By Michael Vine TUSCALOOSA — When Mike Shivetts took over as program director for the First Tee of Tuscaloosa in 2006, it reached 85 children. Six short years later, The First Tee reaches more than 15,000 children in Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama through its
Story and Photo by Casey Voyles TUSCALOOSA — Alberta Elementary School, which was destroyed by the April 2011 tornado, may house the school system’s first performing arts program once it is rebuilt. Crammed into the cafeteria of Tuscaloosa Magnet School on Tuesday, Nov.
By Michael Vine TUSCALOOSA — Though nothing was decided for certain Tuesday night, City Schools Superintendent Paul McKendrick wanted to be certain he got one point across to the crowd of Alberta parents regarding the rebuilding of their elementary school. “We’ve got a chance to
By Caitlin Rickard TUSCALOOSA — Tuscaloosa and West Alabama residents are a City Council vote away from having an ice skating rink brought to Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk for the winter. On Tuesday, the City Council’s Public Projects Committee agreed to move forward with an estimated $157,500
By Michael Vine TUSCALOOSA — Undocumented Filipino Jose Antonio Vargas wants to start a conversation in Alabama – not just about HB-56, a controversial immigration law passed last year, but about gay rights as well. Although if you ask him, that’s not really it either.
Story and Photos by Erin Nelson TUSCALOOSA – The number of aircraft parked at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport (owned by the city of Tuscaloosa) is close to 100 at any given time, but when the Alabama Crimson Tide plays at home the number almost triples.
By Jessie Hancock TUSCALOOSA — As Americans vote for the country’s next leader, many people are relying on faith to guide them in the booth. Despite the separation of church and state in America, voters are often influenced by their faith when it comes to
Story by Anna Ramia TUSCALOOSA — Faculty and staff at The University of Alabama have two months to quit smoking or they will be charged $300 a year. While some institutions offer financial incentives for their staff to quit smoking, the University has added a
Story by Olivia Hodge Photo by Courtney Davies TUSCALOOSA — The economic impact of The University of Alabama’s home football games has grown by $2 million since last football season. The University’s football team, the Crimson Tide, draws crowds of 150,000 to
Story by Erin Nelson Photo by Collin R. Curry NORTHPORT — Every year, the third weekend in October is dedicated to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, an original arts festival designed to create a community between artists and art buyers. This year the festival