The Good Stuff

Alabama’s most popular baby names of 2020 released

The Social Security Administration is releasing the country’s most popular baby names for 2020, including the top 10 for boys and girls in Alabama.

Exceptional Foundation, Junior League host prom for those with special needs

Hibbett Sports and Nike team up to help high schools in need

Congratulations! Jeh Jeh Pruitt, others are 2021 YW Allies

Tennessee fisherman discovers 55-pound prehistoric fish

  ‘I might try for the Master’s’: Defying the odds, 78-year-old inspiration earns degree from Samford

2021 Summer Film Series at the Alabama Theatre

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Eat in the Streets returns in Birmingham for Mother’s Day Weekend

Sweet Grown Alabama! A guide to Alabama farmers markets

Tigers for Tomorrow: Wild weekends are here

WBRC TV Photojournalist Vincent Parker wins Murrow Award

Paying it forward, with bagels

Charles Barkley makes Children’s Hospital patient’s ‘dream come true’

Gadsden City leaders to buy new trains for Noccalula Falls Park

The City plans to replace and upgrade the more-than-50-year-old trains to new, electric C.P. Huntington models from Chance Rides.

  Baby Dallas is going home!

Dallas, who has been in the hospital for several weeks, is now strong enough to go home.

Disney Princess - The Concert coming to BJCC

Your favorite Disney Princesses and your favorite princess songs are coming to the BJCC Concert Hall in November with the Disney Concerts presents Disney Princess - The Concert, a nationwide tour.

Your pup could be the new Budweiser star

Budweiser launched Pupweiser, a campaign to select one dog to be the star of Budweiser’s 2021 holiday cans available in stores nationwide later this year.

‘Demonic’ Chihuahua made famous on Facebook adopted by ‘new victim’

‘It’s the small things!’: Meal shared between strangers at Mississippi restaurant goes viral

Virginia 8-year-old goes viral for hysterical impression of her mom working from home

10th annual Bo Bikes Bama event set for Saturday

  Magic City Art Connection 2021

Hilton Birmingham at UAB paying $12 an hour minimum wage for non-tip employees

Gov. Lee signs resolution recognizing Dolly Parton for contributions to children’s literacy

Governor Bill Lee signed a resolution Wednesday morning recognizing Dolly Parton for her contributions to children’s literacy.

LSU fraternity pays off the mortgage of longtime house cook

For fraternity members of LSU’s Phi Gamma Delta house back in 1988, it was their cook that left the biggest impression on them.

A legacy continues; Daisy P. Swinton Scholarship now available for nursing students

A trailblazer at Huntsville Hospital, Daisy P. Swinton was the first African American ICU Nurse Manager there. A new scholarship is available in her memory to encourage and empower future nursing students.

  Lifesaver bracelet providing peace for families

The Lifesaver bracelet helps rescue teams find individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other similar conditions if they get lost.

Buffalo Rock to host pop-up, drive-through career fair

Buffalo Rock will host a pop-up career fair Wednesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  Signing day for Midfield High School students going to trade school

Students have been working to be selected for the program all year, and the signing day was the culmination of their hard work.

Milo’s celebrating 75 years with 75-cent burgers

To pay tribute to its customers, Milo’s will be offering 75-cent original hamburgers and original cheeseburgers for dine-in and drive-thru guests across its 21 stores in Greater Birmingham and throughout Central Alabama.

Birmingham School Resource Officer helps student with classwork

The student told Officer Fikes he loved him and thanked him for spending time with him.

  7-day meal program for Jefferson County Schools’ students

Every Friday, students are given breakfast and lunch for both Saturday and Sunday.

  Fundraising events for Magic Moments

The Second fundraising event for Magic Moments will take place Sunday, April 18 called Magic Moments Magic Show.

INSPIRING: Lost encouragement card makes its way to Tenn. with help from B’ham, Ala. girl

A thoughtful gift almost didn’t arrive at its destination, but with a little help from a Birmingham girl, an inspiring story was born.

McDonald’s adds new McFlurry flavor for National Caramel Day

The McFlurry features vanilla soft serve with brownie pieces and caramel topping blended throughout.

1,000 food boxes donated to community

The food boxes will include an assortment of meats, vegetables, cheese, dessert, butter, and milk.

White House commemorative Easter eggs coming to Centreville

Instead of the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn this year, the White House is sending the official wooden Easter eggs to community health centers across the country including Centreville.

Oak Mtn. students set up lemonade stand to benefit tornado victims

The students held a lemonade, cookie and cupcake sale on Friday afternoon at Veterans Park.

CUTE! Haleyville City Schools wishes students a Happy Easter

Haleyville City Schools made a very cute announcement for Easter!

  Surgeon, COVID-19 survivor, back at work helping others

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Davis was admitted to UAB with COVID-19 a few days prior to Thanksgiving 2020 and was released a few days prior to New Year’s Eve.

World War II, Korean War Veteran honored with commendation, parade for 97th birthday

Dr. Donald E. Hayhurst celebrated his 97th birthday with a commendation from Gov. Ivey, complete with a parade and ceremony organized by the City of Millbrook and the American Red Cross.

Find Hidden Eggs and support foster children through virtual scavenger egg hunt

Hidden Eggs of Birmingham: scavenger hunt to raise awareness and money for foster children in the Birmingham area

  ‘Joy of our team’ : Coach’s son with autism inspires Alabama basketball team

He may not be on the official roster, but 9-year-old Kingston Pettway is the sixth man on the court who’s showing the Crimson Tide what winning is all about.

Montgomery Fire Rescue donates truck to Lipscomb Fire Dept.

The Montgomery Fire Rescue Department donated a Fire Pumper truck to Lipscomb Fire in Jefferson County and Fire Chief Jay Jennings.

Chilton Co. K9s get body armor

The dogs received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts every day if you’ve been vaccinated

Krispy Kreme is sweetening the idea of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

  New life-saving equipment for Jeffco deputy patrol cars

The LUCAS Devices are designed to give consistent chest compressions allowing first responders to help patients with other needs.

  From heartbreaking loss to tears of joy, a Chilton Co. family experiences both after a tornado

Tommy Cox and his family are okay, even though some of their belongings were blown five miles from home.

Bears dubbed Big Al, Aubie return to Alabama after new mothers found

Two small bear cubs dubbed Big Al and Aubie have been returned to the wild in Alabama after being taken care of by a Tennessee organization for about a week.

  UAB to host in-person commencement for 2020, 2021 graduates

All 2020 graduates and spring 2021 graduates are invited to participate. Students must register to walk by April 16.

Firehouse Subs hiring more than 100 people in Birmingham, East Alabama

The sandwich chain is hiring more than 100 employees for part and full-time crew member and management roles at nine locations in the greater Birmingham area and in East Alabama.

Pelham SRO helps bring the field trip to school

The students attended Camp Oaks Monday.

Meet Big Al and Aubie, motherless bears rescued in the wild

The cubs are only two months old and weigh just five pounds right now. But that will change quickly as they grow into massive adults.

Hearts of Hope over Birmingham

The volunteer group of pilots flew a large formation of experimental aircraft over five major hospitals to leave two giant white hearts overhead as a symbol of appreciation and hope.

Wall of Love in Birmingham

Volunteers place packages, like hygiene items and clothing, along the wall so people can just come and take what they need.

  Art bus for Jefferson County Schools

When the bus is completed it will travel to several of those schools, bringing art instruction to students who otherwise would not have it.

‘We’re about to have a baby:’ Woman delivers her own baby on Highway 69

Woman delivers her own baby in the car on Highway 69.

  Lighting marks Phase 1 restoration completion at historic A.G. Gaston Motel

The original “Z” shaped sign on the motel was reconstructed and installed using historic photographs as a guide.

Birmingham pastor tops gospel charts with new hit

The Rock City Church pastor and singer is now number one on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay charts with his song “I Got It.”

Milo’s introduces hand-breaded chicken nuggets as newest menu item

Milo’s will be giving out up to 500 free nuggets with a variety of signature sauces at Cahaba Brewing Company.

Jefferson County 2021 Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to Leah Singleton and Jacqueline Thomas-Edwards.

Former Auburn cheerleader crowned Miss Georgia USA 2021

Cora Griffen said cheering in front of thousands of people at Jordan-Hare Stadium helped get her ready for interviews and judging.

Have a seat: University of Alabama students get really nice chairs

Each chair is custom-made by UA staff from raw materials and includes the script “A” burned in the back.

B’ham PD hosting food giveaway in honor of Women’s History Month

The event is scheduled for Sat., March 13 at BPD Headquarters from 10 a.m. until noon.

  East Texas family adopts dog that had been in animal shelter for 7 years

A dog named “Baby Girl” has found a forever family after living at the Winnie Berry Humane Society in Angelina County since 2014.

  Birmingham YMCA to host virtual job fair for summer jobs

The Y will host a virtual job fair March 16 at 6 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about job opportunities including a YMCA camp counselor or a lifeguard.

Jalen Hurts is special guest reader for some Tuscaloosa students

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was the guest reader for Southview Elementary students Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

  Ethan Hill receives award for profound impact in B’ham homeless community

Ethan received the 2021 Academic Leader Award from the Minority Business Awards. He’s the only child to receive such a prestigious honor.

Proposed legislation would make ‘Amazing Grace’ sung by Dolly Parton official Tennessee state hymn

The song “Amazing Grace” has been recorded multiple times by various artists including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and more.

  A dream come true for brave Hoover teenager

13-year-old Lily, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October, was surprised with a trip to Walt Disney World at Hoover High School.

New putting green for state veteran’s home in Pell City

Donors from veterans service organizations and others in the turfgrass industry made building the green possible for the home’s residents.

  Northport mayor helps woman after she was thrown to ground, suspect arrested

Mayor Herndon ran toward them as he said the man tried to force the woman into the car.

Longview native Matthew McConaughey announces ‘virtual benefit’ to aid Texans

Actor Matthew McConaughey, a native of Longview, posted a video on his Instagram channel and announced that he will be putting together a virtual benefit within the next two weeks to aid Texans who have been negatively impacted by the winter storm that blew through last week.

One year later: Sheldon’s journey with cancer and Crohn’s

It’s now been a little more than one year, and I still deal with side effects from the surgery, but overall, I am as healthy as I was before my diagnosis.

A little child will lead them

The Cavers, who have found a way to weather the storms brought on by hurricanes and pandemics, continue to make the beaches better near their Baldwin County home.

Essential workers serve during the severe weather crisis in Texas

Employees at a Domino’s Pizza in San Antonio, Texas, stayed open when all other pizza places in the area closed during the winter weather crisis this week.

Dolly Parton asks legislators not to pass bill to put statue of her on Capitol grounds

“I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration. Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time."

  HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Haughton, La. neighbors feed stranded truck drivers

Neighbors in the Haughton area have been feeding truckers stranded at a number of truck stations, including the Pilot off I-20.

Mississippi woman drives 25 miles on 4-wheeler to work her shift at nursing home

One worker did whatever it took to get to her shift at a Hazlehurst nursing home.

City of Bessemer collects donations for Fultondale, Center Point tornado victims

The Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce accepted donations from February 1-12, 2021 and leaders are pleased with the amount of donations from the business community in such a short time.

  Kids and families go snow sledding in Liberty Park

Several families spent the morning sledding down a big hill.