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Woman charged in shooting -

A Tuscaloosa County woman has been charged with shooting another woman in the head early Monday morning. 7331
May 31st, 2010
Summer of oil looms for beleaguered Gulf Coast - Mary Foster and Ted Anthony, The Assocaited Press

With BP making yet another attempt to stem the flow from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico — this time only to contain the leak, not stop it — signs point to August before any real end is in sight. 7330
May 31st, 2010
Shelton State honors lists -

Shelton State Community College has announced its president’s and dean’s lists for the spring 2010 semester. President’s list Requirements are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. 7329
May 31st, 2010
Around town 5/31 -

MONDAY ARTS Blue Star Salute — Memorial Day Celebration: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Village in Montevallo. Admission charged. Live music, food, costumed historical interpreters, displays of military equipment, salute to fallen heroes, plus excerpts from Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s 7328
May 31st, 2010
T-TOWN: Broken Birmingham meters slated to be replaced -

BIRMINGHAM | Free parking may soon become a thing of the past at many spots in downtown Birmingham. City officials told The Birmingham News a recent survey showed 950 of Birmingham’s about 6,000 parking meters don’t work. 7327
May 31st, 2010
Inaccurate scales cost consumers and businesses - By Glenn Adams The Associated Press

A cover illustration from an old “Saturday Evening Post” shows a shopkeeper and woman standing on each side of a butcher-shop scale that holds a chicken. His finger pushes down on one end to add a bit of weight, while she pokes a finger up on the other side. 7326
May 31st, 2010
Sheriff’s K-9 star in hall of fame - By Paul Huggins The Decatur Daily

Shedding comes naturally to most dogs, but few have done it with the award-winning distinction Xanto has displayed since joining the Morgan County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit three years ago. 7325
May 31st, 2010
Debt-related stress at same level as last year - By Jeannine Aversa The Associated Press

The economy trudges ahead, yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. 7324
May 31st, 2010
Oil leak may not be fixed until August - By Ted Anthony and Mary Foster The Associated Press

There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. 7323
May 31st, 2010
Voter turnout an unknown factor in races - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

Voter anger, a long holiday weekend and no incumbent at the top of the tickets could influence turnout for Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican primaries. 7322
May 31st, 2010
New owner, new name at Tuscaloosa nursery - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Dunn’s Nursery and Greenhouses, a part of Tuscaloosa’s business community for more than 60 years, has a new owner and a new name. It’s now Tree House Farm & Nursery. 7321
May 31st, 2010
Around town 5/30 -

SUNDAY ARTS 7320
May 30th, 2010
Pets of the week -

Humane Society of West Alabama: Clarence is a 3-year-old male cocker spaniel mix. He has a black, wavy coat with some white and rust markings. Clarence weighs 31 pounds. He is a very friendly, social dog and loves attention. He’s a bit of a jumper, so Clarence would be better with older children. He is good with other dogs and likes... 7319
May 30th, 2010
T-TOWN: Ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans -

The Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking the family and friends of veterans who are listed on the Vietnam memorial. 7318
May 30th, 2010
Charity archery competition builds interest in hunters club - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Local archers will have the opportunity to compete against one another and donate to a good cause June 5-6 at a bow shoot hosted by the Tuscaloosa Bow Hunters Club. 7317
May 30th, 2010
Airport opens near Panama City -

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | A new airport near Panama City, Fla., has opened with service available from the beach resort on Southwest and Delta airlines. Backers said it’s the first commercial airport with international service to be built in the United States in 15 years. 7316
May 30th, 2010
Military couples balance children, war - By Melissa Nelson The Associated Press

Four-year-old Ava abandons her playmates at school, flying into the arms of Air Force Sgt. Stacia Zachary. The mother and daughter head to the playground. 7315
May 30th, 2010
BP: ‘Top kill’ effort fails to plug oil spill - By Leslie Kaufman and Clifford Krauss N.Y. Times News Service

In a demoralizing setback, BP engineers said on Saturday that the “top kill” effort to stem the flow of oil gushing from a well a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico had failed, and after consultation with government officials they had decided to move on to another strategy. 7314
May 30th, 2010
Dems may nominate first black for governor - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

A well-funded congressman has a shot at becoming the first black to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama, even without the backing of the state’s traditional civil rights organizations. 7313
May 30th, 2010
Bryce patients to begin moving Tuesday - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

Nearly a third of Bryce Hospital patients will move into community-based care over the next six months, with most of them leaving Tuscaloosa. 7312
May 30th, 2010
Construction worker trains for pleasure of victory - By Wayne Grayson Staff Writer

Jason Irvin is preparing for an appearance in the U.S. National Lightweight Championship, part of the Kansas City Scottish Highland Games on June 12. 7311
May 30th, 2010
Moderate voter turnout expected at Tuesday’s polls - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

More than 100,000 people are registered to vote in Tuscaloosa County, but the county’s chief election officer says he will be surprised if 30,000 people go to the polls in Tuesday’s primaries. 7310
May 30th, 2010
Racial allegations at new magnet school addressed - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Comments by the vice chairwoman of the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education two weeks ago, alleging racial problems at the system’s new magnet school, drew a strong initial response, but a closer look at the numbers and perceptions reveals a more complicated picture. 7309
May 30th, 2010
Man charged in Holt shooting incident - Staff report

TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa police officers on Saturday arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting incident in Holt. Tyshawn Green, 18, was arrested at Walmart on Skyland Boulevard at about 5 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Sgt. Andy Norris of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. 7308
May 29th, 2010
Around town 5/28 -

SATURDAY ARTS Willie King Freedom Creek Blues Festival: 11 a.m. at Old Memphis, near Aliceville. Call 205-752-6263. 7307
May 29th, 2010
Court rejects former Alabama senator’s appeal -

BIRMINGHAM | A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of former state Sen. E.B. McClain of Midfield for money laundering, mail fraud, bribery and conspiracy. 7306
May 29th, 2010
City school records to be destroyed -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City School System is preparing to destroy the records of special education students who were born in 1984. 7305
May 29th, 2010
Free concert features jazz, big band music -

TUSCALOOSA | The Jazz Cavaliers will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. June 5 in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus. The program will feature big band music and traditional jazz with vocals. The band will be joined by dancers from the Dance Clubs of Tuscaloosa. 7304
May 29th, 2010
Country Crossing seeks end to threat of raid -

DOTHAN | A financial backer of an electronic bingo hall that was targeted by Gov. Bob Riley wants a federal judge to protect it from further government interference. 7303
May 29th, 2010
Support group helps Vietnam vets - By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer

Stephen Groff understands the struggles of his patients who served in the Vietnam War more than 40 years ago. 7302
May 29th, 2010
Parker loses bid to disqualify Johnston - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker lost his legal effort to disqualify one of his opponents in Tuesday’s Republican primary, but he can raise the same challenge again when the voting is over. 7301
May 29th, 2010
Three vie for Democratic nomination in sheriff race - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Voters in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Fayette County sheriff will have the choice of the incumbent, a former sheriff and a candidate who has always wanted the job. 7300
May 29th, 2010
Moundville prisoner suspect in killing - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A Moundville man serving time for a first-degree rape charge is the suspect in a homicide that happened earlier this week at Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. 7299
May 29th, 2010
Senate holiday may halt jobless benefits - By David Lightman McClatchy-Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON | The House of Representatives agreed Friday to extend expiring jobless benefits for hundreds of thousands of workers nationwide until Nov. 30, but 1.2 million out-of-work Americans still face losing their benefits next month because the Senate left for a 10-day Memorial Day recess without acting. 7298
May 29th, 2010
Surprise! Gas prices are lower than expected - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Motorists heading into the summer’s heavy travel season have gotten a pleasant surprise — falling gasoline prices. 7297
May 29th, 2010
Obama visits Gulf as BP continues ‘top kill’ - By Ben Nuckols and Greg Bluestein The Associated Press

The hypnotic video of mud, gas and oil billowing from the seafloor has become an Internet sensation as Americans watch to see whether BP’s effort to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico succeeds. 7296
May 29th, 2010
Area events honor those who have fallen in combat - By Mark Hughes Cobb Staff Writer

To some, Memorial Day means simply a three-day weekend. To others, it gets confused with Veterans' Day: Don't both honor our brave soldiers, sailors, pilots and other military personnel? 7295
May 29th, 2010
Bibb County inmate suspected of killing fellow prisoner - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A Moundville man serving time for a first-degree rape charge is the suspect in a homicide that happened at the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent earlier this week. 7294
May 28th, 2010
Construction reveals unsafe structure at city hall - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

A load-bearing wall on the eastern portion of the 56-year-old Northport City Hall building was not built properly, An I-beam was incorrectly resting on top of a cinderblock wall, meaning that wall was not supporting the roof properly. 7293
May 28th, 2010
'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies - Jennifer Dobner, The Assocaited Press

Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. 7292
May 28th, 2010
Gas prices stay low heading into Memorial Day weekend - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Rupinski

Normally, gasoline prices see their yearly highs around Memorial Day, said Clay Ingram, a spokesman for Alabama AAA. But this week, gasoline prices actually dropped a few cents, continuing a moderating trend. 7291
May 28th, 2010
Gene Stallings enters Hall of Fame - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

Former University of Alabama coach Gene Stallings has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. 7290
May 28th, 2010
Around town 5/27 -

FRIDAY ARTS Willie King Freedom Creek Blues Festival: 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday at Old Memphis, near Aliceville. Call 205-752-6263. 7289
May 28th, 2010
Memorial Day schedule -

Monday Garbage pickup City of Tuscaloosa No City of Northport No Waste Management No will run one day behind rest of week Veolia commercial pickups Rumsey regular pickups Alabama Power Co. closed Alagasco closed 7288
May 28th, 2010
Sale of Bryce Hospital to UA is complete -

Gov. Bob Riley and University of Alabama President Robert Witt have signed the agreement for the university to buy the Bryce Hospital property in Tuscaloosa, officials said. 7287
May 28th, 2010
Obama urges Gulf tourism -

President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to visit the Gulf Coast despite the offshore oil spill. 7286
May 28th, 2010
I-59 work completed -

TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama Department of Transportation has completed routine bridge maintenance on Interstate 59 South at milepost 64. The Alabama Department of Transportation has rescheduled the concrete barrier wall repair on Interstate 359 northbound between mileposts 0 and 1, just before exit 1 at Kauloosa Avenue, until next week. 7285
May 28th, 2010
GOP wants candidate to reveal contributions’ source - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

The Republican Party steering committee has asked Supreme Court GOP primary candidate Tracy Cary to disclose where his campaign got the money to buy a reported $650,000 in political advertising. 7284
May 28th, 2010
Rules adopted to boost teacher effectiveness - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

MONTGOMERY | The state Board of Education in a special meeting Thursday narrowly approved two measures that Gov. Bob Riley said would improve school and teacher effectiveness. 7283
May 28th, 2010
Candidates have similar backgrounds, different goals - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

The two candidates running for the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education District 6 seat have a few things in common. 7282
May 28th, 2010
Lumber company executive dies at 81 - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Fifty-five years ago, Glendon Sullivan started a small lumber company in Northport that would eventually grow to become a global lumber exporter. 7281
May 28th, 2010
Court to rule on justice’s election suit - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

A specially appointed Alabama Supreme Court said it will try to rule quickly on whether votes for Supreme Court candidate Eric Johnston will be counted in Tuesday’s Republican primary. 7280
May 28th, 2010
Sparks promotes lottery plan, attacks primary foe - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

Gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks touched down briefly at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport on Thursday 7279
May 28th, 2010
Scientists discover undersea plume - By Matthew Brown and Jason Dearen The Associated Press

Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama. 7278
May 28th, 2010
Longtime Chamber leader Johnnie Aycock to retire - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Johnnie Aycock, the longtime president of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, said Thursday that he plans to retire in March. 7277
May 28th, 2010
Hale officials worry voter fraud is back - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Local election officials are questioning absentee ballots for Tuesday’s primary in Hale County, and the state’s chief election officer has requested federal help in monitoring the voting on Election Day across West Alabama. 7276
May 28th, 2010
Stallings elected to College Football Hall of Fame - By Chase Goodbread Sports Writer

Former University of Alabama coach Gene Stallings was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame Thursday at a news conference in New York. 7275
May 27th, 2010
Fixing oil disaster my responsibility, Obama says - Jennifer Loven and Tom Raum, The Associated Press

President Barack Obama defensively and sometimes testily insisted on Thursday that his administration, not oil giant BP, was calling the shots in responding to the worst oil spill in the nation's history. 7274
May 27th, 2010
Around Town: May 27 -

THURSDAY ARTS Kentuck Full Moon artist: Emily Tipps opening reception, 7-10 p.m. in the Kentuck Annex on the night of the full moon. The exhibit will run until June 26. Call 205-758-1257. GOVERNMENT 7273
May 27th, 2010
FOCUS to reapply for federal grant -

TUSCALOOSA | FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa will reapply to the Alabama Department of Transportation for a federal capital funding grant under Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act. 7272
May 27th, 2010
Geneva voters easily OK alcohol sales -

GENEVA | Voters in Geneva decided overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the sale of alcohol within the city limits. 7271
May 27th, 2010
Country entertainers support candidates -

MONTGOMERY | Country music is playing a big role in Alabama’s race for governor. 7270
May 27th, 2010
Stories about fathers needed -

For many of us, it’s the fathers in our lives who taught us how to ride a bike, took us to our first baseball game and perhaps was even our date to a father-daughter dance. They’re our heroes, our coaches, our teachers and our friends. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we want to hear about your father or someone who has... 7269
May 27th, 2010
Supreme Court rivals spar over last-minute contributions - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

A state Supreme Court candidate has bought $650,000 in advertising, despite filing a report earlier this week that listed no campaign contributions, the candidate's opponent said Wednesday. 7268
May 27th, 2010
Polling locations change for voters in two county wards - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

Polling places for the June 1 primary have changed for voters in two Tuscaloosa County wards. 7267
May 27th, 2010
House race features two former Democrats turned Republicans - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

The Republican primary to select a nominee to replace state Rep. Gerald Allen in House District 62 features two candidates who have already run and lost races as Democrats for the same seat in the Alabama Legislature. 7266
May 27th, 2010
Program focuses on ‘green’ economy - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

State and business leaders formally launched a program Wednesday aimed at making state businesses, industries and communities more energy efficient, more environmentally friendly and more profitable in the process. 7265
May 27th, 2010
Greene County waits for new sheriff - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Gov. Bob Riley said Wednesday that his office was still reviewing candidates for Greene County sheriff. Riley said he was getting close to filling the vacancy.. 7264
May 27th, 2010
Bingo probe becomes an election issue - By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press

There were reverberations in the Alabama governor’s race after a federal grand jury investigating possible vote buying on electronic bingo legislation heard Wednesday from well-known political consultant Joe Perkins, who is working on Ron Sparks’ Democratic campaign for governor. 7263
May 27th, 2010
‘Top kill’ process in progress - By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press

BP started pumping heavy mud into the leaking Gulf of Mexico well Wednesday and said everything was going as planned in the company’s boldest attempt yet to plug the gusher that has spewed millions of gallons of oil in the past five weeks. 7262
May 27th, 2010
Riley touts future of state’s economy - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Gov. Bob Riley on Wednesday predicted that in the next 10 to 15 years Alabama will be the nation’s leader in economic growth and industrial development and that the fundamentals for being the country’s economic pacesetter are already in place. 7261
May 27th, 2010
Central teacher gets top honors, pink slip - By Jamon Smith Staff Writer

Cassandra Burton, a math teacher at Central High School, was lauded by the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education on April 20 as the system's teacher of the year. 7260
May 27th, 2010
Voting locations charge for two Tuscaloosa Co. precincts - By Stephanie Taylor, Staff Writer

People in the Samantha area who have traditionally voted at Windham Springs Baptist Church will vote there again, while those who have voted at the Skyland Oaks Retirement Center will now vote at East McFarland Baptist Church. 7259
May 26th, 2010
BP begins novel effort to stop Gulf oil leak - Greg Bluestein and Mike Baker, The Assocaited Press

BP on Wednesday launched its latest bid to plug the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud, a manuever never before tried 5,000 feet underwater. 7258
May 26th, 2010
Tide upsets Auburn 7-1 in SEC Tournament opener - By Aaron Suttles, Sports Writer

With a complete game performance from Jimmy Nelson – his third consecutive complete game – Alabama is off and running at the SEC Tournament. 7257
May 26th, 2010
Absentee ballot office will be open Monday -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Courthouse absentee ballot office will be open Memorial Day, the day before the June 1 primary election. 7256
May 26th, 2010
School systems switch to summer hours -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County School System’s central office and schools will shift to a four-day workweek this summer. Starting on June 7 and ending on July 30, the system’s hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 7255
May 26th, 2010
School system to offer free nutrition program -

TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City School System's child nutrition program will provide free breakfast and lunch to children younger than 18 starting June 7 and ending July 2. 7254
May 26th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: May 26 -

THURSDAY ARTS Kentuck Full Moon artist Emily Tipps opening reception: 7-10 p.m. in the Kentuck Annex on the night of the full moon. The exhibit will be on display until June 26. Call 205-758-1257. GOVERNMENT 7253
May 26th, 2010
Kentuck classes -

7252
May 26th, 2010
University Boulevard project almost done -

TUSCALOOSA | Normal traffic flow could resume on University Boulevard downtown in as soon as two weeks, David Griffin, the city’s traffic engineer, told the City Council Projects Committee on Tuesday. 7251
May 26th, 2010
Sex offender jailed for notification violation -

TUSCALOOSA | Officers with the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s juvenile division charged a man with violating the community notification law for sex offenders. 7250
May 26th, 2010
GOP District 63 race has two political newcomers - By Tommy Stevenson Associate Editor

The two contenders in Tuesday' Republican primary in Alabama House District 63 seem cut from the same cloth. 7249
May 26th, 2010
Police cite speeding in double fatality - By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer

A young man who crashed his motorcycle head-on into another vehicle, killing himself and the other driver, was speeding, police have determined. 7248
May 26th, 2010
City studies drainage system - By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer

Tuscaloosa officials are trying to determine if the city's stormwater drainage system contributed to last week's flooding. 7247
May 26th, 2010
Owner wants to rent space for parties - By Lydia Seabol Avant Staff Writer

A new kind of business is planned for the former Johnny Ray’s restaurant location in Northport: a venue that can be rented for birthday parties, fundraisers and other events. 7246
May 26th, 2010
Volunteers helped tournament flourish -

Dear Editor: Tuscaloosa Sports Foundation salutes the close to 1,800 participants, volunteers, organizations and sponsors who helped make the 2010 Comcast Downtown Slam 3 on 3 Basketball tournament a success. The event brought outstanding fellowship, competition and hospitality to those who participated. Without these special groups and sponsors,... 7245
May 26th, 2010
District attorney contest likely to land in court - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

Barring an out-of-court agreement, it appears a judge will have to decide the questions of legitimacy that surround the Tuscaloosa County primary race for district attorney. Should that happen, the county could have to pay thousands in court-related costs. 7244
May 26th, 2010
Faurecia to open second plant in county - By Patrick Rupinski Staff Writer

Faurecia, a French company that is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has purchased the former Visteon plant in Tuscaloosa, where it plans to make automotive interior components for several auto companies. 7243
May 26th, 2010
Bryce sale closer to completion - By Dana Beyerle and Adam Jones Staff Writers

University of Alabama and state officials will close the Bryce Hospital sale Thursday, giving the university growing room and, eventually, giving psychiatric patients a modern treatment hospital in Tuscaloosa. 7242
May 26th, 2010
Run for the Wall bikers pass through town on way to D.C. - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of motorcycles roared into the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride from California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 7241
May 26th, 2010
Engineers draw up plans for 'top kill' to stop oil spill - Greg Bluestein, The Associated Press

As early as dawn Wednesday, BP will try to choke to death the gusher at the bottom of the sea by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and cement, a tactic that has never been tried 5,000 feet underwater. 7240
May 25th, 2010
Run for the Wall bikers cruise through Tuscaloosa - By Brian Reynolds Staff Writer

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of motorcycles roared into the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center as part of the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C. 7239
May 25th, 2010
UA, Bryce sale agreement to be completed this week - By Dana Beyerle Montgomery Bureau Chief

University of Alabama and state officials will complete the Bryce Hospital sale agreement this week, giving the university growing room and, eventually, psychiatric patients a modern treatment hospital in Tuscaloosa. 7238
May 25th, 2010
Police release names of two killed in Monday crash -

Police have released the names of two people killed in an accident on New Watermelon Road Monday night. Timothy Dalton Hargrove, 18, of Coker, and Karin Barbara Fischer, 47, of Tuscaloosa were both killed in the crash. 7237
May 25th, 2010
Cleghorn, Wadsworth seek Democratic nod for Senate seat - By Jason Morton Staff Writer

A three-decade military veteran and an attorney are seeking the Democratic nomination in the Alabama Senate District 5 race. 7236
May 25th, 2010
AROUND TOWN: May 25 -

TUESDAY ARTS Hand-building ceramics workshop: 1-3 p.m. today through Thursday with Kerry Kennedy at Kentuck Museum, downtown Northport. For ages 6-9. Registration is $90 includes materials. Call 205-758-1257. 7235
May 25th, 2010
Bryce sale could be completed today -

MONTGOMERY | The state mental health department's advisory board could recommend finalizing the sale of the Bryce Hospital property to the University of Alabama today. The agenda for the Department of Mental Health's board of trustees meeting includes a presentation by Kathy Sawyer, Gov. Bob Riley's consultant on Bryce's sale. 7234
May 25th, 2010
Run for the Wall riders in Tuscaloosa today -

TUSCALOOSA | Nearly 400 motorcyclists who are traveling cross-country to Washington, D.C., for a Memorial Day parade will arrive in Tuscaloosa this morning. 7233
May 25th, 2010
Northport raises pet impound fee -

NORTHPORT | The Northport City Council passed an ordinance Monday increasing the fee a pet owner must pay if the city's animal control impounds a pet. 7232
May 25th, 2010
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