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Father and son have Thanksgiving fishing tradition. Now, dad holds an Alabama record

Marietta Daily Journal 24 Jan 2023
A father and son have a long-time tradition of fishing on Thanksgiving — and it led to a state record in Alabama. The record was recognized in January, more than a month after their routine holiday outing took a surprising ... .
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Martin Luther King or Robert E. Lee?

Nashville Pride 21 Jan 2023
by David W. Marshall ... Martin Luther King is celebrated with a federal holiday ... Robert E. Lee to the same day as the King Holiday. While states such as Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas eventually removed the joint celebration, Alabama and Mississippi still honor Lee with King ... Would a person who admires Robert E ... King Holiday reflects our resilience.
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Kennedy: That feeling when your kids start earning a paycheck

Chatanooga Times Free Press 21 Jan 2023
My father was my first boss. Or perhaps more aptly, he was my sergeant and I was his private ... The fact that he could assign a half day's work in a mere three words always irked me ... While he was home here for the holidays, he drove back to his Alabama school one day to shoot an ice-skating competition -- a first for him ... He looked tired, but satisfied ... .
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Malveaux: The King Holiday Reflects our Resilience

The Birmingham Times 19 Jan 2023
(D-MI), introduced legislation to make his birthday a federal holiday ... Even today, several Southern states, including Alabama and Mississippi, attempt to weaken the meaning of the King holiday by naming it the King-Lee holiday, forcing those who celebrate the King holiday to also implicitly recognize the Confederate traitor, Jefferson Davis.
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Proposed Challenger Center would focus on STEM education activities for seven-county area

The Gadsden Times 19 Jan 2023
... Smith, manager, Alabama Power Company; Elaine Spearman, retired attorney, community advocate; Joe Taylor, mayor of Rainbow City; Mark Weaver, businessman/human resource director at Stamped Products Inc.; and Spencer Williams, community relations manager, Alabama Power Company.
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Mississippi, Alabama still pair MLK, Lee

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 17 Jan 2023
Day on Monday, two states observed a different holiday ... Nonetheless, Mississippi and Alabama mark King-Lee Day as a state holiday ... 19, and its state employees can take a paid holiday on both days ... 19 and Confederate Memorial Day on April 26 as holidays, according to its state laws ... Alabama observes two other holidays dedicated to Confederate leaders.
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AP News Summary at 2:06 a.m. EST

Caledonian Record 17 Jan 2023
On King's holiday, daughter calls for bold action over words ... with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday ... “We love to quote King in and around the holiday ... Alabama basketball player, 2nd man charged with murder.
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Robert E. Lee holiday oldest in Alabama

Dothan Eagle 14 Jan 2023
Alabama's Robert E. Lee's holiday in January is over 120 years old, our oldest holiday named for a famous historical figure ... Lee’s holiday symbolizes freedom from oppressive taxes, yet giant corporate-owned Republicans joined with the socialist Democrats last year to sponsor a bill in Alabama’s Legislature to abolish Robert E ... Lee Holiday in January.
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Adams: A variety of Enterprise and Alabama fun facts

Dothan Eagle 14 Jan 2023
Who’d a thought there’d come the day Enterprise, Alabama, would have a U.S ... Travelers in droves long ago discovered Alabama, the 22nd U.S ... In 1836, Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday ... More than five million of us already dwell in Alabama, which helps explain why I-20 is the second-most dangerous American road.
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CASA for Children calls for volunteers this MLK Day

Muskogee Phoenix 14 Jan 2023
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said to an audience in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1957. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national day of service ... “Dr ... .
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AP News Summary at 3:09 a.m. EST

The Richmond Register 14 Jan 2023
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after laying low in midterms ... The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community ... Text messages and calls from loved ones in Alabama, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates ... .
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AP News Summary at 2:54 a.m. EST

Corsicana Daily Sun 14 Jan 2023
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after laying low in midterms ... The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community ... Text messages and calls from loved ones in Alabama, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates.
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AP News Summary at 3:11 a.m. EST

Commonwealth Journal 14 Jan 2023
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after laying low in midterms ... The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community ... Text messages and calls from loved ones in Alabama, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates ... .
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AP News Summary at 3:29 a.m. EST

The Philadelphia Tribune 14 Jan 2023
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after laying low in midterms ... The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community ... Text messages and calls from loved ones in Alabama, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates.
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AP News Summary at 2:50 a.m. EST

Ellensburg Daily Record 14 Jan 2023
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after laying low in midterms ... The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community ... Text messages and calls from loved ones in Alabama, many of them hysterical, provided her with devastating updates.

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