Howdy, everyone! I'm your friendly neighborhood print journalist-turned-digital aficionado. I graduated from The University of Alabama (roll ALL the tides) with a BA in Communication and Information Sciences in 2020. In college, I was the Editor-in-Chief of the semiweekly student newspaper, The Crimson White, whose third-ever Pacemaker Award was won under our staff. I moonlighted as a digital reporter for WVUA 23 News, West Alabama's only commercial television station, which is housed in the one and only Bryant-Denny Stadium. After a quick four-month quarantine stint in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, I emerged from the abysmal job market with a gig at Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa as its newest Digital Managing Editor. In my free time, you can find me reading biographies on the Kennedy family, spending entirely too much money on overpriced iced coffee, and spoiling my 3-year-old cat, Cleo. Follow me on Twitter for terrible jokes, Crimson Tide/Washington D.C. sports love and the occasional reminder to save the bees, plant more trees and clean the seas.
Hale County Middle’s Christi Barger Passes Away
A beloved member of the Hale County community, Hale County Principal Eric Perry said the school is going to make a plan to honor Christi Barger's memory.
Chamber CEO Page Appointed to International Executive Board
Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
A Young Hueytown Unphased by Hillcrest’s 15 Minutes of Fame
Up against an undefeated Hillcrest (4-1), it was a battle of the mind to see who would remain unphased in a high-stakes game that came down to the very last second...again.
Greensboro’s Iconic Pie Lab Closes, Sells Recipes to New Owner
Another business bites the dust as the coronavirus pandemic drags on....but the news is not all bad!
Mayor Extends, Updates Executive Order on Bars and Restaurants
Beginning Friday, Sept. 17 at 5:01 p.m., the executive order will change slightly to accommodate updated occupancy limits and alcohol sale restrictions.
Hollywood 16 Theater Open for Business
According to CMX Cinemas’ website, the theater is playing six films today with showtimes starting as early as 12:50 p.m.
Univ. of Alabama Fall Enrollment Numbers Are In
With a rise in in-state undergraduates and more graduate students than ever recorded, the University of Alabama's official Fall 2020 enrollment numbers total out to 37,842 students.
SEC Extends Gameday Rules, Prohibiting Bands & Cheerleaders
As if gameday couldn't look any more different this year, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has added new guidelines to operation standards for fall sports.
Maddox Closes Tuscaloosa Bars for 2 Weeks As UA COVID Cases Rise
To help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Walt Maddox is acting under his current executive order to close bars for two weeks.
UA Reports Less Than 1% of Student COVID-19 Tests Are Positive
Students are required to complete a COVID-19 test and confirm they are negative before being permitted to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.