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Alabama designer eliminated from Project Runway - By Ashley Boyd Staff writer

Fashion design reality show “Project Runway” lost its Southern charm this past week, after contestant Anthony L. Williams from Alabama was eliminated. 6524
March 31st, 2010
Artist presents work to Costa Rican president-elect - By Eryn Phillips, Special to The Tuscaloosa News

What began as a project decorating her sister’s condominium in Costa Rica turned into an event when Tuscaloosa artist Irene Burns, 53, found herself presenting one of her paintings to Costa Rican President-elect Laura Chinchilla. 6523
March 31st, 2010
Investigators search for driver in hit and run -

Hit and run investigators with the Tuscaloosa Police Department are looking for the driver a silver car who hit a man on a bicycle Tuesday. 6522
March 31st, 2010
AROUND TOWN: March 31 -

March 31st, 2010
Ala. House approves $5.49 billion education budget - By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

An education budget that protects most teacher jobs in Alabama but offers little for classroom supplies and textbooks moved a step closer Tuesday to passing the Alabama Legislature. 6520
March 31st, 2010
On-duty Mobile officers can't attend council session -

MOBILE | Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams told officers they couldn't take time off to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting. The Press-Register reported that officers got the word in e-mails from the chief. The ban means on-duty personnel can't participate in a planned protest of potential pay cuts. 6519
March 31st, 2010
Accused armed robber arrested again -

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man was charged with the armed robbery of a Dollar General Store on Monday, a day after he led police on a foot chase and was arrested on an unrelated felony charge. 6518
March 31st, 2010
Sexual assault suspect remains jailed -

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Tuesday after an arrest last week on sexual assault charges. 6517
March 31st, 2010
Health care overhaul foes rally at Ala. State House - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

The battle over the federal health-care plan has shifted from Washington to state capitals, including Montgomery, where opponents are trying to undermine the far-reaching measure with bills that critics label as unconstitutional. 6516
March 31st, 2010
Longtime Piggly Wiggly grocer dies - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Jimmy H. Welborn Sr. was busy putting price labels on a well-stocked dairy case in his fourth Piggly Wiggly store the day before it opened in Tuscaloosa's West End last June. 6515
March 31st, 2010
Sponsor alters bill to remove food tax - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove the state sales tax on food has altered the measure to make it more palatable. 6514
March 31st, 2010
As garden blooms, Partlow residents thrive - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Tulips, snapdragons and violas are in full bloom at Partlow Development Center's handicap- accessible garden. 6513
March 31st, 2010
City wants new agreement for additional ambulances - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

City officials want to study how best to provide ambulance services in Tuscaloosa. 6512
March 31st, 2010
MLK project topic at Northport session - Staff report

The Northport City Council discussed the status of the city's improvement project of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard during a work session Tuesday night. 6511
March 31st, 2010
Northport wants to put fresh design on Web site - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

While Northport's City Hall continues to undergo renovations, city officials want to improve the face of another city asset. 6510
March 31st, 2010
Bullying raises accountability questions - By Denise Lavoie The Associated Press

A gay teenager in New York wins $50,000 from a school district that failed to stop taunts about his sexual orientation. The Justice Department investigates complaints that administrators ignored racial bullying in a Philadelphia school. 6509
March 31st, 2010
Employee: School job cuts don’t save funds - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

A Tuscaloosa County schools employee says the system’s plan to cut jobs and save money is actually costing the system more money. 6508
March 31st, 2010
JWR says it meets emergency mandates - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

As federal regulators put pressure on underground mine operators to comply with a 4-year-old law requiring safety upgrades, Jim Walter Resources said it is working to stay ahead of the curve. 6507
March 31st, 2010
Electronic bingo bill passes Alabama Senate - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

Advocates of electronic bingo casinos lined up winning numbers Tuesday night in the Alabama Senate to pass legislation that protects the games from raids and taxes and regulates them. 6506
March 31st, 2010
Obama signs law finalizing health care, loan redo - By Philip Elliott The Associated Press

Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health-care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. 6505
March 31st, 2010
UA graduate biologist says research generated dialogue - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist and University of Alabama graduate E.O. Wilson returned to the Capstone on Tuesday to participate in a morning colloquium on his often-controversial work and to deliver the 10th Annual Blount Undergraduate Initiative lecture. 6504
March 31st, 2010
Bullying raises questions about schools' vigilance - Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

A gay teenager in New York wins $50,000 from a school district that failed to stop taunts about his sexual orientation. The Justice Department investigates complaints that administrators ignored racial bullying in a Philadelphia school. 6503
March 30th, 2010
UA has not agreed to Texas Tech game - By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor

The University of Alabama has not yet agreed in principle to a game with Texas Tech at Cowboys Stadium in 2012, UA athletic department sources have told The Tuscaloosa News. 6502
March 30th, 2010
FBI search for man charged with child pornography -

The FBI is looking for a man wanted on a federal child pornography charge. 6501
March 30th, 2010
Alabama Senate approves electronic bingo bill - Phillip Rawls, The Associated Press

The Alabama Senate has approved legislation that will protect electronic bingo casinos from raids and will tax and regulate their games. 6500
March 30th, 2010
Pulitzer prize winner E.O. Wilson returns to campus - By Tommy Stevenson, Associate Editor

Pulitzer prize-winning biologist and UA graduate E.O. Wilson returned to campus today to participate in a morning colloquium and deliver the 10th Annual Blount Undergraduate Initiative lecture. 6499
March 30th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: March 30 -

TUESDAY ARTS Terrific Tuesday Concert Series: 1:15 p.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall at Shelton State Community College. Featuring Scott Topazi, saxophone and Mei-En Chou, piano; Shelton State Alumnus. Free. 6498
March 30th, 2010
Street sweeping -

TUSCALOOSA | The city of Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation will sweep streets in the following areas this week: 60th Street, Wakefield Drive, Southmont Drive, Valley View Circle, Bedford Place, Indian Hills, Rollingwood, Townes of North River, Lesley Place, Point Clear, Greystone, Crown Pointe, North Bluff, Woodland Hills (West), Woodland... 6497
March 30th, 2010
Finnell bridge lane to close -

TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct maintenance on the Woolsey Finnell Bridge, which crosses the Black Warrior River and Rice Mine Road, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Wednesday. The outside lane in the westbound direction will be closed. Alternate routes are Hugh Thomas Bridge at Lurleen Wallace Boulevard, the... 6496
March 30th, 2010
Tuscaloosa man arrested -

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly climbing a fence topped with razor wire in an attempt to elude police. Rashawn Rodriguez Holifield, 29, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for breaking and entering a vehicle, said Tuscaloosa Police spokesman Officer Brent Blankley. 6495
March 30th, 2010
Burglary suspects caught -

TUSCALOOSA | Two burglary suspects who allegedly fled from police were arrested Saturday after crashing into another car. 6494
March 30th, 2010
Fatal wreck caused by Fayette-based truck driver investigated - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

An investigation continued Monday into the cause of a fatal head-on collision last week in Kentucky between a driver for a Fayette-based transportation company and a van full of passengers. 6493
March 30th, 2010
Bentley’s Ala. jobs bill nears passage - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

The Alabama Legislature convened in January with a lot of talk about providing tax breaks for businesses to help reduce the state’s record unemployment. Now the session is nearing an end with only one bill close to passage. 6492
March 30th, 2010
VA unveils women’s center - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Alabama has about 34,000 female veterans, and that number is expected to grow in the next few years as more women come home from war. 6491
March 30th, 2010
Pulitzer winner to speak at UA today - Staff report

E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner widely considered one of the world’s most influential scientists, will give two public talks today on the University of Alabama campus. 6490
March 30th, 2010
Christian militia charged with plotting to kill police - By Corey Williams and Devlin Barrett The Associated Press

Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral — all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government. 6489
March 30th, 2010
Young adults’ health premiums may rise 17% - By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press

Under the health-care overhaul, young adults who buy their own insurance will carry a heavier burden of the medical costs of older Americans — a shift expected to raise insurance premiums for young people when the plan takes full effect. 6488
March 30th, 2010
Legislature to consider solutions for PACT - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Lee and Wendy Skurka of Duncanville, like thousands of other parents and grandparents in Alabama, believe the state is obligated to honor the prepaid college tuition contracts that are in danger of running out of money. 6487
March 30th, 2010
Hillcrest teen battles back after accident - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A Tuscaloosa County teenager injured in an accident last week faces more surgeries in the next few days. Jennifer Abbett, 17, was standing outside D&G Grocery on Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a Ford Ranger lost control of the vehicle and hit her. 6486
March 30th, 2010
UA lineman spends spring break in Haiti - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

Barrett Jones knew he would find need of every sort when he decided to spend his spring break in Haiti, volunteering for earthquake relief efforts. 6485
March 30th, 2010
Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson to speak at UA - Staff Report

E.O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner widely considered one of the world’s most influential scientists, will give two public talks Tuesday on the University of Alabama campus. 6484
March 29th, 2010
Country club plans to allow public play on Mondays - By Becky Hopf Special to The Tuscaloosa News

Starting next Monday, the Country Club of Tuscaloosa will open its golf course to public play in order to give the course more exposure. 6483
March 29th, 2010
AT A GLANCE: Police charge 2 with burglary after chase ends in crash -

TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa Police arrested a man and a woman and charged them with burglary Saturday after chasing them through much of east Tuscaloosa. 6482
March 29th, 2010
Minn. lawyer has long pursued Vatican - By Patrick Condon The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Jeff Anderson has filed thousands of lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests and won tens of millions of dollars for his clients, but he has had a bigger goal in mind for nearly two decades. He wants to bring his career-long legal crusade against misconduct in the Roman Catholic Church right to the top. 6481
March 29th, 2010
Overhaul likely to strain doctor shortages - By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured patients in the next few years promises extra strain. 6480
March 29th, 2010
Obama prods Afghans to keep promises - By Jennifer Loven The Associated Press

KABUL | Under elaborate secrecy, President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan on Sunday near the front lines of the increasingly bloody eight-year-old war he is expanding and affirmed America’s commitment to destroying al-Qaida and its extremist allies in the land where the Sept. 11, 2001, plot was hatched. 6479
March 29th, 2010
Storytelling festival celebrates ancient art form - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Today, information flashes around the globe almost instantaneously, making it hard to remember the only way ideas used to flow was person-to-person through the spoken word. That’s what the second annual Black Warrior Storytelling Festival wants to preserve. 6478
March 29th, 2010
1 injured in vehicle shooting Sunday - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | One man was injured as a vehicle was fired on in Rosedale Court about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The victim, whose name was not released, was treated for his wound at DCH Regional Medical Center and released, Tuscaloosa County Homicide Chief Loyd Baker said. No one had been charged in the shooting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. 6477
March 29th, 2010
As election nears, raises slow - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | More House and Senate members refused a small but automatic pay raise last year as the 2010 election neared, but most still make more than $52,000 a year because of a controversial pay increase in 2007. 6476
March 29th, 2010
Local methadone deaths rising - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Since 2008, 24 of 41 drug overdoses have involved methadone 6475
March 29th, 2010
Miracle League organizers are ready to play baseball - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

As the community relations director for Eagles’ Wings of Tuscaloosa, an organization that serves adults with special needs, Connie Stokes knows how important it is for a nonprofit organization to engage the community and spread awareness of the services it provides. 6474
March 28th, 2010
Tea party speaker Palin blasts Reid in hometown - By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. | Sarah Palin told thousands of tea party activists assembled in the dusty Nevada desert Saturday that Sen. Harry Reid will have to explain his votes when he comes back to his hometown to campaign. 6473
March 28th, 2010
Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOP - By Ben Feller The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment. 6472
March 28th, 2010
Officials say 5-month-old found in Auburn meth lab - The Associated Press

AUBURN | Lee County officials say a baby was found in an apparent meth lab in Auburn and has been taken by the Department of Human Resources. 6471
March 28th, 2010
Museum shows love of muscle cars - By Val Walton The Birmingham News

ALEXANDER CITY | Tim Wellborn fell in love when he was 12. His father bought a pre-teen’s dream, a 1971 Dodge Charger Road Tracker with a 426 Hemi engine and enough muscle to move a mountain. Wellborn watched it and washed it. He polished it, but when he turned 16 he didn’t get to drive it. 6470
March 28th, 2010
Retiring secretary known for doing things right - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA When he was elected in 2005, Mayor Walt Maddox knew he wanted Terry Bostick to stay on as his secretary. “Probably one of my greatest accomplishments of my first months in office was convincing Terry to stay on with us,” Maddox said. 6469
March 28th, 2010
Davis faces reaction to health-care vote - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

TUSCALOOSA | An already heated race for the Democratic nomination for governor got even hotter last week when U.S. Rep. Artur Davis joined 33 other Democrats in the House of Representatives in voting against federal health-care reform. 6468
March 28th, 2010
Northport couple live their ministry - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | Adam and Amy Pierce used to live in the Northport historic district. But it wasn't the community they felt they should live in or the life they felt they were being called to lead. 6467
March 28th, 2010
Druid City Arts Festival livens up former CityFest lot - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Saturday, the CityFest lot looked a bit like its old self as it was filled with music, art and smiling people for the Druid City Arts Festival. 6466
March 28th, 2010
Appeals court upholds death penalty sentences -

MONTGOMERY | A state appeals court has upheld the death sentence and capital murder conviction of a man charged with the murder and rape of a 10-year-old girl in Jefferson County. 6465
March 27th, 2010
Hillcrest student seriously injured -

A fund for donations has been set up at Compass Bank to help the family of a Hillcrest High School junior who was critically injured in a Tuesday accident. Jennifer Abbett, 17, was standing in the parking lot of a Bear Creek Road convenience store when she was hit by a truck, said Sue Miller, a relative of Abbett’s. 6464
March 27th, 2010
Tornado damage in Shelby, Chilton counties -

ALABASTER | The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado with winds up to 90 miles per hour touched down in the Maylene/Alabaster area of Shelby County Thursday night. The agency also reports a second similar tornado touched down in Chilton County. 6463
March 27th, 2010
Mental evaluation ordered in stepfather murder -

FLORENCE | A 21-year-old Florence man charged with murdering his stepfather at their home will undergo a court-ordered mental evaluation. Lauderdale Circuit Court Judge Gil Self granted the motion Friday at a hearing in which Malcolm Rashod Murphy pleaded not guilty by reason of severe mental disease or defect. 6462
March 27th, 2010
Paving project set for section of I-20/59 -

The Alabama Department of Transportation will mill and pave Interstate 20/59 southbound between mile posts 56 and 71 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The right outside lane will be closed on these days. Motorists should expect delays up to 45 minutes. 6461
March 27th, 2010
Tuscaloosa police warn of recent home repair scams - Staff report

Authorities are warning residents, particularly older ones who live alone, about a recent home repair scam in the Tuscaloosa area. 6460
March 27th, 2010
Festival to showcase spruced up park - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

Organizers of today’s Holt Community Partnership Festival want to celebrate the effort to spruce up the area while looking forward to creating more positive changes. 6459
March 27th, 2010
Nonprofit to maintain Shirley Place - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

The city of Northport plans to lease Shirley Place to a newly formed nonprofit organization that will maintain the historic property and continue to operate it as a museum. 6458
March 27th, 2010
World-class junior cyclist keeps a low profile - By Spencer White Special to The Tuscaloosa News

His classmates sit next to him, unaware that the wiry junior is a member of one of the most prestigious bike racing development groups in the country. 6457
March 27th, 2010
Russia, U.S. seal deal to cut nukes - By Tom Raum and Robert Burns The Associated Press

WASHINGTON | The U.S. and Russia sealed the first major nuclear weapons treaty in nearly two decades Friday, agreeing to slash the former Cold War rivals’ warhead arsenals by nearly one-third and talking hopefully of eventually ridding a fearful world of nuclear arms altogether. 6456
March 27th, 2010
County opens doors to Sipsey Valley campus today - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

After nearly five years of planning and about two years of construction, Sipsey Valley middle and high school is finally complete and ready for the rush of students... 6455
March 27th, 2010
Non-profit organization will maintain Shirley Place - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

The city of Northport plans to lease Shirley Place to a newly formed non-profit organization that will maintain the historic property. 6454
March 26th, 2010
Around town 3/26 -

FRIDAY ARTS Stand Up for Autism: Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. at Moody Music Building. An evening of stand-up comedy by local notables and a live and silent auction featuring items from the film, television and music industries. Tickets are $30 for single or $50 for two. Call 205-394-5264. 6453
March 26th, 2010
E-911 consolidation bill withdrawn due to request -

MONTGOMERY | State Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, on Thursday withdrew a proposed constitutional amendment that would consolidate Tuscaloosa County’s three E-911 dispatch centers. 6452
March 26th, 2010
Aruba cops: No bones of missing teen found in sea -

ORANJESTAD, Aruba | Prosecutors in Aruba say divers found nothing but rocks and coral while searching for the remains of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. 6451
March 26th, 2010
Paving work scheduled for I-20/59 today -

A paving contractor will be working on southbound Interstate 20/59, halfway between mileposts 83 and 84, today. The inside lane will be closed for this work. Motorists should be alert to work vehicles and crews in the work zone. Motorists should expect minor delays. 6450
March 26th, 2010
Public hearing set for Lake View annexation bill - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | The Tuscaloosa County House local legislation committee will meet in Tuscaloosa on April 2 to take public comments on a Lake View annexation bill and to discuss an occupational tax measure. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama office, said Rep. Chris England, who chairs the committee. 6449
March 26th, 2010
Man, 24, charged in barber shop robbery -

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with the armed robbery of Taters Barber Shop. Members of the U.S. Marshal Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Kenzarian Lamark Harris, 24, on Wednesday. He is accused of going to the shop in the 3200 block of 10th Street on Feb. 23, pointing a gun at two people and stealing money. 6448
March 26th, 2010
Man, 31, arrested in sexual abuse case -

TUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa man was charged this week with sexually abusing an 11-year-old. Derrick Demond Beville, 31, was arrested and charged Tuesday with sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes. 6447
March 26th, 2010
City board to hold sessions at schools - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | In an effort to help the community become more aware and involved in the Tuscaloosa City School System, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education will begin holding its open work sessions at various schools in the system starting April 8. 6446
March 26th, 2010
Councilman starts city cleanup effort - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

NORTHPORT | Abandoned houses, litter and graffiti are a problem in certain sections of Northport — so City Councilman Jay Logan has started a cleanup initiative in his district that will span the next few months. 6445
March 26th, 2010
Jury finds man not guilty of murder - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A man accused of planning a murder at a convenience store in 2007 was found not guilty after a three-day trial in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court. 6444
March 26th, 2010
Lawyer: UM coach ‘a victim' - By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor

TUSCALOOSA | University of Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez and other investors in a Tuscaloosa condominium development who are defendants in a nearly $1 million lawsuit were victims of another investor in the project, an attorney for the plaintiffs said in a statement Thursday. 6443
March 26th, 2010
Tyson says task force will raid Greenetrack - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

John Tyson Jr., the head of the Gov. Bob Riley’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling, said Thursday that it is only a matter of time before authorities shut down Greenetrack. 6442
March 26th, 2010
Sex abuse scandal taints papacy - By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press

Revelations that the Vatican halted the investigation of a Wisconsin priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys have eerie echoes in Italy.. 6441
March 26th, 2010
Tyson expects Greenetrack will close - By Jason Morton Staff writer

John Tyson Jr., the head of the Gov. Bob Riley's Task Force on Illegal Gambling, said today it is only a matter of time before authorities shut down Greenetrack. 6440
March 25th, 2010
Man faces juvenile sexual abuse charge -

A Tuscaloosa man was charged this week with sexually abusing an 11-year-old. 6439
March 25th, 2010
Coroner: Golden Flake heir killed himself - The Associated Press

The death of an heir to a well-known Alabama snack food company has been ruled a suicide. 6438
March 25th, 2010
Bingo: Ala. court rules in governor's favor again -

Gov. Bob Riley has scored another victory in the electronic bingo battle at the Alabama Supreme Court, and he could have a ruling by next month on whether his task force can keep trying to shut down gambling halls. 6437
March 25th, 2010
Attorney: Rich Rodriguez and investors were also victims - By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor

University of Michigan head football coach Rich Rodriguez and other investors in the Legends of Tuscaloosa condominium development who are defendants in a nearly $1 million lawsuit were victims of another investor in the project, an attorney for the plaintiffs said in a statement today. 6436
March 25th, 2010
Community Conversation canceled due to severe weather threat -

A band of heavier showers with some isolated storms is moving through West Alabama, with a secondary line of storms bringing the possibility of damaging winds and large hail, said Tara Golden, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham. 6435
March 25th, 2010
Around Town 3/25 -

THURSDAY ARTS UA guest recital with Peter Ellefson, trombone: 7:30 p.m. at the Moody Music Building at the University of Alabama campus. Call 205-348-7111. 6434
March 25th, 2010
Repaving efforts continue this week -

TUSCALOOSA | ST Bunn Construction Co. will continue repaving efforts on 10th Avenue and 15th Street for the remainder of the week. Workers will be on 10th Avenue starting at 15th Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and will proceed in a southerly direction toward Greensboro Avenue for the rest of the week. 6433
March 25th, 2010
News’ past stories available on Google -

TUSCALOOSA | Previous articles from past issues of The Tuscaloosa News are available on Google News at no charge. To access past issues, go to news.google.com. Choose advanced search, then archive search. Limit the source to Tuscaloosa News and enter a subject. 6432
March 25th, 2010
Garbage bags found filled with dead cats -

Animal control officers with the Northport Police Department are investigating two garbage bags that were filled with dead cats on Tom Taylor Road. Authorities also found two dead dogs, one with its head bent under its body, about 500 feet away from the garbage bags. 6431
March 25th, 2010
Mayor wants tourism board appointees soon - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | Mayor Walt Maddox urged City Council members Tuesday to appoint a board for the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission quickly so the new agency can submit a budget. 6430
March 25th, 2010
Teacher a finalist for statewide honor - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

To teach the sound of the letter T, Skyland Elementary pre-kindergarten teacher Tammy Morton had her students count turkey feathers and bring items from home that started with T, like toothpaste and Tic-Tacs. 6429
March 25th, 2010
Councilman recovers after health scare - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

TUSCALOOSA | City Councilman Kip Tyner said Wednesday he was returning to normal after being taken to DCH Regional Medical Center on Tuesday with what may have been heart-related symptoms. 6428
March 25th, 2010
Mercedes, UA offer new fellowship - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

It’s being called a trifecta for graduate students — a fellowship that will pay graduate school tuition; a salary paid while training in a chosen profession; and a guaranteed job with a fast-track to management in a major company. 6427
March 25th, 2010
Family argument erupts at trial - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

TUSCALOOSA | A heated argument erupted at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse on Wednesday between families attending a murder trial. Courthouse security guards were called to break up the fight that began in the third-floor lobby and continued to the front yard of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse when court proceedings broke for lunch. 6426
March 25th, 2010
GOP claims votes to block new bingo bill - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY | Republican state senators who blocked a bill to tax and regulate electronic bingo said Wednesday they have enough votes to stop a new version that they called worse than the original. 6425
March 25th, 2010
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Dan -
Tuscaloosa Website Design

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