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Alabama Vintage Airplane Restorer Enjoys Taking It To New Heights

Alabama Vintage Airplane Restorer Enjoys Taking It To New Heights

| September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Like many children growing up, Conrad Reed liked to tinker with model cars and airplanes. But while most have given up the childhood hobby, at age 68, Reed has yet to quit. He just works on the real things now.

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LPGA Pros Showcase Golf, Values At Alabama Power Junior Clinic In Prattville

LPGA Pros Showcase Golf, Values At Alabama Power Junior Clinic In Prattville

| September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Three professional golfers with SEC connections held a golf clinic for more than 300 River Region children Wednesday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill.

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Football Preview: Alabama, Auburn Welcome Aggies, Razorbacks; Troy Begins Conference Play

Football Preview: Alabama, Auburn Welcome Aggies, Razorbacks; Troy Begins Conference Play

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama whipped Ole Miss 62-7 in its Southeastern Conference opener. In so doing, the Crimson Tide became the first SEC team to open the season by scoring 50 points in each of its first three games. To no one’s surprise, Nick Saban isn’t blinded by his team’s glowing performances to date, especially with Texas A&M visiting Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

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Ricatoni’s Italian Grill is a Florence Tradition

Ricatoni’s Italian Grill is a Florence Tradition

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

This Italian restaurant in historic downtown Florence has been around for decades serving tasty, homemade food, supporting its community and employing lots of local students, but the passion of owner Rick Elliott is what makes Ricatoni’s special. He’s as much of a draw as his dishes.

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HudsonAlpha Holds Grand Opening for Paul Propst Center in Huntsville

HudsonAlpha Holds Grand Opening for Paul Propst Center in Huntsville

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology officially opened the Paul Propst Center in Huntsville today. The newest addition to the biotech campus is a 105,000-square-foot, two-story building that aims to promote research, education and economic development.

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UAB Jerseys to Honor Alabama Children

UAB Jerseys to Honor Alabama Children

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Mary Laslie Pike doesn’t play football, but the 10-year-old from Homewood is among 100 youngsters whose names will be on the backs of UAB football players’ jerseys as they host the second installment of their Children’s Harbor Game.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama-Born Astronaut Returns To Earth

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama-Born Astronaut Returns To Earth

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

September 20, 1992: Astronaut Mae C. Jemison returned to Earth aboard the Endeavour space shuttle. The science mission specialist logged 190 hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds in space.

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Birmingham’s Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment Drawing Crowds

Birmingham’s Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment Drawing Crowds

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Woolworth Recreation and Refreshment offers something for everyone. So much so you may never have a reason to leave. The new entertainment concept in Birmingham’s Five Points brings duckpin bowling to the Magic City while offering food, drink and other games.

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On This Day in Alabama History: Secretary of Interior Hitchcock Was Born

On This Day in Alabama History: Secretary of Interior Hitchcock Was Born

| September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

September 19, 1835: Ethan Allen Hitchcock was born in Mobile. Hitchcock served as secretary of the Interior under President William McKinley and then President Theodore Roosevelt.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Cullman

Alabama Legacy Moment: Cullman

| September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

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Volunteers, Public and Private Partners, See Progress Along Birmingham’s Village Creek

Volunteers, Public and Private Partners, See Progress Along Birmingham’s Village Creek

| September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

For more than 20 years, volunteers and multiple public and private partners have been working to transform Village Creek, a once-polluted and neglected stream that travels through the heart of several Birmingham neighborhoods.

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On This Day In Alabama History: John Hollis Bankhead Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: John Hollis Bankhead Was Born

| September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

September 13, 1842: John Hollis Bankhead, born on this day, was a member of Congress for 33 years, as a representative and senator, and served as a soldier, state legislator and prison warden

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Alabama Power Crews Await Arrival Of Hurricane Florence

Alabama Power Crews Await Arrival Of Hurricane Florence

| September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Power line crews are safely deployed and on standby awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

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Apple Touts Its Largest Screens, Cheaper Models In Iphone Revamp

Apple Touts Its Largest Screens, Cheaper Models In Iphone Revamp

| September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Apple Inc. took the wraps off a renewed iPhone strategy on Wednesday, debuting a trio of phones that aim to spread the company’s latest technology to a broader audience.

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Carnival Couture: Alabama Seamstress Works All Year To Bring Mardi Gras To Life

Carnival Couture: Alabama Seamstress Works All Year To Bring Mardi Gras To Life

| September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Carnival season may last only a few weeks in the Port City, but for Mobile seamstress Patricia Richardson, it’s Mardi Gras year-round.

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Author Marti Buckley To Sign Copies Of New Book At Birmingham’s Market At Pepper Place

Author Marti Buckley To Sign Copies Of New Book At Birmingham’s Market At Pepper Place

| September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Homewood native and author Marti Buckley is celebrating a combination homecoming, book tour and Market at Pepper Place Les Dames takeover Saturday.

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Take Charge Of Your Health: Know The Dangers Of Belly Fat

Take Charge Of Your Health: Know The Dangers Of Belly Fat

| September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It is now firmly established that not all body fat is created equal when it comes to making us sick.  Although we may not like the appearance of fat deposited on our arms, legs, hips, and thighs, this fat is a rather benign metabolic slug that basically just its sits there.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Jesse Owens Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Jesse Owens Was Born

| September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sept. 12, 1913: James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was born Sept

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