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Birmingham’s Shipt To Create 881 Jobs In Major Expansion

Birmingham’s Shipt To Create 881 Jobs In Major Expansion

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials today to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years.

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Panel Maps Out How Birmingham Will Become A Smart City

Panel Maps Out How Birmingham Will Become A Smart City

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Birmingham’s Innovation Week is a celebration of the disruptive ideas and ventures evolving in the city’s technology community.

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Alabama Power Hosts First Power Expo In Montgomery

Alabama Power Hosts First Power Expo In Montgomery

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The 2018 Power Expo will be held in Montgomery today. The inaugural event kicks off Thursday, July 11 and ends Friday, July 12.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Sizzles Your Summer Weekend At Sloss Fest

Can’t Miss Alabama Sizzles Your Summer Weekend At Sloss Fest

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Enjoy a variety of music this weekend at Sloss Fest: Grunge, alternative rock, trap, new classic, artsy, bi-coastal beach pop, bluesy indie folk, indie rock, psychedelic rock, American rock, rock, folk rock, soulful notes blended with rock and gospel, eclectic, ethereal loop-based beats, shoegaze to garage rock, pop, funk, contemporary R&B, blues, indie surf and more.

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On This Day In Alabama History: General Textile Strike Of 1934 Began

On This Day In Alabama History: General Textile Strike Of 1934 Began

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 12, 1934: Workers at the Dwight cotton textile mill in Gadsden walked out on July 12, 1934

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Back Forty Beer Company-Birmingham Pouring It On With Beer And Food

Back Forty Beer Company-Birmingham Pouring It On With Beer And Food

| July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The first satellite brewery of Alabama’s largest beer maker is now open in Sloss Docks next door to Birmingham’s historic Sloss Furnaces.

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Birmingham Sloss Fest Profile: Moon Taxi

Birmingham Sloss Fest Profile: Moon Taxi

| July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Performer: Moon Taxi

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Shipt, Target Execs Address The Company’s Growth Plans In Birmingham

Shipt, Target Execs Address The Company’s Growth Plans In Birmingham

| July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Shipt’s roots in Birmingham are deep and the company’s chief executive and its new owner want to strengthen that connection.

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Alabama Communities Partner To Restore Their Watersheds

Alabama Communities Partner To Restore Their Watersheds

| July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The meandering blue lines and patches on your state map represent a rich network of creeks, streams, rivers and lakes that enrich Alabama. Protecting these valuable assets is one of the objectives of the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which earmarked four Alabama sites in recent years for award-winning restoration projects.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Morris Was Incorporated As A Town

On This Day In Alabama History: Morris Was Incorporated As A Town

| July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 11, 1950: On this day in 1950, Morris incorporated for the second time

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Birmingham Sloss Fest Profile: Louis The Child

Birmingham Sloss Fest Profile: Louis The Child

| July 11, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Performer: Louis the Child

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Alabama Legacy Moment: Chief Menawa

Alabama Legacy Moment: Chief Menawa

| July 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. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments”  are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

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Libba Vaughan To Serve As New Executive Director For Leadership Birmingham

Libba Vaughan To Serve As New Executive Director For Leadership Birmingham

| July 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Libba Vaughan has been selected as Leadership Birmingham’s new executive director, the group’s board of trustees announced today.

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Alabama Athlete Playing For Russian Team In World Lacrosse Championships

Alabama Athlete Playing For Russian Team In World Lacrosse Championships

| July 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Zevin Fowler is a young man who has two hometowns. He was born in Khabarovsk in Russia and he lives with his adoptive family in Hoover.

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Alabama Apps: Wyndy Helps Pair Parents With Babysitters

Alabama Apps: Wyndy Helps Pair Parents With Babysitters

| July 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Tommy and Ginger Mayfield needed a babysitter, but the Birmingham couple’s schedule was irregular and hectic with 3- and 1-year-old daughters.

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On This Day In Alabama History: USS Birmingham Sees Battle For First Time

On This Day In Alabama History: USS Birmingham Sees Battle For First Time

| July 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 10, 1943: On July 10, 1943, just over a year since the USS Birmingham was launched, the ship saw the first battle of its career

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