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    Tell us what you think...

    Want to reply or make an editorial suggestion? Email Collin R. Gaston, V.P. & G.M. of FOX6 WBRC.More >>
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  • Editorial: To protect and serve

    Editorial: To protect and serve

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-02-13 23:04:26 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    There are times when the words shared by another need not be edited or expounded upon in any way, because the feelings conveyed are heartfelt, pure, and deserve sharing unadulterated. The following is from a Facebook post shared on Sunday at 5:36 a.m. from someone on the Bangor Maine Police Department.

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    There are times when the words shared by another need not be edited or expounded upon in any way, because the feelings conveyed are heartfelt, pure, and deserve sharing unadulterated. The following is from a Facebook post shared on Sunday at 5:36 a.m. from someone on the Bangor Maine Police Department.

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  • Editorial: See something, say something

    Editorial: See something, say something

    Monday, February 5 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-02-05 23:13:28 GMT
    Source: File videoSource: File video

    Kudos to the Alabama State Senate for passing a bill last Tuesday that establishes stronger penalties for anyone found guilty of obstructing an investigation into human trafficking. 

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    Kudos to the Alabama State Senate for passing a bill last Tuesday that establishes stronger penalties for anyone found guilty of obstructing an investigation into human trafficking. 

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  • Editorial: What's next?

    Editorial: What's next?

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-30 22:49:38 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    For the literally billions of us who are on Facebook, we do tend to wake up to a different world every day, as Facebook endlessly changes what happens on our feeds.

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    For the literally billions of us who are on Facebook, we do tend to wake up to a different world every day, as Facebook endlessly changes what happens on our feeds.

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  • Editorial: Cowards behind keyboards

    Editorial: Cowards behind keyboards

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-23 00:10:20 GMT

    To all the “bullies” out there, your words hurt; your words can even kill. This is why I will continue to use this editorial platform at least once a year, every year to bring attention to the devastation wreaked by bullying.

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    To all the “bullies” out there, your words hurt; your words can even kill. This is why I will continue to use this editorial platform at least once a year, every year to bring attention to the devastation wreaked by bullying.

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  • Editorial: Changing the atmosphere

    Editorial: Changing the atmosphere

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-17 21:43:00 GMT
    Source: Briana Rose DiGiorgio/FacebookSource: Briana Rose DiGiorgio/Facebook

    As you look at your list of 2018 resolutions (if that’s your thing), might I suggest you add one more, and that is make any place where you are, a better place because you’re there.

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    As you look at your list of 2018 resolutions (if that’s your thing), might I suggest you add one more, and that is make any place where you are, a better place because you’re there.

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  • Editorial Feedback: A life well lived

    Editorial Feedback: A life well lived

    Thursday, January 11 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-11 20:59:20 GMT
    Source: WBRC graphicsSource: WBRC graphics

    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the passing of legendary FOX6 newsman, Bill Bolen, and the soon-to-be dedication of our WBRC FOX6 Bill Bolen Studio, prompted an enormous amount of feedback on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page.

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    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the passing of legendary FOX6 newsman, Bill Bolen, and the soon-to-be dedication of our WBRC FOX6 Bill Bolen Studio, prompted an enormous amount of feedback on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page.

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  • Editorial: A life well lived

    Editorial: A life well lived

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-01-09 19:57:33 GMT
    WBRC FOX6 News legend Mr. Bill Bolen. (Source: WBRC archives)WBRC FOX6 News legend Mr. Bill Bolen. (Source: WBRC archives)

    “If you didn’t like Bill Bolen, well - you probably couldn’t like anybody.” Those were the heartfelt words spoken by Mr. Bolen’s longtime pastor at Brookwood Baptist on Saturday at his memorial, celebrating a life well lived.

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    “If you didn’t like Bill Bolen, well - you probably couldn’t like anybody.” Those were the heartfelt words spoken by Mr. Bolen’s longtime pastor at Brookwood Baptist on Saturday at his memorial, celebrating a life well lived.

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  • Editorial: What a year it was

    Editorial: What a year it was

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-01-03 21:28:46 GMT
    Source: Google/’17 Ranking of U.S. searchesSource: Google/’17 Ranking of U.S. searches

    With 2017 now behind us, I wanted to reflect on the year that was and to remind myself of the “big events” that took place. Here’s a ranking of the top U.S. searches for 2017.

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    With 2017 now behind us, I wanted to reflect on the year that was and to remind myself of the “big events” that took place. Here’s a ranking of the top U.S. searches for 2017.

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  • Editorial: Losing with dignity

    Editorial: Losing with dignity

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-12-19 22:59:43 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    All of us lose sometimes. Even if we don’t respect our opponent, we should show respect for how we as a society do things. There’s no shame in losing, but there is in refusing to publicly accept it.

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    All of us lose sometimes. Even if we don’t respect our opponent, we should show respect for how we as a society do things. There’s no shame in losing, but there is in refusing to publicly accept it.

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  • Editorial: Leading by example

    Editorial: Leading by example

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:25 PM EST2017-12-04 22:25:49 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Pro athletes are often criticized in our increasingly polarized society, but many make a huge difference in our world and should be applauded.

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    Pro athletes are often criticized in our increasingly polarized society, but many make a huge difference in our world and should be applauded.

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  • Editorial: Keeping it local

    Editorial: Keeping it local

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-11-28 22:22:51 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Shopping locally supports our area's workforce and keeps money in our community. But, it's just as important to give locally. If you are able, make this the year that you help others who are less fortunate. 

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    Shopping locally supports our area's workforce and keeps money in our community. But, it's just as important to give locally. If you are able, make this the year that you help others who are less fortunate. 

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  • Editorial: Kryptonite

    Editorial: Kryptonite

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-14 22:33:34 GMT
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images

    I’ve got to be honest with you, while the saga that is our Senate race lends itself to all kinds of commentary, I’ve been hesitant to weigh in. The reason - it’s pure kryptonite.

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    I’ve got to be honest with you, while the saga that is our Senate race lends itself to all kinds of commentary, I’ve been hesitant to weigh in. The reason - it’s pure kryptonite.

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  • Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-11-09 22:13:26 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Daylight saving time. Moving the clock up in the spring and back in the fall. Making that adjustment in time twice each year is at the least annoying and at the most, costly.

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    Daylight saving time. Moving the clock up in the spring and back in the fall. Making that adjustment in time twice each year is at the least annoying and at the most, costly.

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  • Editorial: Fostering a bright future

    Editorial: Fostering a bright future

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-10-25 20:18:31 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 670,000. 

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    On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 670,000. 

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  • Editorial: Maybe this time

    Editorial: Maybe this time

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:57:48 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Maybe down the road, the loved ones of those who died needlessly in Las Vegas will be able to say that the night their loved ones died was the beginning of the solution to this problem.

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    Maybe down the road, the loved ones of those who died needlessly in Las Vegas will be able to say that the night their loved ones died was the beginning of the solution to this problem.

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  • Editorial: Dying art of disagreement

    Editorial: Dying art of disagreement

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-10-03 21:38:38 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    This is a nation founded on disagreement. But we need to be able to talk about things rationally.

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    This is a nation founded on disagreement. But we need to be able to talk about things rationally.

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  • Editorial: Common good

    Editorial: Common good

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-09-26 22:20:08 GMT

    Americans, in times of crisis, do what we do best and put aside differences to work together for the common good.

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    Americans, in times of crisis, do what we do best and put aside differences to work together for the common good.

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  • Editorial: Thoughts and prayers

    Editorial: Thoughts and prayers

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:44:53 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    Ben Abercrombie and his family need our thoughts and prayers right now.

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    Ben Abercrombie and his family need our thoughts and prayers right now.

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  • Editorial: We need to hear from you

    Editorial: We need to hear from you

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:03:12 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Two GOP candidates are facing off for Alabama’s Senate seat - Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

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    Two GOP candidates are facing off for Alabama’s Senate seat - Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

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  • Editorial: DirecTV

    Editorial: DirecTV

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:22:36 GMT

    Tuesday night at 10:59 p.m., WBRC FOX6 News’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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    Tuesday night at 10:59 p.m., WBRC FOX6 News’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:42 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:42:36 GMT

    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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