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Tuscaloosa Business News - 2016-07


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Bryant Bank gives $50,000 to YMCA - Bryant Bank presented a $50,000 check on Friday to the YMCA of Tuscaloosa to go towards their new downtown location which is slated to open this August. 34643
July 31st, 2016
Business Buzz: July 31 - Marcus Bernard is the new director of its Rural Training & Research Center of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. The center is in Epes. Bernard succeeds John Zippert, who was director of the training center for decades. 34642
July 31st, 2016
1 in 5 high-schoolers are victims of bullies - Emily Scarber was just 13 when she started getting death threats and other hostile messages on social media. 34641
July 31st, 2016
No word on new union contract at BFGoodrich - With their union contract expiring at midnight, unionized workers at Tuscaloosa's BFGoodrich plant were waiting word late Saturday on whether they would have a new labor agreement or if a possible strike might loom in their future. 34640
July 31st, 2016
Depth a concern for Tide defensive line - For the last two seasons all the talk about the defense centered around the defensive line, a unit that provided great depth and much production. 34639
July 31st, 2016
Forum focuses on race relations - Nine people in positions of prominence in the Tuscaloosa area gathered in the McDonald Hughes Community Center Saturday morning for a public forum on race relations and the challenges that minority communities face. 34638
July 30th, 2016
Driver dies in Bibb County wreck - An unidentified driver was killed in a single-car accident in Bibb County Friday night, Alabama State Troopers reported Saturday. Trooper Reginal King said at approximately 7:22 p.m. Friday, a 2015 Ford Focus left Alabama Highway 219 south of Centreville and struck a tree. 34637
July 30th, 2016
Suspected burglar found dead after tied to tree - Authorities say a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home. 34636
July 30th, 2016
Man fatally shot outside nightclub in Dothan - Police say a man was fatally shot outside a nightclub in southeast Alabama. Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd identified the victim to WTVY-TV as 26-year-old Jamel Bailey who was killed in the parking lot of Plum’s Lounge around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. 34635
July 30th, 2016
North Carolina man fatally struck by vehicle - Authorities say a man was fatally struck by a truck in east Alabama. Local news reports that Alabama state troopers say 37-year-old Timojin Weaver of Pineville, North Carolina, was struck by a truck around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 280. Weaver was pronounced dead at the scene. 34634
July 30th, 2016
Woman fatally shot after pulling gun on officers - Police in central Alabama say officers fatally shot an accused robbery suspect who pulled a gun out on them outside a gas station. 34633
July 30th, 2016
Schools to get more for operations - The implementation of a new 3-cent sales tax across Tuscaloosa County means more money for operations for the 30 schools in the county school system. 34632
July 30th, 2016
Judge dismisses Alabama lawsuit over refugee placement - MONTGOMERY — A judge on Friday threw out Alabama's lawsuit against the federal government over refugee placement. 34631
July 30th, 2016
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office gets donation for bullet-proof dog vests - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office announced that it received a $2,400 donation to buy bullet-proof vests for the dogs in the sheriff's office K-9 unit. 34630
July 30th, 2016
Street to close for Duck Derby Saturday - Sixth Street will be closed from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday from 21st Avenue to just east of the City Hall employee parking area, according to the Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation. 34629
July 29th, 2016
Two public forums to be held Saturday - Two public forums scheduled for Saturday will focus on race and political issues. 34628
July 29th, 2016
Free movie series ends Saturday night - Screen on the Green, Midtown Village's outdoor summer movie series, will conclude tonight with a showing of "Zootopia." 34627
July 29th, 2016
Event Saturday will focus on raising sons - The Stillman College Women's Council and the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will host a community conversation Saturday morning focusing on the role of mothers in raising sons. 34626
July 29th, 2016
Exhibit features Kenyan art, crafts - A continuing exhibit of art from Kenya will be on display at Anthony's Italian Kitchen, 1351 McFarland Blvd. NE. 34625
July 29th, 2016
NAACP opposes killer's release - BIRMINGHAM — The lone surviving Ku Klux Klan member convicted in an Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963 is up for parole after spending 15 years in prison for murder, but civil rights activists spoke out Friday against any early release. 34624
July 29th, 2016
Wreck snarls traffic on Interstate 20/59 - A multi-vehicle wreck snarled traffic on Interstate 20/59 near mile marker 76 in Tuscaloosa on Friday. 34623
July 29th, 2016
Ruben Studdard draws a crowd at Live at the Plaza in Tuscaloosa - Ruben Studdard, an "American Idol" winner from Birmingham, performed Friday evening at the final Live at the Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. 34622
July 29th, 2016
Details on UA lineman's arrest released - The Alabama offensive lineman arrested on a driving under the influence charge last week tested negative for alcohol, but performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to court documents. 34621
July 29th, 2016
Coker man dies, child injured in wreck - A Coker man driving a four-wheeler on U.S. Highway 82 was killed and an infant was injured during a collision with a pickup truck Thursday night. 34620
July 29th, 2016
Date set for lottery special session - Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that a special session on a proposed state lottery will begin Aug. 15, a time frame that could have the measure before voters in November — but only if lawmakers reach quick agreement. 34619
July 29th, 2016
Former Hueytown principal indicted on child porn charges - The former principal of Hueytown Middle School has been indicted on charges of sexually enticing a minor and possession of child pornography, officials from several law enforcement agencies announced Friday morning. 34618
July 29th, 2016
Student-athletes learn importance of character - Walt Maddox is still asked about the tornado that landed in Tuscaloosa April 27, 2011 and how he responded as mayor. 34617
July 29th, 2016
Man finds POW bracelet, seeks family of Air Force captain - CORINTH, Miss. — A man using a metal detector found a prisoner-of-war bracelet for an Air Force captain and he’d like to give it to the serviceman’s family. 34616
July 28th, 2016
'American Idol' winner Ruben Studdard to perform Friday night - Second season "American Idol" Ruben Studdard, the "Velvet Teddy Bear" who won while proudly displaying area code 205 splayed across XXXL shirts, will close out this summer's Live at the Plaza series tonight. 34615
July 28th, 2016
Prizes, kids' activities highlight Duck Derby event - One $5 rubber duck could bring as much as $50 in cash. 34614
July 28th, 2016
Major intersection of 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard work delayed - Road improvements at the heavily trafficked intersection of 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard may take until late August or early September to complete, according to James Brown, a division engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation. 34613
July 28th, 2016
Vance factory expansion to create 535 new jobs - Automotive supplier Lear Operations Corp. plans to expand its factory in Vance -- a move that will create more than 500 new manufacturing jobs during the next few years. 34612
July 28th, 2016
Discount concert tickets available Friday - The $20 discount ticket price for some Tuscaloosa Amphitheater concerts returns Friday, with discount prices available for Aug. 14's Train, with Andy Grammer; for Aug. 27's Australian Pink Floyd; and for Sept. 22's Needtobreathe with Matt Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms. 34611
July 28th, 2016
Drought conditions persist in state - MONTGOMERY — Authorities say extreme drought conditions are persisting in some Alabama counties, with severe and moderate drought conditions still in place in larger parts of the state. 34610
July 28th, 2016
Sheriff: Shooting preceded fatal Marion crash - MARION -- An Alabama man is accused shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s house before he was involved in a fatal crash. 34609
July 28th, 2016
Unattended child taken into custody - BIRMINGHAM — Child welfare officials have taken custody of a 1-year-old who was found alone inside a parked car in Birmingham. 34608
July 28th, 2016
Governor raises reward for missing man - Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday announced at $5,000 reward for anyone with information about a missing Tuscaloosa County man, bringing the reward total to $9,000. 34607
July 28th, 2016
Alabama has talented running backs, but none with much experience - Not since Nick Saban’s first season in Tuscaloosa, all the way back in 2007, has his University of Alabama football team had less experience at the running back position than it does entering this season. 34606
July 28th, 2016
Black Warrior Electric: Online bill payment not OK - Online bill payment services could be taking your money without actually paying your bills. 34605
July 27th, 2016
Centerville man killed in car crash - A Centerville man was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident in Perry County, according to Senior Trooper Reginal King of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. 34604
July 27th, 2016
FBI criminal investigation continues for Sumter County sheriff - The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark to be removed from office for corruption and neglect of duty. 34603
July 27th, 2016
Four injured in Sumter County shooting - Two children were among four people injured in a shooting in Sumter County Tuesday night. 34602
July 27th, 2016
Jefferson County man charged in child porn case - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Jefferson County man on multiple charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton. 34601
July 27th, 2016
Jefferson County toddler apparently drowned in pool - HOMEWOOD — Authorities say a toddler apparently drowned in a pool in Homewood after going missing. 34600
July 27th, 2016
Local officers attended funeral of Baton Rouge officer - It's been a deadly year for law enforcement officers in the United States, with recent ambush-style shootings highlighting the dangers police officers encounter simply because they wear a badge and uniform. 34599
July 27th, 2016
New Northport Walmart grocery to open in August - Several new restaurants and retailers are setting up shop in Northport this month and more are on the horizon, according to sources at City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. 34598
July 27th, 2016
Passport fair is Saturday at Tuscaloosa's main post office - Tuscaloosa's main post office at 1313 22nd Ave. will have a passport fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to take applications for passports. 34597
July 27th, 2016
Roy Moore defends his gay marriage ban memo - MONTGOMERY — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has formally defended the gay marriage memo that put his judicial career in peril, saying he was merely trying to answer questions from probate judges that his fellow justices would not address. 34596
July 27th, 2016
Tuscaloosa delegation open to lottery talk - The Tuscaloosa County legislative delegation is primarily in support of Gov. Robert Bentley’s call for a special session to consider his proposal for a lottery. 34595
July 27th, 2016
Forum highlights Northport political candidates - All but five of the 21 candidates seeking political office in Northport gathered in the city's civic center Tuesday night for a political forum to introduce themselves and explain the planks of their platform. 34594
July 27th, 2016
Gov. Bentley calling special session on Alabama lottery - 34593
July 27th, 2016
Alabama offensive line will have new faces, new leadership - Forget what you've read or heard regarding the biggest challenges facing the University of Alabama's revamped offense for the 2016 season. 34592
July 27th, 2016
Smooth operator at Kentuck Art Center - Steve Davis, a blacksmith artist with Sunheart Metalworks, works on a piece in the Courtyard of Wonders at the Kentuck Art Center. 34591
July 26th, 2016
Arson cited in Macon County Courthouse fire - TUSKEGEE -- A fire that caused heavy damage to the historic Macon County Courthouse is being investigated as a case of arson. 34590
July 26th, 2016
Birmingham man sentenced in heroin case - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Birmingham man to more than five years in prison on drug charges, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris. 34589
July 26th, 2016
Cocaine seized in Chambers County traffic stop - MONTGOMERY — Federal prosecutors say four people were arrested in Chambers County after being found with $420,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop. 34588
July 26th, 2016
Fire destroys Blount County church - REMLAP — Fire has destroyed a more than century-old church in Blount County. 34587
July 26th, 2016
Florence blueberry farmer carries on family legacy - FLORENCE — Steve Reynolds’ father, Roy, had a passion for blueberries. He loved to eat them; he loved to pick them; he loved to watch them grow. 34586
July 26th, 2016
'No-kill' sanctuary cares for animals in Blount County - HAYDEN — Barks break the morning quiet at 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary as owner Sandra Shaffer steers her golf cart past a line of dog kennels up the hill from her house. 34585
July 26th, 2016
Auditor files new lawsuit over beachfront hotel - MONTGOMERY — The state auditor went back to court on Tuesday, trying to stop Gov. Robert Bentley from using oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park. 34584
July 26th, 2016
Baby OK after being left in hot van; mother to face charge - CLINTON, Miss. — A woman who left her infant locked in a hot van in a store parking lot will face a charge of child neglect, Clinton police said Monday. 34583
July 26th, 2016
Strings camp teaches value of arts education - Elaina Blankenship drew a bow across the strings of her violin, sounding out the notes of the "Star Wars" theme song. 34582
July 26th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council approves annexation for new grocery store - The Tuscaloosa City Council Tuesday approved annexing land needed for the development of a new grocery store on Alabama Highway 69 South. 34581
July 26th, 2016
New ABC store approved for downtown Tuscaloosa - Tuscaloosa city leaders on Tuesday night unanimously approved plans for a new downtown store of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. 34580
July 26th, 2016
2 groups to discuss race relations at Saturday forums - Two groups will hold separate forums on Saturday to discuss race relations. 34579
July 26th, 2016
Details released in fatal stabbing - A woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend Sunday night told police that she didn't want him to leave their apartment, according to court documents. 34578
July 26th, 2016
University Boulevard reopens; first phase of improvements finished - University Boulevard has reopened following completion of roadwork, which closed sections of the street around the University campus this summer. 34577
July 26th, 2016
Sumter sheriff's trial opens with talk of inmate's drug operation - MONTGOMERY — An Alabama sheriff went on trial Monday before the Alabama Supreme Court on impeachment charges accusing him of corruption and neglect of duty, including that he let an inmate run a drug enterprise from within the jail. 34576
July 26th, 2016
Land donated for public park in Brownville - Ed Montgomery said he remembers learning by example to give back to his community in Brownville. Now, Montgomery has donated 2 acres of land adjacent to the old school to Tuscaloosa County for public use. 34575
July 26th, 2016
Tuscaloosa council poised to annex land for proposed Walmart - One more vote is needed to annex a 5.89-acre tract of Alabama Highway 69 South for a proposed grocery store. 34574
July 26th, 2016
Ready for a cat nap - Squeaky the cat rests in the shade on Monday in Northport. 34573
July 25th, 2016
Former statistician reflects about Carrollton Indians' history, heyday - Carrollton's McGee-Hughes-Wright Field is proudly hailed as the home turf of the Pickens Academy Pirates. However, 69-year-old Carrollton resident Lewis Williams remembers when the field also served as the battleground for the Carrollton High School Indians. 34572
July 25th, 2016
Tuscaloosa woman charged in stabbing death - A domestic dispute turned fatal at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex Sunday night. 34571
July 25th, 2016
Ruben Studdard to do free concert - Former "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will close this season's "Live at the Plaza" with a free concert Friday evening at Government Plaza. 34570
July 24th, 2016
Clearing the course for Hot Hundred bike ride - An important part of the preparations for this weekend's Hot Hundred Bike Ride, which benefits the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance, took place Sunday. 34569
July 24th, 2016
Impeachment trial of Sumter County sheriff starts Monday - The impeachment trial of Sumter County Sheriff Tyrone Clark is scheduled to begin in Montgomery on Monday. 34568
July 24th, 2016
Skating days - 34567
July 24th, 2016
Tuscaloosa City Council agenda: July 25 - The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda... 34566
July 24th, 2016
LOOKING BACK: July 25 - 50 years ago this week: A third Tuscaloosa physician who had been doing chest surgery at Hale Memorial Hospital canceled his cases for the week... 34565
July 24th, 2016
2 vie for mayor, 9 seek council seats - Eleven people are vying for the votes of the 2,000 residents of Lake View during the town's Aug. 23 municipal election, which will feature five two-candidate contests and one uncontested race. 34564
July 23rd, 2016
Ministry gives kids backpacks - Jordan Whitehead grew up in a large family in Holt. Because of that, he said his parents always had a difficult time coming up with money for things like school supplies. 34563
July 23rd, 2016
Board to distribute $85K to food, shelter programs - Tuscaloosa County has been chosen to receive $85,479 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. 34562
July 23rd, 2016
SCHOOL NEWS: July 24 - Riley Kate Lancaster of Tuscaloosa was named Miss Tuscaloosa 2017 this month. She received more than $1,300 in scholarship offer and more than $9,000 in prizes. She will be a freshman at the University of Alabama this fall and will represent Tuscaloosa in the Miss Alabama Pageant in June. 34561
July 23rd, 2016
COLLEGE NEWS: July 24 - Starting this fall, Shelton State will offer its first online degree program in office administration with a concentration in information processing. The degree is earned entirely online and can be completed in two years or less. 34560
July 23rd, 2016
June job picture shows slowdown - Unemployment figures released by the state on Friday show a less robust job picture, and in West Alabama, things may be even less robust. 34559
July 23rd, 2016
Water department extends phone hours - 34558
July 23rd, 2016
Dumpsters added for student move-in - 34557
July 23rd, 2016
Teens arrested in shooting, robbery - Police say two teenagers accused of robbing and shooting a man an apartment in Montgomery has been arrested. 34556
July 23rd, 2016
Child safe after standoff, father at large - Police in suburban Atlanta say a child is safe after the infant’s father barricaded the both of them inside a residence during a standoff with police. 34555
July 23rd, 2016
Roller coaster OK'd to resume service - A roller coaster at the Goats on the Roof attraction in eastern Tennessee has been cleared to resume operations after an outside inspector deemed it safe to ride. 34554
July 23rd, 2016
Woman dies after being shot in parking lot - Atlanta police say a woman was fatally shot in the parking lot of a local bar when two groups of men began firing at each other. 34553
July 23rd, 2016
Lawmakers weigh lottery bill odds - Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said lawmakers are being polled about support for lottery legislation as the governor mulls a possible special session. 34552
July 23rd, 2016
New theater to provide a boost for Decatur's art scene - Perched on the catwalk 25 feet above the stage floor, Hugh Long surveyed the surroundings: the 200 lights, secret entrances and sound-manipulating curtains. 34551
July 23rd, 2016
Museum receives 300 Grooms artworks - The Tennessee State Museum is being given more than 300 artworks by Nashville native Red Grooms. The Tennessean reports that the artworks are being donated from the collection of Walter and Sarah Knestrick. They include 238 graphic artworks, plus 52 commercially printed posters. 34550
July 23rd, 2016
Atlanta's pin trading fever returns with 2016 Olympics - Penny Heyns, the South African swimmer who had just won gold in the 100 meter and the 200 meter breaststroke, was standing around the Georgia Tech natatorium, her hair still wet, when Scott Reed struck up a conversation. 34549
July 23rd, 2016
Troy University's dig sheds new light on Philistines' origins - Students from Alabama’s Troy University recently participated in an archaeological expedition that has shed new light on the origins of the Philistines, a race of people described in the Bible. 34548
July 22nd, 2016
New attorney appointed to hear Moore ethics case - A north Alabama attorney has been appointed to serve on the court that’s considering judicial ethics charges that could result in the removal of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. 34547
July 22nd, 2016
T-Town Food Truck Fest will be held Saturday - 34546
July 22nd, 2016
Free movie to be shown Saturday - 34545
July 22nd, 2016
Talent search auditions to be held Aug. 6 - 34544
July 22nd, 2016
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