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City sees continued reconstruction, recovery 3 years after deadly storm

There are still places you can go to see the destruction of the tornado that tore through the heart of Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. But as the three-year anniversary of the tornado approaches, it has become easier to mark the tornado’s path in terms of recovery and renewal, rather than ruin. John McConnell, director of planning and development services […]

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UA students honored nationally

Each year, students from universities across the country are selected to receive various prestigious scholarship awards. This year, The University of Alabama had eight students who were chosen for three of these awards. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings Scholarship was awarded to five UA students among 106 total awards nationally. The NOAA Hollings Scholarship provides recipients with $8,000 […]

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Street names honor significant Tuscaloosa figures

People drive down Warner, Wallace, McFarland and Greensboro all the time, but most never stop to consider where the names on the street signs came from. Some of the street names in Tuscaloosa are named after extremely well known figures like Paul Bryant, Wallace Wade and Gene Stallings. But even some of the less recognizable names pay tribute to figures […]

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Homegrown Alabama returns with new vendors

Homegrown Alabama may look like the average college campus farmer’s market, but they are aiming to be much more than that, organizers said. The student-led group behind the weekly farmer’s market at The University of Alabama targets farmers and vendors from around the area to participate every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. The market, which accepts Bama Cash, is located on […]

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Avanti member supports charity

Avanti leader Sam Foster and parent ambassador Madeline Folsom raised more than $1,500 to support the Foothills Alliance through the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop service project this year. The Southern Regional Orientation Workshop is attended annually by the Avanti team. While at the conference, members particiapte in workshops to grow as student orientation leaders and develop service projects for the […]

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