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Op-Ed: NOAA statement helps Trump tighten his grip on power

The NOAA statement - from an anonymous spokesperson too cowardly to put a signature to it - defending our small-minded leader's petty pronouncement that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama is just another indication of where this country is headed.

Alabama and The Beach Boys to play concert in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita - Acclaimed country band Alabama will be joined by special musical guests, The Beach Boys, for a show at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

Neil Young to release new studio album 'Tuscaloosa'

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young will be releasing his new album "Tuscaloosa" on June 7, 2019, via Reprise Records.

Randy Owen of Alabama is honored with 'Heart of an Eagle' award

Anniston - On March 20, Randy Owen, the frontman of the Country Music Hall of Fame band Alabama, was honored by the Boy Scouts of America.

Star Trek's William Shatner opens up about 'Why Not Me' album Special

Living entertainment icon William Shatner ("Star Trek") chatted about "Why Not Me," his album with Jeff Cook from the Country Music Hall of Fame band Alabama, which was released on Heartland Records Nashville.

Alabama's Randy Owen inducted into Alabama Business Hall of Fame

On November 15, Randy Owen, the front-man of the country group Alabama, has another feather to add to his cap. He was inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.

Eddy Stewart talks Season 10 of 'American Ninja Warrior,' future Special

Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart chatted with Digital Journal about competing again at this year's "American Ninja Warrior" competition.

Alabama's choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

Birmingham - When Alabama voters cast ballots to select a US Senator they will face a choice that echoes the country's partisan political divide: elect a Democrat or pick a man accused of preying on teenaged girls.

Out-Trumping Trump in closely-watched Alabama Senate race

Washington - President Donald Trump galloped to victory as the quintessentialanti-Washington champion. But today he backs the establishment candidate in a Senate race against a more Trumpist Republican whose right-wing rebellion has made him the frontrunner.

Eddy Stewart talks 'American Ninja Warrior' Season 9 experience Special

Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart took some time from his busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal about his experience on the ninth season of "American Ninja Warrior."

Review: Eddy Stewart makes it to semifinals on 'American Ninja Warrior' Special

Daytona Beach - Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart appeared in the qualifying round of the ninth season of the reality sports competition "American Ninja Warrior" in Daytona.

'The Songwriter' Bobby Tomberlin steps out as a solo artist Special

Nashville - The Grammy, CMA and ACM nominee was given his first publishing contract by Mel Tillis and is currently a staff songwriter for CURB Music Publishing in Nashville. He filled Digital Journal in on his current flurry of activity.

Alabama pipeline has reopened after explosion last week

Colonial Pipeline Company has announced the pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week is now back in service as of 5:45 a.m. EST Sunday morning.

Warden, guard injured in Alabama prison riot posted on Facebook

Atmore - A prison in Alabama was placed on lockdown Saturday when a riot involving about 100 inmates erupted, according to the state Corrections Department. The warden and a guard were stabbed in the melee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Is Alabama trying to disenfranchise black voters?

Montgomery - After enacting a strict voter identification law that has disproportionately affected black people, Alabama is closing 31 DMV offices, including those in every single county where blacks comprise more than 75 percent of registered voters.

Students in Alabama will be required to learn about evolution

Alabama is updating its science standards to require students to learn about climate change and to understand evolution.

Review: 'Go Set a Watchman' — An incoherent, frustrating first draft Special

It's a mistake to read Harper Lee's “Go Set a Watchman” as a proper sequel to her 1960 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird." Fans would best approach it as a curio, as a wildly uneven first draft with too few moments of real inspiration.

Deontay Wilder goes past four rounds, knocks out Molina in 9th

Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder scored another knockout victory against Mexican-American Eric Molina moments ago at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama

Review: Chicago Tribune reporter writes about elusive author Harper Lee Special

For over 50 years elusive Pulitzer prize winning author Harper Lee has not granted any interviews until now. Or at least she allowed a Chicago Tribune reporter, Marja Mills into her home to visit. The result is a book called, "The Mockingbird Next Door."

Alabama Wal-Mart manager punched in face by shoplifter, loses job

Prattville - Don Watson thought he was just doing what he was supposed to do when he chased down and confronted a shoplifter who was stealing buggies chock full of merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Prattville, Alabama last month.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.

True survivor Ray Johnston talks country music Special

Digital Journal chats to the very positive-minded leader of the Ray Johnston Band about his recently released new album, the excellent No Bad Days.

Alabama man allegedly robs 4 Subway stores, blames 'Jared Diet'

Fairfield - An Alabama man has been arrested by police after allegedly robbing four Subway stores in four days, saying he was upset that the "Jared Diet" didn't work for him.

Op-Ed: FSU near-upset shows uncertain College Football Playoff rankings

Second-ranked Florida State remained unbeaten and situated on the inside of the College Football Playoff with a double-digit come-from-behind victory Thursday against the Louisville Cardinals.

Interview with country singer Adam Hood Special

Digital Journal discusses a number of topics with the inventive singer-songwriter from Alabama, including his new album, having his songs cut by Lee Ann Womack and his ongoing friendship with Miranda Lambert.

Three dead, including shooter at UPS facility in Alabama

Birmingham - Three people were killed Tuesday morning, including the suspected gunman, in a shooting incident at a warehouse next to the UPS offices at 4601 Inglenook Lane, Birmingham, Alabama.

Review: Alabama remarkable on 'Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites' Special

Country group Alabama will be releasing their new "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition" album on September 8.

Alabama man finds poisonous snake in toilet

A construction worker in Alabama found a "poisonous" snake in a toilet and cut his bathroom break short as a result. While the police and a wildlife ecologist disagree on what type of snake the man saw, he is thankful a police officer removed it.

KKK increasing recruitment efforts in several states

Montgomery - Residents in Tallahassee were horrified when they woke up to leaflets left on their property overnight by a faction of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Dale Peterson, Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. "The Cowboy" stops to enjoy fresh, fried pork rinds at the 13th annual Sweet Tater Festival at Dowling Memorial Park in Crane Hill on Labor Day weekend.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The view of the Vietnam War Memorial which was dedicated in 1998 to the men and women of Alabama who battled in Vietnam.
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Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The William C. Holman Correctional Facility, Atmore, AL
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Sweden-based SSAB, which has operations around the world, has invested $800 million in its Alabama steel mill. The company is moving its U.S. headquarters to Mobile.
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Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka, Alabama.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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A Spanish-American War era 6 pound saluting gun.

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