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Analysis looks at 2009 Tuscaloosa Municipal Elections

By Jake Sanford The numbers are in from Tuesday’s municipal elections, and there seems a great divergence of opinion as per how to interpret the short lines at the ballot box Tuesday. The voter turnout for this election proved to be the lowest since the

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Learning, planning crucial for District 5 winner Lee

By Gary Lloyd Harry Lee kept his successful election to the District 5 Tuscaloosa Board of Education over opponent Lester Edwards low-key the evening of Aug. 25. Lee and his wife, Janet Powell Lee, simply sat in the living room of their home, having a

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Caldwell loses Tuscaloosa Council bid

By Anthony Johnson Vann Caldwell, despite being just 25 years old, thought he was the right man to represent the 7th district of Tuscaloosa as a councilman. “If elected, I will give my level best while bringing energy and passion to the position,” he said.

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Lucas seeks to apply experience, passion to school board

By Caitlin Looney For Marvin Lucas, involvement in the school system began early during his children’s tenure in Tuscaloosa schools. “We started our daughter in Kindergarten, and when we walked in, the principal spoke to us and offered the position of co-presidents of the PTA

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League of Women Voters sponsors forum

By Ashley Pierce The League of Women Voters sponsored a candidate forum in which citizens asked questions ranging from budget cuts to traffic congestion to each of the candidates running for the city council.

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New SGA programs hope to raise student voting awareness

By Adrian Morris While the University of Alabama’s Student Government Association said the Pork and Politics event for Tuscaloosa’s Municipal elections was a success, they are still encouraging students to become more active in politics and voting.

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Coming Home: Former UA students share poetry at the Bama Theatre

By Lauren Cabral A homecoming took place in downtown Tuscaloosa on the night of Thursday, Sept. 3, but it had nothing to do with football. Accomplished poets and University of Alabama alumnae Jeanie Thompson and Sue Walker entertained a crowd of students, faculty and Tuscaloosa

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Former Chicago teacher makes first board of education bid

By Joelle Motes Kelly Horwitz, a native of Maine, is a relative newcomer to Tuscaloosa but is wasting no time getting involved in local education and politics. Horwitz, a school board candidate for District 4, which includes the University of Alabama campus and downtown Tuscaloosa,