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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Latin American sambas and tangos set for Music at Messiah concert

Classical guitarist Phil Weaver and flutist Rosa Vidro Richardson will perform a wide range of Latin America music as part of the Music at Messiah concert series April 27. The duo, who call themselves "Toot and Twang", will focus on the sambas, tangos and dances by Piazzolla, Machado, Villa-Lobos, Merlin, Ibert and Solis.

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Related Topix: Classical

8 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Sports Briefs: Local college results

Caleb Warnimont led Union with five hits this past weekend. The Bulldogs travel Tuesday to Arkansas-Monticello and return to conference play with a weekend series at West Georgia to close the regular season.

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12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama vets should honor low cost say/neuter certificates

I would like to encourage every one of you, who doesn't already, to please honor low cost spay/neuter certificates.

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Related Topix: Opinion

16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

AL.com examines troubling standards for medical and mental health care in Alabama prisons

AL.com has examined the cramped and violent conditions in Alabama's overcrowded, understaffed prison system, with reporting based on the experiences of former inmates who have shared their stories.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Elmore County, AL, Wetumpka, AL

20 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Alabama picks up 5 commits after A-Day scrimmage

While Alabama's play on the field during A-Day wasn't stellar, the Crimson Tide cleaned up in recruiting following Saturday's scrimmage.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Luke Bryan adds second show to July tour stop at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM , Alabama -- Planning to see Luke Bryan perform this summer at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre ? You've got another shot at tickets for his July tour stop at the 10,500-seat venue in Pelham.

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Related Topix: Luke Bryan, Country, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Alabama lands commitment from five-star CB Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama landed a major 2015 commitment shortly after Saturday's A-Day game, as Jersey City cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick announced his commitment to the Tide, according to 247Sports and other outlets.

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The Raw Story

Judge to decide if AL newspaper must ID anonymous commenter in murder case

A circuit court judge in Alabama will rule today on whether the district attorney for Limestone County can force AL.com to identify an anonymous commenter on one of its stories.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Gazette

Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, US Governors, Bob R. Riley

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Yard sale stretches from Alabama's Black Belt to Texas

The World's Widest Yard Sale has grown, by three states. In 2013, the yard sale ran across Alabama's midsection, the Black Belt, from the Georgia border to the Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Phenix City, AL, York, AL, Tuskegee, AL, Demopolis, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama education groups call arrest of Lowndes County superintendent 'outrageous'

School Superintendents of Alabama and the Alabama Association of School Boards issue statement against the arrest of Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Daniel Boyd this week on more than 200 counts of reckless endangerment.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Lowndes County, AL, Education Etc., Montgomery, AL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Alabama AG Luther Strange Reflects on BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, pouring five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Oil Spill, Weird

Alabama Live

Alabamians killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion are remembered

They stood by Lt. Thomas "Pete" Ray's grave as 21 rifles were fired in salute. The solemn notes of "Taps" brought tears to the eyes of the veterans.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Cuba, AL, Fidel Castro

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Appeals court grants former Alabama Governor hearing

Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

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The Miami Herald

Alabama jobless rate ticks up to 6.7 percent

The number of available workers seeking jobs in Alabama increased quicker than the available positions last month, leading to a slight rise in the state's unemployment rate, labor officials said Friday.

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WTVY Dothan

Longtime Secretary of Alabama Senate McDowell Lee Dies

Lee served as a secretary of the state senate for 47 years before retiring in 2010.

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Salon

Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire"

Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.

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Related Topix: Prison, Alabama Government, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

Votelaw

'AEA funds opponent of Sen. Del Marsh, foes of other supporters of Alabama Accountability Act'

AL.com reports: The state teachers' organization is fighting private school tax credits in court and the architect of the tax credits at the ballot box.

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Related Topix: Cullman County, AL

WTVM

Alabama joins 3 states in US 80 yard sale

The redesigned SAT won't debut for another two years, but now students can get a peak at what it may look like.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Phenix City, AL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WTVY Dothan

9 Alabama Attractions Make List of Most Unique Group Adventures

The following places in Alabama were featured in the ranking: - 5 Rivers - Alabama Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort - Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham - Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore - Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island - Orange Beach Flyboard, Orange Beach - Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville - Oak Hollow Farms, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Dauphin Island, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Fairhope, AL

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