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On This Day In Alabama History: ‘Big Jim’ Folsom Died

On This Day In Alabama History: ‘Big Jim’ Folsom Died

| November 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The former governor lived long enough to see his son, Jim Folsom Jr., serve as lieutenant governor.

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Lisa Warren Is An Alabama Maker With An Affection For Ceramics, A Passion For Painting

Lisa Warren Is An Alabama Maker With An Affection For Ceramics, A Passion For Painting

| November 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Lisa Warren calls herself a “late bloomer” because she took some time to get her art degree and start a family before devoting herself professionally to painting and pottery.

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Airbus Advances Project To Build New Alabama A220 Assembly Line

Airbus Advances Project To Build New Alabama A220 Assembly Line

| November 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Airbus announced that Birmingham-based HPM will act as program manager for the planning, design, and construction of a new assembly line at its Alabama manufacturing facility that will produce A220 aircraft.

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Going To Grandma’s For Thanksgiving? Drive Safely, Especially If Arriving Early, University Of Alabama Study Finds

Going To Grandma’s For Thanksgiving? Drive Safely, Especially If Arriving Early, University Of Alabama Study Finds

| November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to a recent study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama Constitution Of 1875 Ratified

On This Day In Alabama History: Alabama Constitution Of 1875 Ratified

| November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am

November 16, 1875: After Democrats regained control of the governor’s office and state government in the 1874 election, one of their immediate goals was to “redeem” the state from Reconstruction and the Reconstructionist Constitution adopted in 1868.

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Football Preview: The Citadel Has Saban’s Attention, Tigers Take On Liberty And UAB May Have The Most Interesting Game

Football Preview: The Citadel Has Saban’s Attention, Tigers Take On Liberty And UAB May Have The Most Interesting Game

| November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It’s not every week that UAB is on a bigger stage than Alabama or Auburn, but that’s the case this week. Bill Clark and his 9-1 UAB team will be in the spotlight as they travel to College Station to face Texas A&M, the Tide and Tigers’ SEC rival, at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

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Beware Of More Sophisticated Phone Scams

Beware Of More Sophisticated Phone Scams

| November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Industry insiders estimate that on a given day, 45 percent of calls are automated. Many of those calls use tools to make the caller ID look similar to yours, so you’ll think it is local.

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Amazon Splits HQ2 Between New York And Washington, D.C. Area

Amazon Splits HQ2 Between New York And Washington, D.C. Area

| November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Segregated Buses Ruled Unconstitutional

On This Day In Alabama History: Segregated Buses Ruled Unconstitutional

| November 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The handwriting was already on the wall, but on Nov. 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially put an end to segregated public transportation, declaring invalid an Alabama law and a Montgomery city ordinance requiring separation of the races on buses.

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UAB Wins DOE Grant For Superconductor Work To Boost Energy Efficiency

UAB Wins DOE Grant For Superconductor Work To Boost Energy Efficiency

| November 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Energy is both a commodity and a necessity for developed nations like the United States, and the always-growing energy needs here at home and around the world demand improvements in how efficiently it is used.

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Tanner’s Pecans & Candies Cracks List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Tanner’s Pecans & Candies Cracks List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

| November 10, 2018 @ 5:00 am

It’s a safe bet that if you’re having Thanksgiving dinner in the South, the dessert table has at least one pecan pie on it.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Arthur Mckinnon Brown Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Arthur Mckinnon Brown Was Born

| November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 am

November 9, 1867: Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on this day in 1867, Arthur McKinnon Brown graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1891 with special qualification in surgery.

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University Of Alabama To Launch State’s First Educational Neuroscience Program

University Of Alabama To Launch State’s First Educational Neuroscience Program

| November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Undergraduate students at the University of Alabama can enroll in the state’s first educational neuroscience program by the fall 2020 semester.

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On This Day In Alabama History: First Black Legislators Elected Since Reconstruction

On This Day In Alabama History: First Black Legislators Elected Since Reconstruction

| November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 am

November 3, 1970: Fred Gray and Thomas Reed were elected to the state House of Representatives on this day to become the first black Alabama legislators since Reconstruction.

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