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Past articles by Ed:

Northport council approves 2020 budget with cost of living increases for employees

Northport’s budget for the current fiscal year includes cost-of-living adjustments and salary step increases for employees totaling 3%. The Northport City Council on Monday approved a $52.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020. The budget includes a $35.4 million general fund and a $11.6 million water and sewer fund, Finance Director Darren McGee said. The general fund budget increased… → Read More

Shelton State to transfer land to Tuscaloosa County

The Alabama Community College System trustees have approved an agreement to transfer a tract of property on Shelton State Community College’s C.A. → Read More

Bicentennial celebration brings Tuscaloosa community together

The Tuscaloosa 200 Bicentennial Commission envisions Dec. 13 will end the city’s official 200th birthday celebrations with a big party that brings residents together. → Read More

Alabama Commission on Higher Education OKs campus merger plans

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education’s coordinating board on Friday approved the proposed administrative and programmatic consolidation of three community colleges campuses in South Alabama. → Read More

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary raised to $1.4M

University of Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's salary will roughly double to $1.4 million under a contract extension approved by the system's board of trustees on Friday. → Read More

UA unveils new ad campaign

The University of Alabama chose its 2016 football season opener on Saturday to unveil a new campaign meant to promote the stories of success and excellence from all aspects of the university. → Read More

Stillman College president urges students to dream big

Stillman College President Peter Millet stuck to a familiar theme on Thursday as he welcomed new students with a convocation message to dream big, remain focused and take advantage of the opportunities before them. → Read More

Alcohol-free tailgating area to open University of Alabama game days

The University of Alabama is opening the southwest corner of Bryce lawn as a family-friendly, alcohol-free tailgating zone starting with the first home football game on Sept. 10. → Read More

Alcohol-free tailgating area to open University of Alabama game days

The University of Alabama is opening the southwest corner of Bryce lawn as a family-friendly, alcohol-free tailgating zone starting with the first home football game on Sept. 10. → Read More

Things to know if going to Dallas for Alabama's season opener

Fans can expect no major differences in their experience getting into AT&T Stadium on Sept. 3 for the season opener between the University of Alabama and the University of Southern California, according to officials with the stadium and the matchup. → Read More

Alabama Community College System trustees OK new name for merged schools

The trustees for the Alabama Community College System approved naming the proposed consolidation of campuses in South Alabama the Coastal Alabama Community College and locating its main campus in Bay Minette. → Read More

Two-year chancellor takes leave of absence

The Alabama Community College System board of trustees on Wednesday granted Chancellor Mark Heinrich a leave of absence for personal health issues and has named his chief of staff as the acting chancellor. → Read More

Stillman College campaign raises more than $100,000

When word went out that Stillman College needed financial help, the community answered. A grass-roots campaign that relied on individuals and their friends and families raised more than $100,000 in a month, Stillman officials said Monday. → Read More

Robing ceremony recognizes African American graduates

On Friday, Ruben Mitchell’s father draped a Kente stole on his son’s shoulders as part of the inaugural Kente Robing Ceremony at the University of Alabama. → Read More

City working on entertainment districts plan

The city of Tuscaloosa is working on a proposal for a more comprehensive approach to entertainment districts in the city, including more consistent rules and the possibility of a permanent downtown district that would allow people to have opened alcoholic containers. → Read More

Council OKs budget for Alberta Park

The Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday set a budget of $1.3 million for the planned Alberta Park, which will be located near the Gateway -- Alberta’s Innovation and Discovery Center and in front of the Alberta School of Performing Arts. → Read More

Negotiations continue at BFGoodrich tire plant

Unionized employees at Tuscaloosa's BFGoodrich plant remain on the job as part of an agreement between the United Steelworkers and the tire manufacturer to extend a 2013 contract on a day-to-day basis while negotiations continue on a new labor agreement. → Read More

University Boulevard reopens; first phase of improvements finished

University Boulevard has reopened following completion of roadwork, which closed sections of the street around the University campus this summer. → Read More

UA program to expand health treatment in areas of West Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Social Work is part of a federally-funded partnership working to expand substance abuse and related mental health treatment in underserved areas of West Alabama. → Read More

Old Cahawba Public Archaeology Days begins Thursday

The history and artifacts from the Alabama's first capital will be on display during Old Cahawba Public Archaeology Days, a three-day event beginning Thursday. → Read More