Articles By: Katherine Martin

Rivals still uniting for greater cause

Bama Rocks!, a benefit concert held at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, proved that a year after the devastating April 27 tornadoes, even the greatest of rivals can still work together to rebuild a state. Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa is a relief organization that connects Auburn, Ala. to the devastation in the Tuscaloosa area on April 27. Toomer’s held the concert on […]

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Bentley signs law to allow for bigger beer bottles

The beer aisles of grocery stores in Alabama will look a little different in August. The drink menus of bars and restaurants will be a little longer and package stores will make room on their shelves for the new beers in town. On May 16, Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law a bill that will increase the maximum size of […]

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Brown stands in front of some remaining debris at Brown's Greenhouse, on April 23, 2012./CW | Bryce Denton

Brown’s Greenhouses makes a comeback

It never crossed Margaret Brown’s mind not to reopen the greenhouses she and her husband Riley Brown had owned and operated for 28 years. Along with the Brown’s home in Cherrywood Circle in Holt, the tornado destroyed 15 of the 16 structures at Brown’s Greenhouses on Crescent Ridge Road. “We had to come back because we love it,” Brown said. […]

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Rosedale ‘mayor’ has kept watchful eye on residents scattered across town

Rosedale ‘mayor’ has kept watchful eye on residents scattered across town

Doug Wedgeworth is no stranger at the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority. He walks through the double doors, tips his blue cap to the receptionist who greets him by name and hands him a visitors’ pass, then, without having to ask permission, confidently strides into the first floor meeting room. On the conference table he places a two-inch-thick Tuscaloosa Forward binder, and […]

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The day Rosedale fell

Michael Moore and his girlfriend, Janice Prince, sat on the front porch of Moore’s home of more than 12 years in Rosedale Court housing project. They watched their neighbors, other residents of the “Big U,” walk along the sidewalks, stopping by other units to check in on friends and family. They could hear children running on the playground, performing plays […]

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