Tomorrow evening (Friday, Nov. 8), Woodland Forrest Elementary School will hold its Fall Festival from 5:30pm until 8:00pm.  Everyone is invited out for a good time of rides, games, and good food.

During his inauguration speech, former city councilman turned city school board chair Lee Garrison spoke of wanting to make the temporary 1-percent sales tax permanent. However, today, our daily reports that the Tuscaloosa County Commission is not a fan of the idea, although they will consider the reallocating of how that money is spent percentage-wise.

The ABC Board is working to stop underage and binge drinking in the state.

A fresh report card on the U.S. economy is due later this morning, and analysts say it will not be sparkling.

Today, fifty-five Senate Democrats and several Republicans are ready to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against gay, bisexual, and transgender workers.

The 4th Annual Feed the Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be Saturday, November 16 at the Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA from 11am until 2pm. The event caters to fostering a warm environment of company and food, especially for the elderly and heavily-burdened families.

Five people pleaded guilty in a scheme to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school. However, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, the woman authorities say orchestrated the plan, and her son, a former University of Alabama basketball player, were not among those who pleaded guilty.

Yesterday, the Dow industrials opened at record-high levels for the 33rd time this year. The October jobs report is due tomorrow.