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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Madison, AL. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Madison.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Madison, AL? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Madison. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Madison, AL, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Madison. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Madison, AL

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Madison to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Madison.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Madison, AL, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Alligator spotted walking by apartment complex in Madison

MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - An unexpected resident made an appearance at a Madison apartment complex.An alligator joined many Colonial Grand at Edgewater Apartment residents on their daily walk along the lake.“People come to fish here and everybody enjoys it but now people get scared,” said seven-year resident Wanda Ringelstein. “Some people come just to see if they can see it.”Ringelstein takes her two-year-old grandson, Beckett, on walks around the lakes several times a week. They usually try to spot...

MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - An unexpected resident made an appearance at a Madison apartment complex.

An alligator joined many Colonial Grand at Edgewater Apartment residents on their daily walk along the lake.

“People come to fish here and everybody enjoys it but now people get scared,” said seven-year resident Wanda Ringelstein. “Some people come just to see if they can see it.”

Ringelstein takes her two-year-old grandson, Beckett, on walks around the lakes several times a week. They usually try to spot Beckett’s favorite animal, Harold the Heron, but now they’re trying to find the alligator as well.

“We just want to look at it and go on our way that’s it, Ringelstein said. “Take a picture, (...) Beckett’s going to blow his horn and scare him away anyway.”

Ringelstein says she’s used to the alligators.

“Mostly they stay at the dam as long as you don’t bother them they won’t bother you,” said Ringelstein. “But you don’t want to approach them. You want to stay clear far away from them.”

Marianne Hudson with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Resources recommends keeping a safe distance from alligators.

“It’s very important for anyone who is in a waterway, where alligators are known to be, to be very aware of their surroundings and be careful how they’re basically managing their own activities,” said Hudson. “Making sure they’re not doing anything to encourage the alligator to come to it, not teasing it, not messing around with it and certainly not feeding it.”

Hudson says it’s illegal to feed alligators because they become more comfortable with people. She says that makes them a lot more dangerous.

“An alligator that is not afraid of humans can be a very dangerous animal. So, just like all wild animals, they should be left alone and not fed and certainly not approached. If someone sees an alligator don’t be surprised, (...) they can be found throughout the state of Alabama.”

Hudson says she recommends putting up signs where alligators have been found. Leaders with the Colonial Grand at Edgewater Apartment complex have not responded to a request for comment.

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Heat advisories continue for entire state of Alabama today

Above-average temperatures are again in the forecast for all of Alabama today.The National Weather Service has papered the entire state in heat advisories -- and some of them will stretch into Thursday as well.Air temperatures are expected to climb into the mid- to upper 90s today. Combine that with high humidity values and that will send the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, into the triple digits. Some areas could have heat index values as high as 110 to 112 degrees, according to forecasters.Here are...

Above-average temperatures are again in the forecast for all of Alabama today.

The National Weather Service has papered the entire state in heat advisories -- and some of them will stretch into Thursday as well.

Air temperatures are expected to climb into the mid- to upper 90s today. Combine that with high humidity values and that will send the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, into the triple digits. Some areas could have heat index values as high as 110 to 112 degrees, according to forecasters.

Here are today’s forecast high temperatures:

There is a chance for some rain and a few storms today as well. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has most of Alabama in a Level 2 out of 5 (or slight) risk for severe weather this afternoon into this evening.

The strongest storms could have wind gusts up to 60 mph, hail, heavy rain and lightning.

Here is a look at the heat advisories in place for Alabama:

NORTH ALABAMA

* Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

* Counties in the advisory are Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb and Cullman.

* Heat index values up to 107 degrees.

CENTRAL ALABAMA

* Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

* Counties in the advisory are Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Lee, Russell, Pike and Barbour.

* Heat index values 104 to 109 each afternoon.

SOUTHWEST ALABAMA

* Heat advisory from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Counties in the advisory are Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, Escambia, Covington, Mobile and Baldwin.

* Heat index between 105 to 111 degrees expected.

SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

* Heat advisory from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

* Counties in the advisory are Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston.

* Heat index values between 107 and 112 expected.

Meet the AL.com Coastal high school softball Terrific 20

It was a good year for Coastal Alabama softball teams.Eight area teams played in the 2022 AHSAA state championship tournament while another two competed for titles in AISA tournaments. Three of those played in championship games with two earning titles.Class 2A Orange Beach won its second straight title in only two years of existence and Class 3A Mobile Christian fell in the championship while AISA Clarke Prep won Class AAA.Other AHSAA tournament teams were Class 1A Sweet Water, Class 5A Satsuma, Class 6A Robertsdale and...

It was a good year for Coastal Alabama softball teams.

Eight area teams played in the 2022 AHSAA state championship tournament while another two competed for titles in AISA tournaments. Three of those played in championship games with two earning titles.

Class 2A Orange Beach won its second straight title in only two years of existence and Class 3A Mobile Christian fell in the championship while AISA Clarke Prep won Class AAA.

Other AHSAA tournament teams were Class 1A Sweet Water, Class 5A Satsuma, Class 6A Robertsdale and Baldwin County, and Class 7A Fairhope and Mary Montgomery while Jackson Academy played in AISA competition.

The Coastal Alabama Terrific 20 honors players regardless of class, position or school year and was selected by the al.com sports staff with nominations from coaches.

Players from the team below are listed alphabetically.

COASTAL ALABAMA SOFTBALL TERRIFIC 20

Hayden Andrews, Satsuma, Jr., SS/2B

Batted .402 with a home run, 16 RBIs, 5 doubles, 5 triples, 31 runs, 47-of-48 stolen bases, .495 on-base, 1.105 OPS. Class 5A first team all-state.

Ja’Niyah Boykin, Mobile Christian, Sr., OF

Batted .451 with 3 home runs, 28 RBIs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, region-best 73 runs, 46-of-46 stolen bases, .563 on-base, 1.172 OPS. Class 3A first team all-state.

Alex Brown, Theodore, Sr., 3B/C

Batted .388 with 10 home runs, 52 RBIs, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 33 runs, .490 on-base, 1.308 OPS. Class 7A second team all-state.

Gracie Dees, Saraland, Fr., 2B/P

Batted .449 with 8 home runs, region-best 71 RBIs, 20 doubles, 4 triples, 56 runs, tied for region-best 71 hits, 11-of-11 stolen bases, .516 on-base, 1.295 OPS. Class 6A first team all-state.

Edy Gavin, Mobile Christian, Jr., OF

Batted .492 with 9 home runs, 58 RBIs, 3 doubles, 6 triples, 60 runs, 36-of-38 stolen bases, .530 on-base, 1.341 OPS. Class 3A first team all-state.

Avery Harrell, Clarke Prep, Sr, P/2B

Posted 20-3 pitching record with 225 strikeouts (12.7 per seven innings), 10 shutouts, region-best 7 no-hitters, 3 perfect games, 0.85 ERA, .135 batting average against, batted .368 with 31 RBIs, 7 doubles, .439 on-base, .881 OPS. AISA Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, first team all-state, helped team to AISA Class AAA title.

Ryley Harrison, Fairhope, Jr., P/1B

Posted 14-2 pitching record with 1 save, 183 strikeouts (14.1 per seven innings), 9 shutouts, 3 no-hitters, 1 perfect game, 0.54 ERA, .097 batting average against, batted .368 with 11 home runs, 53 RBIs, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 35 runs, .432 on-base, 1.184 OPS. Class 7A second team all-state.

Bre Hughes, Saraland, So, SS

Batted .428 with 4 home runs, 29 RBIs, 15 doubles, 3 triples, 70 runs, 23-of-24 stolen bases, region-best 37 walks, .557 on-base, 1.212 OPS. Class 6A second team all-state.

Abby Johnson, Daphne, 8th, OF/DH

Batted .440 with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs, 13 doubles, 5 triples, 50 runs, 19-of-21 stolen bases, .500 on-base, 1.412 OPS. Class 7A first team all-state. Class 7A first team all-state.

Alea Johnson, Fairhope, Sr., P

LSU signee posted 15-2 pitching record with 204 strikeouts (14 per seven innings), 9 shutouts, 2 no-hitters, 1 perfect game, 0.69 ERA, .103 batting average against, batted .458 with 4 home runs, 35 RBIs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, .542 on-base, 1.220 OPS. Class 7A first team all-state.

Hailey Minchew, Fairhope, Sr., C/OF

Batted .443 with 7 home runs, 50 RBIs, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 31 runs, .463 on-base, 1.213 OPS. Class 7A second team all-state.

Emily Mizelle, Baker, Jr., 3B

Batted .483 with region-best 21 home runs, 68 RBIs, 13 doubles, 5 triples, 62 runs, 26-of-29 stolen bases, .537 on-base, 1.621 OPS. Class 7A first team all-state.

Isabella Neil, Mobile Christian, Sr., P/1B

Posted 29-5 pitching record (29 wins region best) with a save, 179 strikeouts (6.8 per seven innings), region-best 13 shutouts, 2 no-hitters, 1.36 ERA, .195 batting average against. Class 3A first team all-state.

Chelisa Newsome, Robertsdale, Jr., P/1B

Posted 19-8 pitching record with 2 saves, region-best 271 strikeouts (10.8 per seven innings), 1.51 ERA. Class 6A second team all-state.

Teagan Revette, Orange Beach, 8th, 3B

Batted .508 with 8 home runs, 36 RBIs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 23 runs, .556 on-base, 1.632 OPS. Class 2A honorable mention all-state.

Jasmine Rogers, Daphne, Sr., OF

Batted .403 with 11 home runs, 56 RBIs, 18 doubles, 1 triple, 61 runs, tied for region-best 71 hits, .485 on-base, 1.190 OPS. Class 7A honorable mention all-state.

Madison Sawyer, Satsuma, Fr., P/1B

Batted .405 with 10 home runs, 50 RBIs, 19 doubles, 1 triple, 26 runs, .493 on-base, 1.303 OPS. Class 5A first team all-state.

Marisa West, Leroy, Sr., C

Batted region-best .577 with 10 home runs, 59 RBIs, 22 doubles, 4 triples, 50 runs, tied for region-best 71 hits, .647 on-base, region-best 1.712 OPS. Class 2A Hitter of the Year, first team all-state.

Madilyn Byrd, Baldwin County, P

Posted 13-6 pitching record with a save, 210 strikeouts (11.8 per seven innings), 4 shutouts, 1.62 ERA. Class 6A second team all-state.

Daigle Wilson, Orange Beach, Fr., SS

Batted .475 with 4 home runs, 21 RBIs, 9 doubles, 5 triples, 59 runs, region-best 62-of-63 stolen bases, .581 on-base, 1.318 OPS. Class 2A second team all-state.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ava Hodo, Orange Beach, 8th, C

Batted .517 with 9 home runs, 51 RBIs, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 30 runs, 6-of-6 stolen bases, .603 on-base, 1.508 OPS. Class 2A first team all-state, helped Makos to second straight championship.

RECENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2021: Alea Johnson, Fairhope

2020: No winner due to COVID-10 pandemic

2019: Alea Johnson, Fairhope

2018: Samantha Yarbrough, Fairhope

2017: Samantha Yarbrough, Fairhope

2016: Victoria Ortiz, Baker

2015: Lacey Sumerlin, Baker

2014: Deborah Elmore, Baker

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

KG Favors, Orange Beach, Fr., P/3B

Posted 9-2 pitching record (both losses to Class 7A Hewitt-Trussville) with 88 strikeouts (10.2 per seven innings), 1 shutout, 1 no-hitter, 2.31 ERA, batted .410 with 7 home runs, 29 RBIs, 5 doubles, .471 on-base, 1.307 OPS. Class 2A first team all-state, state tournament MVP.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Shane Alexander, Orange Beach

RECENT COACH OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2021: Shane Alexander, Orange Beach

2020: No winner due to COVID-10 pandemic

2019: Lauren Stewart, Spanish Fort

2018: Donna Sunnycalb, Saraland

2017: LT Yelding, Daphne

2016: Derek Walters, Mobile Christian

2015: Tony Scarbrough, Baker

2014: Meghan Overstreet, UMS-Wright

BEST OF THE REST

Anastasia Acree, Alma Bryant, So., SS

Brooklyn Barlow, Excel, So., C/P

Mikayla Baumgartner, Mary Montgomery, So., P/SS

Marleshia Berry, Clarke County, Jr., SS/OF

Grace Davis, Clarke Prep, Jr., C/INF

Savanah Downey, Jackson, Sr., SS/3B

Aspen Gerald, Baldwin County, Jr., 3B

ZoeyLane Gregory, Baker, Sr., C/3B/1B

Yasmin Harmon, Fairhope, Sr., 1B

Haley Hart, Spanish Fort, Fr., SS

Justine Henderson, Orange Beach, Fr., P/1B

Destiny Holmes, Foley, So., 1B/3B

Shazaria Kelly, Sweet Water, Sr., 3B/2B

Krystin Kennell, Orange Beach, Sr., OF

Jalia Lassiter, Flomaton, Sr., SS/P/3B

Caroline McLendon, St. Paul’s, Jr., P/OF/1B

Olivia Mitchell, Daphne, Sr., OF/2B

Shelby Mixon, Washington County, Sr., 1B

Victoria Moten, Fairhope, Fr., P

Campbell Newell, Leroy, Jr., SS

Lacy Riley, Mary Montgomery, So., 3B/C

Megan Roe, Sweet Water, Sr., P/SS

Brianna Ryan, Theodore, So., SS

Belle Sheffield, Satsuma, Fr., P

Dakota Skelton, Mobile Christian, Sr., 3B/OF

Lillie Stagner, Faith Academy, Fr., SS/C/P

Breanna Stokley, Millry, 8th, OF

Harmoney Strong, Theodore, Sr., C/OF/3B

Tori Taylor, Mobile Christian, Jr., SS/P

Leighanna Turk, Baldwin County, Sr., 1B/P

Emma Weatherford, Baldwin County, Jr., C/2B

Kalie Weaver, Millry, Jr., OF

Bailey Wiggins, Fairhope, So., OF

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UAB, 5 others to officially join American Athletic Conference for 2023 football season

UAB and five other members of Conference USA will officially make the leap to the American Athletic Conference for the 2023-24 athletic year, the schools and league announced Wednesday.The AAC has reached entrance agreements with UAB, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice and UT San Antonio, commissioner Mike Aresco said. The move had been ...

UAB and five other members of Conference USA will officially make the leap to the American Athletic Conference for the 2023-24 athletic year, the schools and league announced Wednesday.

The AAC has reached entrance agreements with UAB, Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice and UT San Antonio, commissioner Mike Aresco said. The move had been set since October, though no official start date had been announced before Wednesday (AL.com reported at the time that the 2023-24 start date was most likely).

“We are extremely pleased and excited to welcome our new members to the conference in 2023, as we begin our second decade,” Aresco said. “Our incoming schools comprise a distinguished group with attributes that will enhance our conference’s Power 6 goals. We have already seen the investment and commitment that these institutions have made as they prepare to compete in The American, and, together with our accomplished incumbent institutions, the conference is assured of many years of championship-level competition as part of a bright future that will build on the extraordinary legacy of the past decade.”

The six newcomers will officially join the conference on July 1, 2023, a day after Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston depart for the Big 12. They will join East Carolina, Memphis, SMU, South Florida, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Navy/Wichita State to form a 14-team conference (Navy is a member in only football; Wichita State in every sport except football).

UAB plays its final Conference USA seasons in all sports in 2022-23. The Blazers have been a member since the league formed in 1995.

“We’re looking forward to competing for championships in the AAC, and it is an exciting milestone to now know when that will begin,” UAB president Ray Watts said. “I want to thank and congratulate everyone who helped make this a reality, including the AAC leadership and member institutions, Director of Athletics Mark Ingram, his talented UAB Athletics team, the UAB Athletics Foundation, the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, UA System Chancellor Finis St. John and the UA System Office, as well as other key leaders and supporters inside and outside of UAB.”

Conference USA shrinks from a 14-member league to nine schools in 2023-24, with Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State and Sam Houston State joining holdovers Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and Western Kentucky. The league previously lost Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss to the Sun Belt Conference, which also added former FCS school James Madison.

Fear TWD: The Meaning Behind “Amina” & How It Connects to Madison

The following contains spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 15, "Amina," which aired Sunday, May 29 on AMC.Season 7, Episode 15 of Fear the Walking Dead is its 100th episode, and is also named in honor of an important character that will be making their reappearance soon. &qu...

The following contains spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 15, "Amina," which aired Sunday, May 29 on AMC.

Season 7, Episode 15 of Fear the Walking Dead is its 100th episode, and is also named in honor of an important character that will be making their reappearance soon. "Amina" is a familiar name to Fear the Walking Dead, but it's been a while since it's popped up in the show. Let's dive into the meaning of Amina, and why fans should be excited by its mention.

In Episode 15, Alicia has one last mission to carry out: saving a friend from the burning Tower as she battles the infection that is slowly killing her. Upon first reading the promotional description for the episode, it's presumed this friend is Madison by its sly discretion. It's actually much more complicated than that. The friend she runs after is the hallucinated little girl in the gas mask, who is revealed to be a younger version of Alicia. The other friend is Victor, and saving him means Alicia was able to save the part of herself that is still willing to see the good in people.

But what in the world does Amina have to do this? Amina is the name of the tape that Alicia finds in this episode, which happens to be Madison's interview that she recorded with Althea ("Al") way back in the day. The episode gives flashbacks of the most important elements of the interview, which was fully shown in Season 4 after Madison's "death."

The story of Amina refers to a bird that crashed through the windows of a house the Clark family was staying at on vacation when Alicia and Nick were children. The bird had broken its wings, but little Alicia and Nick were determined to nurse the bird back to health by feeding it and giving it water from an eye dropper. The little bird wasn't expected to make it, but one day the bird started flying around the living room. The kids named the bird "Wilhemina," and "Amina" for short.

The significance of Amina's miraculous recovery lies in Madison's love for her children during the hard times of the apocalypse. In the weeks everyone got separated after the fall of the dam, Madison attempted to steal Al's truck in a heartless act. Al got Madison to record an interview for her, and after what seems like useless material, Madison finally opened up. She tells the story of Amina, citing her kids as the only reason the little bird had hoped to survive. She broke down and expressed she wanted to find a place for her kids to still keep that hope alive. In essence, the story of Amina encouraged her to build the stadium into a community.

Fast-forward to Season 7; Alicia comes across another bird that "shows her the way." The bird drives Alicia to find and save Strand, who she once thought was irredeemable. In her final act of accepting that she must stay alive to help people, she helps the bird escape from the burning Tower. Resurrecting the concept of Amina was a sign that Madison was soon returning, and many fans actually thought Madison would appear in this episode to reunite with Alicia. Alas, that wasn't the case.

Madison is still a ghost in Fear the Walking Dead, but is confirmed to return in the Season 7 finale thanks to a promotional preview. Yet it doesn't change the fact that Fear the Walking Dead used Amina to dupe fans once again. Amina was the connection between Alicia and Madison, but seeing this is Alycia Debnam-Carey's last episode (although she didn't die), that reunion is never happening. Amina may be a sign of hope in the eyes of Alicia and Madison, but it will forever be the pawn that fans fell for in Fear the Walking Dead.

The Season 7 finale of Fear the Walking Dead airs Sunday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC and will be available to stream a week early on AMC+.

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