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Past articles by Stephen:

Impact of MBUSI stretches well beyond Tuscaloosa

For many leaders in Tuscaloosa, West Alabama and statewide, industry in the Yellowhammer State can be neatly divided into two categories — before Mercedes and after. The opening of the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Vance in 1997 has led to plenty of quantifiable impact, including the direct and indirect creation of more than 20,000 jobs and an annual economic impact estimated at over… → Read More

Q&A with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International CEO Jason Hoff

EDITOR’S NOTE: This conversation with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International President CEO Jason Hoff took place on May 12 at the Mercedes plant in Vance. → Read More

- News - Tuscaloosa News

A little more than three years after his successful launch of The Avenue Pub in downtown Tuscaloosa, restauranteur Craig Williams is planning to open a → Read More

Sheriff's Office will open substation in Fosters

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office will set up a substation in a shopping center in Fosters, the unincorporated community in the southeastern corner → Read More

Beer sales coming to Kentuck

Patrons of the 45th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts in October will be able to buy craft beer there after the Northport City Council voted to amend its municipal code Monday night. → Read More

Food delivery app Waitr comes to Tuscaloosa

A new app launching Monday in Tuscaloosa will add delivery options to more than a dozen dine-in and take-out restaurants in the area. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County man pleads guilty in puppy's death

A 53-year-old Tuscaloosa County man will spend four months in jail after pleading guilty on Wednesday to beating a weeks-old puppy to death. → Read More

Northport officials discuss hiring new city administrator

The administrative committee of the Northport City Council met for the first time in years Friday afternoon to discuss the timeline of hiring a new city administrator. → Read More

Leading black journalist eulogized

The funeral of Tuscaloosa native and nationally known journalist George Edward Curry drew reporters, dignitaries and hundreds of others from around the nation to Weeping Mary Baptist Church Saturday, where tributes and testimonies from Curry’s colleagues and family were capped off by a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton. → Read More

West Alabama election wrap-up: Calhoun elected Lake View mayor

Lake View voters on Tuesday elected Paul A. Calhoun to a full four-year term as mayor. → Read More

Northport mayor headed to runoff

Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon will face the city’s former council president Donna Aaron in a runoff election after failing to earn more than 50 percent of the municipal vote during his re-election bid Tuesday. → Read More

Northport District 2: Council president has 2 challengers

Northport's incumbent council president Jay Logan faces two challengers to his bid for a third term representing the city's District 2. → Read More

Plan would allow beer sales at Kentuck Festival of the Arts

The Northport City Council is considering allowing the sale of craft beers during the annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. → Read More

Northport voters raise concerns at candidate forum

The League of Women Voters hosted the final forum for candidates seeking office in the city of Northport on Tuesday night, a week before voters will go to the polls and elect five City Council members and a mayor. → Read More

Smaller projects will get initial funds

The Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission on Tuesday adopted a five-year funding plan that will invest nearly $60 million in area infrastructure and road improvements. → Read More

Three candidate forums scheduled

Voters looking to learn more about the positions and platforms of the 21 people running for municipal government seats in Northport will have several opportunities to do so before the elections on Aug. 23. → Read More

Forum focuses on race relations

Nine people in positions of prominence in the Tuscaloosa area gathered in the McDonald Hughes Community Center Saturday morning for a public forum on race relations and the challenges that minority communities face. → Read More

Former Hueytown principal indicted on child porn charges

The former principal of Hueytown Middle School has been indicted on charges of sexually enticing a minor and possession of child pornography, officials from several law enforcement agencies announced Friday morning. → Read More

New Northport Walmart grocery to open in August

Several new restaurants and retailers are setting up shop in Northport this month and more are on the horizon, according to sources at City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. → Read More

Forum highlights Northport political candidates

All but five of the 21 candidates seeking political office in Northport gathered in the city's civic center Tuesday night for a political forum to introduce themselves and explain the planks of their platform. → Read More