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Football Preview: Auburn Seeks A Needed Win While Alabama Hosts Missouri For Homecoming

Football Preview: Auburn Seeks A Needed Win While Alabama Hosts Missouri For Homecoming

| October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It was another game and another loss last week for No. 21 Auburn. But coach Gus Malzahn wants nobody to point fingers at members of his squad.

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Fans Make Talladega Superspeedway’s Fall Race Weekend A Worldwide Phenomenon

Fans Make Talladega Superspeedway’s Fall Race Weekend A Worldwide Phenomenon

| October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

From sweet home Alabama to the land Down Under, fans will be coming from far and wide to witness some of auto racing’s best drivers battle at 200 mph around Talladega Superspeedway during the venue’s doubleheader NASCAR Playoff this weekend.

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Alabama Power Has Restored Power To More Than 50,000 Customers Since Hurricane Michael Left State

Alabama Power Has Restored Power To More Than 50,000 Customers Since Hurricane Michael Left State

| October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Power crews have restored more than 50,000 customers who lost power when Hurricane Michael pounded the southeastern part of the state Wednesday night.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Charlie Lucas Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Artist Charlie Lucas Was Born

| October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Charlie Lucas, who has become known as “Tin Man,” first experimented with scraps of iron and steel, creating meaning from piles of junk and cast-off raw materials.

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‘Pickett’s History of Alabama’ To Be Re-Released This Month

‘Pickett’s History of Alabama’ To Be Re-Released This Month

| October 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

“Pickett’s History of Alabama,” published in 1851, has been out of print for years. That will change on Oct. 15, thanks to Dr. Jim Pate and NewSouth Books.

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Alabama Communities Of Excellence Develops A Path To Improve Walkability In Towns

Alabama Communities Of Excellence Develops A Path To Improve Walkability In Towns

| October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Until the 20th century, most city residents had to walk to take care of regular activities, such as shopping, attending church or going to work or school.

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On This Day In Alabama History: DAR School Named Historic Place

On This Day In Alabama History: DAR School Named Historic Place

| October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A privately owned public school in Grant, Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of the American Revolution School was added to the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 11, 2002.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Feltus Living Best Life, 10 Years Cancer-Free

Breast Cancer Survivor Feltus Living Best Life, 10 Years Cancer-Free

| October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Never ignore that still, small voice inside you… That’s the advice Fairhope resident Carolyn Feltus gives women who are unsure about further checking their breast health.

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Alabama Power, State Prepared For Hurricane Michael

Alabama Power, State Prepared For Hurricane Michael

| October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Alabama Power is mobilizing internal resources, employees and contractors in preparation for Hurricane Michael, which is expected to strike along the Florida-Alabama border Wednesday.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham Railway And Electric Company Begins Car Service

On This Day In Alabama History: Birmingham Railway And Electric Company Begins Car Service

| October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

October 10, 1891: The new Birmingham Electric Company, which had received state charters to operate electric-powered streetcars, joined with the Birmingham Union Street Railway Company and the Ensley Railway. Thus, the Birmingham Railway and Electric Company was formed.

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

Alabama Legacy Moment: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

| October 10, 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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University Of Alabama Engineers Develop Solution To Child Heat Deaths In Cars

University Of Alabama Engineers Develop Solution To Child Heat Deaths In Cars

| October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

An average of 37 children die each year in the United States from being trapped inside a hot car, and engineering researchers at the University of Alabama have crafted a solution to prevent these tragic accidents.

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‘Life Threatening’ Hurricane Michael Could Cause $10 Billion In Damage

‘Life Threatening’ Hurricane Michael Could Cause $10 Billion In Damage

| October 10, 2018 @ 4:00 am

Hurricane Michael is racing toward the Florida Panhandle, threatening as much as $10 billion in damage on a path that’s already driven up cotton prices and cut the region’s oil and gas production.

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AABE Birmingham Chapter Brings Careers To Students

AABE Birmingham Chapter Brings Careers To Students

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

“This is bigger than cool. It’s amazing.” That was Brianna Desirae Beverly’s reaction to the recent Energy Awareness Fair, hosted by the Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE).

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Michael Poised To Slam Florida Panhandle As Major Hurricane

Michael Poised To Slam Florida Panhandle As Major Hurricane

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Michael is strengthening as it heads toward Florida, forecast to become the second hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in a month.

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Indie & Chic Is An Alabama Maker That Cut Its Teeth On Original Baby Products

Indie & Chic Is An Alabama Maker That Cut Its Teeth On Original Baby Products

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

When Samantha Echols started making her own wearables in college, she did it out of necessity. By the time she launched Indie & Chic, she did it out of love.

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Southern Research Is Advancing Green Chemistry In The Heart Of Alabama

Southern Research Is Advancing Green Chemistry In The Heart Of Alabama

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Birmingham’s Southern Research has developed a reputation in cancer treatment and other medical advancement, but an area where it is showing much promise today could end up having its greatest worldwide impact.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Troy Receives Its Name

On This Day In Alabama History: Troy Receives Its Name

| October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Alabama town was first called Troy on Oct. 9, 1838, in a deed recorded by Luke R. Simmons, a Pike County state representative in the Alabama Legislature.

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