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Singer B.J. Thomas who made ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ a huge hit dies at 78

B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Raindrops ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:21 pm


If you are a child of the ’80s, you’ll remember these popular girls names of the period in Alabama

Marlon Lopez MMG1 Design // Shutterstock Most popular girl names in the 80s in Alabama Whether it’s a long-held family name, a biblical name, or ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:53 am


Which states send the most people to Alabama? Here’s the list.

M Floyd // Flickr States sending the most people to Alabama The U.S. population between 2019 and 2020 grew at the lowest rate in 120 ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Friday, May 21, 2021 11:59 am


Alabama wrestles with removing Confederate emblem from state’s coat of arms

Every day that Keith Jackson put on his Alabama state trooper’s uniform, on the sleeve was a reminder of the state’s racist and painful past: ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Saturday, May 1, 2021 3:16 pm


Alabama brothers lead police on chase in Georgia, 3 officers wounded, 1 brother killed, another arrested

Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two brothers from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Monday, April 12, 2021 9:45 pm


Alabama man finds message in bottle from grieving mom: ‘Your life is important’

After working the overnight shift at his job loading trucks for UPS, Caleb Gautney took his kayak and his dog, Pepper, to Dauphin Island on ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:31 pm


Alabama picks up pieces in wake of deadly tornadoes

Chainsaws buzzed through fallen trees, stunned residents dug in the rubble that had been their homes, and neighbors rushed in to help on Friday after ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Friday, March 26, 2021 10:17 pm


Music world mourns loss of rocker, fiddler Charlie Daniels whose hit song told the devil ‘I’m the best that’s ever been”

Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Monday, July 6, 2020 5:00 pm


More Alabama cities either require face masks or are considering it

More Alabama cities are implementing, or considering, a requirement to wear face masks in public places to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Montgomery ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:21 pm



‘Widespread sustained community spread’ as coronavirus surges in Alabama

As Alabama experiences a surge of coronavirus cases, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey emphasized the role of personal responsibility to curb the spread of the virus ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Monday, June 15, 2020 10:17 pm

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