If you're looking for a new and very visual way to show your Tide pride this season you may want to consider hanging an Alabama football door wreath. Judy Walters creates each of her wreaths by hand. The proceeds go to support the youth ministry at Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church in Northport. To place an order or for more information call (205) 339 - 3213.
It's one of the most enduring stories ever told, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. In a reimagining of the New Testament called "Cotton Patch Gospel" the Holy Land becomes Georgia and the Messiah's teachings are accompanied by twangy banjoes. For tickets and more information call (205) 758 - 0927.
The Greenetrack gaming facility in Greene County has met with a setback in court. The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled the Attorney General does not have to return bingo machines it seized from Greenetrack. On June 1, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange ordered hundreds of electronic bingo machines to be removed from Greenetrack. Earlier in August, Special Circuit Judge Houston Brown ruled Strange lacked probable cause to seize the machines and ordered them to be returned. Strange appealed to the Supreme Court and got the stay.&n ...Read more
A federal judge plans to retry Alabama's gambling corruption case starting Oct. 3. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson set the retrial date Monday after talking with federal prosecutors and defense lawyers by phone. The Justice Department asked the judge to split the seven remaining defendants into three groups for retrial. VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor and former legislative bill writer Ray Crosby would be first, state Sen. Harri Anne Smith would be second, and then the other four defendants. ...Read more
Officials say beef from the National Beef Packaging Company could be contaminated with E. Coli. Winn-Dixie, Publix, and Kroger are all involved in the recall. The National Beef Packaging Company says the products were sold in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. At Winn-Dixie, the products included ground chuck patties with sell-by label dates from July 3-August 12. Products from Publix include meatballs, meatloaf, ground chuck patties, stuffed peppers, and seasoned salisbury steak with sell-by dates of July 25-August 12. ...Read more
The City of Tuscaloosa is accepting applications for voluntary demolition of private property damaged by the April storms. The program is part of the city's final push to remove debris at no cost or insured cost for private landowners. In order to apply for voluntary demolition, property owners must fill out an application and provide a copy of the following documents: Photo ID, proof of ownership and an insurance policy. Representatives from the City will have applications Monday through Friday at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. ...Read more
The deadline is almost here if you have not already applied for a grant to help build a safe room. Tuesday is the last day to turn in your application. Officials say more than 200 people have already applied for the grant. According to the Tuscaloosa County EMA you must wait to build your safe room until after your grant is approved. Once it is approved, the grant will cover up to 75% of the cost. You can learn more about the grant and the application at the Tuscaloosa Forward Web site, under the Numbers & Links section of this site.
Jennifer Edwards, WVUA News