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Daryl Hall says 'the South gets it' with music; he and John Oates will show us why this week

Daryl Hall & John Oates thrive on performing live, which the folks in Tuscaloosa will see Tuesday night when the most successful pop duo in music history hits the stage. The show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, also featuring Alabama's own St. Paul & the Broken Bones, begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase ti

AL.COM - 2017-09-25 13:55:20

ECOVIEWS: Honeybees are amazing insects

Honeybees are making a comeback. The two hives I monitor produced enough honey this summer to fill a dozen quart jars. Professional beekeepers in the region, who gather much more honey that that, smile politely at my modest harvest. But they were not smiling a few years ago, because of an invasive p

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-24 23:00:00

State Troopers report traffic fatality near Tuscaloosa

State Troopers report traffic fatality near Tuscaloosa Alabama State Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night, which claimed two lives. Senior Trooper Reginal King said the crash occurred when a pickup collided head-on with a 2011 Buick Enclave driven by Jeffry Earl

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-23 10:24:31

Service to honor memory of 13 miners

The public is invited to a Saturday memorial service for 13 miners who died in an accident 16 years ago. Music will start at 4 p.m. and the service will begin at 5 p.m. at the Miners' Memorial Monument at West Brookwood Church, 12882 Lock 17 Road in Brookwood. Thomas F. Wilson, a retired representa

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:34:43

LEND A HAND: Stillman offers Central dual enrollment program

Stillman College and Central High School have entered into a dual enrollment program that will help both local institutions, said Stillman College President Cynthia Warrick and Central High School Principal Clarence Sutton Jr. Sutton outlined on Sept. 14 the dual enrollment program at the launch of

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-24 00:41:15

Potential Alabama governor candidates tackle health care, economy and more at forum

A trio of potential Alabama gubernatorial candidates made their early cases to a crowd of voters eager to hear the platforms and policies of those who could potentially lead the state starting next year. Candidates and Tuscaloosa residents gathered at Capitol Park Saturday morning for Alabama Standi

AL.COM - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Fallen miners remembered at Brookwood memorial

Each year since Sept. 23, 2001, hundreds of people have gathered near the mine in Brookwood where 13 miners lost their lives in an underground tragedy. A pair of blasts ripped through a now-closed Jim Walter Resources Mine No. 5 at Brookwood in 2001, just weeks after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Min

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-24 02:47:04

Experience history, future of Mercedes at visitor center

The Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, part of the sprawling Mercedes-Benz U.S. International complex in Vance, gives guests an opportunity to experience the history of Daimler AG and its iconic Mercedes-Benz brand while learning about the technological innovations that are driving the company into the f

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 22:00:00

THEATER REVIEW: Actors go extra mile as play sets dizzying pace

In any whodunit, it's twists and turns, dizzying swoops of action, that make the ride. You can spot where a roller-coaster ends and begins, but still jump aboard for the bumpy ride. Here's the secret behind "The 39 Steps": That's how many each of the four actors in Theatre Tuscaloosa's production r

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

PARA, Library eye service cuts in face of budget reductions

Budget cuts may force the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority to reduce hours at some facilities and close others during the next fiscal year. PARA Director Gary Minor announced these and other cutbacks to the Tuscaloosa City Council, which is reducing the agency's funding by 5 percent.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

'A game-changer' for Bibb County

A day after announcing a $1 billion expansion to its plant in Vance, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International broke ground Friday morning in neighboring Bibb County, where the company plans to invest an additional $250 million to build a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub. The

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:04:37

Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on logistics center, after-sales hub

The first step in Mercedes-Benz's latest expansion project happened today in Bibb County, as the company officially broke ground on a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub in Bibb County. Though it was an official groundbreaking, the ceremony was punctuated by the sound o

AL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:26:08

OUR VIEW: Mercedes-Benz's latest investment significant for state

There's something about the word "billion" that grabs your attention. People practically levitate when lottery jackpots get high, but there's only been one in U.S. history that made it to 10 digits ($1.6 billion Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016). That's why Thursday's announcement that Mercedes-Benz will

GADSDEN TIMES - 2017-09-24 06:01:00

Appeal finds city use of FEMA funds was proper

Tuscaloosa City Hall's appeal of a federal audit claiming the city had misspent $1.2 million in disaster relief funds has been upheld. Now, the city's only obligation is $51,695 that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General found was a duplication of benefits resulting

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:45:13

Authorities seek suspect in wallet theft

Authorities are searching for a suspect in a wallet theft earlier this month, according to a news release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, A woman reported Sept. 5 that her wallet was stolen while she was at a business in the 2300 block of Fourth Street. The wallet had cash, identification and

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:26:36

Maddox closer to decision about run for governor

Maddox decision to run for governor expected before year's end Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is not yet ready to officially declare himself a candidate in the 2018 Alabama governor's race. But, he said, he's getting close. "Since forming the exploratory committee, we have been overwhelmed with the hu

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

Head-on collision kills two in Tuscaloosa County

Two people died in a head-on collision Friday night in Tuscaloosa County, according to state troopers. Jeffry Earl Boles, 54, of Brent and the unidentified driver of a pickup truck were killed in the wreck, which occurred at 10:59 p.m. on U.S. Highway 82, about nine miles east of Tuscaloosa. Trooper

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 17:08:41

Area teams in the field for TCBY Invitational

The 11th Annual TCBY Cross Country Invitational is Saturday at Munny Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa, where a bevy of local high schools and middle schools will compete. American Christian Academy, Berry, Bibb County, Central, Demopolis, Hillcrest, Holt, Holy Spirit, Northridge, Northside, Paul Bryant, Sip

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 14:00:00

Celebrate Hispanic culture with this 15-year-old festival

Most quinceanera celebrations involve a princess-like dress, a sparkly tiara, and a tall tiered cake. However, the quinceanera celebration planned for Fiesta will be a little different. Although no dresses are required, the 15th anniversary celebration of Fiesta, Alabama's largest festival for Hispa

AL.COM - 2017-09-25 14:34:09

Bessemer man fatally shot at Fairfield gas station

A man died early Monday after he was shot late Sunday night in Fairfield. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Rodrequis Antwon Green. He was 26, and lived in Bessemer. Authorities said the shooting happened at 10:50 p.m. at the Chevron gas station on Lloyd Noland Parkway.

AL.COM - 2017-09-25 13:41:59