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After cancer diagnosis, Birmingham couple plans wedding in 11 days

al.com — Cory and Erin Blanchard can measure the milestones of their lives together so far - 1,105 days of dating, 11 days between their engagement and their wedding, and exactly one month between Erin's ultrasound and her surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @aldotcom: After a cancer diagnosis, this Birmingham couple planned their wedding in 11 days. ow.ly/HX0F3 pic.twitter.com/BtOopMgV67

Jan 26, 2015

RT @aldotcom: After a cancer diagnosis, this Birmingham couple planned their wedding in 11 days. ow.ly/HX0F3 pic.twitter.com/BtOopMgV67

Jan 26, 2015

After cancer diagnosis, Birmingham couple plans wedding in 11 days: ow.ly/HWXPd (with beautiful photos from @tamikabham)

Federal judge puts same-sex marriage ruling on hold; unions will remain illegal for 14 days

al.com — The federal judge who struck down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban agreed Sunday to put that order on hold for 14 days. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. "Ginny" Granade rejected arguments by the Attorney General's Office that the state likely would win on appeal. But she agreed to give attorneys two weeks to make their case.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @lutherstrange: After federal judge grants my request for stay in same-sex marriage ruling, now working on stay before 11th Circuit. bit.ly/1CqZ2QK

Jan 25, 2015

RT @aldotcom: Federal judge puts same-sex marriage ruling on hold; unions will remain illegal for 14 days. ow.ly/HUQW8

Jan 25, 2015

UPDATE: Same-sex marriage on-hold in Alabama until at least Feb. 9th after judge issues stay - al.com/news/mobile/in…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @aldotcom: Federal judge puts same-sex marriage ruling on hold; unions will remain illegal for 14 days. ow.ly/HUQW8

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Jan 26, 2015

RT @JoelAEricksonAU: Where are they now? How Auburn's 2012 signing class, Gene Chizik's last, has fared so far s.al.com/O36HXdD

Jan 26, 2015

Where are they now? How Auburn's 2012 signing class, Gene Chizik's last, has fared so far s.al.com/O36HXdD

Jan 26, 2015

2 pets killed in Sunday afternoon Montgomery house fire s.al.com/cGqACNL via @aldotcom

ESPN, NFL reportedly want to change dates of College Football Playoff games

al.com — One year into the College Football Playoff era, there is already talk of changing the set-up. According to a report Monday by Sports Business Journal, ESPN and the NFL are lobbying CFP officials about possible date changes for the 2015-16 games. Next season's semifinals -- the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl -- are set for Dec.
Jan 26, 2015

ESPN, NFL reportedly want to change dates of College Football Playoff games | ow.ly/HXtqR

Jan 26, 2015

Hidden needle during jail booking lands woman with assault, endangerment charges s.al.com/ar1q5DJ via @aldotcom

Jan 26, 2015

OK, it's Monday. And we feel just like this pup. Don't make us get up! s.al.com/AaHsbdh via @aldotcom #ALpets

Jan 26, 2015

After cancer diagnosis, Birmingham couple plans wedding in 11 days s.al.com/0KSLRok via @aldotcom

Jan 26, 2015

Woman suffers non-life threatening injuries in Opelika shooting; suspect charged s.al.com/4Sf5MPB via @aldotcom

Live at 9 with Kevin Scarbinsky: Did Alabama 57, Auburn 55 remind you of the 2007 Iron Bowl?

al.com — The home crowd was the sixth man Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. Without a sellout crowd in Coleman Coliseum, without that crowd selling out, standing up and sending one jolt of electricity after another through the home team, Alabama likely wouldn't have overcome a nine-point deficit with less than 10 minutes to play to beat Auburn 57-55.
Jan 26, 2015

Live at 9 with Kevin Scarbinsky: Did Alabama 57, Auburn 55 remind you of the 2007 Iron Bowl? Discuss. ow.ly/HWXFR

Alabama commits make their best pitch for 5-star Georgia recruit Terry Godwin

al.com — All but one of Alabama's official visitors over the weekend have already committed to play for the Crimson Tide. The lone player not committed to Alabama is 5-star receiver/athlete Terry Godwin. The 6-foot, 168-pound Hogansville, Ga., standout committed to Georgia more than a year ago, but has made numerous trips to Alabama and Auburn.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @DrewChamplin: Alabama commits make their best pitch for 5-star Georgia recruit Terry Godwin ow.ly/HVhPR

Jan 26, 2015

Good stuff here RT@DrewChamplin: Alabama commits make their best pitch for 5-star Georgia recruit Terry Godwin ow.ly/HVhPR

Jan 26, 2015

A $16 billion packaging company merger, legal weed, and how airlines are handling the winter storm s.al.com/gaff1Ri

Interstate 22: Bidding planned in coming weeks for ground paving at I-65

al.com — The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to let a contract in coming weeks for ground paving to complete Interstate 22. Once a contractor wins the bid and is approved by ALDOT, work will begin to pave I-22 between Coalburg Road and the Interstate 65 interchange, ALDOT East Central Region Engineer DeJarvis Leonard recently told AL.com.

AL.com High School Sports Photos of the Week, Jan. 19-25

highschoolsports.al.com — By on January 25, 2015 8:41 PM, updated January 25, 2015 10:13 PM Several boys and girls basketball tournaments across the state along with a record-breaking performance by the Lauderdale County girls highlighted this week's AL.com high school sports photos of the week.

Clay-Chalkville 63, Shades Valley 38: Cougars run away with Jeffco title

highschoolsports.al.com — By on January 23, 2015 11:16 PM, updated January 24, 2015 12:16 AM Clay-Chalkville took all the suspense out of the Jefferson County Schools Large Schools Boys tournament championship game against Shades Valley in the opening quarter. The Cougars raced to a 21-9 lead and continued to pull away for a 63-38 victory in the game played at Minor.

Alabama will fight the gay marriage ruling as it did the end of segregation and it will lose again (Opinion)

al.com — Alabama will resist change. The politicians will pander, just as they did in the 1950s and 1960's when they defended Jim Crow saying Alabamians (white ones) didn't want their children to go to school with black kids. And they will lose. Why?
Jan 26, 2015

RT @CapitolJournal: "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - Martin Luther King Jr. fb.me/72IZVk3s0