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Past articles by Angel:

At 104, she's still cooking

Marie Cobbs Dean loves to make her favorite homemade dish – macaroni and cheese. As she turns the knob to run water in a pot to boil her noodles, she remembers a time when running water didn't exist inside her kitchen. → Read More

Sept. 11: The day the world changed

A young Edroy Francis remembers feeling disbelief as he stood in the streets of Brooklyn, just outside the doors of his high school, watching clouds of thick, almost black smoke billow above lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers stood earlier that day. → Read More

St. Francis holds blessing ceremony for new Saban Catholic Student Center

An open house and blessing rite was held at the new Saban Catholic Student Center at the St. Francis of Assisi University Parish on Friday. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County's proposed operating budget to drop 1 percent

Tuscaloosa County's proposed operating budget will be 1 percent less for fiscal year 2017, which begins Oct. 1. → Read More

Activities held by Christ Episcopal Church to mark 15 years since 9/11

Sunday marks the 15th year since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. → Read More

National Weather Service says fall weather still a ways off.

Many people mark fall with the first football game of the season, and while the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, the heat of summer lingers in the South. → Read More

Weak home schedule has ticket sellers cutting prices at Bryant-Denny Stadium

The University of Alabama football team doesn't have a home schedule stocked with big-name opponents this season. But tickets for those games that are listed for sale online and through ticket brokers are less expensive. That means many fans who haven’t been able to afford tickets to games at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the past might be able to go this season. → Read More

Corn maze to aid Pickens County tornado victims

An EF-2 tornado ravaged the small Sapps community in Pickens County seven months ago today. → Read More

Rama Jama's: One more season on the grill

When patrons step inside Rama Jama's, they see the history of a nation -- the Crimson Tide nation. → Read More

$3.6 million goal set for United Way

Lamarcus Stokes, a client at the Arc of Tuscaloosa County, has worked at the University of Alabama Sigma Pi fraternity as a housekeeper for the past four years, helping his mother, who has cancer, pay the bills. → Read More

The Fight Within to premiere Thursday at Hollywood 16 theater

The red carpet is coming to Tuscaloosa. → Read More

Bentley pushes for Medicaid funding during Tuscaloosa viist

Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday visited the Arc of Tuscaloosa County and Indian Rivers Mental Health Clinic – two facilities that receive funding through the Alabama Medicaid Agency – to showcase the need for Medicaid funding in the upcoming state general fund budget. → Read More

Private entity eyes wastewater plant in Fosters

Discussions about purchasing the Fosters Waste Water Treatment Plant have ceased in the Tuscaloosa County Commission chambers. → Read More

Animal drop-offs suspended

All the kennels at the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter are full. → Read More

Activity center approved near Lake View

People in eastern Tuscaloosa have long asked for a community activity center in their district. → Read More

Strings camp teaches value of arts education

Elaina Blankenship drew a bow across the strings of her violin, sounding out the notes of the "Star Wars" theme song. → Read More

Land donated for public park in Brownville

Ed Montgomery said he remembers learning by example to give back to his community in Brownville. → Read More

Ministry gives kids backpacks

Jordan Whitehead grew up in a large family in Holt. Because of that, he said his parents always had a difficult time coming up with money for things like school supplies. → Read More

What’s Next rally event to encourage continued education

Healing Communities Foundation and Circle of Love Outreach Services will host a rally for high school students in an effort to inspire them to continue their education after graduation. → Read More

Commission approves construction bid to finish Brookwood Parkway

After more than 10 years of inaction, Brookwood Parkway will finally be completed. → Read More