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Huntsville ranked nation’s No. 1 place to live by U.S. News & World Report

Alabama's Rocket City is the best place to live in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Huntsville notched the top spot...

10-year-old Selma native wins Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s 2022 Big Gobbler Photo Contest

Last week, 10-year-old Owen Rouse was named the winner of the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s 2022 Big Gobbler Photo Contest. Owen traveled with his...

Sunday Reflections: The offense of the gospel

When I was a boy preacher, I heard affirmations from congregants such as, “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes today!” This remark meant...

George Wallace Jr.: 50th anniversary of Wallace assassination attempt offers opportunity for reflection

Fifty years ago, on May 15, 1972, I was a student at the University of Alabama and in my Tuscaloosa apartment when a “Special...

Alabama actress Cece Kelly stars in ‘Family Camp’ movie

Cece Kelly knew from an early age that she wanted to make a go of acting as a career. She has the Virginia Samford Theatre and director...

Follow a professional food forager into Alabama’s woods

Hiking deep into the Alabama woods, the foragers spot orange trumpet-shape mushrooms growing from the damp forest floor near several trees. After confirming the fungi...

Free Fishing Day is June 11

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Alabamians and out-of-state visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both...

Amazon CEO David Clark urges Auburn graduates to be bold and brave in commencement speech

Amazon CEO David Clark this past weekend gave the keynote speech at the spring commencement for his alma mater, Auburn University. During the speech, he...

29-year-old Courtney Hancock named CEO of SoulGrown – the lifestyle brand making Alabama proud

After serving on the Yellowhammer Multimedia team for just under a year, Birmingham resident Courtney Hancock has been named CEO of SoulGrown, Alabama's premier...

Sunday Reflections: Don’t act like a preacher

It happened twice lately, and on the same day, when I was innocently identified as a preacher. I walked into a funeral home and the...

‘Gear Up Your Career’ event at Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama drives students to job and training opportunities

Automotive manufacturing is one of Alabama’s most important industries, and inspiring Alabama students for careers in the field is an ongoing mission. Last week, more...

UAB receives $100,000 grant to study cognitive effects of COVID-19 in older adults

UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor Pariya Wheeler has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant to study the neuropsychological impact of COVID-19 in older adults. It is one of UAB’s first...

Officials cut ribbon on Moon River Canoe Launch and parking area in Irondale

Way back in the 1930s, the Moon River gas station, roadhouse and dance hall in eastern Jefferson County was a good-time gathering place for...

University of Alabama alumnus pilots space mission

A graduate of the University of Alabama is aboard the International Space Station (ISS) about 250 miles above the Earth after successfully piloting a SpaceX craft. In his first flight to...

North America’s largest set of cave art discovered in Alabama’s Appalachian Plateau

A nearly 1,000-year-old collection of cave drawings is secretly embedded within North Alabama's mountain range along the foothills of lower Appalachia. While researchers are keeping...

Justice Will Sellers: Hi five!

May is an interesting month for our neighbors to the South. This year, Mexico commemorates the 200th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Agustín...

Alabama native Lionel Richie to headline World Games closing ceremonies

The World Games announced that legendary R&B and pop singer Lionel Richie, a Tuskegee native, was added to its lineup of entertainment for the...

Listen: Washington businessman encounters Jesus and wants others to do the same

Chuck Yarbro, Jr. has experienced things he never thought possible. A Christian for many years, He had never truly encountered the Lord as he...

Alabama’s Gee’s Bend Quilting Collective creates garment for Questlove at the 2022 Met Gala

If you’re obsessed with pop culture, style trends, and avant-garde fashion like me, then you were probably tuned in to the a-list arrivals on...

What’s next for the ‘Seafood Capital’ of Alabama?

Now that a multiyear effort to restore, enhance and protect the shoreline habitats of the “Seafood Capital” of Alabama is complete, state and local...

City Walk BHAM on track for photo finish before The World Games 2022

As Birmingham and Jefferson County communities finish preparation for The World Games 2022, workers are in the final stages of completing City Walk BHAM, a downtown...

Grove Station shows food can be key to reviving smalltown Alabama

Afternoon sun streams through a big bay window, putting a natural spotlight on a thick stack of rosemary-scented ham and creamy whipped butter on...

Alabama mother of autistic son shares their story

At age 4, Tracy Whitfield’s son Reggie was diagnosed with autism. She was told Reggie would have echolalia, the unsolicited repetition of vocalizations made...

Sunday Reflections: Speak the speech plainly, I pray thee

My 10-year-old grandson asked me to join in an Easter egg hunt. “I’ll versus you,” he said. I was puzzled until my daughter explained this means “challenge.” “It’s...