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Faith and Culture

10 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Alabama

When it comes to ringing in the new year, Alabama may not have a giant ball drop or thousands of people crowding into Times...

Listen: The forgotten pandemic — Opioids in America and how to fight back spiritually

Over the last few years, there has been a skyrocketing increase in drug overdose deaths in America. Prior to COVID, there was a major...

Alabama’s Ed Farm launches digital platform for educators: Ed Farm Learn

Ed Farm, a Birmingham-based education tech nonprofit, this week launched Ed Farm Learn, a new digital tool that supports professional development growth for educators...

What’s in a name? How Birmingham became Birmingham

Six days before Christmas Day of 1870, a group of wealthy and well-connected men met in the Montgomery offices of Josiah Morris & Co.,...

Eat your way along the Lower Alabama Smoked Sausage Trail

Ask Southern food lovers to name an Alabama-made smoked sausage, and most will mention the Conecuh brand. It’s sold in most major groceries in Alabama and...

Rebirth Community Corporation makes holiday giving possible for those who have nothing to give

Doug Taylor saw the pain in his brother’s eyes when he had no gifts to give family members at Christmas. In July 2018, Taylor’s brother,...

A new home for the holidays for Tuscaloosa family

It’s been some time coming, but Cassandra Jones is in her home for Christmas. This week Jones cut the ribbon on her new Habitat for...

Eagle Awareness Weekends planned for January and February

Lake Guntersville State Park will host its popular Eagle Awareness Weekends starting in January 2022 and going through February 2022. The events will feature live...

NOAA, federal and state agencies continue Gulf restoration efforts 11 years after oil spill

Federal and state agencies continue to restore the Gulf of Mexico after the largest oil spill in U.S. history 11 years ago. More than...

Leader of Women’s Foundation of Alabama chosen for prestigious Aspen Institute fellowship

Melanie Bridgeforth said her leadership journey has led her to the chance of a lifetime. As a newly selected Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow, she is...

Alabama teacher overcame stroke to become a leader in her profession

Vicki Ford Jackson was recently named Shelby County Schools High School Teacher of the Year, adding that to her honor this year as Oak Mountain High School’s...

Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association promotes precious state assets

Alabama’s state seal is the only one among 50 that touts its waterways on a map of the state. A handful of other states...

Magic City APSO brings cheer to patients at VA Hospital

Thanks to members of the Magic City Chapter of the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO), many patients at Birmingham VA Medical Center will have happier holidays. On Dec. 13, Magic...

Free program allows deer hunters to help fight hunger

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is urging hunters to donate to Hunters Helping the Hungry during the current deer season. A program coordinated by...

ADCNR officers aid youth at shop with a cop events

Last week’s Shop with a Cop events at three Academy Sports + Outdoors locations in Alabama got off to a somewhat tentative start, but...

Listen: Is there enough evidence to prove the Bible is real?

Many people struggle with faith because they see the perversion of God's word. They get let down by man, and they think God must...

Regions Bank offering financial services, assistance for disaster relief efforts

Individuals and entities across the Yellowhammer State have committed time and efforts to assist those impacted by the recent tornado outbreak that devastated communities...

Where to get a holiday ham in Alabama

Roasted ham is a holiday crowd-pleaser. Coated with a glaze of sticky dark-brown sugar and studded with whole cloves that perfume the pink meat, ham...

Hangout Music Festival returns after two-year hiatus

Officials with the Hangout Music Festival have unveiled the lineup for the 2022 event, which will hit the beaches of Gulf Shores the weekend of May...

Birmingham turns 150: William Henry Ruffner saw Magic City’s industrial promise, helped bring it to fruition

In the summer of 1882, a man on horseback rode into Jones Valley, bound for the new city of Birmingham, which had been founded...

Pancreatic cancer patient celebrated awareness month by being cancer-free

In September 2020, Steve Young noticed a weird feeling in his stomach over the course of a few days. He wasn’t alarmed because he...

Conde Nast Traveler lists Birmingham as one of their 22 destinations to visit in 2022

Condé Nast Traveler has released its annual list of best places to travel in the upcoming year, and Birmingham tops the list of 22...

2021 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide features down-home innovations

Buying local has taken on a new urgency this holiday season, and Alabama’s artisans, manufacturers and other homegrown businesses offer plenty of options to...

Winners announced in ‘Billboard King’s’ contest

Three winners of the “Design an Alexander Shunnarah Billboard” contest have been announced, beating out 275 creative designs that were submitted to Birmingham-based Alexander...