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Community seeing ‘glimmers of light’ after tornado
Apr06

Community seeing ‘glimmers of light’ after tornado

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (BP) — So much more — that’s what the March 3 tornados were to Rusty Sowell. So much more than he ever could’ve fathomed. He’d heard that tornado’s sound like a freight train, but as he and his wife laid on the floor and an F-4 storm crossed over their house, he said it was so much louder than a freight train could ever be. And it was more deadly than Sowell ever could’ve...

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Church with a food truck worships in parking lot
Feb14

Church with a food truck worships in parking lot

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Jayson Albers, who grew up in a Baptist church, made a living for a long time as an opening shift supervisor for Ryan’s steakhouse. “When they would start a new restaurant I would go in and train them on how to open the store,” he said. Then life came crashing down — his wife and son died in an accident, something which he speaks little about. One thing led to another and Albers...

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Ready for the Olympics? Invite the neighbors
Feb13

Ready for the Olympics? Invite the neighbors

>> by Grace Thorton IMB writer RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—It was like a blind date with the whole world watching. There at the 2012 Olympic pentathlon event in London, not one of the athletes knew which horse they would be riding during the equestrian show-jumping leg of the competition. Each athlete was given 20 minutes to test-ride their steed and figure out their horse’s personality before they were sent out onto the international...

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