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Sunday Reflections: Don’t marry a Canaanite

It used to be said that we had more Baptists than kudzu in Alabama. Now there are a few less since I bade farewell...

New program director aims to turn Alabama’s Sloss Metal Arts into nationally known center for artists

When Lindsey Christina walks the grounds at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, she often finds “little pieces of art” that have escaped notice or simply been forgotten. “I...

How an organ saved the Alabama Theatre

“We were just stupid enough or crazy enough to think we could actually do it,” says Gary Jones, president of the Alabama Theatre Organ...

Olmstead’s rescue comes with only minutes to spare

The U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer said only minutes remained before he reached the point of no return. Kevin Olmstead of Fairhope, a veteran...

Alabama arts organization announces new wildlife arts festival

The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery, known to locals as “The Kelly,” recently announced its partnership with the Smoot Harris family and City of Wetumpka...

Listen: Portland businesswoman shares her heart for seeing God move in power

Leanna Rae lives in a place that is overwhelmed by darkness, and being a follower of Christ there is not easy. She has decided...

Veterans begin 3,100-mile journey to carry American flag to The World Games 2022 in Alabama

An American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol has begun a 44-day journey across the country from Washington, D.C., to Birmingham for...

35th annual Gathering of Eagles in Alabama awards military heroes and others

The stories of eight heroes soared in Montgomery Tuesday at the Air Command and Staff College’s Gathering of Eagles (GOE) program. The Gathering of Eagles Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization...

Where to buy locally raised meat in Alabama

Walk around any pop-up farmer stand or permanent site like the Montgomery Curb Market, and you’ll see the full bounty of fruits, vegetables, herbs,...

Sunday Reflections: Going to Sin City

I thought of it a few days ago when the Southern Baptist Convention determined to move their 2023 annual meeting from Charlotte to New...

3 amazing scenic drives to take in Alabama

The open road: a temptress that calls to every soul eager to explore. In Alabama, few things top a spring drive through the countryside....

The world comes to Alabama at The Anvil restaurant

Chef Sedesh Boodram is from Trinidad and Tobago. He trained in France and has worked with some of the most celebrated chefs in the...

State economic impact report reveals dramatic increase in tourism for North Alabama; Travelers spent $3.7 billion in 2021

In 2021, travelers spent over $3.7 billion while visiting the 16 counties of the North Alabama region, representing a 42.8% increase over 2020, according...

Memorial Day weekend kicks off red snapper season in Alabama’s coastal waters

Memorial Day weekend not only marks the unofficial beginning of summer but has anglers who love Alabama’s coastal waters excited for the start of...

Lisa and Dot are ready to celebrate World Otter Day at the Montgomery Zoo

Two North American Otters are ready to celebrate World Otter day in Alabama. "Lisa" and "Dot" are a mother/daughter duo who reside at the Montgomery...

Baumhower’s Victory Grille celebrates 40 years in business, continues investing in Alabama communities

Over the last 40 years, former University of Alabama football star Bob Baumhower has grown his Aloha Hospitality group into a successful chain of...

An Alabama mother is struggling to find her infant’s specialty formula during shortage

The baby formula shortage has reached crisis level in recent weeks. While the issue is finally being addressed on a national level, it could...

Beth Chapman: Brenda Gantt – Bigger than life

I’ve met many famous people throughout my career - presidents, movie stars, authors, Miss Americas, singers, athletes, politicians and more. Some have been impressive,...

Montgomery public students bring innovative ideas to pitch competition

A group of Montgomery public school students recently stepped up to pitch their innovative ideas, with some real money on the table to make...

This Alabama bakery is icing on the cake for a relationship between mother and son

Omar Young grew up loving his mother’s cakes. He never thought he would be in the business of making them. “I got into baking by...

Sunday Reflections: What did you give up for Lent?

Though I love the classic oldies of my college days, I have, in recent months, enjoyed listening to podcasts. Everybody seems to have ambition...

Exceptional Anglers’ host “Gone Fishin’ Not Just Wishin’’ event

Alabama students with special needs enjoyed the thrill of fishing at the annual Exceptional Anglers event, “Gone Fishin’ Not Just Wishin’,” at Oak Mountain State...

ADEM’s new sea turtle sculpture is part of a campaign to keep Alabama’s watersheds free of litter

As part of its campaign to educate the public about the need to keep Alabama’s biorich watersheds free of litter that could pose threats...

Alabama Teacher of the Year lives ‘to see the sparkle go off in my students’ eyes’

Reggie White had to travel across the country, to San Jose, California, to realize he wanted to be a teacher. White, who grew up in...