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5 holiday performances you have to attend in Alabama

The magic of the holidays can be found on Alabama stages. Here are five must-see holiday performances happening across the state in December: Fantasy Playhouse...

Alabama hospital’s RNICU team makes preemies’ first Thanksgiving a blessing

Each November, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is home to some of the cutest little turkeys around. Most of the families in UAB Hospital’s Regional Neonatal Intensive Care...

Northwest-Shoals Community College celebrates 50th anniversary of nursing program

For 50 years, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been training nurses to serve the people of Alabama and beyond. In November the college invited its...

America’s first Thanksgiving proclamation

It is late September, the year is 1777. The Congress of the states who recently declared independence from the British is meeting in a town...

Reflections: Meat and potatoes vs. bananas foster

A friend made an interesting analogy to me when we discussed his wife’s fascination with end-time biblical prophecy. “She’s so worried about the blood moon...

From ‘Bear’ Bryant to Obama, this Alabama videographer witnessed history through a lens

If Forrest Gump’s brushes with history had an Alabama cameraman’s equivalent, it would be Reggie Selma. The videographer got his start at WVTM-Channel 13 in his hometown of...

Lakeshore Foundation introduces veterans program

Veterans can now qualify for free membership at Lakeshore Foundation's 45-acre campus in Homewood, the nonprofit announced this week. In 2003, Lakeshore was recognized as...

Listen: Matt shares powerful testimonies of Jesus

God is moving in power today and He will never stop, as long as we continue to seek Him. The testimony of Jesus is the...

Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund celebrates 30 years of supporting families

Sometimes, a little help can make all the difference. For 30 years, that’s been a guiding principle for the Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund (ABC Trust). And...

Reflections: Set a watch over my mouth

It happened again a few weeks ago when I raked leaves at home. I heard Nolin Chambers speaking inside my head: “You can blow...

Justice Will Sellers: A Veterans Day to remember

America’s Veterans Day is recognized in other English-speaking countries as Remembrance Day. With the 80th anniversary this month of both the Battle of El...

Each is made for a special purpose, even Fred

His name is Fred. He was adopted into the Johnson family in 1977 and has been a faithful and beloved member ever since. Fred is a...

Reflections: Facing a firing squad

He was a young pastor neither immoral nor heretical, but simply naïve and unskilled in human relations. He could conjugate Greek verbs but didn’t...

Chelsea woman donates house for women fleeing domestic violence

King's Home, a faith-based organization providing assistance to women and children fleeing domestic violence, recently made a special dedication. The Girl's Moderate Youth Program Home,...

Veterans Day: A family affair

For most, Veterans Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to those who served. But for Regions Bank’s Chris Parker, it’s akin to a family...

AEI holding civic conference in Birmingham

This week, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is holding a conference alongside Birmingham leaders to inspire the next generation to pursue institutional pillars critical...

National Park Service unveils master plan for Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Five years after its creation, the National Park Service (NPS) is ready for the public to weigh in on its proposed management plan and environmental...

Reflections: Beards, cigars and beer

I enjoyed some theological discussion on a social media page until the day it went south. These were mostly young pastors who enjoyed beards,...

Alabama electric vehicle drivers take to the track at Barber Motorsports Park

Shane Campbell is a true believer. The civil engineer from Hoover is on his third electric vehicle (EV) – all of them high-performance models. Right...

Michael J. Brooks: Evil walks among us

She was in the youth group in a church I served while in college. I see her often since she works at a business...

Birmingham looks toward a ‘re-vision’ of historic Linn Park

It was one of Birmingham’s first parks – a place of respite from the bustle of a growing city, and also a place of...

Alabama’s Ray Wetzel is a serious comic book collector — just for the fun of it

Ray Wetzel is director of the Gadsden Museum of Art, but his home is something of a museum in its own right. Wetzel discovered comic books...

Folklore meets film in Africatown documentary ‘Descendant’

Dr. Kern Jackson, director of the African American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama, served as co-writer and co-producer of “Descendant,” the Africatown documentary...

Foley High School senior with Down syndrome named homecoming queen

Kristen Tucker, a senior at Foley High School, is ready to take the world by storm following graduation. After a vote of the student body,...