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Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

Alabama Power Archives Hosts Clay Conference Exhibition

| February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff The Alabama Power Archives and Museum is hosting an exhibition of works by national and local ceramics artists in conjunction with the 32nd Alabama Clay Conference (ALCC) taking place Feb. 16-19 in Birmingham. The exhibit is curated by the ALCC and features national ceramics artists Ken Baskin, Cheryl Tall and Tony […]

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Pioneering Female Attorney Celebrated In Film

Pioneering Female Attorney Celebrated In Film

| February 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff Alabama Public Television is presenting a new documentary this month that remembers the achievements of attorney Nina Miglionico, a crusader for civil rights and women’s rights in Alabama for decades. The film, “Stand Up, Speak Out,” produced by Birmingham attorney Jenna Bedsole, will broadcast Sunday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. and […]

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On This Day In Alabama History: Jimmie Lee Jackson Was Shot

On This Day In Alabama History: Jimmie Lee Jackson Was Shot

| February 18, 2017 @ 9:59 am

By Graydon RustAlabama 200 February 18, 1965 Alabama State Trooper J. Bonard Fowler shot black activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in the stomach during protests in Marion, and Jackson died eight days later. Jackson was eulogized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on March 3, and Jackson’s death sparked the halted Selma to Montgomery March […]

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Live The Legacy: Visit Booker T. Washington’s Mansion At Tuskegee

Live The Legacy: Visit Booker T. Washington’s Mansion At Tuskegee

| February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

By Donna Cope Renowned attorney Bryan Stevenson sees Tuskegee University as hallowed ground. The significance of the university – built by Booker T. Washington, a former slave – is not lost on Stevenson. He has devoted his life to fighting egregious inequality within the criminal justice system, and has spoken at the university many times. […]

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Dorm Decor Furnishes College Rooms All Over The Country From Alabama

Dorm Decor Furnishes College Rooms All Over The Country From Alabama

| February 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

By Karim Shamsi-Basha The Birmingham-based company, Dorm Decor, ships all kinds of furniture for dorm rooms, including beddings, shelves, chairs, desks, lamps, rugs, cubbies and art. Co-founders Alison Gorrie and Kate Phillips started the company when their children headed to college and wanted an upgrade. “Alison was moving her daughter for her freshman year of […]

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California Dam Emergency Highlights Alabama Dam Safety

California Dam Emergency Highlights Alabama Dam Safety

| February 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am

By Kacey Drescher WSFA As thousands of northern California residents try to return home, could what happened at Oroville Dam happen here in Alabama? Alabama Power operates 14 dams and officials say a robust inspection program keeps the focus on safety. For Mike Jordan, it’s just the right thing to do.“It’s critical,” said Jordan, Southern […]

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A.G. Gaston Conference: Compromise, Collaboration Needed To Create Jobs

A.G. Gaston Conference: Compromise, Collaboration Needed To Create Jobs

| February 17, 2017 @ 5:30 am

By Denise Stewart Janice Mathis, leader of one of the nation’s oldest organizations of African-American women, opened the A.G. Gaston Conference in Birmingham Tuesday, calling for compromise, cooperation and collaboration to create jobs. “We have to create jobs where they are needed the most,” said Mathis, who was appointed executive director of the National Council […]

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Samford, West Alabama Professors Help Identify New Botanical Species

Samford, West Alabama Professors Help Identify New Botanical Species

| February 16, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

By Ed Enoch The Tuscaloosa News Alabama’s biodiversity is extremely rich. “You don’t have to go to the Amazon rainforest for a trip to find new species,” said Lawrence J. Davenport, a Samford University professor. “I think of Alabama as a semi-tropical jungle. It is largely unexplored. Sure, we know what the edges hold, but […]

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Alabama Exports Accelerate To Record $20.6 Billion In 2016

Alabama Exports Accelerate To Record $20.6 Billion In 2016

| February 16, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

By Jerry UnderwoodMade in Alabama Alabama exports rose to a record level in 2016, topping $20 billion for the first time on gains from overseas shipments of Alabama-made products such as transportation equipment, chemicals and paper products. Figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show that Alabama exports totaled $20.55 billion last year, an increase of […]

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2/16/17 – On This Day In Alabama History: The Nation’s First 911 Emergency Phone Call Was Answered In Haleyville

2/16/17 – On This Day In Alabama History: The Nation’s First 911 Emergency Phone Call Was Answered In Haleyville

| February 16, 2017 @ 8:45 am

By Graydon RustAlabama 200 February 16, 1968 U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill, in Haleyville, became the first person in the United States to answer a 911 emergency phone call. Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite placed the call from Haleyville City Hall, and Bevill answered from the city’s police station with “Hello.” The phone call, […]

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Birmingham Ranks In The Top 10 Of Cities For First-time Home Buyers

Birmingham Ranks In The Top 10 Of Cities For First-time Home Buyers

| February 15, 2017 @ 8:06 pm

By Jennifer Riner Birmingham is one of the nation’s best metropolitan areas for those buying their first home, a national ranking reveals. Online real estate database Zillow ranked U.S. metropolitan areas to identify financially realistic home markets for first-time buyers. Because affordability is at the top of the priority list when shopping for a home, […]

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Deontay Wilder Prepares For Birmingham Bout, Wins Legal Fight

Deontay Wilder Prepares For Birmingham Bout, Wins Legal Fight

| February 15, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Deontay Wilder won a significant fight Monday without throwing a punch. But the Tuscaloosa native says he struck a blow for fair play. ESPN.com and other outlets reported that the World Boxing Council champion won his civil case against Alexander Povetkin. A jury in U.S. federal court in New York deliberated […]

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