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Deer on the beach? Alabama’s James Spann shares unusual sighting

Alabama's iconic meteorologist, James Spann, has seen some wacky stuff in his 40+ years covering the weather in the state of Alabama. From huge storms...

DeKalb economic developer Jimmy Durham stepping back after 30 years

After three decades of steering economic growth efforts in one of Alabama’s most picturesque counties, Jimmy Durham is stepping down from his position at...

Alabama Power lineworkers make heroic return home after helping restore power for Texas residents hit by Hurricane Beryl

Alabama Power line workers and contractors returned home Friday after spending more than a week helping Texas utility CenterPoint Energy restore power following Hurricane Beryl. The storm...

7 exclusive Alabama ice cream flavors you need to try this summer

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams recently announced its summer collection of flavors including Snow Cone Sorbet and Burnt Orange Dreamsicle. Available in pints at Jeni’s...

How a historic mining town became one of Alabama’s favorite parks

One of Alabama's most popular local parks holds a history that few of its thousands of visitors may know about. See below from Red...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Jacksonville State’s Randy Owen Center for the Performing Arts

As of today, Jacksonville State University has officially broken ground on its new Randy Owen Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony marking the occasion...

Church of the Highlands leads massive Serve Day with 22,000 volunteers nationwide

As part of a national faith-based effort to help those in need, Alabama-based Church of the Highlands recently sent more than 22,000 volunteers out...

‘Crisis of sin and problem of the heart’: Ainsworth on Trump assassination attempt and leftist hatred

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth accused the radical left of a "jihadist-style attack" on traditional Christian values in a statement on Sunday. Ainsworth's comments, inspired...

The mysterious history of Alabama’s ancient Moundville archaeological site

Alabama is home to a surprising number of archaeological sites with deep, rich histories dating back centuries. While many of these locations have been...

Alabama’s nationally acclaimed food and culture festival returns

A four-day celebration of Birmingham’s rich history of cuisine and culture returns this fall with some of the city’s top chefs and cooks, from...

Celebrate local farmers this Sweet Grown Alabama Day

Get ready to support Alabama farmers and celebrate all things local with Sweet Grown Alabama Day, this Saturday, July 13th.  Each summer the event is...

Alabama football stars bring joy to patients at Children’s of Alabama

Three standout players for the Alabama Crimson Tide brightened the day of several young patients at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham this week. Quarterback Jalen...

Former UAB baseball player baptizes minor league teammate on field

Nashville Sounds minor league Brewer Hicklen, a Huntsville native and UAB alumnus, made history on Saturday by baptizing teammate Wes Clarke after the Sounds'...

Governor Ivey declares July 13 ‘Sweet Grown Alabama Day’

Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation declaring this upcoming Saturday July 13, 2024 as "Sweet Grown Alabama Day" to celebrate Alabama producers, retailers, farmers...

‘Dadgum it!’ Ronny Massey was the Coach’s Coach

The late Ronny Massey wasn’t the founding father of Citronelle High School football, nor that of Saraland, Leroy, Grissom or Thomasville, nor even of...

A legacy of gratitude: Sen. Luther Strange shares his UAB Surgery story

From childhood, Sen. Luther J. Strange knew he was in good hands with the care he received from UAB’s surgeons. Emergency Surgery at Children’s Hospital While...

Hank Williams 101st birthday to be celebrated with concert from devoted country music artists

Country music legend Hank Williams' 101st birthday is quickly approaching. The Hank Williams Museum announced Monday that on September 14 it will host a concert...

A dog named ‘Saban’ is winning over America after kind interaction with FedEx driver goes viral

A doorbell cam captured a sweet moment shared between a Labrador named "Saban" and a FedEx delivery man. According to the owner, the dog often...

2024 Guntersville Hydro-Fest makes big splash, draws over 20,000

The 2024 Guntersville Hydro-fest drew a large crowd hoping to see some of the world's fastest boats in action and attendees were not disappointed. HydroFest...

The forgotten history of Kowaliga, the town beneath Lake Martin

If you’ve been to Lake Martin, Alabama, you have probably visited the beautiful Kowaliga area. Whether to eat, boat around, or visit the marina,...

Celebrate and honor Independence Day at one of the gatherings across Alabama

July 4, 2026, will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the most pivotal moment in our nation’s history....

Tom Green: What happened to patriotism in America?

Remember when Americans only argued about baseball or who had the best hot dogs—Chicago or New York? Those were the salad days. Photo by Tom...

Alabama’s legacy of leadership in mental health treatment revived with opening of Bryce Hospital Museum

In 1861, Bryce Hospital was first opened in Tuscaloosa to help humanely treat those with mental disorders. 150 years later, the hospital closed down...

Lynyrd Skynyrd hit ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ released 50 years ago today

Lynyrd Skynyrd's iconic smash hit 'Sweet Home Alabama' turns 50 today. The all-time jam still, which was originally meant as a response to Neil Young's...