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Carraway Hospital — And The Iconic Blue Star — Through The Years

Carraway Hospital — And The Iconic Blue Star — Through The Years

| December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The iconic blue star atop Carraway Hospital placed on the roof during Christmas in 1958 will remain part of any renovation of the site, developers say.

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Birmingham Residents Have A Say On Plans For Carraway Hospital Site

Birmingham Residents Have A Say On Plans For Carraway Hospital Site

| December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Anything is better than a vacant 50-acre building site near where they live, say most residents who reside near the long-abandoned Carraway Hospital site.

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On This Day In Alabama History: 1998 Miss Alabama Ashley Halfman Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: 1998 Miss Alabama Ashley Halfman Was Born

| December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

December 6, 1975: Ashley Halfman was born in Birmingham on Dec. 6, 1975. She graduated from Vestavia Hills High School. At 18 years old, Halfman won Jefferson County’s and Alabama’s Junior Miss competitions.

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O’Neal Industries Gives $30 Million To UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

O’Neal Industries Gives $30 Million To UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

| December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

O’Neal Industries Inc., a family-owned global business based in Birmingham, and its shareholders have given the largest single gift in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s history – a $30 million donation to the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Thompson Faces Undefeated Central-Phenix City In Marquee Alabama High School Football Championship Game

Thompson Faces Undefeated Central-Phenix City In Marquee Alabama High School Football Championship Game

| December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Thirty-six years ago, Larry Simmons became the lone member of an exclusive club. That’s when his Thompson High School team beat Oxford High 14-11 for the 1982 Class 3A state football championship.

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University Of South Alabama Alum Protects Alabama’s Marine Resources

University Of South Alabama Alum Protects Alabama’s Marine Resources

| December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

By Maj. Jason Downey’s best recollection, he was about 5 years old when his two grandfathers began taking him to the woods and waters of Alabama to fish, ski and hunt.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Tom Martin Was Admitted To State Bar

On This Day In Alabama History: Tom Martin Was Admitted To State Bar

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

December 5, 1901: Thomas Martin was admitted to the Alabama State Bar on this day in 1901.

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Birmingham Business Alliance Launching A Talent Recruitment Initiative

Birmingham Business Alliance Launching A Talent Recruitment Initiative

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Birmingham Business Alliance has enjoyed great success bringing industry to the metro area. A new initiative aims to bring people to the area to fill the jobs of tomorrow.

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Nellie Mae Boutique Has Established ‘Flagship’ Retail In Small Town Alabama

Nellie Mae Boutique Has Established ‘Flagship’ Retail In Small Town Alabama

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Courtney Thompson and Meagan Richardson are living out their childhood dream. The women, both 34, are first cousins, and as children, they always wanted their own store.

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HudsonAlpha Scientists Link Gene To Developmental Delay

HudsonAlpha Scientists Link Gene To Developmental Delay

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville have linked a gene to a set of developmental disabilities that include speech problems and muscular difficulties, clearing the way for better support services and possible treatments for the people affected.

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In Frigid Greenland, University Of Alabama Engineering Student Helps Understand Climate

In Frigid Greenland, University Of Alabama Engineering Student Helps Understand Climate

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Joshua Nunn had never been outside the United States before graduate school. In fact, he’d never flown in a plane. That all changed on a visit to Greenland, a journey that included a flight on a C-130 military plane.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Heart Of Dixie

Alabama Legacy Moment: Heart Of Dixie

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Heart of Dixie has appeared on Alabama license plates since 1955.

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Chocolate-Covered Cookie Butter Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Cookie Butter Cookies

| December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Jack and I spent a recent evening ringing the bell for the Salvation Army outside Walmart. It wasn’t planned. The opportunity just came up when a friend who was coordinating a day had a slot open up.

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UAB Raises $1 Billion From More Than 103,000 Donors

UAB Raises $1 Billion From More Than 103,000 Donors

| December 4, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The future of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is, officially, 1 billion times brighter.

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