Thanksgiving is near and that means turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing is on the menu. However, the smell of burgers on the grill is expected to drift over the University of Alabama on Saturday. The Crimson Tide will be playing arch rival Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl. For Alabama, the outcome will determine their shot at the SEC title and possible another national championship. For Bama fans, it’s their last chance at tailgating during the regular season.
When people to think about the American Civil War, epic battles like Gettysburg and Shiloh can come to mind. However, not all of the action during the “war between the states” happened on land. In fact, one notable battle took place underwater outside of Charleston South Carolina.
The seventh annual alligator season has just wrapped up in Alabama. One hundred twenty five tags were issued to hunters who wanted to chase down the large reptiles. Of that, seventy-eight gators were brought in, leaving forty seven tags unfilled.
Two weekends a year Alabamians get the opportunity to hunt for alligators. Hunters like Jennifer Smith and her family, who bagged a three-hundred fifteen pound alligator that measured ten feet five inches long. She says hope to go every chance she gets.
The passing of a friend or a loved one is never easy to deal with. Some people send flowers to remember the deceased, while others may deliver a heartfelt eulogy at the memorial service. A Stockton, Alabama company has come up with a new way to remember friends who liked to go hunting during their lives. The business, known as Holy Smoke, provides a more lively method of remembering the departed…They put people’s cremated remains into various types of ammunition.
The Alabama Public Radio news team traveled to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last week to collect a national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society for Professional Journalists. APR News Director Pat Duggins and reporters Maggie Martin, Ryan Vasquez, and Stan Ingold earned the honor for the Best Breaking News Coverage during the April 2011 tornadoes. It is an honor well deserved!
In Tuscaloosa this morning we awoke to horrible news. You've probably all heard by now that there was a shooting here that left 17 people injured. Of course, we were all asking ourselves a lot of questions. Your APR News team was busy asking those questions of other people.