Category: Hodgepodge

More Good News Stories from Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends!

| October 28, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

Each week we are proud to bring you Good News Stories from across our lovely state, as reported by our Alabama NewsCenter partners.  Here are our favorite stories this week!

Football preview: Auburn faces Ole Miss; Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State in 75th Magic City Classic

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Celebrate the Magic City Classic and Halloween fun this weekend in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Magic City Classic marks 75 years of sport and spectacle

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Cooter Brown’s ribs make list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Elberta Sausage Festival links Alabama community to its German roots

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Butterflies at the beach: Alabama’s Gulf Coast in the fall is aflutter with colorful insects

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Alabama Birding Trail is at its fall peak for fowl peek

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Mercedes-Benz to build luxury pickups to be known as the X-Class

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Get your all-ages scare on at Montgomery ZooBoo

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Take Action: Halloween candy can be a treat with these Dr. Klapow tricks

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Tomberlin’s Take: Evolution of economic development keeps Alabama in the win column

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Birmingham ranks as a top city for women entrepreneurs

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Team with Alabama connections named semi-finalist in Carbon XPRIZE competition

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Seth Hammett speaks on energy in Alabama

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Developer challenges businesses to help beautify Birmingham

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Mueller milestone: 4 million Albertville-made fire hydrants

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Apprenticeship Alabama aims to invest in workers

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Boomers swap Corvettes for comfort as sports-car sales fall

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Chris Cumbie Art has created a monster of an Alabama-Maker with CREEPS

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Jennifer Lawrence to team with Ron Howard for Zelda Fitzpatrick biopic

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Archives pave way for family history, Alabama history and more

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Male breast cancer survivor urges men to take symptoms seriously

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Alabama Grocers Association recognizes industry leaders, crowns best bagger in state

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Lay, Neely Henry lakes have new osprey nesting platforms

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ULI panel to present ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’

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Athens September home sales up 25 percent over 2015

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Baldwin County September residential sales up slightly from last September

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Find Out What Is Happening Across Alabama With Alabama NewsCenter’s Good News Stories

| October 21, 2016 @ 11:05 am

From fall festivities to football, from industrial vacancies to innovation visions, from startups to pop-ups, and from hummingbirds to haunted houses, our Alabama NewsCenter partners bring us more reasons to celebrate and take pride in our great state.  Here are some of this week’s top stories:

Football preview: Top-ranked Crimson Tide faces No.6 Texas A&M; Auburn hosts Arkansas

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Dream big this weekend in Can’t Miss Alabama

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Anthony Brock lifts Valiant Cross Academy as an Alabama Bright Light

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Fall hummingbird migration is underway

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From industrial to innovational: Avondale Works looks to transform Birmingham properties

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Funding wave boosts Birmingham tech startup scene

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MollerTech to build $46 million Bibb County auto supplier plant, create 222 jobs

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UAB Optometry awarded grant for dry eye research

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Montgomery’s Haunted Hearse Tours offers Halloween thrills and chills

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Take Action: Follow these tips from Dr. Josh Klapow to keep from over-indulging while tailgating

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One Alabama wife’s junk is her husband’s political treasure

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Montgomery County commissioner lives life ‘full speed ahead’ after breast cancer

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Birmingham Ghost Walk is creepy fun whether you believe or not

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280 Reasons to Love Standard Deluxe

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Green Resource Center for Alabama launches sustainability leadership program

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‘Walk to Remember’ on October 15 supports families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss

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Alabama September home sales up 3 percent over same period in 2015

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Le Pop-Up: Birmingham couple traveling the state with shipping container turned pop-up shop

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Hot Damn! That’s good – Alabama Maker

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Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations seeks to open the world to Alabama

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Mercedes-Benz supplier puts Bibb County in the fast lane

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Dothan September home sales up 4 percent over same period in 2015

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Athens August home sales up from 2015

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Lake Martin waterfront home sales slip during August

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Festivals, Football & Innovative Feats – Our Alabama NewsCenter Partners Share More Good News Stories!

| October 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am

From to block prints to Broadway stardom, from shrimp festivals to state-of-the-art sawmills, and from ‘Hey Day’ to Halloween safety, our Alabama NewsCenter partners bring us more reasons to take pride in Alabama. Here are a few of our favorite good news stories:

Football preview: Third Saturday in October finds heated rivals Alabama, Tennessee in Top 10 matchup

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Spend your weekend indulging in fall festivals with Can’t Miss Alabama

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Deadline looms for those who want to qualify to vote

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Alabama’s ‘Hamilton’ connection: Michael Luwoye now is alternate to lead in biggest show on Broadway

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Birmingham healthcare company helps men get innovative new treatment for prostate cancer

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Alabama Maker Debra Riffe’s linoleum block prints are handcrafted history

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UAB employees rally around one of their own fighting breast cancer

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Community rallies around two elementary school teachers battling breast cancer

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Alabama holds onto No. 1 ranking in math, science and English Advanced Placement growth

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Make Halloween Safety a priority

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Governor announces Two Rivers Lumber Co. to build state-of-the-art sawmill in Demopolis

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Alabama Community College System hires head of nation’s top-ranked workforce training program

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LEAP sets stage for Shades Valley students’ futures in skilled trades, engineering and technical jobs

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Katy’s Katfish makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership engages chef ambassador as part of national public health campaign

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Take Action: Follow these tips from Dr. Josh Klapow to stay safe in parking decks

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Tom Martin, Alabama Power and the founding of Southern Research

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UA Center produces documentary on Bankhead family

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Junior League of Birmingham celebrates 95 years of helping women

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Alabama Bright Light Yohance Owens implores residents to invest in their neighborhoods

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Students carry on Auburn tradition of saying “Hey”

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Home sales in Calhoun County through August up 18 percent over 2015

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Shoals area home sales through August up from same period last year

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Wiregrass year-to-date home sales through August up 7 percent over last year

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Cullman year-to-date home sales through August up over same period in 2015

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Good News Stories From Our Alabama NewsCenter Friends Make Us Alabama-Proud

| October 7, 2016 @ 10:44 am

From Marvel comics to motorcycles, from Oktoberfest to football, and from cursive to clean-up, our friends at Alabama NewsCenter bring us more Good News Stories! This weekend’s edition describes Can’t Miss Alabama events across our state, highlights rising Alabama Makers, and reminds of us of the many reasons to be Alabama-proud.

Football preview: Crimson Tide, Tigers face tough SEC road games; UNA game ‘caned out’
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Alabama Power crews ready to support storm restoration efforts in Georgia
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Enjoy a bit of Oktoberfest all weekend long with Can’t Miss Alabama
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Railroad Park brings ice skating to downtown Birmingham
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Marvel Comics brings the thunder to Alabama
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‘Sky’s the limit’ for an Alabama Maker with the code for success
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Strawberry pretzel salad makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
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Flu shots really work, so roll up your sleeve
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Carla ‘The Truth’ Youngblood kicks off breast cancer comedy tour at Birmingham’s Carver Theatre
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$8 million grant to support research to repair hearts with bioengineered patch
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Alabama Launchpad entrepreneurship program extends reach
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Birmingham workshop to explore cursive writing debate
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Study shows risk factor prevention should be addressed at all ages
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Meet Dr. Josh Klapow – the voice of ‘Take Action’
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Southern Research drug clofarabine links leukemia patient, scientist
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Jack Secrist talks about discovering a life-saving drug
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Southern Research at 75: ‘Boss Kettering’ provides key early support
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#AskAnArchivist takes over Twitter, kicks off American Archives Month
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Alabamians celebrate Fiesta at Linn Park
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Alabama Power welcomes college student volunteers at Renew Our Rivers cleanup
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Morgan County home sales through August up 4 percent over same period last year
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Lee County home sales in August up 16 percent over 2015
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Montgomery home sales through August rise over same period in 2015
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Mobile home sales in August up 10 percent over last year
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Prepare for Takeoff: Start Your Weekend with Good News Stories from Alabama NewsCenter!

| September 30, 2016 @ 11:29 am

From Fiesta, festivals & flea markets to ships, planes & automobiles, our Alabama NewsCenter Partners capture what is happening across our state and people who are making Alabama great.  Get your weekend started with these good news stories!

Enjoy a weekend of Fiesta, festivals, flea markets, art shows and more!

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Football preview: Lashlee takes over AU offense, Tide gets back to SEC play

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Nation’s 26th littoral combat ship will bear Mobile’s name

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CAE USA on track to open key Alabama Army aviation training center

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Milestone: Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

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Japanese investment in Alabama fuels many industries

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Treatment allows WorkPlay’s Joe Benintende to walk after seven years in wheelchair

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Less fortunate children at Eufala Primary, other schools get weekend meals, thanks to Southeast APSO

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Necessity drove this mother of invention to become an Alabama Maker

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Troy University-Phenix City at the center of downtown riverfront revival

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Go Build Alabama receives national award for student engagement

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Self-published artist books made by UAB students now part of Birmingham Museum of Art collection

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Alabama Power participates in ‘Be Ready Day’

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UA workshop helps law enforcement interact with deaf

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Birmingham home sales through August up 9 percent over same period during 2015

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Lake Martin area’s August home sales unchanged from 2015

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Baldwin County residential sales through August up 3 percent over 2015

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Huntsville August home sales eclipse 600 units for first time since 2007

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Soaring to New Heights — Good News Stories from Our Friends at Alabama NewsCenter!

| September 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am

From Airbus to artistic expression, from channels of communication to coal country, and from musicians to medical advances, our Alabama NewsCenter friends inspire us with Good News Stories from across the state.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Samford senior sports marketing student chosen for coveted ESPN internship

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Alabama jobs rising in manufacturing, bioscience fields

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Southern Research studies ways to spur innovation, new jobs in coal country

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Smoked macaroni and cheese from New Market Barbecue makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

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In Fairhope, Alabama Maker Brian Kane brings the brew

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Taylor Hicks busy with new music, cable TV series and upcoming Birmingham concert

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UA workshop helps law enforcement interact with deaf

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Airbus Alabama has the Spirit

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Big Epidemiology: Detective work with millions of lives at stake

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UAB fight against cancer happening across many fronts

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The economic impact of cancer research

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UAB partners with local organizations to launch Park Prescription program in Birmingham

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Love inspired the Red Barn, which helps hurting children learn about love

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Power to Play grant program expands to support the arts

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Alabama Power Refrigerator Art contest inspires creativity in students

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At East Alabama Motor Speedway, racing is a family tradition

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Volunteers, multiple organizations support Village Creek cleanup, park project

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Alabama Secretary of State observes Russian elections, deploys sports celebs to boost voting at home

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‘Pigs Fly’ again for Red Mountain’s Keith Cromwell in New York reunion concert

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Alabama year-to-date home sales through August up 7 percent over 2015

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Gulf Coast condo sales in August up over same month in 2015

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Huntsville August home sales eclipse 600 units for first time since 2007

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Can’t Miss Alabama has your first fall weekend all covered up

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