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Recording Workshops

August 17, 2011 - 8:37am
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If you're curious about editing your music or other audio recordings with a computer, but don't really know where to begin then Guitar Center may have just the thing for you. Guitar Center stores across the country are offering free workshops that cover the editing software included on iPads and other Apple products.


Sexton's Future

August 16, 2011 - 5:43pm
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For 22 years, Sheriff Ted Sexton has served as Tuscaloosa County's top law enforcement officer, but now he says he's ready for a new role.  WVUA reporter Bradley Whittington was there Tuesday when Sexton threw his hat in the ring for Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge.

Bradley Whittington, WVUA News


August 16, 2011 - 4:23pm

Becomong a mother comes with many questions, but answers may be just as close as your cell phone. Pregnant women and new moms with mobile phones can get tips about nutrition, immunization and prevention of birth defects sent directly by text messages. Alabama's Department of Public Health is participating in the "Text4Baby" campaign. Their goal is to reach 60,000 pregnant women and new mothers throughout the state. You can learn more about the program just by clicking numbers and links.

Janie Wallace, WVUA News

Coach Sentenced

August 16, 2011 - 4:18pm

A high school football coach who spent a long career working in Mississippi and Alabama has been sentenced to 25 years in a child molestation case involving teenage boys.  Krisi Allen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. ...Read more

Beach App

August 16, 2011 - 4:08pm

Making plans to head to the beach just got a little easier. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism announced the launch of its new free vacation guide app. It provides detailed listings for all accommodations, restaraunts, and attractions in the area. Also, specials for local restaraunts, lists nearby businesses, weather forecasts, and links to social channels. Users wanting the app can go to iTunes.com or search Gulf Beaches on their Android phones.

Jennifer Edwards, WVUA News

Sunday Alcohol Sales

August 16, 2011 - 4:05pm

One week from today Sunday alcohol sales will go up for a vote. This time it is for people in the city of Northport and people living in Tuscaloosa County. Since Tuscaloosa recently passed Sunday alcohol sales, some people of Northport believe this will give their restaraunts and businesses a chance to compete with Tuscaloosa. Others say Sunday and alcohol do not mix because that day is for family. Only people living in Tuscaloosa County or Northport will be allowed to vote next Tuesday. People living in the city limits of Tuscaloosa will not be allowed to vote. ...Read more

Monday, 6:00

August 16, 2011 - 10:19am
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WVUA News at Six. Airdate: Monday, August 15, 2011.

Monday, 5:00

August 16, 2011 - 10:18am
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WVUA News at Five. Airdate: Monday, August 15, 2011.

Alabama Wreaths

August 16, 2011 - 9:08am
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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.


Cotton Patch Gospel

August 16, 2011 - 8:26am
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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.