TUSCALOOSA -- In a place where you have to take off your shoes to enter, local martial arts enthusiasts are helping put shoes on others around the world. Three times a year Tiger Rocks Martial Arts holds black belt tests for students earning their belts, but along with the honor comes an expectation to give back.
"They had to donate three pairs of shoes to souls for souls," said head instructor Justin Hubbard. "But it wasn't just our black belts who donated but everyone pitched in and we raised over 3 thousand pairs of shoes." ...Read more
Alabama's home games always bring massive amounts of traffic to Tuscaloosa, particularly if kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.. Interstate 20/59 backed up approximately ten miles before the Florida game. Gina Johnson, head of UA Gameday Operations, advises fans to check UAGameday.com for alternative routes beyond the interstate on gameday.
Plus, don't miss a special event on the Quad prior to kickoff, and your chance to meet and get autographs from the stars of Alabama's basketball teams.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies share more than a budding rivalry in the SEC West. The two schools connected decades ago with a coach. That connection was renewed again in the early 1990s. Ken Gaddy with the Paul W. Bryant Museum explains the coaching connection between Alabama and Texas A&M.
Tuscaloosa City Council agreed to finalize the surplus of the Focus On Senior Citizens building. This allowed Mayor Walt Maddox to enter contract negotiations with University Station Properties. The building is being renovated within the next two months into five office spaces and a banquet area. The main caterer for the banquet parcel will be Innisfree.
Focus On Senior Citizens will be moving to a new location. The city council says this is more than what is necessary to provide proper amenities and service to the community's seniors.
Severe storms blew through Alabama, bringing down trees and power lines.The storms left many with damaged property, but a Walker County family suffered a much greater loss. A large tree fell onto a mobile home and struck and killed 75 year old, Shirley Hicks. Her husband Addie was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released shortly thereafter.The couple had been married 53 years.
A single-vehicle crash at approximately 8:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, claimed the life of a Boligee man. Freddie L. Newell, 46, was killed as he walked along Alabama 39 10 miles west of Boligee. Alabama State Troopers say a vehicle struck the man and then left the scene. Nothing further is available as Troopers continue to investigate.