Category: Metro/State

Bargains for Books to benefit, support youth literacy programs

The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that one in four Alabama residents are functionally illiterate. Leadership Tuscaloosa is hoping to change that statistic by hosting Bargains for Books, a garage sale that will benefit youth literacy in the area, Saturday. “Our hope is to benefit programs teaching children to read and move forward with their education instead of falling […]

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Woman dedicates life to group homes

A slender woman sits in the Starbucks at Midtown Village, surrounded by whirring machines, chattering customers, clicking keyboards and drink orders screeched at 30-second intervals. Tammy High seems completely unaware of the people around her, checking emails and text messages with the intensity of a high-profile CEO and the serenity of a monk in meditation. Glancing around the café, she […]

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Paintball event to host athletes

Paintball event to host athletes

Alabama football stars have converged on the Annual Chris Rogers’ Paintball Tournament for two years, but this year’s events will also include A-Day Giveback, an event on Friday featuring Carolina Panther Robert Lester, Chris Rogers and defensive back John Fulton. Rogers, founder of Together Assisting People, said TAP teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors to provide kids from the […]

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Gallettes to hold testicular cancer awareness event

Many college students need no excuse to grab a beer on a Thursday afternoon, but at Gallettes from 2-6 p.m., bar goers will have a chance to drink for a cause. At Coronas for Cajones, a testicular cancer awareness initiative, students will participate in raffle drawings and T-shirt sales and enjoy live music and free crawfish to raise awareness and […]

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SGA sponsors trip for UA students to Montgomery

As the state capital, Montgomery is Alabama’s hub of politicians and lobbyists, but on Thursday, it will experience a rush of public university students as part of Higher Education Day. Sean Ross, SGA associate vice president of community and university affairs, said Higher Education Day is a time for students to advocate for increased funding and focus. “It’s really a […]

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