Monthly Archives: May 2013


• Obama honors victims of 1963 Birmingham church bombing • Alabama Restaurant Week sign up • Sign-Up period for April Walking Tours 2014 begins • Only 6 weeks left to enter nominations for National Geographic project • Alabama celebrates sinking of ‘The LuLu’ off coast of Orange Beach • Gulf Coast states get creative with […]

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BBQ sauce championship generates wide press coverage

Celebrity judges picked the sauce from Phil’s barbecue restaurant in Eufaula as the state “BBQ Sauce-Off Champion” during a tasting Saturday at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham.  The regional competitions leading up to the championship generated more than 50 newspaper articles and was covered by television stations across the state. “The Alabama Tourism Department designed […]

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Alabama’s tourism up 5 percent, state welcome center manager says by William, May 06,

The manager of Alabama’s Welcome Centers says tourism is up 5 percent over the past year, at a time when the economy is challenging all states throughout the region. Frances Smiley, with the Alabama Tourism Department, said one of the reasons Alabama has been able to thrive is because of cooperation between government and private […]

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