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Kentuck Festival showcases 400 artists

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

Monster Makeover

Photo Story by Erin Armstrong The Tuscaloosa News and The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa hosted the third annual “Monster Makeover” exhibit at the Bama Theatre on Oct. 4 – 30. In its third year, “Monster Makeover” is an exhibit of drawings of creepy creatures designed

Tornado survivor wants a job, more days

By Ashanka Kumari TUSCALOOA, Ala. – For most of her life, she worked. She worked to support her seven children alone after her marriage dissolved 32 years ago. She worked at a Chevron gas station in Tuscaloosa. She worked for the housing department at the

Festival highlights Native American culture

MOUNDVILLE- Sisters Jessie and Claudia Thompson work together with dress making and beadwork at the annual Native American Festival at Moundville Archeological Park Oct. 11, 2012. (Photo by: Rachel Williams, JN 261)     By Kelcey Sexton | Contributing Writer MOUNDVILLE | A line of

Color transforms T-town 5K

Story By Lauren Erdman Photo by Gigi Eyre TUSCALOOSA | Usually, Tuscaloosa streets are filled with houndstooth and crimson on Saturdays in the fall, but this weekend neon paint replaced the traditional colors. The Color Run, the self-proclaimed ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet,’ stopped in Tuscaloosa.

Social media help game day business boom

By Lauren Erdman TUSCALOOSA | Business booms in Tuscaloosa on game day. Alabama merchandise covers storefronts, restaurants and bars fill with fans screaming “Roll Tide,” and hotel rooms are booked by thousands of fans streaming into town for the Crimson Tide football game. But behind

Cyclists moving forward for safety

By Anna Ramia TUSCALOOSA | Cars dominate the roads in Tuscaloosa, with cyclists widely viewed as a dangerous nuisance. Despite it being illegal for people to ride on the sidewalks, generally drivers do not entertain the idea that cyclists belong on the street. Laurie Bonnici,