Belk, AL

Stem cell patches help 'Santa' stay on schedule

Jamie Dozier has endured chronic knee pain for years, and that's a big problem for the Guin resident, especially when he becomes 'Santa' Jamie each year. Dozier's calendar in November and December is full of bookings for 'Santa' Jamie, and that means lots of bending and sitting with kids perched on his ailing knees as they rattle off their wish lists for Christmas morning.

Nebraska woman dies after being struck by vehicle near UA campus

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Nebraska woman struck by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk near the University of Alabama campus Thursday night has died from her injuries. In a new press release by Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesperson Stephanie Taylor on Friday, a 45-year-old woman from Imperial, Nebraska was walking west on Jack Warner […]

Berry woman killed in car crash

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A two-vehicle crash in Northport claimed the life of a Berry woman Thursday afternoon. According to state troopers, at approximately 1:08 p.m., Tiffiney Barger, 41, was fatally injured when the Toyota Camry she was driving collided head-on with a Hyundai Elantra driven by Zoe Moore, 24, of Northport. Barger was […]
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Prep roundup: Caledonia volleyball sweeps Heritage Academy in opener

INDIANOLA — Heritage Academy soccer shut out Indianola Academy in Friday’s road matchup, 4-0. Four different players scored for the Patriots. Sophomore Caroline Peal, junior Chloe Boyd, sophomore Lilly Moody and freshman Kennedy Perkins had one goal apiece. The Patriots will host Starkville HomeSchool at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

HSFT Stop #40 — Columbus Christian Rams

Columbus, Miss (WCBI) — Columbus Christian Academy has had a revolving door at the head coach position but Jeremy Brock wants to put a stop to that and create a winning environment. “I’m really trying to change the culture around here because something we’ve talked about, you can talk...
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Playground, other improvements coming to Caledonia park

Ola J. Pickett Park in Caledonia got a $50,000 bump Monday thanks to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. Corky Smith, the attorney for the Caledonia Recreation Board, asked the board for $50,000 for a number of improvements at the park. Lowndes County gets $300,000 yearly from the 2-percent tourism...

Gordo Chamber President Announces Citizen of the Year

GORDO- The annual banquet of the Gordo area Chamber of Commerce took place on July 23, 2022, at the Foxwood venue. Chamber Board President Kaleb Beams welcomed a large crowd to the event. The guest speaker Martin Houston was introduced by president Beams. Houston attended Cherokee High School, and after...

Aliceville Resident Petitions Commission to Pave Bradford Road

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on July 26, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch and began with citizens' public comments. The first public comment came from Donny Sanders of the Pickens County Water Authority concerning the change in location of...

Berry woman dies after wreck on Highway 43 Thursday

A two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a woman from Berry. The crash happened just after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 43 near the 212-mile marker, about 11 miles north of Northport in Tuscaloosa County. Tiffiney N. Barger, 41, was fatally injured when the sedan she was driving...

Berry Council approves water line requests

The Berry Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at Berry Town Hall. Councilman Calvin Madison and Councilman Charles Tidwell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. Councilman Russell Madison led the council in prayer, with Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Fayette Co. Commission hires new engineer

The Fayette County Commission hired a new county engineer during its July 25 meeting, held at the Belk Community Center at the request of District 1 Commissioner Brad Cox. All commissioners were present for the meeting. Commission Chairman Mike Freeman announced that the commission has been without an engineer for the past two – three months following the resignation of the previous engineer Josh Knight. He said that three applicants had been interviewed for the position, and that one candidate for the position had received a second interview.

Missing Alabama Kangaroo Found Swimming In Lake Tuscaloosa

Yes, that's a kangaroo swimming. Before we go any further, let's see just how we got here. It feels like missing kangaroos in Alabama is becoming a monthly occurrence. Do you remember when the Winfield kangaroo went missing and the capture was caught on camera?. Winfield Police Department confirmed the...

UAB Medicine opening joint venture ASC

Winfield, Ala.-based Northwest Regional Health and UAB Medicine, based in Birmingham, are partnering for a new surgery center. The facility will be located in Winfield, UAB said Aug. 3. It will be led by Greg Kennedy, MD, PhD, UAB Heersink School of Medicine's gastrointestinal surgery division director and John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery.