the day Alabama survived Armageddon From ‘Armageddon’ to restoration after April 27, […]

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A Busy Week Over at the Alabama News Center

A Busy Week Over at the Alabama News Center

| April 23, 2016 @ 11:16 am

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 Who are the Alabama Crimson Tide ‘Assassins’ to watch this A-Day? Toni Tennille: Alabama native on Auburn, stardom and an affectionless marriage to ‘the […]

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Scholarship Opportunity For Alabama Meteorology Students

Scholarship Opportunity For Alabama Meteorology Students

| April 18, 2016 @ 10:52 am

The Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association is pleased to announce that we are offering two college scholarships for the Fall of 2016. Each scholarship will be worth $500. The scholarships are available to undergraduate or graduate students who are a full-time resident of Alabama and attend an accredited college or university that […]

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Plenty of Good News from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

Plenty of Good News from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends

| April 15, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

From football to golf to business, there was plenty of good news in the state from our friends at Alabama NewsCenter this week. Alabama A-Day impact expected to hit $10 million Auburn fans ready to see defense, quarterbacks at A-Day game AHSAA passes ‘Tim Tebow rule’ to allow home-schooled students to play sports at public […]

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Storm Spotter Xtreme 2016

Storm Spotter Xtreme 2016

| April 11, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

Miss the big annual spotter training? Here are the sessions. Part one features the basic training from Brian Peters… part two is “polygonology” from Kevin Laws of the NWS Birmingham, and part three is James Spann’s talk on lessons learned from April 27, 2011, and the advanced training from Brian Peters. Thanks to the huge […]

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Exploring Vikings, Ventures, Vehicles & Vittles with Alabama NewsCenter

Exploring Vikings, Ventures, Vehicles & Vittles with Alabama NewsCenter

| April 8, 2016 @ 11:36 am

Vikings, ventures, vehicles and vittles were the subjects of some our favorite stories from Alabama NewsCenter this past week.  Do yourself a favor and spend some time exploring some of the good news from across the state. Possible Viking discovery by UAB archaeologist could rewrite North American history Kamtek on schedule to produce BMW parts […]

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Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter

| April 1, 2016 @ 10:51 am

Some inspiring individual stories and some collective accomplishments mark this week’s collection of good news stories from our friends at Alabama NewsCenter. Birmingham-Southern track and football star is off and running Chicago teen who arrived at UAB Hospital on Christmas Eve set to go home after miraculous recovery BL Harbert uses Barber Museum expansion to […]

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A Shining List of Good News from Alabama NewsCenter

A Shining List of Good News from Alabama NewsCenter

| March 25, 2016 @ 10:37 am

Alabamians really shined this past week, from those who built the first Alabama-made Airbus to Alabama coach Nick Saban, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alabama Power mentors and a couple of Realtors recognized for their efforts. Here are some of our favorite good news stories from Alabama NewsCenter this Good Friday. Nick Saban, Tim Cook and […]

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Springing Forward with Alabama NewsCenter

Springing Forward with Alabama NewsCenter

| March 18, 2016 @ 10:15 am

A week that started with springing our clocks forward ended with March Madness.  In between, Alabama NewsCenter found spring football practice, goalball, Art Clarkson, doughnuts and so much more. Hero Doughnuts sells out at first Birmingham pop-up, plans another at Seasick Records Alabama Crimson Tide starts spring football practice Auburn football team takes break from […]

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The Pizitz Middle School Highball Flight:  Told by Students (Part Two)

The Pizitz Middle School Highball Flight: Told by Students (Part Two)

| March 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am

On Monday, March 7th, the sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia, led by science teacher Mrs. Diane McAliley, launched a weather balloon. It was their first time to do it, and the results blew away all expectations. The goal was to go higher than 90,000 feet. They did, reaching an altitude of 106,693 […]

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The Pizitz Middle School Highball Flight:  Told by Students (Part One)

The Pizitz Middle School Highball Flight: Told by Students (Part One)

| March 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am

On Monday, March 7th, the sixth graders at Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia, led by science teacher Mrs. Diane McAliley, launched a weather balloon. It was their first time to do it, and the results blew away all expectations. The goal was to go higher than 90,000 feet. They did, reaching an altitude of 106,693 […]

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Progress & Positive News from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

Progress & Positive News from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

| March 11, 2016 @ 11:40 am

From an Alzheimer’s love story to hunting for economic development in Alabama’s Black Belt and a true sign of progress in downtown Birmingham, there was plenty of positive news in Alabama this past week. Here are some of our favorites from our partners at Alabama NewsCenter. Rotary Trail gateway sign a sure sign of Birmingham […]

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Come Hear Delta Meteorologist Thursday at 1 p.m.

Come Hear Delta Meteorologist Thursday at 1 p.m.

| March 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am

The first meeting of 2016 is coming up Thursday for the Central Alabama chapter of the National Weather Association and you’re invited! Mark Yerges, one of the Lead Meteorologists for Delta Airlines, will be our guest speaker. The meeting will start at 1 PM at the Vestavia Hills Library, located @ 1221 Montgomery Highway. The […]

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Inspiring Good News from Alabama NewsCenter!

Inspiring Good News from Alabama NewsCenter!

| March 4, 2016 @ 10:18 am

From the Fort Morgan Pier to the White House, Alabamians were creating stories that inspire us. Here are our favorites from our partners at Alabama NewsCenter. Nick Saban and Alabama Crimson Tide feted by Obama at the White House SlossFest lineup includes Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie, Flaming Lips and more Tommy Bice feels […]

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Loving the Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter

Loving the Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter

| February 19, 2016 @ 11:14 am

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we still found plenty to love with the good news stories reported by our partners at Alabama NewsCenter.  Here are a few of our favorites. EDPA President Bill Taylor to retire, Alabama Power’s Steve Spencer to take the lead Record-setting Roz Ryan brings “Chicago” to Birmingham For DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins, […]

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