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Christmas in (the Heart of) Dixie

Everywhere has certain holiday traditions and events associated with Christmas, and Alabama is no exception. Whether you’re new to the South, just visiting, or live here full time, there is no denying the details that make an Alabama Christmas its own. • No Chance of Snow: Instead of a white Christmas, we usually get stuck with rain and tornado-rate temperatures.…

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Shout Out to Hart of Dixie and My Own Bluebell

Despite the cheesy situations and the trying-too-hard Southern accents by some of the actors, Hart of Dixie is one of my favorite shows. I avoided it the first season for fear they would totally trash Alabama. Then one night while staying with my sister (who is always studying for whatever degree she is on at the time) I found a…

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My Big Redneck Labor Day Adventure

I spent my Labor Day on an adventure I have been wanting to take for some time now. Unless you live in Fayette or Lamar County, you probably are not familiar with what is known as “the channel.” The Luxapalila Creek runs out of the Tombigbee River from Lowndes County, Mississippi, all the way to Lamar County, Alabama. There are…

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