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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2012-04


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Alabama football great Billy Neighbors dies at 72 - Billy Neighbors, a Northport native who became one of the most recognized players from Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's first national championship team at the University of Alabama and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died Monday afternoon in Huntsville. He was 72. 16837
April 30th, 2012
Program brings free health care to Alabama Black Belt - Low income residents of three areas in Alabama's economically depressed Black Belt region will receive free medical care, dental exams and vision screenings over the next two weeks thanks to military Reservists and National Guard members from across the country. 16836
April 30th, 2012
Forest Lake cleanup begins; residents accommodate ducks - Work is now underway to clear the year-old, storm-related debris from the namesake of the Forest Lake neighborhood. Officials with DRC Emergency Services LLC, the Mobile-based company selected by City Hall to perform the work, said the approximately 3,000 cubic yards of debris could be gone in less than a month, weather permitting. 16835
April 30th, 2012
Non-profit formed to oversee Community Corrections Program - A newly-formed non-profit organization will soon oversee the Tuscaloosa County Community Corrections program. The goal is to improve and possibly restructure the program, with the goal of combining rehabilitation with punishment without further straining the system. The program could be expanded to include a mental health court, a veterans court and a re-entry program for people released from prison, Almond said. 16834
April 30th, 2012
Central Church of Christ begins to rebuild after the storm - Central Church of Christ was destroyed in the April 27, 2011, tornado. But the destruction didn’t stop the congregation’s outreach to the community, especially in the areas surrounding the church on Hargrove Road near the Forest Lake neighborhood. 16833
April 30th, 2012
Lawmaker wants to delay immigration law revisions - MONTGOMERY | While the Alabama Senate is poised to vote on a revision of the state’s 2011 immigration this week, one state senator has said the Legislature should wait to revise the law until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the federal government’s lawsuit against a similar law in Arizona. 16832
April 30th, 2012
LEND A HAND: Events highlight importance of local lake, water quality - TUSCALOOSA | The 2012 Tuscaloosa Water Fest will include the city’s first Watershed Festival and the fourth annual Clean Our Lake Day. 16831
April 29th, 2012
Survivor: - Tuscaloosa News staffers spent time with some survivors of the April 27, 2011, tornado, including a few already featured in the newspaper during the past year. Their stories of how they have been affected by the past year are retold here. 16830
April 29th, 2012
West Alabama residents continue to rebuild - Bonner was in a storm shelter on County Road 83 in the Boley community when the massive April 27, 2011, tornado roared through. He returned to find that his mobile home had taken a direct hit and had been destroyed. Everything he and his family owned was scattered across a hillside to the east. 16829
April 29th, 2012
Courts, VA work to help veterans - TUSCALOOSA | About 10 percent of the inmates in jails and prisons across the U.S. are military veterans, according to the National Bureau of Justice Statistics. 16828
April 29th, 2012
City orders 12 structures demolished - TUSCALOOSA | Another group of business and residential structures damaged in the April 27 tornado has been condemned and ordered demolished by the Tuscaloosa City Council. 16827
April 29th, 2012
Affected schools in transition as they plan future - Deandria's home was repaired, but her school, University Place Middle, was severely damaged by the storm and has not been rebuilt. Three other schools, University Place, Holt and Alberta elementaries, also were damaged or destroyed in the storm and have not been rebuilt. 16826
April 29th, 2012
Disasters can have long-term mental impact - In the hours after the tornado hit on April 27, 2011, people were concerned about their immediate needs: food, shelter and locating their loved ones. But in the weeks and months that followed, many started to feel the impact of the tornado on their emotional health. In some cases, it was months after the tornado hit before people reached out for help. 16825
April 29th, 2012
Opinions divided on Tuscaloosa's recovery progress - Tuscaloosa continues to rebuild a year after the April 27, 2011, tornado devastated more than 12 percent of the city. How much progress has been made depends on whom you ask. 16824
April 29th, 2012
Businesses continue their path to recovery - Some business people had to patch roofs, replace glass, clean up debris and repair their property to get back in business. But for others, including the Pruitts, getting back to work meant finding a new place to do business. 16823
April 29th, 2012
Gov. Bentley says Alabama is better prepared now - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley said Ala-bama is better prepared for natural disasters, thanks to a coordinated statewide effort launched after the April 2011 tornadoes that killed 253, injured thousands and destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes and businesses. 16822
April 29th, 2012
Joplin and Tuscaloosa became sister cities of destruction - Twenty-three days and 28 minutes after Tuscaloosa’s 90,468 residents experienced one of the worst natural disasters Alabama has ever seen, a city approximately 600 miles away was struck by one of the deadliest — and, statistically, the costliest — tornados in American history. The EF5 tornado tore a 13-mile gash through Joplin, Mo., at approximately 5:41 p.m. on May 22, 2011. It claimed 161 lives, and the cost to rebuild this Midwestern city of 50,175 is expected to reach $3 billion. 16821
April 29th, 2012
Residents helped guide Tuscaloosa Forward effort to rebuild - TUSCALOOSA | Immediately after the April 27, 2011, tornado, the idea that this city could be rebuilt would have seemed like an impossibility to anyone standing amid the acres of chaos. Progress then was monitored not by the day, but by the hour. But as emotions settled and the list of missing and unaccounted for dwindled to almost zero, a vision to rebuild Tuscaloosa — but better than before — began taking shape. 16820
April 29th, 2012
Rebuilding after tornado brings neighbors closer - When a resident speaks of one of the neighborhoods, there’s a sense he or she is speaking of all three together. Most there have chosen to rebuild; some in The Downs who were waiting for repairs rented other homes in the neighborhood, just to stay near to home. 16819
April 29th, 2012
Bo Jacksons bicycle trek ends in Tuscaloosa - TUSCALOOSA | Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL and Major League Baseball star Bo Jackson capped off a 300-mile trek across Alabama on Saturday afternoon as he crossed the “Bo Bikes Bama” finish line at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 16818
April 29th, 2012
Grant money available for tornado victims - 16817
April 28th, 2012
Part of 11th Avenue to close for 10 days - 16816
April 28th, 2012
Nonprofits sprung up to meet needs after tornado - As an Auburn University graduate with children who attend AU, she reached out to other people with Auburn ties to see if they might send supplies. Within 24 hours of the tornado, the Facebook group Toomer's for Tuscaloosa had been created, and the first truckload of donations was on its way to the tornado victims in Tuscaloosa. 16815
April 28th, 2012
GOODBREAD: Projects goal was to keep the help going - A collaborative effort between Crimson Cover radio, The Tuscaloosa News and Alabama Credit Union, Forget Us Not Tuscaloosa combined a Facebook initiative with a promotional calendar to help sustain long-term recovery efforts for 12 months, long after most of the early aid dried up. 16814
April 28th, 2012
Tuscaloosa tornado victims honored at memorial - A single bell rang 53 times, once for each life lost in the tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa County on April 27, 2011. Karla Johnson of Forest Lake United Methodist Church began ringing the lone bell at about 5:13 p.m. Friday, one year to the minute that the EF4 twister began its path of destruction through Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa County. 16813
April 28th, 2012
Capitol Park to host free jazz concert on Sunday - The Birmingham-based Magic City Smooth Jazz is bringing its “Jazz in the Park” series to Tuscaloosa for the first time. The free event is one of several that have been held in the Birmingham area to increase cultural activities in neighborhoods and was sponsored by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, as well as Walter Energy. 16812
April 28th, 2012
Kentuck Museum Association losing its executive director - The top job at the Kentuck Museum Association is open again, but under much better conditions than the last time the position was posted. 16811
April 28th, 2012
Documentary film says broadcasters saved lives on April 27, 2011 - A University of Alabama instructor has produced an award-winning, eight-minute documentary on the role of local television broadcasters in saving lives during the massive tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa and Joplin, Mo., last year. 16810
April 28th, 2012
Rash of rumors circulated after storm - One of the unfortunate consequences of many large-scale natural disasters are the rumors that are born in their wake. Some, such as the story of the child who escaped death by hiding in a refrigerator, have been around for years and come up again whenever disasters strike. 16809
April 28th, 2012
Sports provided normalcy in aftermath of tornado - Among those affected by the April 27 tornado were area athletes, many of whom had long-standing ties to the community. The girlfriend of University of Alabama long snapper Carson Tinker died in the tornado. Since then, Tinker has reached out to others and shared his story in different venues. Tinker and his teammates accepted the Disney Spirit Award in December, given to the most inspirational team or player. The Crimson Tide football team went on to capture its 14th national championship in January. 16808
April 28th, 2012
UA symposium tackles science behind tornado formation - TUSCALOOSA | To commemorate the anniversary of the April 27 tornado outbreak, the University of Alabama on Friday hosted "Footprints of Disaster," a symposium in Smith Hall that focused on the science behind the tornadoes and what researchers have learned about storm preparedness and response in the year since. 16807
April 28th, 2012
USC professor studies Tuscaloosa's recovery effort - After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, Andrew Curtis, then a professor at Louisiana State University, began studying the damage and recovery of the storm’s epicenter, New Orleans. Now a professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Curtis is taking those same techniques to other disasters around the country, including Tuscaloosa. 16806
April 28th, 2012
Bentley honors victims, survivors at Capitol service - MONTGOMERY | During a memorial prayer service on the steps of the State Capitol on Friday morning, |Gov. Robert Bentley remembered those lost and those who survived on April 27, 2011. 16805
April 28th, 2012
After the tornado volunteers came to help in droves - In the aftermath of the April 27 tornado, the use of social media to spread vital information and coordinate relief efforts rose to an astounding level. And it was gratifying to the city’s devastated residents to see outsiders from not only Alabama but the world take interest in those social media messages coming from Tuscaloosa and send their prayers and well- wishes through Twitter and Facebook. 16804
April 28th, 2012
Donations flowed into Tuscaloosa after the tornado - For a time, the only things after the April 27 tornado that could be quantified were the lives lost and the people who remained unaccounted for. In the week after the storm, the death toll increased, the list of missing diminished and officials were able to estimate the cost of the damage done to the city. 16803
April 28th, 2012
Lawyer Lawyer Byron House named in malpractice, fraud lawsuits - Three lawsuits claiming legal malpractice and fraud have been filed since March against a Tuscaloosa lawyer. Lawyer Byron House, who worked with the Cockrell and Cockrell law firm, has been sued in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court by former clients who say he lied about filing cases and winning judgments on their behalf. 16802
April 28th, 2012
Backup quarterback Phillip Sims to transfer - The University of Alabama announced Friday that redshirt sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims has decided to transfer following the completion of the spring academic semester. 16801
April 27th, 2012
Alabama marking anniversary of deadly twister outbreak - Alabama's governor marked the anniversary of the storms that ravaged the state a year ago at a prayer service Friday at the foot of the Capitol, thanking ordinary people who he says are making the biggest difference in the recovery. 16800
April 27th, 2012
Submitted stories from the storm - See reader submitted stories from the April 27 tornadoes. 16799
April 27th, 2012
Time lapse: A year of recovery - See time lapse video of Alberta, Rosedale, Forest Lake and Cedar Crest as the areas recovery during the year since the April 27 tornado. 16798
April 27th, 2012
Prayers on tornado anniversary - TUSCALOOSA | In remembrance of the April 27, 2011, tornado that decimated parts of the city, about 10 churches that were directly hit or affected by the storm gathered at University Church of Christ on Thursday to remember the storm and the days that followed. 16797
April 27th, 2012
One year later: 360 degree views of the damage - Click each button to see a 360 degree view of the tornado recovery efforts around the city almost one year after the April 27 tornado. 16796
April 27th, 2012
Trip to Tuscaloosa sister city planned for October - The Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International Program is coordinating its first community delegation visit to Sunyani-Techiman, Ghana, West Africa, Tuscaloosa's newest Sister City. The delegation visit is tentatively scheduled for October 5-14. 16795
April 27th, 2012
Berrys Heritage Festival kicks off third year Friday, continues Saturday - Berry held its first Heritage Festival in 2010 as a part of the statewide promotion of the Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns. The festival was so popular that the town has continued to host it, with this month’s event marking the third year. 16794
April 27th, 2012
Gov. Bentley signs tornado tax holiday bill - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday used a sales tax holiday bill signing to remember the April 27 tornadoes that killed 253 people. 16793
April 27th, 2012
Brookwood High janitor honored for career lasting more than 40 years - When Eugene Price submitted his application for employment at Brookwood High School, he didn’t think becoming a janitor would turn into a 41-year career. 16792
April 27th, 2012
Hospital staff recalls rush of patients on April 27 - People were brought into the hot emergency room on makeshift stretchers fashioned from headboards and doors. They arrived by ambulance with objects and debris embedded in their bodies. Some had crushed limbs, others deep cuts or bloody wounds. 16791
April 27th, 2012
Minutes after storm, emergency responders rushed to rescue - Surreal is a word that comes up often when emergency responders talk about April 27, 2011. It's fitting. The deadly winds of the tornado left behind an eerie silence and sunny skies that seemed an impossible backdrop to destruction that stretched for miles. 16790
April 27th, 2012
Follow the NFL Draft - What will be an unforgettable weekend for as many as 10 former University of Alabama football players could include a record-setting day for the Crimson Tide program thanks to five of them. When the first round of the National Football League Draft unfolds tonight, as many as five UA players could be first-round choices, which would be a school record. 16789
April 26th, 2012
Hazing suit against Alabama fraternity dismissed - A lawsuit against a University of Alabama Greek fraternity and 10 of its members over alleged injuries from a 2009 hazing incident has been dismissed. According to Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court documents, 21-year-old Thomas Scott Willoch’s case against the Gamma Alpha chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was dismissed Feb. 2. 16788
April 26th, 2012
Store clerk shot in robbery - A store clerk was shot once in the neck during a robbery at a convenience store Wednesday night. The clerk, 33, survived the shooting and identified Carlos Smith, 31, as the suspect, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker. 16787
April 26th, 2012
2012 NFL Draft could set record for Alabama football team - What will be an unforgettable weekend for as many as 10 former University of Alabama football players could include a record-setting day for the Crimson Tide program thanks to five of them. When the first round of the National Football League Draft unfolds tonight, as many as five UA players could be first-round choices, which would be a school record. 16786
April 26th, 2012
City Hall to close early for tornado anniversary - City Hall officials have announced that governmental offices will close at 4 p.m. Friday to allow city employees the opportunity to attend the Community Memorial Service at Coleman Coliseum. 16785
April 26th, 2012
City officials unveil memorial plaque honoring tornado victims - Today, a 14th memorial was added to Government Plaza to honor the victims of the April 2011 tornadoes. It also recognizes the heroics of area residents who emerged from the rubble to help their neighbors before themselves. 16784
April 26th, 2012
Reprimand recommended after lobbyists cursing - MONTGOMERY | A reprimand was recommended Wednesday for a lobbyist who cursed at a member of the Alabama House of Representatives. 16783
April 26th, 2012
Alabama immigration law revisions head to Senate - MONTGOMERY | A House-passed bill making changes in Alabama’s tough immigration law underwent changes in a state Senate committee Wednesday and is headed to the Senate next week for more changes. 16782
April 26th, 2012
Bill protects tax breaks for storm-damaged businesses - MONTGOMERY | A House committee on Wednesday approved a Senate bill that would allow business owners to retain property tax abatements if their business is destroyed by a storm or other natural disaster and has to be relocated. 16781
April 26th, 2012
Christian youth event focuses on dealing with post-tornado emotions - TUSCALOOSA | Lionel Grant, youth pastor of Cornerstone Full Gospel Baptist Church, looks to the Bible verse Numbers 23:20 as inspiration for a citywide Christian youth event called “Reverse.” 16780
April 26th, 2012
Compromise bill would keep Tuscaloosas medical examiner - MONTGOMERY | Tuscaloosa County may not get a coroner but could end up contracting with the state to keep the medical examiner system it has had since 1986, a state senator said Wednesday. 16779
April 26th, 2012
Fire, police pension payments may increase - MONTGOMERY | The Tuscaloosa County Local Legislation Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would slightly increase the amount Tuscaloosa police and firefighters pay into their retirement plan. The city’s contribution rate also would go up. 16778
April 26th, 2012
UA group sees increase in counseling requests a year after tornado - TUSCALOOSA | Although it saw a lull in contacts earlier this year, a University of Alabama group that offers counseling to students who wish to talk about the April 27 tornado has seen a rise in interest as the anniversary of the storm draws near. 16777
April 26th, 2012
Longtime neighbors move to new area after tornado - When Nancy Sellers began searching for a new home last year, her wish list included new construction, a small yard — and similar spaces for three of the families who had been her neighbors before the April 27, 2011, tornado wiped their neighborhood off the map. 16776
April 26th, 2012
Grant to be used for bulletproof vests for UA police - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday said the University of Alabama campus police will receive a $3,103 grant to help buy 10 bulletproof vests for its officers. Bentley said the university will match the $3,103. 16775
April 26th, 2012
Grants available for tornado victims - Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. has grant funds for households that have current, unmet needs as a result of the April 15 and April 27 tornadoes. Individuals or families in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties who meet this criteria may apply. 16774
April 26th, 2012
Hale County probate judge loses runoff - Only 80 votes decided the Democratic primary runoff for Hale County probate judge Tuesday, and the three-term incumbent came up short. The challenger, retired U.S. Army veteran Arthur L. Crawford Sr. of Sawyerville, tallied 2,324 votes to 2,244 for Probate Judge Leland Avery. 16773
April 25th, 2012
Child, 2, hospitalized after falling into pool - TUSCALOOSA | A 2-year-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday after falling into a pool in her backyard. 16772
April 25th, 2012
Former jail supervisor sentenced to five years in prison - A former Tuscaloosa County Jail supervisor who used a Taser on three inmates was sentenced Wednesday to serve more than five years in federal prison. 16771
April 25th, 2012
Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law - Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally. 16770
April 25th, 2012
Cavanaugh wins Republican nomination for PSC president - MONTGOMERY | Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh won the Republican nomination on Tuesday to lead the Alabama Public Service Commission, setting up a rematch between two rivals who ran for the same job in 2008. 16769
April 25th, 2012
Small number of runoffs decided in West Alabama - Voters in West Alabama went to the polls Tuesday to decide the winners in a small number of runoff races 16768
April 25th, 2012
'Go, Bo, Go': About 200 cheer as former Auburn star begins trek - HENEGAR | Pedaling past tornado-tossed homes and broken trees, Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson and about 100 bicyclists started a five-day, 300-mile bike trek across north Alabama on Tuesday to raise money for storm relief in the state. 16767
April 25th, 2012
Freshman Academy approved at Oak Hill - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved the addition of Freshman Academy, a new pilot program at Oak Hill School. 16766
April 25th, 2012
City Council approves $1.2 million for upgrades - TUSCALOOSA | An ambitious and detailed plan for the future of the Tuscaloosa tornado recovery zone was approved Tuesday night by a unanimous vote of the City Council. 16765
April 25th, 2012
City Council begins zoning approval process - TUSCALOOSA | With a unanimous vote, the City Council on Tuesday set in motion the approval process for the final set of widespread zoning and building code changes for the tornado recovery zone. 16764
April 25th, 2012
Walgreen Co. to buy Jim Myers drugstores - Jim Myers Drug Inc., a local family-owned pharmacy chain with five stores in Tuscaloosa, is being sold to Walgreen Co., one of the country’s largest drugstore chains. 16763
April 25th, 2012
Second immigration bill moving in Alabama Legislature - The Senate Job Creation and Economic Development Committee approved a bill Tuesday by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale that makes fewer changes in the law than the bill Republican Rep. Micky Hammon of Decatur got passed in the House last week. 16762
April 24th, 2012
Streiffer named dean of College of Community Health Sciences - Richard Streiffer never really saw himself as much of an academic. He simply has a passion for tending to the medical needs of those in small communities. But with more than 25 years of training doctors for family and rural practice, Streiffer found his way into academia and on Tuesday was named as the new dean of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. 16761
April 24th, 2012
City to unveil memorial plaque commemorating April 27 tornado - City Hall on Thursday will unveil a memorial plaque to commemorate the tornado outbreak of April 2011. Mayor Walt Maddox and other city officials will dedicate the marker at 9 a.m. in Government Plaza, 618 21st. Ave., located behind City Hall. 16760
April 24th, 2012
Alabama signee Lake stands out on and off the field - 16759
April 24th, 2012
Twelve Northridge students arrested at school - 16758
April 24th, 2012
Fugitives caught in woodsoff Watermelon Road - Deputies have arrested a man and a woman who were camping in woods off Watermelon Road to avoid capture, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Andy Norris said. 16757
April 24th, 2012
2 teens arrested for vehicle break-ins at boat landing - Deputies patrolling the Rock Quarry Boat Landing early Monday say that they caught two teens who broke into vehicles there over the weekend. 16756
April 24th, 2012
Man arrested after chase through crawl space - A Tuscaloosa County man tried to escape arrest by going through a crawl space under his mobile home. 16755
April 24th, 2012
Light turnout expected for state runoff election - Turnout is expected to be extremely light in Tuscaloosa County for today’s primary runoff, but all polling places will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 16754
April 24th, 2012
Rick Bragg gives 'Last Lecture' at UA - It’s a writer’s duty to help man prevail, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Rick Bragg told a couple hundred attendees in a packed room at the University of Alabama’s “Last Lecture” event Monday night. 16753
April 24th, 2012
Student - TUSCALOOSA | Alberta Elementary student Malachi DeBose invited the more than 60 people attending the Tuscaloosa City Schools April 27 tornado remembrance ceremony Monday to take a “Walk on My Street.” 16752
April 24th, 2012
Warner Foundation seeks judgment against Westervelt Company - The Warner Foundation, headed by Jack and Susan Warner, has filed suit against the Westervelt Company, seeking to resolve ownership of a list of items, including frames, chandeliers, candlesticks and other furnishings and works of art. 16751
April 24th, 2012
Former Tide coach Clem Gryska dies at 84 - TUSCALOOSA | Longtime University of Alabama coach and athletics administrator Clem Gryska passed away on Monday after a brief illness. 16750
April 24th, 2012
High court hears Arizona immigration dispute - The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states, this one over Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The case could add fuel to the partisan split over tough state immigration laws backed by Republicans but challenged by the administration. 16749
April 23rd, 2012
Bo Jackson biking to help tornado relief efforts - Retired two-sport star Bo Jackson hopes to raise $1 million for tornado relief and increase awareness of lingering damage across Alabama with a five-day, 300-mile bicycle ride through the state that begins Tuesday. 16748
April 23rd, 2012
Ceremony kicks off construction of new Rosedale Park - With a ceremonial dig from a shovel, state and local officials today celebrated the first element of an ambitious plan for the future of the city's tornado recovery zone. 16747
April 23rd, 2012
Stack-Eaton wins balance beam championship - DULUTH, Ga. | University of Alabama senior gymnast Geralen Stack-Eaton can add to her collection of two national championships and a 2011 floor individual championship. 16746
April 23rd, 2012
Tornado commemoration events - TUSCALOOSA | Several public events will be held throughout the week to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the April 27 tornado that killed 53 people in Tuscaloosa County. 16745
April 23rd, 2012
Study: 1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed - WASHINGTON | The U.S. college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. 16744
April 23rd, 2012
Coyotes seen in The Downs neighborhood - TUSCALOOSA | The area where Charleston Square Apartments stood before the April 27, 2011, tornado is now an open field — and apparently home to coyotes. 16743
April 23rd, 2012
Highway 69 in Northport getting $1.8M in improvements - NORTHPORT | The Alabama Department of Transportation is planning $1.8 million in improvement projects to ease traffic congestion on Alabama Highway 69 in Northport. 16742
April 23rd, 2012
Pultizer Prize-winning author giving Alabama's Last Lecture' today - Each of the University of Alabama's Last Lecture events has drawn hundreds of students and faculty, but this year, the appeal stretches wider when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Rick Bragg speaks at 6 p.m. today. 16741
April 23rd, 2012
Plum Grove Baptist holds block party for west Tuscaloosa - The block party at Plum Grove Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon was an effort to bring the west Tuscaloosa community together. 16740
April 23rd, 2012
Alabama gymnastics wins second straight national title - DULUTH, Ga. | The University of Alabama gymnastics team wrote a new chapter in its championship history Saturday night. Winning the school's sixth gymnastics national championship is impressive by itself. But winning back-to-back national titles is a new high for the Crimson Tide program. 16739
April 22nd, 2012
LEND A HAND: Dragon boat festival to raise money for Junior League - The Junior League of Tuscaloosa, a community service organization for women, will hold a dragon boat racing festival on April 28 at Cypress Inn overlooking the Black Warrior River. The money accumulated from registration for the festival will benefit tornado relief efforts as well as partner organizations of the Junior League, such as its Adopt-A-School Partner Holt Elementary, the Literacy Council and the Alabama Reach Program. Participants must be 15 or older. 16738
April 22nd, 2012
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