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Police search for suspect after man killed near West End Park - Investigators are currently on the scene of a homicide in the 3200 block of Eighth Street. According to Capt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit, a fight between the 27-year-old victim and another man began at an unknown location but ended on Eighth Street in bloodshed. 19215
January 31st, 2013
Former Central High janitor sentenced to probation in sex abuse case - A former Central High School janitor accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old student in September was sentenced to two years probation. At a bench trial with no jury held Thursday, Tuscaloosa County District Court Judge Jim Guin sentenced Curtis Hodges, 28, to two years of probation and ordered him to attend sex offender counseling. 19214
January 31st, 2013
ESPN's Davis says his work ethic was honed at Alabama - In a roughly hourlong talk to a full house at the University of Alabama's Ferguson Center theater, the '88 UA grad spoke about how his rise in the broadcasting world followed Nick Saban's “process” before that was even a known thing here. 19213
January 31st, 2013
Probation officer accused of sodomy - A probation officer has been charged with custodial sexual misconduct for allegedly committing sodomy with a man on probation who was under his supervision. Probation officer Michael Dwyne Burton, 36, turned himself in to the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit on Wednesday and was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, police said. Burton’s bail was set at $15,000. 19212
January 31st, 2013
13th Street will be closed - TUSCALOOSA | C&B Plumbing will close 13th Street between Dearing Place and 16th Avenue today and Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 19211
January 31st, 2013
City OKs money for sewer repairs - TUSCALOOSA | It took about six months to work out, but the City Council has agreed to fund a $295,475 project to improve sewer service for two south Tuscaloosa neighborhoods. 19210
January 31st, 2013
Leatherwood says PAL job is worth it' - Tuscaloosa Police Officer Lillie Leatherwood says that every day on the job is rewarding. The director of the police department's Police Athletic League said it's even more rewarding when she visits with young adults who participated in the after-school program as kids. 19209
January 31st, 2013
Standoff over 5-year-old hostage continues all day - MIDLAND CITY | A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standoff that began when he killed a school bus driver and dragged the boy away, authorities said. 19208
January 31st, 2013
SWATS says UA players took banned substance - TUSCALOOSA | The co-owner of a controversial sports supplements company claims that more than 20 University of Alabama football players on the 2009 national championship team and others on the 2011 national title team used his company’s products, at least one of which — deer antler extract — contains a substance that has been banned by the NCAA. 19207
January 31st, 2013
Alabama House to consider bill to legalize marijuana - A bill has been pre-filed in the Alabama House that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The sponsor, Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham, says legalizing the drug for medical purposes would help cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and others suffering from severe pain. 19206
January 30th, 2013
New Alberta school increases in size and cost - The new Alberta School of Performing Arts will be larger and more expensive than originally anticipated, according to the school’s recently completed master floor plan. 19205
January 30th, 2013
Alabama's A-Day Game set for April 20 - The University of Alabama has set dates for the 2013 A-Day Spring Game and the 2013 homecoming game, UA announced in a release. The A-Day Game will be televised on ESPN2 on April 20, with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. 19204
January 30th, 2013
Storm system causes little damage in West Alabama - Early morning thunderstorms left isolated damage in west Alabama but should be out of the area by mid-morning. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Pickens counties have been canceled. A tornado watch will be in effect until 10 a.m. as the storms move east. The only damage reported to the National Weather Service in Birmingham as of 8 a.m. was downed trees on Highway 18, northwest of Fayette. 19203
January 30th, 2013
Tuscaloosa city Council action: 1/29 - The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday meeting: 19202
January 30th, 2013
Ceremony to mark venture between Shelton, Mercedes - 19201
January 30th, 2013
UA hosting hovercraft race - TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama Hovercraft Team along with Hoverclub of America announced Tuesday that they will be bringing a hovercraft race to Tuscaloosa with a rivalry edge to it. 19200
January 30th, 2013
State positioned to exit No Child Left Behind Act - TUSCALOOSA | It's a new day for public education in Alabama, Thomas Bice, superintendent of the state Department of Education, said Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. State leaders are seeking to step outside outdated federal requirements to improve the education of Alabama's children. The state should focus on pre-kindergarten education and utilize project-based learning while investing in school personnel, he said. 19199
January 30th, 2013
Developer gets OK for third downtown Tuscaloosa project - TUSCALOOSA | With a unanimous vote of approval by the City Council on Tuesday, an Atlanta-based company is proceeding with its third downtown development project within the past 12 months. This new, $11.5 million development by Chance Partners is expected to be a four-story building with townhome-style apartments, single-story apartments and retail space on the bottom floor. Construction is expected to begin on Monday and be complete July 31. 19198
January 30th, 2013
UWA lecturer charged with sex crimes - MERIDIAN, Miss. | Three men, including a teacher at the University of West Alabama, have been charged with attempting to lure minors for sex using social media. 19197
January 30th, 2013
Driver fatally shot aboard Alabama school bus - A school bus driver who was fatally shot aboard his bus in Midland City on Tuesday afternoon has died, sheriff's officials in Dale County said. 19196
January 29th, 2013
Merrill announces run for secretary of state - State Rep. John Merrill, R-Tuscaloosa, made official Tuesday what he has been talking about for months. He is running for Alabama secretary of state. Merrill, a 49-year-old first-term legislator, announced his candidacy at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, telling supporters that he has had an interest in the office for a long time — 35 years to be exact. 19195
January 29th, 2013
Globe to reopen as Carmelo closes its doors - Carmelo Cafe, 405 23rd Ave. has closed its doors, but a phoenix will rise from its ashes: Chef Jeff Wilson plans to open a new version of The Globe Restaurant in that Temerson Square spot, which was also formerly Jalapeno's. 19194
January 29th, 2013
Alabama's music roots traced at Sundance Film Festival - PARK CITY, UTAH | Incredible. Amazing. Moving. Those were just a few of the comments by some of the Shoals music scene's pioneers after seeing the premiere of “Muscle Shoals,” a documentary that traces the formative years of the Muscle Shoals sound. 19193
January 29th, 2013
Damaging winds expected as storm system nears - Damaging straight-line winds are expected in West Alabama during the early morning hours Wednesday. Thunderstorms are expected to develop along a front that will begin moving toward west and central Alabama around midnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. 19192
January 29th, 2013
Museum, River Market, Amphitheater closed this week - TUSCALOOSA | The city’s three entertainment-based facilities will be closed this week for repairs. 19191
January 29th, 2013
Creative writing club for high schoolers is this week - TUSCALOOSA | A creative writing club for local high school students begins Wednesday at the University of Alabama. 19190
January 29th, 2013
Sister Cities Commission seeks award nominees - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission is seeking nominations for the Dean Paul Garner International Friendship Award, which is given for contributions to the improvement in international relations and friendship. 19189
January 29th, 2013
Alabamas music roots traced at Sundance Film Festival - PARK CITY, UTAH | Incredible. Amazing. Moving. Those were just a few of the comments by some of the Shoals music scene’s pioneers after seeing the premiere of “Muscle Shoals,” a documentary that traces the formative years of the Muscle Shoals sound. 19188
January 29th, 2013
County schools raise salary of top position - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education approved a $150,000 salary for the superintendent position, which the board hopes to fill in the coming months. 19187
January 29th, 2013
Health care changes will affect Ala. - MONTGOMERY | New insurance markets called exchanges are set to open this fall as part of the new federal health care law. But Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has said the state will not set up an exchange, which means Alabama’s will be run by the federal government. 19186
January 29th, 2013
Parents, teens seek ways to end violence - TUSCALOOSA | Pastor Olivia Davis put her hands behind her back as she stood before 23 teenagers and about 60 adults at Archibald & Woodrow’s Bar-B-Q on Monday. 19185
January 29th, 2013
Shelton State cheerleaders win sixth consecutive national championship - TUSCALOOSA Looks like Tuscaloosa is rapidly becoming the city of dynasties.The Shelton State Community College cheerleaders earned their sixth consecutive national championship, using confidence and consistency as their motivation, coach Christa Grizzle said. 19184
January 29th, 2013
Holt youth talks social issues with Obama - A University of Alabama student from Holt met with President Barack Obama on Monday inside the Oval Office and talked about issues affecting youth in the U.S. 19183
January 29th, 2013
Guilty plea entered in Northport road rage case - A Northport man accused of attempted murder in what authorities called a road rage incident in 2010 has avoided prison by pleading guilty to a less-serious misdemeanor assault charge. 19182
January 29th, 2013
Taxes, storm recovery focus of meeting between city leaders, legislators - No topic became a subject of heavy debate during the Tuscaloosa City Council's annual Legislative Breakfast this morning, but state lawmakers said they left with plenty to consider for the 2013 session. 19181
January 28th, 2013
Severe weather headed for West Alabama - A storm system moving west could cause severe weather in West Alabama early Wednesday morning. Temperatures in Tuscaloosa will reach the 70s today and Tuesday as the storm approaches, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. 19180
January 28th, 2013
Looking Back: 1/28 - 50 years ago this week: Don Hutson, former University of Alabama and Green Bay Packers wide receiver, was the first of 17 charter members of the National Professional Football Hall of Fame. 19179
January 28th, 2013
Details of dog park plan come into focus - Plans for a proposed off-leash dog park continue to take shape, with renderings by Almon Associates further outlining details such as the training areas, art garden, water and fitness stations, and playground. 19178
January 28th, 2013
Suicides likely down in Tuscaloosa County - Researchers have been paying close attention to the suicide rates in the areas of Alabama affected by the 2011 tornado outbreak. It appears that the suicide numbers in Tuscaloosa County have gone down after an upturn in recent years. 19177
January 28th, 2013
Community Soup Bowl marks 30th anniversary - TUSCALOOSA | Thirty years ago, the Community Soup Bowl began with a simple vision — to help feed the community’s hungry — cooking soup in the kitchens of some of Tuscaloosa’s downtown churches. 19176
January 28th, 2013
Streets to be closed - TUSCALOOSA | Dominion Construction Co. will close parts of Red Drew Avenue. 19175
January 27th, 2013
School News: 1/27 - Holt High School senior Nicholas Nicholson was chosen as the ABC 33/40 and America's First Federal Credit Union First Class Student of the Week for Jan. 14-18. 19174
January 27th, 2013
College News: 1/27 - On Feb. 15, James B. Borsig will be installed as the 14th president of Mississippi University for Women in the university’s almost 130-year-old history. The formal inaugural ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Rent Auditorium at Whitfield Hall. 19173
January 27th, 2013
LEND A HAND: Wings of Grace needs young volunteers to help needy - TUSCALOOSA | Wings of Grace, a charity offshoot of Forest Lake Baptist Church, said it has served more than 150 families per week since the April 27, 2011, tornado. 19172
January 27th, 2013
AEA seeks raises over longer period - MONTGOMERY | The state’s largest teacher association has lowered its sights on pay raises for educators and support personnel in the 2013 legislative session that begins Feb. 5. 19171
January 27th, 2013
City officials to discuss sales taxes, borders at Legislative Breakfast on Monday - TUSCALOOSA | City officials will urge local legislators to oppose any legislation that will streamline sales tax collections statewide during their annual Legislative Breakfast on Monday. 19170
January 27th, 2013
Project brings together University of Alabama students, veterans - TUSCALOOSA | A group of interior design students from the University of Alabama sat around a table Thursday playing games with veterans who live at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s new skilled nursing care cottage. But for the students, playing games with the veterans, handing out popcorn and singing carols to them during the holidays is just a small part of the group’s partnership with the Tuscaloosa VA. The students are using the experience to learn about the veterans’ special needs and what they may require in the interior design of senior centers, nursing homes and hospital environments. 19169
January 27th, 2013
Training session set for Storm Spotters - Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Birmingham will conduct the annual Storm Spotters training class on Feb. 4. 19168
January 26th, 2013
Work of local fashion designers, stylists hits runway - TUSCALOOSA | The third annual “Runway Fashion Explosion” will be at 7 tonight at the Bryant Conference Center. 19167
January 26th, 2013
UA student to meet with president Monday - Tuscaloosan Tyler Merriweather, who was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southeast Youth of the Year last fall, has been invited to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday afternoon. 19166
January 26th, 2013
McCalla man dies from smoke inhalation in fire - A woman escaped from a mobile home fire in McCalla on Thursday night, but her boyfriend died from smoke inhalation and burns. 19165
January 26th, 2013
Magnet schools set for certification - TUSCALOOSA | Officials with the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools say they have done all they can to reach the goal of becoming full-fledged International Baccalaureate schools. 19164
January 26th, 2013
Paul W. Bryant's legacy still lives on, 30 years after his death - It was 30 years ago that University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant died at age 69, but time has done nothing to erase the influence of Bryant in football — and outside of it. 19163
January 26th, 2013
Relay for Life of Tuscaloosa kickoff rally slated for Tuesday - TUSCALOOSA | American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tuscaloosa will hold a kickoff rally from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Towncenter Blvd., across the street from Bow Regards. The rally will feature speakers who have benefited from the Relay for Life and there will be a ceremony to honor cancer survivors. 19162
January 25th, 2013
Alabama Museum of Natural History starts Science Sunday this weekend - TUSCALOOSA | The Alabama Museum of Natural History begins a new program called Science Sunday this weekend, with museum experts and guest presenters offering hands-on programs and more in fossil discovery. 19161
January 25th, 2013
Alabamas network of family resource centers accepts $100,000 grant - MONTGOMERY | The state’s 12 family resource centers publicly accepted a $100,000 grant from the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation on Thursday. The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation presented the check in a ceremony coinciding with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery. 19160
January 25th, 2013
Alabama governor swears in education leaders - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday gave the oaths of office to the new state school board members, Jeff Newman of Haleyville and Tracy Roberts of Gulf Shores, as well as two re-elected ones. 19159
January 25th, 2013
Local auto parts plant increasing production - TUSCALOOSA | As Mercedes-Benz gears up to begin production of its first American-made C-Class sedans later this year in Vance, area automotive suppliers are beefing up their production of parts that will go into the new line of vehicles. 19158
January 25th, 2013
Audit would examine security at city schools - TUSCALOOSA | The 20 children and six adults killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, has spurred Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Paul McKendrick to have a security audit conducted at all city schools. 19157
January 25th, 2013
Owner says restaurant will be Wright back - On Saturday, Wright’s Restaurant at Leland Shopping Center will serve its last burger. The business, which has been a staple of Leland Shopping Center since the late 1950s, will close at least for the time being. 19156
January 25th, 2013
Stillman convocation begins semester with message - For the nearly 400 students and guests who attended Thursday’s convocation at Stillman College, the start of 2013’s spring semester began with a simple message. Learn how to tell time. 19155
January 24th, 2013
Merrill to launch bid for secretary of state - State Rep. John Merrill, R-Tuscaloosa, will announce his candidacy for secretary of state at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. The secretary of state is a constitutional officer. He or she is the state's chief election officer and is responsible for public documents. 19154
January 24th, 2013
UA will host public sky viewings on campus - 19153
January 24th, 2013
Chefs Playground dinner will be held tonight at 6 - 19152
January 24th, 2013
Gymnasts, Ultimate Frisbee teams to compete - 19151
January 24th, 2013
57-year-old Vance man dies in 2-vehicle crash - 19150
January 24th, 2013
Local man says he was shot while walking home - 19149
January 24th, 2013
Blood shortage has local impact - TUSCALOOSA | A blood shortage in central Alabama could affect the level of platelets at hospitals like DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center. 19148
January 24th, 2013
meet puts color into campus, city - TUSCALOOSA | Sarah Patterson was stopped at the grocery store one day by a woman who recognized her from somewhere. It wasn’t because Patterson is a six-time national champion gymnastics coach or that she just won back-to-back titles. “Aren’t you the pink lady?” the woman asked. Patterson, the University of Alabama gymnastics coach now in her 35th year with the program, started her “Power of Pink” initiative eight years ago, and the movement that raises awareness for breast cancer has since moved across campus and into Tuscaloosa once a year. 19147
January 24th, 2013
Tuscaloosa panel gives approval to rezoning country club - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously approved a request to rezone the Country Club of Tuscaloosa — the first step to allow the building of apartments and condominiums on part of the 92-acre riverfront property. 19146
January 24th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County Commission backs PARA plan - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Commission on Wednesday unanimously endorsed a five-year, $15.3 million plan to improve park and recreation facilities across the county. 19145
January 24th, 2013
Alabama legislators aim to tighten abortion restrictions - Three Alabama legislators said Wednesday they are considering legislation that would tighten controls over abortions. Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, said he is considering introducing a bill that would legally define the term “persons” to include any human being from the moment of fertilization. 19144
January 23rd, 2013
Hurdles remain, but online police auction still in the works - What seemed imminent last summer has taken longer than expected to come together, but city and police officials maintain that an auction for the Police Department’s unclaimed evidence and property will take place. 19143
January 23rd, 2013
Police: Woman busted selling pot across from TPD - Officers with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the home around 7 p.m. Tuesday. They charged Bridgette Ann Barnette, 24, with two counts of first-degree distribution of marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Wednesday morning with bail set at $81,000. 19142
January 23rd, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Council Action: 11/22 - The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday night meeting: 19141
January 23rd, 2013
UA to honor Hood with moment of silence - 19140
January 23rd, 2013
Legislators to offer preview of 2013 session to public - 19139
January 23rd, 2013
Downtown Tuscaloosa parking lot closed for survey - The downtown city parking lot on the corner of University Boulevard and Greensboro Avenue will be closed indefinitely at 5 p.m. today. That’s being done to allow a team from the University of Alabama to do a historical survey of the land to make sure the site has no historical or archaeological significance. 19138
January 23rd, 2013
Sulligent farmer is national emissary - Will Gilmer, a Lamar County dairy farmer, was selected Tuesday as a national spokesman for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. 19137
January 23rd, 2013
Local high school band is in tune with a vision - TUSCALOOSA | Standing at a podium under a basement ceiling webbed with plumbing pipes, American Christian Academy band and choir director Heather Henson methodically waved a baton in front of a group of students Tuesday morning. 19136
January 23rd, 2013
Bentley wants to consolidate law enforcement - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday appointed a law enforcement czar to coordinate and strengthen state-level law-enforcement services. 19135
January 23rd, 2013
Northport gun laws meeting draws hundreds - NORTHPORT | A couple hundred gun owners and enthusiasts told local legislators Tuesday night at the Northport Civic Center that they have a constitutional right to carry weapons. According to some of the gun advocates, local elected officials who pass bans on openly carried guns should be thrown in jail and prosecuted for violating the Second Amendment. 19134
January 23rd, 2013
Tuscaloosa panel OKs $1.6 million in contracts, fees - TUSCALOOSA | A City Council committee on Tuesday approved almost $1.6 million in contract work and engineering fees. The final expenses won't be approved until next week by the full City Council, but the council's Public Projects Committee signed off on a slate of work that department heads said was necessary for future work or to clear up projects that already have been completed. Largest among the expenditures was $210,425 for a project to examine the city's sanitary sewer lines via closed-circuit television and $756,110 for rehabilitation and repairs to the city's aging sewer infrastructure. The latter contract, on the recommendation of Water and Sewer Department Director Jimmy Junkin, is going to REV Construction, a Tuscaloosa-based company incorporated in 2005 by Grady Pugh Jr. Pugh spent five months in a South Carolina federal prison after admitting in 2007 to a role in the Jefferson County sewer bribery scandal. His father, Grady “Roland” Pugh Sr., was convicted in 2007 on public corruption charges stemming from the scandal that erupted over the repair and expansion of the Jefferson County sewer system. Junkin said REV Construction offered the lowest bid for the work, which is required to comply with state and federal mandates regarding the improvement of the city's sanitary sewer system. Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. was awarded a $298,023 contract for engineering and design work for the improvements of 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard on the recommendation of acting City Engineer David Griffin. The project is being conducted with the assistance of the Alabama Department of Transportation. As a result, the city will be reimbursed 80 percent of the engineering and design work, once complete, Griffin said. The estimated $5.4 million project calls for adding several right- and left-turn lanes and upgrading street alignments at the intersection. Officials said the project will require a wider right of way along both sides of McFarland Boulevard, from 13th Street East to beyond 15th Street. Burk-Kleinpeter also was granted an additional $19,727 for the McFarland Boulevard sidewalks project and $21,392 the Greensboro Avenue streetscape improvement, both of which were completed last year. These additional payments were for extra engineering work needed as a result of project delays, Griffin said. For the $3.6 million Greensboro Avenue project, the delays were caused by City Hall requests, Griffin said. But Griffin said the contractor who performed the $373,000 McFarland Boulevard sidewalk work was responsible for those delays and has since agreed to a $19,800 reduction in order to offset the additional engineering costs. For improvements to Juanita Drive in Alberta, which also will include upgrades to the roadway as well as the city's water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure, Griffin recommended Almon Associates for a $237,800 contract to handle the design and engineering. Each recommendation posed by Griffin and Junkin was unanimously adopted by the committee. Reach Jason Morton at jason.morton@tuscaloosanews.com or 205-722-0200. 19133
January 23rd, 2013
Demolition begins at Leland Shopping Center - Leland Shopping Center in Alberta, which was once home to popular clothing stores, toy stores and restaurants, is now being demolished. The Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously in December to condemn the hazardous structure. 19132
January 22nd, 2013
Former Senate President Pro Tem Hinton Mitchem has died - Former Senate President Pro Tem Hinton Mitchem died today at his home in Vinemont. Mitchem’s brother in law, Michael Corley, said Mitchem died shortly before noon. He was 74. 19131
January 22nd, 2013
Applications for Head Start being accepted - 19130
January 22nd, 2013
Forum will be held tonight to discuss open carry laws - 19129
January 22nd, 2013
Gordo artist donates work to Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University - Noted printmaker Amos Kennedy of Gordo has donated a series of his art based upon the life and wisdom of Rosa Parks to Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in honor of Parks’ upcoming 100th birthday. The posters will be on display through Feb. 28 inside the museum’s exhibit hall at 252 Montgomery St. 19128
January 22nd, 2013
Commission to study rezoning plan - TUSCALOOSA | A plan to build apartments and condominiums on part of the Country Club of Tuscaloosa’s land is scheduled to be presented to the Tuscaloosa Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. 19127
January 22nd, 2013
Tuscaloosa officials say recreation expansion is beneficial - TUSCALOOSA | County park and tourism officials are pushing a five-year, $15.3 million plan to improve park and recreation facilities across the county. But if the money is spent, will the investment be worthwhile? The Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority and the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission say yes, and that's why they have teamed up to request money from the Tuscaloosa City Council and Tuscaloosa County Commission. According to officials, the facilities are needed to serve local residents who participate in sporting activities on aging or antiquated equipment and fields. 19126
January 22nd, 2013
Many Alabama voters wanted Saban for president - At least one Alabama voter would have preferred to see Nick Saban and Kirby Smart standing on the steps of the United States Capitol at an inauguration ceremony on Monday. A cursory review of the write-in votes submitted to the Alabama Secretary of State's Office proves that Saban is again one Alabama's most popular citizens. 19125
January 21st, 2013
Marchers cite historic context of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day - This year's annual Unity Day March was the largest seen in years, and for good reason. More than 2,000 people marched from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum this morning 19124
January 21st, 2013
Panel looks to fill vacant circuit judge seat - A Tuscaloosa panel is accepting applications to fill the vacant Tuscaloosa County circuit judge seat. 19123
January 21st, 2013
Medicaid expansion funds still available - MONTGOMERY | Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner is urging Gov. Robert Bentley not to close the door on expanding the state's Medicaid program. 19122
January 21st, 2013
Looking Back: 1/21 - 50 years ago this week: The Oak Hill Rest Home on Hargrove Road continued operation as a skilled nursing facility, with the state renewing the licenses of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Clayton for another year. The Claytons agreed to either better the housing situation at the home or to build another elsewhere. 19121
January 21st, 2013
Water, sewer revenue falls far below projections - TUSCALOOSA | Before the start of the 2013 fiscal year on Oct. 1, city officials expected to see revenue from water and sewer services reach $9.8 million by now. Turns out, those predictions have fallen about $845,000 short. 19120
January 21st, 2013
Events planned in honor of MLK Day - TUSCALOOSA | The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will host a traveling exhibit from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, “Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote.” The exhibit will officially open today, after the annual Unity March that will end with a ceremony at the museum. 19119
January 21st, 2013
College News: 1/20 - 19118
January 20th, 2013
Lend a Hand: Mardi Paws pooch parade will benefit three charities - TUSCALOOSA | Next month, Tuscaloosa pet owners can celebrate Mardi Gras with their pooches. 19117
January 20th, 2013
Military News: 1/20 - 19116
January 20th, 2013
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If you live in the Tuscaloosa area and you either have or want a website, I'd be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and provide a quote.
Thanks,
Dan -
Tuscaloosa Website Design
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SullivanSiteSolutions.com

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