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Downtown Revival: City still considers entertainment districts

Downtown Revival: City still considers entertainment districts

A state law that passed in May 2012 allows cities of a certain size to create districts with relaxed open container laws, making it legal for individuals to purchase alcoholic beverages, bring them outside and carry them around within the confines of the district. According to this law, Tuscaloosa could create up to two such districts. Shortly after the state […]

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Construction underway at UA

Construction underway at UA

The North Engineering Research Center, ten Hoor renovation and a new digital media center at the north end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium are among the construction projects currently slated to be complete in August, Tim Leopard, assistant vice president for construction, said. “When students return in August, they will see some major changes that will be exciting,” Leopard said. “Especially […]

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Students push to see slave quarters on tours

Students push to see slave quarters on tours

By Ellen Coogan and Mark Hammontree Although they are painted crisp white to match the President’s Mansion, the former slave quarters behind the mansion serve as a subtle reminder of some of the darker moments in The University of Alabama’s history. Much like the bleak past they represent, the slave quarters currently hide in plain sight – students pass them […]

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Stars go hard in the paint

Stars go hard in the paint

A Friday practice with the Buffalo Bills and a delayed flight did not stop former Crimson Tide defensive end Marcell Dareus from returning to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to play in the second annual Chris Rogers charity paintball tournament. Dareus was awarded the honor of tournament MVP because of dedication. “The reason he was MVP is because he came so late […]

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Cassandra Simon set to deliver The Last Lecture

Cassandra Simon set to deliver The Last Lecture

Cassandra Simon will give the seventh annual Last Lecture presentation Monday at 6 p.m. in 159 Russell Hall. The Last Lecture is a lecture series started by the UA Graduate School in 2007 to provide an opportunity for students to nominate and select a University of Alabama faculty member to give a final lecture as the school year winds to […]

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