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The Best of RSM: Chasing Down A Killer

“I’m retired. I’m not going to do it.” If not for a heated argument with a contractor for a bingo parlor over the fragile nature of his septic field lines, those could have been John Oldshue’s famous last words. On April 27, the former meteorologist and his friend Ben Greer, a first-time storm chaser, found […]

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Chasing Down A Killer

They got the first live footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado on April 27. They got the first live footage of its aftermath. Had it not been for an angry septic contractor, they may have been two of its victims.

Wayne Franklin tells the harrowing story of John Oldshue and Ben Greer and their day chasing down a killer.

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Be a Real Southern Man #42 – Playing Catch (Up)

Welcome to your virtual manual for becoming a Real Southern Man.

Today’s how-to tip is our easiest one, yet. You don’t have to go anywhere, buy anything or risk life and limb to do it. This one is more about arming yourself with information and playing a little catch-up.

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Bondye Bon

RSM Jerrod Brown looks back on the April 27 tornadoes – and a whole slew of other disasters – to embrace a new approach to life: Bondye Bon.

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A Little Help Please!

On the three-month anniversary of the tornadoes that ripped through the heart of the South, RSM Lee Meadows reflects on what it means to help.

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UPDATED – Opportunities to Aid in Storm Recovery

As the recovery begins for the Southern states devastated by recent storms, we’ll post links here to ways you can help. Volunteer: Hands on Birmingham is a volunteer resource for Central Alabama. The city of Tuscaloosa’s official volunteer organization effort can be reached at 205.561.4169. Oak Mountain Church in Birmingham has set up a disaster […]

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Volunteer Opportunities in Storm-Stricken States

As the recovery begins for the Southern states devastated by recent storms, we’ll post links here to ways you can help.

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“We’re Praying for Y’all”

Typically on Thursday mornings, we would post a new Twanglish Lesson, giving you tongue-in-cheek instruction in learning to speak Southern. This Thursday morning, however, is no time for joking. Our beloved South was battered by storms over the last couple of days, resulting in unimaginable damage and loss of life. In the coming days and […]

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