On this day in Alabama history: Clarke Stallworth makes front page history

On this day in Alabama history: Clarke Stallworth makes front page history
Clarke Stallworth giving a presentation to the Lee County Historical Society, 2006. (Image courtesy of Ed Williams)

Sept. 23, 2005

On this day in 2005, veteran reporter and columnist Clarke Stallworth completed a feat that may never be duplicated – having both the first and the last lead story for a major newspaper. Stallworth had the top story in the first Birmingham Post-Herald after the 1950 merger of the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Age-Herald. He wrote the other “bookend” about the closing of the paper in 2005. The Post-Herald had been a morning paper until 1996, when it switched press times with The Birmingham News.

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