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Jefferson County files bankruptcy exit plan - BIRMINGHAM | Attorneys for Jefferson County filed a 101-page plan Sunday to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. The plan calls for cutting the county's $4.2 billion debt by more than $1.2 billion and raising sewer rates annually by 7.41 percent for four years. Rates would rise by 3.49 percent annually for an undetermined amount of years after that. Most of the $4.2 billion debt stems from bonds that funded sewer system repairs. Commissioners have approved agreements with 11 creditors that hold the bulk of the countys sewer debt. The agreement calls for paying the creditors about $1.835 billion instead of $3.078 billion, and county attorney Ken Klee has said JPMorgan will give up about $842 million of its overall $1.2 billion in the county's sewer debt. Commissioner George Bowman has opposed the plan, which he has said puts too much of a burden on people in his district. The plan must be approved by Thomas Bennett, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. Bennett has scheduled a hearing to consider approving a proposed disclosure statement on Aug. 6. The statement essentially provides creditors with information about the county so theyll be able to make an informed vote on whether to approve the exit plan. County officials are looking to exit the bankruptcy by Dec. 20. 20628
June 30th, 2013
School news: 6/30 - Pickens Academy: The following students received awards from the Alabama Independent School Association: 20627
June 30th, 2013
College news: 6/30 - Judson College: Family, students and friends filled Alumnae Auditorium on the campus of Judson College in Marion Saturday for the college’s 175th annual commencement. 20626
June 30th, 2013
Nonprofit to build new subdivision - The Westside Community Development Corp. will break ground in July on Louis Barnett Jr. Estates, a subdivision that will offer home ownership to families in west Tuscaloosa. 20625
June 30th, 2013
New education standards factor in student race, economic status - Beginning this fall, Alabama public schools will be under a new state-created academic accountability system that sets different goals for students in math and reading based on their race, economic status, ability to speak English and disabilities. 20624
June 30th, 2013
Undercover operation in Pickens County nets four arrests - An undercover operation in Pickens County led to four arrests this week. 20623
June 29th, 2013
TUSCALOOSA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6: Retired firefighter seeks first office - A former Tuscaloosa firefighter has announced he will seek his first elected office by challenging incumbent Councilman Bob Lundell. 20622
June 29th, 2013
Parking permit rates to rise at University of Alabama this fall - Parking permit rates for students, staff and faculty at the University of Alabama will increase by as much as $30 in some cases for the 2013-2014 academic year. 20621
June 29th, 2013
Two new associate deans appointed at the University of Alabama - Two University of Alabama faculty members have been appointed associate deans in the College of Arts and Sciences. 20620
June 29th, 2013
University of Alabama advertising and public relations students create cool campaign - Some UA seniors majoring in advertising and public relations got more than hands-on experience and a good grade when they designed an advertising campaign for a young frozen yogurt chain this spring. They convinced top executives of the company that owns the chain to use some of their ideas. 20619
June 29th, 2013
Plan will give Alabama voters free IDs - MONTGOMERY | Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman says her office has a plan that will allow any eligible voter to receive free photo identification. 20618
June 29th, 2013
Federal judge blocks part of new Ala. abortion law - BIRMINGHAM | A federal judge temporarily barred a key part of Alabama’s new abortion clinic law from taking effect Friday, ruling he needed more time to review claims by clinic operators who challenged it. 20617
June 28th, 2013
Red light cameras planned for Tuscaloosa's dangerous intersections - Tuscaloosa drivers should think twice before taking a chance on a yellow light. A red light camera has been monitoring drivers at the intersection of 15th Street and Sixth Avenue for about three weeks. Five more will eventually be placed at the city's most dangerous intersections. 20616
June 28th, 2013
University of Alabama law school dean to retire at the end of June - The dean for the University of Alabama School of Law plans to retire from the post at the end of June. 20615
June 28th, 2013
Rascal Flatts tickets go on sale today at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater - TUSCALOOSA | Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for the Rascal Flatts concert this fall. 20614
June 28th, 2013
Local prosecutor earns honor as District Attorney of the Year in Alabama - The prosecutor who represents Bibb, Hale and Perry counties has been named District Attorney of the Year. Michael Jackson received the honor Thursday at the annual Alabama District Attorneys Association summer conference in Orange Beach. 20613
June 28th, 2013
Loop Road closures to continue until next week - TUSCALOOSA | Utility relocation work will keep Loop Road closed almost every day until next week, city officials say. 20612
June 28th, 2013
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International CEO bids farewell - Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance marked the change in leadership Thursday as Markus Schaefer, the auto assembly plant's president and CEO for the last three years, bid farewell to the employees — or as he likes to say, his team members. 20611
June 27th, 2013
Former Greene County circuit clerk found guilty of stealing more than $138,000 - Jurors in Greene County found the former circuit clerk guilty of stealing more than $138,000 while she was in office. 20610
June 27th, 2013
Corner Store at southern edge of University of Alabama demolished - Construction crews are expected to complete the demolition of the Corner store at the intersection of Paul W. Bryant Drive and 8th Avenue on the southern edge of the University of Alabama campus by this weekend. 20609
June 27th, 2013
Walt Maddox launches third campaign for mayor - TUSCALOOSA | Walt Maddox officially announced his bid for a third term as Tuscaloosa's mayor today via the Internet. 20608
June 27th, 2013
Demolition of storm-damaged homes resumes in Holt - Demolition resumed Wednesday on storm-damaged homes in Holt. 20607
June 27th, 2013
Cottondale senator to seek second term in Alabama Legislature - State Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, announced Wednesday that he will seek a second term in office. 20606
June 27th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County focusing on aerospace industry - Last week, industry recruiters from across Alabama visited the Paris Air Show, making pitches to international aeronautics-related industries executives. This week, they’re back home figuring out how their areas fit into the state’s growing aeronautics industry. 20605
June 27th, 2013
Area students are Upward Bound with special program - Nearly 100 high school students from Tuscaloosa, Greene and Pickens counties are trading part of their summer break for a chance to improve their chances of a college education by attending a six-week summer program at Stillman College as part of Upward Bound, a federally funded program to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds complete high school and college. 20604
June 27th, 2013
Samaritan's Purse volunteers honored for tornado aid - The local community honored volunteers who have maintained a constant presence in Tuscaloosa since the April 27, 2011, tornado Wednesday night. Families whose homes were rebuilt or repaired by Samaritan's Purse, an international nondenominational Christian volunteer organization based in Boone, N.C., were given the opportunity to thank and say goodbye to the volunteers. 20603
June 27th, 2013
New hotel site yields treasure trove of artifacts from Tuscaloosas past - The dirt at the corner of University Boulevard and Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa has fascinating stories to tell. The former site of the CityFest parking lot — soon to be an Embassy Suites hotel — was layered with artifacts from nearly 200 years of the city and state’s history, according to researchers from the Office of Archaeological Research at the University of Alabama who excavated the site in preparation for construction. 20602
June 27th, 2013
Supreme Court ruling worries blacks in Shelby County - COLUMBIANA | Much has changed in Shelby County since Congress passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect minority rights at the polls, but much hasn’t. 20601
June 26th, 2013
Mayor issues order to create student rental housing market task force - Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox issued an executive order today to create a task force to study the student rental housing market in the city. 20600
June 26th, 2013
YMCA Barnes branch still accepting campers at new location - TUSCALOOSA | The Benjamin Barnes YMCA has a new camp location and is still looking to enroll kids for the summer. 20599
June 26th, 2013
Alabama student earns Federal Highway Administration research fellowship - The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded an Eisenhower Grant for Research Fellowship to a University of Alabama senior in civil engineering, who will spend the summer working at a federal research center in Virginia. 20598
June 26th, 2013
Tuscaloosa up for revitalization award; voting ends June 30 - People have until June 30 to vote for Tuscaloosa in a contest for a downtown revitalization award from the Benjamin Moore paint manufacturing company. 20597
June 26th, 2013
Tuscaloosa set to carry out downtown plan - TUSCALOOSA | The city's Planning and Developmental Services is ready to implement the Greater Downtown Plan. 20596
June 26th, 2013
Prevost named new dean of Alabama's nursing school - TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama has named Suzanne S. Prevost as the next dean of Capstone College of Nursing. Prevost is scheduled to begin work Aug. 16, succeeding Sara Barger, who is stepping down as dean. 20595
June 26th, 2013
Owners say police shot and killed pet dog - NORTHPORT | The Northport police shot and killed a pit bull on its owner's front porch Monday. According to police, the dog was running loose, growled and charged at officers, but neighbors say the dog showed no aggression and was killed despite their pleas to save the animal. 20594
June 25th, 2013
Alabama leaders largely pleased by voting rights ruling - CALERA | Alabama's governor and other state leaders praised a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that halts the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act. 20593
June 25th, 2013
Hotel gets go-ahead over cries to preserve historic homes - TUSCALOOSA | Pleas for preservation failed Monday night as the Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a variance for a proposed extended stay hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa. 20592
June 25th, 2013
Tuscaloosa News wins 14 awards at APA's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest - The Tuscaloosa News won 14 awards in the Alabama Press Association's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for Best Sports Pages, Best Sports Single Event Story, Best Local Sports Column and Best Headline. 20591
June 25th, 2013
Northport lawyer sues convenience store chain - A Northport man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Mapco Express, nearly two months after hackers gained access to the company's credit card payment processing systems. 20590
June 25th, 2013
TUSCALOOSA CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7: Candidate offers voters strong voice' - A judicial assistant at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse has announced her intention to seek the District 7 City Council seat now held by William Tinker. 20589
June 25th, 2013
Variances granted for retail development - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa Zoning Board of Adjustment on Monday unanimously approved nine variances for a retail development planned for the former Cedar Crest neighborhood. 20588
June 25th, 2013
Board says restaurant operates as a bar - TUSCALOOSA | With a 3-2 vote, the Tuscaloosa Zoning Board of Adjustment on Monday upheld a ruling by the city’s lead zoning officer who found that Archibald and Woodrow’s BBQ is operating as a nightclub in violation of city ordinances. 20587
June 25th, 2013
Which coach should Central High's sports facilities honor? - A group of 118 graduates from Tuscaloosa High School, which under a federal court desegregation order merged with Druid City High School in 1979 to form Central High School, wants to name Central High School's football field, baseball field and basketball court in honor of William “Billy” Henderson. But on Nov. 27, 2012, the city school board unanimously voted to name Central High School's athletics facilities in honor of Lue C. Mims Jr. after a petition was filed by the Tuscaloosa chapter of the NAACP and numerous Druid City High School graduates. 20586
June 25th, 2013
Forestry rules in West Alabama - When it comes to making a living off the land, forestry rules in West Alabama. But when it comes to agriculture, the menu includes chicken, beef or catfish. 20585
June 25th, 2013
Alabama secretary of state race drawing candidates - MONTGOMERY | The election to replace outgoing Secretary of State Beth Chapman is turning into a contest that includes a state lawmaker, a current and former judge. 20584
June 24th, 2013
Looking Back: 6/24 - 50 years ago this week: Attorneys for University of Alabama football coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant planned to question Atlanta Journal Sports Editor Furman Bisher about his part in a Saturday Evening Post football “fix” article, in which Bryant was accused of conspiring with former University of Georgia Athletic Director Wallace Butts to rig the outcome of the 1962 Georgia-Alabama football game, a game in which Alabama crushed the Bulldogs 35-0. 20583
June 24th, 2013
Alabama-Cuba Initiative gives rise to new play at UA - Although many things have changed since 2009, when Frank Egusquiza was last in Tuscaloosa as part of the Cuban-American research exchange that became “Un Sueno De Una Noche De Verano,” the familiarity of the city's faces and places outweighs its differences. 20582
June 24th, 2013
Tuscaloosa County to assist Ol Colony with $1.1 million in renovations - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa County Commission plans to give $375,000 toward the renovations of Ol’ Colony Golf course. The money makes up about one-third of the $1.1 million needed to renovate the golf course, including planting new greens. The 7,041-yard course, built on 592 acres near Munny Sokol Park at a cost of $7 million in 2000, is home to the University of Alabama golf program, which has a practice facility there but does not host matches or tournaments. The county’s money will be joined with $375,000 from UA and a proposed $375,000 from the city of Tuscaloosa, although Tuscaloosa has not formally approved the expenditure yet, said Becky Booker, director of public relations and marketing for the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. The expenditure is expected to be discussed by the council soon. 20581
June 24th, 2013
Portuguese city is former royal playground - SINTRA, Portugal | With sunshine bathing its multicolored facades against a backdrop of deep blue sky, the Pena Palace in Sintra is like a castle seen through a kaleidoscope. 20580
June 23rd, 2013
Boys State: 6/23 - The 76th American Legion Alabama Boys State was held at the University of Alabama the week of June 15. 20579
June 23rd, 2013
College News: 6/23 - Auburn University at Montgomery: Brittany Brown of Demopolis was recently honored by the Auburn University at Montgomery School of Education with a Luau Scholarship award. 20578
June 23rd, 2013
School News: 6/23 - Holy Spirit Catholic High School: Holy Spirit Catholic High School’s honors convocation awards ceremony took place May 16 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The following awards were given: 20577
June 23rd, 2013
LEND A HAND: Students help raise awareness of city's new bike safety law - In a contest sponsored by the Druid City Bicycle Club and Queen City Cycles, students in Tricia Schuster's art class at Holy Spirit Catholic School were challenged to create a billboard design to teach motorists that they should not pass cyclists unless they can allow at least 3 feet of clearance. 20576
June 23rd, 2013
Tuskegee Airmen teach high school students about aviation - ATLANTA | Some of the U.S. military’s first black aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen, have undertaken another mission: helping high school students rise above obstacles in their pursuit of aviation careers through a program that also aims to ensure the survival of the Tuskegee legacy. 20575
June 23rd, 2013
Three injured in fight at Lake View club - Three people were taken to hospitals in Jefferson County after a stabbing incident at Lakeview Country Club in Lake View at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 20574
June 23rd, 2013
South Alabama mosque faces opposition - MOBILE | Dianne S. Howard opposes plans by the Islamic Society of Mobile to expand its mosque just feet from her home, yards away behind a wooden fence. Never mind that the dilapidated brick mosque, which is painted a pale yellow with white trim, is in visible need of an overhaul. For one, she said, traffic that’s already bad during Friday afternoon prayers would only get worse if the mosque were enlarged. But her concerns — like those of others in her neighborhood — go beyond the number of cars that fill the parking lot. Three men who had attended the mosque have been indicted on federal terror charges, Howard noted, including the son of the longtime president. And young men seem to argue a lot in the parking lot after services, she said. The American Civil Liberties Union says dozens of construction or expansion projects involving mosques have run into opposition in more than 30 states, with increased traffic often cited as the major concern. The mosque in Mobile is one of them. 20573
June 23rd, 2013
Ham operators reach out by radio - 20572
June 23rd, 2013
No deadline for restarting Shelton State presidential search - The chancellor of the Alabama Community College System is still reviewing the system's presidential search policy and has no timeline for an announcement of his recommendations for any improvements, a spokesman said. 20571
June 23rd, 2013
Museum exhibit highlights humanity of immigration debate - TUSCALOOSA | A new exhibit at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum features an array of contemporary religious paintings by mostly untrained artists as a thank-you for safe travel across the U.S.-Mexico border. 20570
June 23rd, 2013
Fleetwood homeowners say mining blasts cause problems - Several members of the Fleetwood community say nearby strip mining has caused serious structural problems to their homes and property. Six people who live in the small community along Alabama Highway 216 filed a lawsuit in March against Black Warrior Minerals Inc., the Walker County-based company that operated the Fleetwood Mine. They say the dynamite blasts used at the strip-mining site have caused their house foundations and sheetrock to crack, among other problems. 20569
June 23rd, 2013
Harrison Parkway closed starting Monday - James I. Harrison Jr. Parkway between Southwind Drive and Albright Road will be closed for five days starting Monday at 8 a.m. 20568
June 22nd, 2013
Jury decides gunman acted in self-defense - A Tuscaloosa County man was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his neighbor in 2010, a jury decided Thursday. 20567
June 22nd, 2013
Alumnus to donate $40 million to Auburn business college - AUBURN | Birmingham businessman Raymond J. Harbert has committed to giving $40 million to the Auburn University College of Business. School officials say it’s the largest gift in the university’s history. 20566
June 22nd, 2013
Police seek tips in cold murder case - It’s been 13 years since Dionte Petty was struck by a stray bullet fired at the Citizens Club on U.S. Highway 11. No one has been charged in his death. “We continue to routinely review older cases and apply new technology to reach a conclusion on these cases,” said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Sgt. Dale Phillips. 20565
June 22nd, 2013
Symposium to honor professor at UA - The 2013 Whetstone/Seaman Symposium at the University of Alabama next week will honor UA professor of philosophy Rekha Nath, winner of the Whetstone/Seaman Faculty Development Award. The symposium, sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on June 26 at UA’s Ferguson Theater and is open to the public. 20564
June 22nd, 2013
Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club to start 24-hour broadcast marathon today - Members of the Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Club will wrap up Amateur Radio Week by broadcasting for 24 straight hours beginning this afternoon. 20563
June 22nd, 2013
Teen ministry brings Crud Wars' on Monday - TUSCALOOSA | Summer time in Tuscaloosa isn't about staying clean, cool and refreshed. It's about being uncomfortably hot, sticky and in constant need of a shower. 20562
June 22nd, 2013
Tuscaloosa unemployment up in May - Tuscaloosa County's unemployment rate rose in May to 5.6 percent, up 0.4 percent from May. Figures released Friday continued to show the state's more populous counties and those in the northern half of the state faring better than counties in the southern half of the state, which includes the Black Belt counties that historically have some of the highest unemployment. 20561
June 22nd, 2013
United Way volunteers turn action into accomplishments - TUSCALOOSA | The United Way of West Alabama's sixth annual Day of Action on Friday turned into a day of accomplishments. 20560
June 22nd, 2013
Searchers find body of University of Alabama student missing in river - LOCUST FORK | Searchers have found the body of a University of Alabama student who went missing during a river rafting trip in Blount County. 20559
June 21st, 2013
Loop Road closures to continue - TUSCALOOSA | Loop Road will be closed on weekdays starting at 7 a.m. on Monday and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday until further notice, according to the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation. 20558
June 21st, 2013
Free dance to be held for people with disabilities - TUSCALOOSA | A summer fun dance for people with disabilities will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway. The free dance will be hosted by the Mayor’s Advisory Council for People with Diverse Abilities. 20557
June 21st, 2013
Event focuses on rural veterans mental health - TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama School of Social Work will host a brown bag lunch on June 27 featuring a presentation by an associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine about the mental health needs of rural veterans. 20556
June 21st, 2013
Woman in extortion case moved to Aliceville prison - A Kentucky woman convicted of trying to extort millions in cash, cars and a house from University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino has a new federal home. 20555
June 21st, 2013
Host families needed for 23 Chinese children - Host families are needed for 23 children from China who will visit Tuscaloosa next month as part of a cultural exchange camp. 20554
June 21st, 2013
TUSCALOOSA CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 3: Crow wants to utilize business skills - TUSCALOOSA | Tuscaloosa native and business owner Norman Crow on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education District 3 seat, which is now held by Sena Stewart. 20553
June 21st, 2013
10 named community for improving lives in West Alabama - TUSCALOOSA | The Community Foundation of West Alabama met at Indian Hills Country Club on Thursday to honor 10 people who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of people in West Alabama. 20552
June 21st, 2013
2 UA graduate students to meet Nobel laureates - Two graduate students from the University of Alabama scheduled to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany describe the event as an exciting chance to interact with some of the brightest minds in science. 20551
June 21st, 2013
Rescuers search for UA student - CUST FORK | Dozens of law officers, rescue squad members and volunteers on Thursday searched for a University of Alabama student who disappeared during a tubing trip with friends on a river in Blount County. 20550
June 21st, 2013
A grateful community thanks Samaritans Purse - TUSCALOOSA | Next week, 32 families who lost their homes in the April 27, 2011, tornado will honor the volunteers who helped rebuild or repair their houses. 20549
June 21st, 2013
Self-driving vehicles on the horizon - TUSCALOOSA | You won’t be able to sit in the back seat and read the newspaper on your drive to work anytime soon, but new technology being added to cars will be taking the self-driving car out of the realm of science fiction and into the dealer showroom sooner than you think. 20548
June 21st, 2013
Tuscaloosa Public Library turning to community for help in setting future plan - TUSCALOOSA | Consultants are assisting the Tuscaloosa Public Library in a renewed strategic planning process that will soon turn to the public for assistance. 20547
June 20th, 2013
People still can volunteer for Fridays Day of Action - TUSCALOOSA | Although online registration is closed, people can volunteer for Friday’s Day of Action sponsored by the United Way of West Alabama. 20546
June 20th, 2013
Applebees to host breakfast fundraiser - NORTHPORT | Proceeds from a Saturday breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill in Northport will benefit a nonprofit group that grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. 20545
June 20th, 2013
Company wraps up river cleanup after oil spill - Crews with Hunt Refining Co. on Tuesday finished cleaning 168 gallons of crude oil that spilled into the Black Warrior River sometime Monday. 20544
June 20th, 2013
Animal shelter under scrutiny - TUSCALOOSA | After more than two months of being closed for renovations, the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter opened this week, accepting animals and setting up adoptions. But the Tuscaloosa County Commission wants to conduct a study to examine the current contract with the shelter’s management and explore alternative management options. 20543
June 20th, 2013
Tuscaloosa mixed-use development could displace Central Plaza businesses - TUSCALOOSA | With a recently unveiled development proposed for the intersection of 10th Avenue and 15th Street, Tuscaloosa's residential growth shows no signs of slowing. But if the $42 million residential/retail project clears the city's bureaucratic hurdles, it stands to displace several longtime businesses, including the 15th Street Diner, in the Central Plaza shopping center. The planned development comes as Mayor Walt Maddox is organizing a task force to examine the city's stock of apartments, particularly apartments designed for college students. The mayor also wants the task force to examine policies regulating such developments in the future. 20542
June 20th, 2013
Tuscaloosa city, county education leaders upset about 'failing schools' listings - TUSCALOOSA | Local K-12 education leaders aren't happy four of their schools — Davis-Emerson Middle, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Westlawn Middle and Central High — were slapped with a “failing schools” label this week, but they say they're already working on plans to improve academic performance. 20541
June 20th, 2013
Former state senator and Folsom adviser Fuller Kimbrell dies at 103 - Fuller Kimbrell was an avid storyteller. At 103 years old, he had a lot of stories to tell. Kimbrell grew up poor in rural Fayette County and became an influential player in state government during the years of James E. "Big Jim" Folsom and George C. Wallace. He died Monday, just five days short of his 104th birthday. 20540
June 19th, 2013
Faucett Vestavia Elementary students work on school safety as project - NORTHPORT | As part of a school math project, second graders at Faucett Vestavia collected data about their favorite book characters this spring. But in May with only 13 days left in the school year, some of the students wanted the project to have a more serious focus. They wanted to do a survey on how their school could be made safer. 20539
June 19th, 2013
Money allocated for new homes - 20538
June 19th, 2013
Tuscaloosa City Council Action: 6/19 - 20537
June 19th, 2013
Northport delays speed bump decision - NORTHPORT | The Northport City Council has delayed a decision on placing speed bumps on 30th Avenue near West Circle until its next meeting on July 8. 20536
June 19th, 2013
Fincher joins race to replace Jo Bonner - Republican state Rep. Chad Fincher of Semmes has joined the crowded field to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner in Alabama’s 1st District congressional race. 20535
June 19th, 2013
Bentley reinstating merit raises for state employees - MONTGOMERY | Many Alabama state employees are going to get their first raise in five years, and it could be up to 5 percent. 20534
June 19th, 2013
Crews work overnight to clean Black Warrior River oil spill - Crews with Hunt Refining Co. worked overnight to clean about four barrels of oil that spilled into the Black Warrior River on Monday. 20533
June 19th, 2013
Alabamas new tax credits will be limited to transfers - MONTGOMERY | Alabama’s Department of Revenue determined the state’s new private school tax credits don’t apply to students who are already in private schools, even if they live in zones where failing public schools operate. 20532
June 19th, 2013
Streets vacated for new project - TUSCALOOSA | Two streets between McFarland Boulevard and Dr. Edward Hillard Drive were vacated Tuesday by the City Council to make way for a new, $50 million shopping center. 20531
June 19th, 2013
City Board of Education opens admission to University Place, changes visitor policy - TUSCALOOSA | The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education on Tuesday approved opening admission at University Place elementary and middle schools to all students living in any Tuscaloosa City School zone, including students who don’t already attend a Tuscaloosa city school. 20530
June 19th, 2013
No sports program at magnet middle school - TUSCALOOSA | There will be no sports at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School next school year. 20529
June 19th, 2013
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