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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2014-09


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TUSCALOOSA CITY COUNCIL ACTION: Sept. 30 - The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action at its Tuesday night meeting: 26406
September 30th, 2014
Bolta incentive payment approved by City Council - In keeping with the commitment that helped lure the manufacturer to Tuscaloosa, a City Council committee on Tuesday approved a $250,000 incentive payment to Bolta Werke GmbH. 26405
September 30th, 2014
City Council declares Focus building surplus - A unanimous vote by the Tuscaloosa City Council has readied the downtown building now used by Focus on Senior Citizens for sale. 26404
September 30th, 2014
Trial begins for former Alabama education official - A former state Department of Education official used her position to manipulate the awarding of federal stimulus funds and provide millions to the company that employed her husband, a prosecutor told a jury during the first day of her trial Tuesday. 26403
September 30th, 2014
Ex-Auburn player tells jury what happened before slaying - A former Auburn University football player says there was an argument shortly before a shooting that wounded him and killed two former teammates at a pool party in 2012. 26402
September 30th, 2014
Workshops in Tuscaloosa offer insight into gardening, composting - Hands-on gardening workshops sponsored by the Druid City Garden Project will be held this fall to help residents create food in their own backyards. 26401
September 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa's Dreamland Bar-B-Que a top 10 item on David Letterman show - Before tapings of “Late Show with David Letterman,” the longtime host visits with his audience for a few minutes. Monday, there appeared to be at least one Crimson Tide supporter, and fan of Dreamland barbecue, in the conversation. 26400
September 30th, 2014
Second University of Alabama student arrested for making threats - A second University of Alabama student has been arrested for allegedly making threats in the wake of an ominous online post on Sept. 21 that sparked alarm among some students and has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by campus police. 26399
September 30th, 2014
Trial date set for man accused in shooting at Copper Top bar in Tuscaloosa - A December trial date has been set for the man accused of injuring 18 people after opening fire at the Copper Top bar in 2012. 26398
September 30th, 2014
Auburn man convicted of biting off part of brother's ear - An Auburn man accused of biting off part of his brother's ear has been found guilty of domestic violence. 26397
September 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy to host My Brother's Keeper forum - Organizers have changed the site of a Saturday forum that will discuss barriers and strategies for success for minority men and boys. 26396
September 30th, 2014
Public invited to welcome home veterans at Tuscaloosa airport - Organizers of the Tuscaloosa Honor Flight invite the public to welcome home 84 World War II and Korean War veterans at 8:30 p.m. 26395
September 30th, 2014
Alabama hunters urged not to kill deer with orange collars - The state Conservation Department is asking hunters not to kill white-tailed deer that have been equipped with orange radio neck collars in four locations across the state. 26394
September 30th, 2014
Effort begins to secure site for new Holt High School - The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is asking landowners in the Holt school zone to submit their land for consideration as a potential site for a new Holt High School. 26393
September 30th, 2014
Suspects sought in sign incident at County High-Hillcrest game - 26392
September 30th, 2014
Tracey Grissom's attorney seeks new trial - Keeping the promise he made just more than three weeks ago, Tracey Grissom’s attorney has asked that his client get another day in court. 26391
September 30th, 2014
Focus on Senior Citizens building sale may be today - The discussion before tonight’s vote to advance the sale of a downtown building now used by Focus on Senior Citizens could be contentious. 26390
September 30th, 2014
Man denied bond in 2013 killings of uncle and friend - judge denied bond Monday for a man accused in the 2013 deaths of his uncle and a friend. 26389
September 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa NAACP branch hosting community relations forum - Recent troubles between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve prompted some local leaders to take a look at what's going on in Tuscaloosa. 26388
September 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame to hold ceremony today - The public is invited to attend today’s ceremony for the 2014 inductees into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame. 26387
September 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County School forums begin in Brookwood - The first in a series of forums about the Tuscaloosa County School System's strategic plan will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brookwood High School, 12250 George Richmond Parkway. 26386
September 30th, 2014
Musicians plan benefit concert in Alabama for Percy Sledge - When one of their own is in a place of need, local musicians are quick to answer the call for help. 26385
September 29th, 2014
Man struck and killed by train in Birmingham - Police in Birmingham are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a train as he tried to cross the tracks. 26384
September 29th, 2014
For hummingbirds in West Alabama, fall is a season of flight - The hummingbirds people in West Alabama see feeding now are preparing for a trek hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico. 26383
September 29th, 2014
St. Matthias in Tuscaloosa to bless pets at festival - St. Matthias Episcopal Church will have a blessing of the pets festival from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. 26382
September 29th, 2014
Lawson State in Birmingham receives $10 million federal grant - An Alabama community college is a major recipient of one of the job training grants announced by the Obama administration. 26381
September 29th, 2014
Settlement reached in Birmingham excessive force suit - A settlement has been reached in a dispute involving five Birmingham police officers and a man who said they used excessive force during his arrest. 26380
September 29th, 2014
Alabama teenager severely injured in ATV crash - An Alabama teenager is hospitalized after he was severely injured in a wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle. 26379
September 29th, 2014
Former congressman to speak at American Legion seminar Tuesday in Northport - Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner will speak Tuesday at the American Legion seminar in Northport. 26378
September 29th, 2014
Man stabbed during drunken argument about religion in Tuscaloosa - An alcohol-fueled argument about religion turned violent early Saturday morning when a suspect cut and stabbed a victim, authorities said. 26377
September 29th, 2014
Scavenger hunt in Tuscaloosa to raise money for cancer research - When Tuscaloosa mom Heather Ryan was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at 32 years old, she was shocked, but she believed that God had a purpose. 26376
September 29th, 2014
Shelton State offers truck driver training course - Truck driving training classes will be available beginning in October at Shelton State Community College’s Demopolis training site. 26375
September 29th, 2014
5-year-old child struck by Alabama sheriff's vehicle - A 5-year-old child is recovering after being struck by a Chambers County sheriff's vehicle in Valley. 26374
September 29th, 2014
Prosecution resumes in Auburn triple slaying - Prosecutors are presenting more witnesses in the trial of a man accused of killing two one-time Auburn football players and a third person. 26373
September 29th, 2014
Alabama high school football player dies after collapsing in game - An Alabama high school football player who collapsed on the field during a game has died. 26372
September 29th, 2014
LOOKING BACK: Sept. 29 - 26371
September 29th, 2014
Obama acknowledges contradictory policy on Syria - WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes. 26370
September 29th, 2014
Tuscaloosa man killed in crash on Bear Creek Road - 26369
September 29th, 2014
University of West Alabama panel recommends two to lead school - BIRMINGHAM | The presidential search committee at the University of West Alabama has recommended UWA's business college dean and the campus' interim president to the board of trustees for consideration as candidates to succeed former President Richard Holland. 26368
September 29th, 2014
Government takes on net neutrality issue; FCC will deliberate about Internet speed after record 3.7 million comments from public - WASHINGTON | Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after the public submitted a record 3.7 million comments on the subject — more than double the number filed with the regulatory agency after Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl. 26367
September 29th, 2014
A special anniversary: United Way's Frannie Clark knows the value of work - Monday through Thursday, Frannie Clark listens to the stories of people who call the 211 information and referral line at the United Way of West Alabama in search of assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing. Clark said those who depend on him to get aid within the organization's 26 agencies help him live independently. 26366
September 29th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Belles will host the first Heritage 5K Costume Run on Saturday - 26365
September 29th, 2014
License for Alabama mayor suspended after DUI arrest - The mayor of a north Alabama city is preparing for life without a license after being arrested on a DUI charge. 26364
September 28th, 2014
Alabama school system launching saliva-based drug tests - School leaders in Athens say the district will begin using saliva samples in their revived random student drug testing program. 26363
September 28th, 2014
City transit service is popular on game days - It’s not just Alabama football players who got a rest this weekend. 26362
September 27th, 2014
Tuscaloosa residents unite in a day of help - Jennifer Jackson-Bolden has been dislocated from her Alberta home since the April 27, 2011, tornado felled two trees onto her house. 26361
September 27th, 2014
LEND A HAND: Rett syndrome fundraiser unites parents, caregivers - The Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance will host its second annual 5K and fun walk on Saturday at Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa to raise awareness of a rare genetic disorder. The event is intended to honor the life of Breanna Leatherwood, a 16-year-old girl with Rett syndrome who died in 2013. 26360
September 27th, 2014
Jazz trumpeter to be at University of Alabama on Friday - Jazz musician Dave Douglas will be at the University of Alabama in early October for a pair of concerts and a master class. 26359
September 27th, 2014
THEATER REVIEW: 'Hardbody' production sympathetic, good-looking - From Theatre Tuscaloosa's warm production of the 2012 musical “Hands on a Hardbody,” it's easy to see how this charming show, based on a documentary, itself based on an endurance contest where the last person standing wins the truck (car, boat, ATV), made it to Broadway. 26358
September 27th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame ceremony is Tuesday - The public is invited to attend Tuesday’s ceremony for the 2014 inductees into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame. 26357
September 27th, 2014
Tuscaloosa streets will be swept this week - The Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation will sweep these general areas this week. 26356
September 27th, 2014
The 48 children featured in mall display have a common dream — to be adopted - Every face has a story to tell. The 48 children staring back at shoppers from portraits on display in the mall have something in common: They are all part of the Alabama foster care system and have a desire to be adopted into a loving family. 26355
September 27th, 2014
Fayette readies for Frog Level Festival next weekend - Throughout the months of September and October, the streets of Fayette are lined with frogs. The slimy green amphibians take on the form of wood cutouts decked out in a firefighter's uniform or a cowboy getup or other styles of clothing based on the establishment they represent. 26354
September 27th, 2014
Plenty for people to do in October as University of Alabama football goes on the road, including Kentuck, Moundville festivals - Whoa, so there’s only one Crimson Tide home game in October? Guess we can take the month off, huh? Well, no. October is always one of the richest activity-heavy months in the area, from Hallo-ween events to beloved, longtime annuals such as the Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Native American Festival. 26353
September 27th, 2014
Alabama health department investigating hepatitis A - The Alabama Department of Public Health is investigating three cases of hepatitis A in Clarke County in southwest Alabama. 26352
September 27th, 2014
Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan seeks 2nd term - The race for Alabama agriculture commissioner is a lopsided contest, with Republican incumbent John McMillan leading his Democratic opponent in fundraising, endorsements and name recognition. 26351
September 27th, 2014
Alabama All Veterans and Family Reunion weekend ride - 26350
September 27th, 2014
Bama Brew and Que winners announced - Organizers of the Bama Brew and Que said that cooking teams donated more 425 pounds of Boston butts to Caring Days Adult Daycare and Temporary Emergency Services of Tuscaloosa. The Bama Brew and Que on Sept. 12-13 at Sokol Park’s Ray Jenkins Arena featured 35 backyard and professional teams from Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. 26349
September 26th, 2014
Central High will host My Brother's Keeper minority forum Oct. 4 - Central High School will host a forum on Oct. 4 that will discuss barriers and strategies for success for minority men and boys. 26348
September 26th, 2014
Demopolis Miss Christmas on the River pageants coming soon - The Demopolis Miss Christmas on the River pageants will begin Oct. 4 at the Demopolis Civic Center along the Tombigbee River. 26347
September 26th, 2014
University of Alabama's Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha raise, donate $12,500 to charity - University of Alabama Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity raised $12,500 in September to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 26346
September 26th, 2014
Admission is free at Buy for Rise sale on Saturday - Admission is free for today’s Buy for Rise clearance sale, featuring items from local merchants discounted up to 90 percent off the regular prices. 26345
September 26th, 2014
Funeral is Saturday for education pioneer who opened first licensed pre-K program in Tuscaloosa - A funeral will be held today for Emma Henderson, a pioneer of education in Tuscaloosa and the state. 26344
September 26th, 2014
High School football scores - 26343
September 26th, 2014
BFGoodrich rolls out advanced generation of all-terrain tires that bring more job security for workers in Tuscaloosa - In June, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance rolled out its first C-Class sedans — a new generation of the automaker’s best selling vehicle. This month, BFGoodrich, the oldest member of Tuscaloosa County’s automotive-related manufacturers, rolled out its newest generation — the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire. 26342
September 26th, 2014
Alabama public employees' groups lose at high court - The Alabama State Employees Association and Alabama Education Association have lost a lawsuit over a state law that cut off a major source of their funding for political activity. 26341
September 26th, 2014
WWI exhibit to open at downtown Tuscaloosa gallery Saturday - The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa will feature “Glimpses of the Great War,” a collection of materials from World War I veterans and their families, Saturday through Oct. 3. 26340
September 26th, 2014
Lawyer: Court committee named to investigate Alabama federal judge - A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge says a committee has been appointed to handle a court investigation of his client, who's accused of hitting his wife in an Atlanta hotel room. 26339
September 26th, 2014
University of Alabama classes to continue as scheduled Monday as investigation into threat continues - Classes at the University of Alabama will continue as scheduled on Monday, though campus police continue to “aggressively” investigate a comment posted on a YouTube video last weekend. 26338
September 26th, 2014
Pay gaps remain between races, genders in Alabama - The good news for Alabama is that household incomes rose slightly in 2013. The bad news is that pay equity - both racial and gender-based - has a long way to go. 26337
September 26th, 2014
Trial begins for man charged in Auburn slayings - An Alabama jury is scheduled to hear opening statements in the capital murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting two former Auburn University football players. 26336
September 26th, 2014
Former Jefferson County doctor loses appeal to get license back - A former Jefferson County physician has lost his appeal to get his medical license back. 26335
September 26th, 2014
Alabama Education Association becomes Parker Griffith's biggest contributor - The state teachers' organization, the Alabama Education Association, has become the biggest contributor to Democrat Parker Griffith's campaign for governor. 26334
September 26th, 2014
Men might get out of prison early in Bibb County church arsons - A Bibb County judge has decided that two men convicted of burning several rural Alabama churches in 2006 can be released from state prison early. But that doesn't mean they will be getting out immediately. 26333
September 26th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County school board wants assurances from Northport ahead of projects - Some members of the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education aren't so sure about immediately moving forward with plans to renovate Lloyd Wood Middle School and convert it into a new Sprayberry Education Center. 26332
September 26th, 2014
University of Alabama President Judy Bonner: Recent threats still being investigated - University of Alabama President Judy Bonner told students in an email Thursday that UA is continuing to aggressively investigate a threatening message made on social media last weekend that caused concern among students and their parents. 26331
September 26th, 2014
Alabama congresswoman says she doesn't trust Veterans Affairs - MONTGOMERY | An Alabama congresswoman who serves on the appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that she has lost trust in the system. 26330
September 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County workers will get raises - Tuscaloosa County employees will get a 2 percent cost-of-living increase starting Oct. 1 — the 28th year that the county employees have received a raise of some kind. 26329
September 25th, 2014
Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for Saturday - Four Tuscaloosa-area sites will serve as drop-off locations Saturday for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 26328
September 25th, 2014
Experts encourage early flu shots - It’s still too early to know whether this year’s flu season will be a bad one, but people shouldn’t wait to see before getting their flu shot, according to experts. 26327
September 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa police say robbery suspect committed suicide - A man who robbed a woman in the DCH Regional Medical Center parking deck two weeks ago committed suicide Tuesday morning, according to Tuscaloosa police. 26326
September 25th, 2014
University of Alabama Press' fall book sale this weekend - 26325
September 25th, 2014
Free admission for K-12 students at Stillman football games - Stillman College is offering free admission to home football games for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Tuscaloosa city and county school systems. 26324
September 25th, 2014
University of Alabama to cease publication of yearbook - Citing declining sales and financial losses, the committee that oversees student media at the University of Alabama voted Wednesday to discontinue publication of the Corolla student yearbook, which has been published since 1893. 26323
September 25th, 2014
Buy for Rise fundraiser this weekend in Tuscaloosa - Buy for Rise features clearance items provided by local retailers at deep discounts, 75 percent off on Friday and up to 90 percent off on Saturday. 26322
September 25th, 2014
University of Alabama museum offers fall programs for children - The Alabama Museum of Natural History has several programs available for children beginning in October. 26321
September 25th, 2014
University of West Alabama begins car decal promotional campaign - The University of West Alabama has launched an advertising campaign using car decals to increase awareness of the small Livingston-based institution. 26320
September 25th, 2014
Nominees sought for West Alabama Christmas Parade grand marshal - Nominees are being sought for the grand marshal of the 39th annual West Alabama Christmas Parade sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority. 26319
September 25th, 2014
Marionette show set for Monday at University of West Alabama - The marionette show "Life in Motion" by Joseph Cashore will be at the University of West Alabama's Bibb Graves Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. 26318
September 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa's Alabama Brewfest is this weekend - Tuscaloosa will be hosting its second annual Alabama Brewfest this weekend. Attendees will again have the opportunity to try a variety of craft beers from 20 local and statewide breweries, all in the confines of The Historic L&N Train Station. 26317
September 25th, 2014
Trial in ex-Auburn football players' killing set - Jury selection is nearly complete in the murder trial of a man charged with killing two one-time Auburn University football players and a third person at a party. 26316
September 25th, 2014
Man wanted in death at Hoover resort arrested in Florida - Authorities say a man suspected of killing his former boss after being fired from a resort near Birmingham is in custody in Florida. 26315
September 25th, 2014
Woman impaled on fence near campus during Alabama-Florida game - A young woman was injured Saturday while climbing over a fence at an apartment complex near the University of Alabama campus. 26314
September 25th, 2014
Free legal clinic to be held Thursday at Tuscaloosa Public Library - A free legal clinic will be offered Thursday for low-income residents of Tuscaloosa County. 26313
September 25th, 2014
Walk to Stop Diabetes set Saturday at Bama Belle Park - The American Diabetes Association’s Community Walk to Stop Diabetes will be held Saturday at Bama Belle Park, 1 Greensboro Ave. 26312
September 25th, 2014
Volunteer service day to be held Saturday - Volunteers are still needed for Saturday’s “Day of Hope,” a day of community service projects aimed at improving homes and facilities throughout Tuscaloosa County. 26311
September 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County considers school-based health clinics - Maude Whatley Health Services soon may build school-based health clinics at up to three high schools in the Tuscaloosa County School System. 26310
September 25th, 2014
Tuscaloosa City Council OKs 2 downtown projects - Two downtown projects have gained the Tuscaloosa City Council's unanimous approval to proceed. 26309
September 25th, 2014
Alabama offers training on reporting child abuse - The Alabama Department of Human Resources has started an online training course for people who are supposed to report child abuse and neglect. 26308
September 24th, 2014
Documents say University of Alabama student sent text messages to two women - Court documents made public Wednesday detail more information about a University of Alabama student arrested on a charge of harassing communications earlier this week. 26307
September 24th, 2014
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