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Alabama Power Works To Save Threatened Snails On Coosa River

Alabama Power Works To Save Threatened Snails On Coosa River

| December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

While many property owners used this fall’s Coosa River drawdown to make repairs to boathouses, piers and other structures along the water’s edge, Alabama Power biologists were on another mission.

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Exceptional Foundation Carolers Bring Holiday Spirit To Alabama Businesses

Exceptional Foundation Carolers Bring Holiday Spirit To Alabama Businesses

| December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

What the Exceptional Foundation carolers may lack in perfect pitch and rhythm they more than make up for with enthusiasm and sheer joy.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Mark Ingram Won The Heisman Trophy

On This Day In Alabama History: Mark Ingram Won The Heisman Trophy

| December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Mark Ingram Jr. became the first University of Alabama player to win a Heisman Trophy on Dec. 12, 2009.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: David Moniac

Alabama Legacy Moment: David Moniac

| December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The first West Point cadet from Alabama was also the first Native American to graduate from the military academy.

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Corneal Abrasions Can Occur In The Blink Of An Eye

Corneal Abrasions Can Occur In The Blink Of An Eye

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It was about 7 o’clock on a regular worknight. Jessica Martindale and her then-6-month-old son, Henry, were playing on the bed before they started their nighttime routine.

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HudsonAlpha Scientists Identify ‘Poisonous’ Piece Of Genetic Code Causing Infant Seizures

HudsonAlpha Scientists Identify ‘Poisonous’ Piece Of Genetic Code Causing Infant Seizures

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville have pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a serious seizure disorder most common in babies, potentially opening the door to new diagnostic and treatment options for infants who show signs of epilepsy.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. Was Born

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was born Dec. 11, 1978, in Birmingham. He grew up in West End before graduating from Ramsay High School and Florida A&M University.

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Pitcher Throws Changeup, Hits Homerun With Birmingham’s Oldest Independent Bookstore

Pitcher Throws Changeup, Hits Homerun With Birmingham’s Oldest Independent Bookstore

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Baseball is what first brought Paul Seitz to Alabama. In fact, he owns a special piece of Birmingham’s baseball history.

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Alabama Power Honored For Diversity Efforts At Equal Opportunity Dinner

Alabama Power Honored For Diversity Efforts At Equal Opportunity Dinner

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Birmingham Urban League honored corporate citizens and community leaders Saturday, Dec. 8 at its Equal Opportunity Dinner.

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PaxArtist Is An Alabama Maker At Peace With Painting

PaxArtist Is An Alabama Maker At Peace With Painting

| December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Pax means “peace” and no word is more appropriate for what art has brought to Sharon Heggeman.

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Ashley Brown’s Business Of Homemade Cookies Is Delighting Customers

Ashley Brown’s Business Of Homemade Cookies Is Delighting Customers

| December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Ashley Brown, owner of Ashley’s Famous Cookies in Pelham, knew she had a winning product when her family and friends tasted her homemade cookies and wouldn’t try anyone else’s.

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The Next Commercial Real Estate Downturn: It’s Not A Matter Of When, But How

The Next Commercial Real Estate Downturn: It’s Not A Matter Of When, But How

| December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A recent report shows that many systemic risks are re-emerging one decade since the last major recession and real estate finance disruption — aligning with history’s schedule of economic disruption every decade since the 1850s.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama Legend Pat Trammell Died

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama Legend Pat Trammell Died

| December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Dec. 10, 1968: Quarterback Pat Trammell led the University of Alabama Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1961.

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University Of Alabama To Offer State’s First MFA In Dance Program

University Of Alabama To Offer State’s First MFA In Dance Program

| December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance will offer the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in dance program starting in fall 2020.

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