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Tuscaloosa leaders encourage shoppers to buy local

Leaders in Tuscaloosa are asking residents to shop local this holiday season instead of hunting for the lowest prices online or in big-box retail stores. Mayor Walt Maddox and Jim Page, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, gathered with some of their staff at home decor

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-11-21 21:46:37

Tuscaloosa resident still remembers D-Day 'like it was yesterday'

From time to time, Jim Haggerty pulls out a worn leather diary he kept during World War II. The notebook holds special meaning for the 98-year-old Tuscaloosa resident. In fact, the diary could have very well meant the end of his career in the U.S. Coast Guard, except no one knew about it. "We were

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-11-22 14:00:00

Tuscaloosa Police cleared after incident with smoking Alabama fan

A Tuscaloosa Police officer who ejected a cigarette-smoking Alabama fan from Bryant Denny Stadium has been cleared after an internal investigation. TPD announced the outcome of the investigation Monday and posted just more than 20 minutes of the officer's body camera footage on YouTube. "Based on ou


Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for Nov. 21

The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second oor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda: Awarding a competitive bid to Galls LLC and Municipal & Commercial Uniforms for the purchase, etc. of police uniforms for


Esteemed Alabama artist celebrated in new book

It's sometimes hard to be mindful. To be in the moment more often than not. Dale Kennington's paintings remind us of what that effort is worth. Her works of contemporary American realism draw from the very essence of everyday life--the in-between moments we so often overlook. A new book from The Uni

AL.COM - 2017-11-22 14:00:53

Dance coach is a UA fixture

As the daughter of University of Alabama employees, former Crimsonette Brandi Freeman grew up in the Crimson Tide heartland watching football on Saturdays. "We were huge Bama fans," she said. In Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturdays, her father would hand her his binoculars to look at the field. "Being

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-11-22 19:03:54

FRESH AND LOCAL: November 22 | What's at the farmers markets this week

Local items available at the farmers markets this week: Beef Broccoli Collards Dog treats Eggs Honey Kale Lettuce Mustard greens Okra Oranges Peanuts Peas Pork Pumpkins Sweet potatoes Tomatoes Turnip greens Baked goods, variety of fresh frozen vegetables, homemade ice cream, fresh

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-11-22 14:00:00

Like black voters, evangelicals duped by party loyalty

Ben Baxter is a Tuscaloosa dweller, a Dothan native, an experienced engineer, and a regular contributor for personal finance and career development topics. He's also a frequent voice on race and faith. I never thought I'd see the day, but evangelical voters have finally become maligned enough by th

AL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:48:18

Wagoner voters approve sales tax increase

The citizens of Wagoner were not exactly asked "A penny for your thoughts," but did approve a one-cent sales tax increase for the City of Wagoner during a special election on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The increase was part of Proposition 2 that the voters approved 271-234, according to the State Election Bo

TULSA WORLD - 2017-11-22 12:00:00

Wagoner's Switchmas Talent Show set for Dec. 3

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TULSA WORLD - 2017-11-22 14:00:00

Hurts Donuts makes stop in Wagoner

The Hurts Donut Company of Tulsa made a food truck run to Wagoner on Thursday, Nov. 16 and set up shop at Semore Park. The gourmet donut outfit sold boxes with a dozen various kinds of donuts. "We got here at noon and will stay until we sell out," one employee said. The cake donuts were a big hit at

TULSA WORLD - 2017-11-22 12:30:00

Wagoner Elks honor veterans, spouses

Members of Wagoner Elks Lodge No. 2838 were pleased to serve 80 country breakfast meals to visiting servicemen and women and their spouses Saturday, Nov. 11 during their annual Veterans Day Breakfast. Among the guests of honor were members of the Combat Motorcycle Veterans group. Organizers say with

TULSA WORLD - 2017-11-21 14:00:00

Historical house destroyed by fire

Muskogee Fire Department officials said the second story of an unoccupied residence at 920 N. Third St. was fully engulfed in flames when they responded to a 1:27 a.m. call Wednesday. The roof of the home collapsed, and the historical structure was destroyed, officials said. The home was among those

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-11-22 20:45:08

Garden of Lights features new displays, reindeer

Muskogee's annual holiday gift to visitors from around the globe kicks off Thanksgiving day with some new Garden of Lights enhancements that should bring smiles to the faces of guests. A one night photo opportunity with live reindeer and old fashioned sleigh, a chance for children to write and mail

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-11-22 20:58:00

Castle ready for Christmas revelers

Drive through hundreds of puffy, lit-up Santas, reindeer, polar bears and snow people during Castle Christmas. If that doesn't suit your fancy, take a train or hayride to see it all. The Castle of Muskogee offers a choice when it opens its holiday displays at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The displays wi

MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX - 2017-11-22 19:00:00

Man, lost dog reunited after three years

Pictured is Mark Jardine and his dog, Pistol Pete, at the Pittsburg County Animal Shelter. Jardine and Pete were reunited after three years due to the help of a microchip.Submitted photo The Pittsburg County Animal Shelter recently reunited a long-lost dog with its owner after three years of separat


8 Rescued, 3 Missing After Navy Plane Crashes In Philippine Sea

The C-2 Greyhound was en route to the USS Ronald Reagan when it went down Wednesday afternoon Japan time. Eight people were recovered and are "in good condition at this time," the Navy says THE LATEST on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local):

HOUSTONPUBLICMEDIA.ORG - 2017-11-22 10:18:08

Postal worker accused of kidnapping, choking and fatally shooting co-worker girlfriend

HOUSTON - A Houston man is facing kidnapping charges after authorities said he shot the mother of his children in the head on Sept. 11. Don Gaines is accused of taking the woman, who was an employee with the U.S. Postal Service, from Texas to Louisiana for the purpose of killing her or disposing of

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-11-22 00:07:00

Prairie View A&M Marching Storm Performs In NYC

Tim Zachery is the head band director for Prairie View A&M, said the Marching Storm is no stranger to big audiences. "We've done the Super Bowl Parade, the Super Bowl Halftime Show in the 2000's, done the Rose Bowl Parade, so the next logical thing would be Macy's parade," he said. But that doesn't

HOUSTONPUBLICMEDIA.ORG - 2017-11-22 15:47:41

Employees of health company say they were fired for not getting a flu shot

Fired for not getting a flu shot -- dozens of employees at a Minnesota-based health care provider are considering legal action after it happened to them. Essentia Health told employees the flu shot was mandatory, unless they had a religious or medical exemption. The company said it was for the safet

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2017-11-22 14:51:01