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  1. Alabama college chancellor says more consolidations likelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Alabama Live

    The chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system said consolidations approved today by the system's Board of Trustees will probably not be the last. Today, the board passed resolutions to start the process of merging three south Alabama colleges with Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, and two east-central Alabama two-year colleges with Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.

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  2. E.O. Wilson, biologist and author, to receive Harper Lee AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Biologist and author E.O. Wilson will receive the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year in 2016. The honor annually recognizes a living Alabama writer who has made a lifelong contribution to writing from the state.

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  3. Alabama board votes to consolidate seven collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Alabama Live

    The Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees voted today to begin the process of merging a total of seven college campuses, four in south Alabama and three in the east-central part of the state. Four will be consolidated under Faulkner State Community College, based in Bay Minette.

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  4. Alabama's blood-sucking judge just part of the systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    A judge's gavel is seen in the foreground of this photograph made inside the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Ala. The courtroom has been restored to its 1930s appearance.

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  5. Patrick Carter, husband of Harper Lee lawyer Tonja Carter, dies in fiery Montana plane crashRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | Alabama Live

    He died doing what he loved to do the most, flying. Monroeville lost a great man and asset to this community Patrick Carter, a Monroeville pilot and businessman and husband of Harper Lee's lawyer Tonja Carter, died Wednesday evening in a fiery small-plane crash in Missoula, Montana, authorities there said Thursday morning.

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  6. Troopers kill man who shot at them in Monroeville standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Alabama Live

    A standoff in Conecuh County turned deadly Wednesday night after an armed man refused to give up, according to Alabama State Troopers. State law enforcement was called out to assist Conecuh County Sheriff Randy Brock's office following an assault earlier Wednesday evening.

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  7. How Harper Lee helped resurrect Bloom CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Alabama Live

    In Berkeley Breathed's Pulitzer Prize winning 1980s comic strip "Bloom County," Opus the Penguin often mentioned his favorite novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Earlier this year, Breathed brought back "Bloom County" after a 26 year hiatus via daily Facebook posts rather than the comics page.

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  8. Who was the real Atticus Finch? Writings of Harper Lee's father offer cluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Is the fictional lawyer the kind father and noble hero of Harper Lee's first novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," a character so beloved people named their children for him? Or is Finch the hard-core segregationist whose racism is at the heart of Lee's newly released "Go Set a Watchman?" Based on the decades-old writings of the Southern man who inspired Finch, Lee's father A.C. Lee, the truth is somewhere in between.

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  9. Car strikes tractor in fatal Conecuh County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2015 | Alabama Live

    A two-vehicle crash at 1:18 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, claimed the life of a Monroeville man, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Trooper Jamie Maloy.

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  10. Writing advice from Harper Lee: $4,000; ultimate birthday gift: pricelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Kathy Buttram displays a handwritten letter from Harper Lee, which Buttram's husband bought for her at auction, over her kitchen table. It's a reminder to focus on her writing, Buttram says.

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  11. 6 ghostly towns preserved on Alabama roadsidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | Alabama Live

    It was one of those stifling July days when the surface of the road seems to shimmy in front of the car. Sweetums and I were driving the back roads of Alabama, one of our favorite pastimes, on our way to Monroeville for the launch of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman."

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  12. Maycomb reluctantly changes with the times in Chapter 4 of 'Go Set a Watchman'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    "When you get past all the boa feathers, every woman born in this world wants a strong man who knows her like a bookk, who's not only her lover but he who keepeth Israel. Stupid, isn't it?" --Harper Lee, "Go Set A Watchman" Image is "Feathered Lines" by Kellar Wilson with photo cropped and text layered, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license Readers get the humorous and slightly disreputable origin story of Maycomb, Ala.

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  13. 'Go Set a Watchman' panel in Mobile: 'A historic moment for literature and for Alabama'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Late Thursday afternoon, a line of people snaked down the hallway outside Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main branch of the Mobile Public Library, waiting for the doors to open so they could buy a copy of the bestselling book that's been the talk of the literary world for months and hear a panel discussion of "Go Set a Watchman," which was released Tuesday. Incredibly, the book was penned by Harper Lee of Monroeville, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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  14. Scenes from Monroeville: The town behind the literary fameRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Monroeville, Ala., the seat of Monroe County, is known as the Literary Capital of Alabama, but it is more than Harper Lee's hometown. It was founded in 1858 and originally called Centreville.

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  15. 'Go Set a Watchman' release draws 'media avalanche' to Harper Lee hometown MonroevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Alabama Live

    As beloved novelist Harper Lee's hometown, Monroeville has for decades been periodically inundated with tourists and reporters from around the world looking to capture a little bit of that Maycomb magic. But Tuesday may have been the town's biggest day yet, as dozens of journalists and bibliophiles traveled from places like Kentucky, Texas and even overseas to experience the festivities attending the release of Lee's "new" novel, "Go Set a Watchman."

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  16. Harper Lee 'chortled' over 'Watchman' reviews, Wayne Flynt saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Alabama Live

    On Monday, the day before the release of her second book, 89-year-old Nelle Harper Lee was in her element. "She chortled," said Wayne Flynt, Lee's friend and professor emeritus at Auburn University.

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  17. Quiet, calm Monroeville ready for crowd Tuesday for 'Watchman' launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Alabama Live

    As the sun began to set, a single "bong" of the bell in the old courthouse startled a songbird perched on the clock tower, causing it to flutter wildly from its perch before resettling. Soon, several dozen of the tiny birds flocked to the roof of the iconic building in downtown Monroeville, as if they understood something exciting was about to happen in the small town.

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  18. Watch a reading of 'Go Set A Watchman' streamed live from Monroeville courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Harper Lee's much-anticipated sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be read live by fans in Lee's hometown beginning early Tuesday morning. About 250 fans will have a chance to read sections of the novel, "Go Set a Watchman", in the Old Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville made famous by the 'Mockingbird' film.

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  19. Where is Monroeville, Alabama? Harper Lee hometown the center of attention again...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | Alabama Live

    As an owner of the only secular bookstore in Harper Lee's Alabama hometown, Monroeville, Spencer Madrie figured he'd sell hundreds of books - maybe more - after the stunning announcement that the author was releasing a sequel to her 1960 blockbuster "To Kill a Mockingbird." Five months later, more than 7,000 copies of Lee's new novel "Go Set a Watchman" are headed to Madrie's Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe, located in a converted three-bedroom house near the courthouse square in Monroeville.

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  20. 'Go Set a Watchman' release date arrives Tuesday; Alabama author Harper Lee makes literary...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Like her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Harper Lee novel coming out next week is a coming of age story. "Go Set a Watchman" is set in the famous fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the mid-1950s, 20 years after "To Kill a Mockingbird" takes place.

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