All posts by Dateline Alabama

On Election Day, Voters Carry Faith into the Booth

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

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Tobacco use will cost UA employees $300

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

Crimson Tide’s Success Means Big Bucks for City

        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

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,