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VIDEO: Blue Angels fly over Tuscaloosa - The Blue Angels fly above Tuscaloosa during the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show on Saturday. 16508
March 31st, 2012
VIDEO: Golden Knights parachute into Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show - The Tuscaloosa News took to the skies with the U.S. Army Golden Knights during the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show Saturday. 16507
March 31st, 2012
Tuscaloosa air show brings back memories for Tuskegee Airmen - An estimated 75,000 people attended this year's Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show, headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. But as Carter and Richardson can attest to, the show contained much more, including the P-51 Mustangs, demonstrations by the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and several aerobatics demonstrations. 16506
March 31st, 2012
Tuscaloosa seeks $1.07M for downtown lot - TUSCALOOSA | After a failed bid to sell a piece of city-owned property on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard South, the City Council has another buyer. And this time, it's for a much better price. 16505
March 31st, 2012
Rain doesns jams - TUSCALOOSA | Despite a couple of afternoon squalls that threatened to rain it out, the second-season opener at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, headlined by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, played on as scheduled Friday night. 16504
March 31st, 2012
Farmers plan to open new market in Northport - NORTHPORT | Citing concerns about the new, $3 million Tuscaloosa River Market that was officially unveiled on Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa Truck Growers Association announced last week it would split off and host its own farmers market on Saturdays starting April 14. 16503
March 31st, 2012
Tuscaloosa Countys jobless rate continues to decrease - Tuscaloosa County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in February, almost a percentage point lower than the statewide February average of 7.6 percent. 16502
March 31st, 2012
City, air show pilots have plan in case of showers - With the threat of thunderstorms throughout the day today, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team and a few other pilots preparing for this weekend's Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show were unable to perform run-throughs. 16501
March 31st, 2012
City, air show pilots have plan in case of Saturday showers - With the threat of thunderstorms throughout the day Friday, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team and a few other pilots preparing for this weekend's Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show were unable to perform run-throughs. 16500
March 30th, 2012
Walk MS event raises money for multiple sclerosis research - Sonya Mansfield will be walking three miles on March 31, and she’ll be doing it for one reason: Because her mother could not. Mansfield does not remember a time when her mother was not confined to a wheelchair, visible evidence of her mother’s battle with the disease that eventually took her life. 16499
March 30th, 2012
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert going on as scheduled - Despite an early afternoon downpour, the Maze featuring Frankie Beverly concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is going on as planned. 16498
March 30th, 2012
Americans bet nearly $1.5B to win record jackpot - Lottery ticket lines swelled as Americans wagered nearly $1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: a less than 1 percent chance to join the 1 percent Friday night as the winner of a record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. 16497
March 30th, 2012
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater kicks off the 2012 season tonight - Although it's been five months since ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd closed out the first season of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, it hasn't been entirely quiet at the little venue that could. Assessments of hits and misses led to a few tweaks in the physical property. 16496
March 30th, 2012
Former University of West Alabama president dies at 82 - Asa N. Green, former University of West Alabama president, died Monday at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss. He was 82. 16495
March 30th, 2012
Locals say they want want justice for all at community rally - TUSCALOOSA | The slaying of Trayvon Martin has ignited emotions and put racial targeting at the forefront of public discourse. On Thursday evening, more than 200 people gathered at A.L. Freeman Park on 18th Street to participate in the “Justice 4 All Rally,” a gathering aimed to stop the violence and honor the lives of Martin and others who’ve lost their lives to violence. 16494
March 30th, 2012
Shaq to star in, help direct LessThanUThink PSA - Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal will be on the University of Alabama campus April 6 to star in and guide the direction of a public service announcement video for the LessThanUThink campaign. 16493
March 29th, 2012
SPLC: County school district allows same-sex dates to prom - The Southern Poverty Law Center says an Alabama school district will allow same-sex couples to attend prom. The civil rights center announced on Thursday that the Tuscaloosa County School System will let gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students attend prom with same-sex dates. 16492
March 29th, 2012
Accused shooter caught after countywide manhunt - Investigators found a Tuscaloosa man accused of shooting his girlfriend Thursday morning after a massive search that spanned the county. 16491
March 29th, 2012
Blue Angels roar into city for Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show - For the third time in the Navy flight demonstration squadron's history, the Blue Angels are officially in town for the 2012 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show. Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for the air show, with flights planned to begin at about 10:20 a.m. The Blue Angels will perform both days at 3 p.m. 16490
March 29th, 2012
AROUND TOWN: 3/29 - 16489
March 29th, 2012
Camp offered for joint replacement patients - A camp will be held for people who are considering or having total joint replacement surgery. Joint Camp is designed to answer frequently asked questions and help people prepare for surgery. 16488
March 29th, 2012
2 charged in attempted copper theft - A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman face burglary charges in connection with the attempted theft of copper Wednesday at an abandoned home on Bama Rock Garden Road. 16487
March 29th, 2012
Northport mayor to hold prayer at flagpole Friday - NORTHPORT | Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon will hold a “prayer at the flagpole” at noon Friday in front of City Hall, 3500 McFarland Blvd. The public is invited to attend the event. Local leaders will pray for the U.S. armed forces and for the safety of those flying in the Blue Angels air show in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and Sunday. 16486
March 29th, 2012
Panel examines immigrations roots in Alabama - TUSCALOOSA | Alabama’s HB 56 immigration law was the main topic at Wednesday night’s “Southern Hospitality?” forum on the University of Alabama campus, where forum presenters delved into the historical precedent of the bill. 16485
March 29th, 2012
Alabama looks at higher fees for state services to ease cuts - MONTGOMERY | Higher fees for state services may offer Gov. Robert Bentley’s administration a way to ease, but not eliminate, dramatic budget cuts. 16484
March 29th, 2012
Perry County water boards pay rises by 800 percent - An 800 percent jump in pay for Perry County Water Authority Board members, coupled with a water rate increase for residents, has triggered complaints, but the board’s chairman says the raise is justified and that the rate increase is necessary. 16483
March 29th, 2012
No hepatitis A cases reported as hundreds get vaccinations - TUSCALOOSA | No cases of hepatitis A have been diagnosed in Tuscaloosa County after a Northport restaurant employee was found to have the virus. However, about 260 people got hepatitis A vaccinations at the Tuscaloosa County Health Department on Wednesday, a day after the Alabama Department of Public Health advised customers who ate at the McDonald’s on McFarland Boulevard in Northport between Feb. 28 and March 14 to seek treatment because of the possibility they were exposed to the disease. 16482
March 28th, 2012
Two launch write-in campaigns for Alabama chief justice - Two Mobile attorneys, including one who sued former Chief Justice Roy Moore over his Ten Commandments monument, are launching write-in campaigns to try to keep Moore from returning to the chief justice's office. 16481
March 28th, 2012
Student SPJ chapter takes away free speech at Nerf-gun point - The First Amendment Free Food Festival, hosted by UA's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, did help many students understand what it feels like to lose these very basic freedoms. 16480
March 28th, 2012
Former Northridge star Sunseri prime candidate to replace Barron - It's been an eventful journey for the University of Alabama sophomore-to-be over the last 18 months. He's changed positions and flourished as a defensive back. He's become a fan favorite on special teams for his aggressive style. He's played for his father, Sal, who was a UA assistant coach last year, and wished him well in his departure to rival Tennessee as defensive coordinator. 16479
March 28th, 2012
First phase of Rosedale construction expected to begin next week - 16478
March 28th, 2012
AROUND TOWN: 3/28 - 16477
March 28th, 2012
University of Alabama graduate students study earns $5,000 grand prize - Jessica Carlton, a University of Alabama graduate student, won the $5,000 grand prize in the Arthur W. Page Society’s 2012 Corporate Communications Case Study competition. 16476
March 28th, 2012
Tuscaloosa rally to be held in honor of slain youth - TUSCALOOSA | A group of Tuscaloosa residents is hosting a “Justice 4 All Rally” to encourage peace and honor the lives of recently slain youth Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, John Sanderson, Ervin Johnson and Donovan Seals. 16475
March 28th, 2012
Northport City Council member to seek new term - Steve Acker has decided to seek re-election to the District 4 seat on the Northport City Council in the August municipal election. 16474
March 28th, 2012
Hepatitis A exposure discovered at Northport restaurant - NORTHPORT | Customers who ate at the McDonald’s in Northport on McFarland Boulevard between Feb. 28 and March 14 may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. 16473
March 28th, 2012
Council earmarks $100,000 to buy land - TUSCALOOSA | A $100,000 appropriation to the city’s Incident Command team for land purchases was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the City Council. Robin Edgeworth, co-commander of the Incident Command team, which has been coordinating City Hall’s response to the April 27 tornado, said the money would be used to buy land for housing and infrastructure needs. 16472
March 28th, 2012
Meal prices to rise at city schools - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education on Tuesday approved a proposal to raise the price of school meals as well as Superintendent Paul McKendrick’s recommended changes to summer school, which is part of his school reform plan. 16471
March 28th, 2012
Prosecutors: Budget cuts could delay justice - Prosecutors fear delays in criminal prosecutions and less time spent on cases as further state budget cuts loom. 16470
March 28th, 2012
City, state officials dedicate new Tuscaloosa River Market - For the new Tuscaloosa River Market to succeed, city and state officials said it will take a concentration of efforts from residents and farmers alike. That was the message at today's official unveiling of the $3 million facility on the banks of the Black Warrior River. 16469
March 27th, 2012
Construction to begin on Phase I of Rosedale Courts - Tuscaloosa has secured funding for the revitalization of Rosedale Courts, which will allow construction to begin today, the city announced in a press release. 16468
March 27th, 2012
Weary Tide softball team hits road again - Patrick Murphy got an up-close look at the Auburn Tigers when the University of Alabama played at an early-season event on the AU campus in February. 16467
March 27th, 2012
Low turnout expected for Republican PSC runoff - Two Republicans vying for the chance to unseat the last Democratic statewide officeholder have mounted ground campaigns around Alabama to attract voters for a late April runoff. 16466
March 27th, 2012
New county schools head may get higher pay than predecessor - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education on Monday approved using former Tuscaloosa County Schools Superintendent Frank Costanzo's outgoing salary of $137,067 as the minimum salary for the system's next superintendent. 16465
March 27th, 2012
PHOTOS: Different dance on display - The University of Alabama’s Department of Theater and Dance will feature the Alabama Repertory Dance Theater this week. The show includes three styles of dance: a contemporary piece featuring music selections from rock band Radiohead, a classical piece featuring the ballet by Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides,” and a Latin ballroom dance piece. Choreographers include professor Cornelius Carter and assistant professors Sarah Barry, Qianping Guo and Rita Snyder. 16464
March 27th, 2012
LETTER: Smoking is harmful to you and others - Dear Editor: Smoking is a terrible and dreadful thing to do. It can cause harm to you and others, and it is bad for the environment. If you smoke, it is just like asking for lung cancer, and nobody likes cancer. 16463
March 27th, 2012
As justices listen to health care debate, demonstrators rally - WASHINGTON | As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Virtually every American will be affected by the outcome, due this summer in the heat of the election campaign. 16462
March 27th, 2012
Transportation museum hosts Blue Angels photo history - West Alabamians will get the chance again this weekend to see the 21st-century version of the Blue Angels as Navy pilots take their Boeing F/A-18 Hornets through tightly constructed formations, when the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show plays out in the skies about Tuscaloosa Regional Airport Saturday and Sunday. 16461
March 27th, 2012
Hudson will continue as UA women's basketball coach - Wendell Hudson will continue as University of Alabama women's basketball head coach for the 2012-2013 season, UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore told The Tuscaloosa News in a statement. 16460
March 26th, 2012
Saban gets raise, contract extension through 2019 - University of Alabama coach Nick Saban's contract was extended by two years Monday by the Compensation Committee of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, along with contract amendments for most of his assistants. The unanimously approved measures set Saban's talent fee at $5.07 million for 2012, with incremental increases up to $5.72 million in the final year of the contract in 2019. 16459
March 26th, 2012
Charges upgraded to murder in November shooting death - Charges have been upgraded against a man who shot and killed his wife in November. Investigators initially charged Matthew Scott Wightman, 26, with manslaughter after he told them he accidentally fired the shot that killed his wife Paige at their home in Vance. 16458
March 26th, 2012
Supreme Court ready to move to heart of health care case - The Supreme Court has finished the first of three days of arguments on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system. The justices appear unlikely to allow an obscure tax law to derail the case. 16457
March 26th, 2012
Drummond Co. is restoring a dragline unused since 1995 - Off the backroads near this coal mining town, crews are restoring a giant crane-like machine that for more than 15 years sat idle, seemingly abandoned in the woods. 16456
March 26th, 2012
Shuttle car operator killed at Drummond mine - BIRMINGHAM | Walker County officials have released the name of a man killed in a mining accident. 16455
March 26th, 2012
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March 26th, 2012
UA forensics team earns its 19th national title - Although the University of Alabama Forensics Council brought home its 19th national championship a couple of weeks ago, the team still has its largest competition of the year in April. 16453
March 26th, 2012
U.S. gives out $50,000 per Afghanistan shooting spree death - KANDAHAR, Afghanistan | The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday. 16452
March 26th, 2012
Shooter could be charged with hate crime if evidence is found - MIAMI | The U.S. Justice Department could bring a hate crime charge against the shooter in the killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin if there is sufficient evidence the slaying was motivated by racial bias and not simply a fight that spiraled out of control, legal experts and former prosecutors say. 16451
March 26th, 2012
Northports S&P bond rating gets an upgrade - NORTHPORT | Four years after auditors told the Northport City Council that the city could be facing bankruptcy, revenues are up and the city is scheduled to have 10 percent of its operating funds in a reserve account a year earlier than expected. 16450
March 26th, 2012
Water main work to close 29th Street - Water main work to close 29th Street 16449
March 25th, 2012
LEND A HAND: Organizers say volunteers needed for triathlon, air show - TUSCALOOSA | More than 1,500 college triathletes are registered to compete in the USA Triathlon collegiate national championships on April 21, the final race of the 2011-12 academic year. The triathlon will be an all-day event, with men’s and women’s races taking up the morning and a newly added relay race occupying the afternoon. 16448
March 25th, 2012
Cancer center renamed for donors - TUSCALOOSA | The DCH Health System board of directors has approved a resolution renaming the DCH Cancer Center the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center. The cancer center will officially take the new name this spring. 16447
March 25th, 2012
Second half of session threatens Alabama's legislative harmony - MONTGOMERY | As Alabama lawmakers prepare to return for the second half of their 2012 session, a raft of contentious disagreements threatens to break up the harmony between Democrats and the Republican majority that prevailed earlier this year. 16446
March 25th, 2012
Five charged in separate break-ins early Saturday - TUSCALOOSA | Police arrested a total of five people in two separate vehicle break-in cases early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department. 16445
March 25th, 2012
Lawmakers' plan could reduce pay for legislators - MONTGOMERY | Legislators after the mid-session spring break will discuss measures that would tie their pay to the Alabama median family income. 16444
March 25th, 2012
Perfect weather lures big crowd to Druid City Arts Festival - TUSCALOOSA | With a cool breeze, a nearly cloudless sky and a bright spring sun above Government Plaza on Saturday afternoon, thousands made their way to the downtown park for the Druid City Arts Festival. 16443
March 25th, 2012
Former Tuscaloosa resident recalls early days with Blue Angels - Before they were world-renowned daredevils admired for their trademark diamond formation and low-flying acrobatics, the Blue Angels were an experiment in public relations. 16442
March 25th, 2012
Levey's $120K city schools job as grant director raises questions - TUSCALOOSA | In the nearly 10 months since former Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Joyce Levey was named the system's director of grants, she has not identified, applied for, written or secured a single grant for the school system, officials say. 16441
March 25th, 2012
Fundraiser highlights culinary skills of men - TUSCALOOSA | Organizers for the annual Men Who Cook fundraiser said this year’s event is especially important because their funding is down after last April’s tornado. 16440
March 24th, 2012
Man, 33, charged in friends attempted rape - A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with the attempted rape and sexual abuse of a family friend earlier this week. 16439
March 24th, 2012
Manderson Graduate School of Business ranks No. 4 in country - The University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business was recently named the fourth most popular business school in the country by U.S. News and World Report. 16438
March 24th, 2012
Street to be named for fallen officer Trevor Phillips - The City Council will rename a portion of Mill Creek Avenue for a police officer killed last year while escorting a funeral. 16437
March 24th, 2012
Groundbreaking marks official start of Lear plant - VANCE | It might have been the cleanest groundbreaking ever. Not a whiff of dust was stirred. Not a speck of dirt hit the sparkling silver spades used to ceremoniously mark the official start of construction of a new factory. 16436
March 24th, 2012
Tuscaloosa gears up for River Market opening - Tuscaloosa | Officials are gearing up for a month’s worth of events leading to the grand opening of the Tuscaloosa River Market. An invitation-only ribbon cutting for the officials, developers and contractors who took the $3 million facility from concept to reality will be held Tuesday. 16435
March 24th, 2012
Saban and coaching staff expected receive new contracts - University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban is expected to receive a raise at contract extension at the UA Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, along with contract amendments for Alabama football assistant coaches as well. 16434
March 23rd, 2012
Surveillance photos from credit union robbery released - 16433
March 23rd, 2012
Bills seek to reinstate Alabama tuition settlement - A settlement aimed at saving Alabama's financially troubled prepaid college tuition plan could be restored under bills introduced by two legislative budget chairmen. State Treasurer Young Boozer, who oversees the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan, said Friday the bills would address issues raised by the Alabama Supreme Court when it struck the settlement down last week. 16432
March 23rd, 2012
Alabama Shakes will play a storm relief benefit at the Bama - The roots-rockers in The Alabama Shakes, born in Athens up in the north of the state, find themselves in an odd place rolling through 2012. They live to tear it up in dives like Egan's, but have almost outgrown clubs in the past half-year, thanks to a combination of high-profile fans, Internet-abetted buzz and tour-opening gigs for The Drive-By Truckers. The Alabama Shakes shook up South By Southwest and ripped into “Hold On” and “I Ain't the Same” on TBS's “Conan” for a national audience. 16431
March 23rd, 2012
Vet offered to board Great Dane, other Hale County shelter dogs - A Greensboro veterinarian says that she offered to board all the dogs that had been left at the Hale County Animal Shelter when it closed, which would have prevented an Akron couple's Great Dane from being killed. 16430
March 23rd, 2012
Senator wants coroner elections - MONTGOMERY | State Sen. Gerald Allen has drafted a bill that would re-establish the elective office of coroner in Tuscaloosa County and abolish the county medical examiner’s office. 16429
March 23rd, 2012
Senator pushes for minority trustees for Alabama universities - The Senate on Thursday approved trustees for the University of Alabama and Auburn University, but a Birmingham senator asked appointing authorities to consider more minorities for the boards. 16428
March 23rd, 2012
Plan would raise price of meals at city schools - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education is considering a proposal to raise the price of school lunches and breakfasts. Mike Daria, assistant superintendent of general administration for the Tuscaloosa City School System, told the board at an open work session Thursday that the cost of lunch for students who pay full price for school meals would jump from $2.15 to $2.25 in August, which is the beginning of the 2012-13 school year. The price of lunch would increase again in the 2013-14 school year to $2.50. 16427
March 23rd, 2012
Automotive supplier will construct $19.6M plant - 16426
March 23rd, 2012
Maryville College students spend week working on Habitat for Humanity - During the past two weeks, Tuscaloosa and outlying areas have had a large influx of spring break volunteers staying in the city while they perform debris cleanup. This week, a group of students from Maryville College in Tennessee arrived for a one-week stint helping Tuscaloosa recover from the April 27, 2011, tornado. 16425
March 23rd, 2012
New Mercedes supplier to break ground in Tuscaloosa County - Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, will break ground on Friday for a new plant that it will build on Brookwood Parkay near the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance. 16424
March 22nd, 2012
West Alabama Aero Modelers to host first event of the year - The West Alabama Aero Modelers will hold its first event of the year Saturday and Sunday at Muny Sokol Park. “It really gets the season going,” said WAAM president Jamie Wiseman. “While the purpose of some of our other events is to bring new pilots to the area, the purpose of the spring fly-in is to give our community a chance to enjoy the hobby as a family.” 16423
March 22nd, 2012
Strange files motion to join broadcaster in birth control lawsuit - Alabama's attorney general has brought the state into a Catholic broadcaster's lawsuit against the Obama administration's mandate that religious organizations pay for their workers' birth control. 16422
March 22nd, 2012
Alabama baseball to host Texas A&M, Missouri in 2013 - TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama will host new Southeastern Conference members Texas A&M and Missouri in baseball next season, with the UA softball team visiting Texas A&M and hosting Missouri. The Crimson Tide will host the Aggies in 2013, while UA women's tennis will play on the road against both new league members. The SEC released 2013 spring conference sports schedules Thursday. 16421
March 22nd, 2012
National championship trophy goes on display at Bryant Museum - Even in a building with more trophies than it knows what to do with, the 2011 Coaches' Trophy, won in a 21-0 trampling over LSU deep in the enemy territory of New Orleans, is a special addition. Gaddy and museum curator Taylor Watson said the museum received the trophy, awarded each year to the BCS National Champion, Wednesday. At 9 a.m. Thursday, Watson removed the 2009 Coaches' Trophy and Gaddy put the 2011 trophy in its pl 16420
March 22nd, 2012
AROUND TOWN: 3/22 - 16419
March 22nd, 2012
County will rebid building of safe rooms - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Commission will rebid construction of six safe rooms to be built in county buildings after no contractors responded to the county’s bid proposal. 16418
March 22nd, 2012
Montgomery man sentenced in Tuscaloosa robberies - A Montgomery man who pleaded guilty in connection with four Tuscaloosa bank robberies was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years and seven months in prison 16417
March 22nd, 2012
Compromise sought on farm winery legislation - MONTGOMERY | The chairman of a House committee said Wednesday he’ll ask opponents and supporters of a farm winery bill to meet next week during the Legislature’s spring break to work out differences. 16416
March 22nd, 2012
Marriage covenant bill gets delayed - MONTGOMERY | A Senate bill creating a new marriage contract was delayed Wednesday to give proponents and opponents time to mull amendments to the bill. 16415
March 22nd, 2012
Fundraiser Friday to benefit local diabetes camp - Tuscaloosa Magnet School teacher and avid runner Mike Bissell will run 100 miles in a single day on Friday, all in an effort to raise money for a new camp in Tuscaloosa for children with diabetes. 16414
March 22nd, 2012
Tuscaloosa County School System financial chief exits post - TUSCALOOSA | Chief Schools Financial Officer Pat Conner has resigned from the Tuscaloosa County School System to take a new job as the Madison City School System’s director of operations. 16413
March 22nd, 2012
Druid City Arts Festival organizers plan projects to promote artists - The third annual Druid City Arts Festival is set to begin Saturday in downtown Tuscaloosa, but not before a series of public activities to promote the event. 16412
March 22nd, 2012
Tuscaloosa boasts bevy of events this weekend - TUSCALOOSA | It’s one of those fine spring weekends, with pollen thick as oxygen and almost as many choices for activities both indoors and out. 16411
March 22nd, 2012
Tuscaloosa City Council approves two developments for downtown - Two downtown developments planned for University Boulevard are on pace to be completed later this year. Chance Partners, a development company from Atlanta, is planning a mixed residential and retail project on what is current a parking lot across from City Hall. 16410
March 21st, 2012
Tide will face Mizzou, A&M in soccer, volleyball, gymnastics - The University of Alabama will get a first-hand look at the new Southeastern Conference in the 2012 and 2013 soccer, volleyball and gymnastics seasons with the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the league. 16409
March 21st, 2012
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