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Faith and Culture

Tom Greene: We’re all just trying to matter

Tom Greene is a 55 year-old executive, husband and father. He's the author of "Wit and Wisdom" and writes frequently on topics like happiness,...

Aaron Johnson: Turning the page

Tomorrow, we will turn the page on the calendar and begin a new year. Funny, the year is new but I just don’t feel...

Trump: ‘They’re going to be saying Merry Christmas again’

Ahead of the January 15th caucus in Iowa, former President Donald Trump visited Waterloo to warm up a crowd of supporters. He said wishing...

Alabama Senator to atheist group: ‘We need more children, not less to hear the good news of God’s saving grace’ 

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has routinely made the Christian faith shared by most Alabamians the focus of lawsuits against small towns, school...

Alabama football star shares journey to parenthood after tragedy

Former Alabama All-American and current Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly and wife, Emma, have been through tragedy together. They suffered a miscarriage and the...

Alabama synagogues receive widespread bomb threats

Bomb threats were emailed to six of the seven Jewish congregations in Central Alabama over the weekend, according to the Jewish Federation of Central...

Alabama’s seven ‘most welcoming towns’

The Heart of Dixie offers some of the South's best hospitality. Recently, WorldAtlas, an educational geography, environment, and current events website, named seven of...

Mountain Brook holds first official menorah lighting ceremony

In a show of solidarity with Birmingham's Jewish community, leaders in Mountain Brook helped host the community's first official menorah lighting ceremony on Friday. The...

Tom Greene: Are you living a goal focused life?

We all live in the moment. Every second of every day we are all making little decisions that cumulatively define you and who you...

Trussville Santa brightens child’s Christmas during heartfelt moment in Waffle House

Rick Karle of WVTM 13 often finds some of the best and most heartwarming, and sometimes shocking stories across Alabama. His most recent involves...

Wiggins receives Alabama Farmers Federation’s highest award – ‘a deep thinker and a man of even deeper faith’

As an extreme local drought, debilitating interest rates, and declining commodity prices hit farms across Alabama in the early 1980's, Ricky Wiggins found himself...

Historic Decatur Christmas Tour of Homes: The history behind one of Alabama’s favorite traditions

An area praised for its charming historical architecture, Decatur is a lovely Northern Alabama city with a bevy of traditions and celebrations during the holiday season. The...

SoulGrown: EARTH’s site has a deep-rooted history in East Alabama economy

From rubble will rise EARTH. The East Alabama Rural Innovation & Training Hub (EARTH), which will be constructed on the historic Avondale Mills site, will offer...

A Birmingham tradition: Regions lights up tower for Christmas season

Every year at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, the Christmas season begins. Every city has its own holiday traditions that make the Christmas season special. Birmingham...

Aaron Johnson: We cut the Christmas Tree today

We cut our Christmas tree today.  Denise, my bride of 41 years, and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Springfields' Christmas Tree farm....

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...

51 years of tradition: Poarch Band of Creek Indians to host annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Keeping with a tradition that goes all the way back to 1971, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will celebrate their 51st Annual Pow...

Alabama Supreme Court to review Dothan’s Harvest Church lawsuit as UMC disaffiliation continues

The Alabama Supreme Court has agreed to consider an ongoing legal dispute involving the Harvest Church in Dothan, Alabama.  Harvest Church, one of Dothan’s largest...

The lifesaving power of friendship among men

Author Tom Greene recently wrote about a hidden issue in society, encouraging men to make and maintain friendships. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Alabama A&M’s marching band to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

When the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off next week, the Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White will be front and center. Literally. The AAMU marching...

Honoring heroes year-round: Alabama Power’s unwavering commitment to veterans

Alabama Power is committed to supporting veterans, valuing their sacrifices on Veterans Day and beyond. The company’s dedication extends throughout the year, with programs and initiatives...

Soul of the South alive and well at SoulGrown awards show

The Soul of the South was on full display last week.  SoulGrown, a publication on the forefront of the culture, beauty and ingenuity of Alabama...

Aaron Johnson: The Great One

I finished my master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987. In 2003, I finished my doctorate in education from the same....

Alabama Power volunteers remove graffiti at Noccalula Falls Park

Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers assisted in cleaning up Noccalula Falls Park by clearing trash and erasing graffiti from rock formations. Teaming up with the...