In case it isn't obvious from this gig, I have a deep passion for writing. I'm super outgoing and love to talk to people, which makes this even better. I'm an Alabamian born and raised, and I JUST graduated from UA majoring in Journalism and Creative Media. I've been writing movie scripts since I was five, I've worked two years in print and digital journalism, and most recently I've been writing here. What I love most about this is getting to know T-Town inside and out, and serving as a voice in the community!
Vintage Cotton Boutique Moves to Midtown Village
The Vintage Cotton Boutique formerly on University Boulevard has moved locations to Midtown Village, one of the co-owners telling the Thread this was just the "next step" in growing the store.
Gov. Ivey to Distribute $200M in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds
Governor Kay Ivey introduced a Revive Plus Grant Program that would allocate $200 million to Alabama citizens, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19.
County Commission OKs Increase in Garbage Costs
The Tuscaloosa County Commission unanimously approved a $2 increase in waste management bills for many county residents, starting Jan. 1, 2021.
UPDATE: Tuscaloosa’s CMX Cinemas Will Reopen This Friday
The CMX Cinemas on Skyland Boulevard has temporarily closed again after a grand reopening in September as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the movie industry.
Druid City Social Replaces 301 Bistro in Downtown Tuscaloosa
Druid City Social, a high-end pub food joint, opened last month in the space previously occupied by 301 Bistro.
Alabama Sets Date for Socially-Distant Fall Commencement
The University of Alabama will host four socially-distanced graduation ceremonies in December.
Magazine Names Bryant Bank Best Small Bank in Alabama
Newsweek has named Tuscaloosa's Bryant Bank the best small bank in the state of Alabama, the magazine announced Tuesday.
Northridge Principal Distances from Unsanctioned Homecoming Party
Northridge Principal J. Tyger Evans said the school is not sponsoring dances, parties or dinners in any way for homecoming this year.
UA to Require Meal Plans for All On-Campus Students
Through the Bama Dining program, starting in the fall 2021 semester, all students living on campus will be required to purchase the Bama Silver dining plan, which includes 125 meals per semester.
UA Film Students Adapt Hands-On Courses to be COVID-Safe
Seniors in the Journalism and Creative Media department at the University of Alabama share the ways they're adapting to a primarily hands-on course in the midst of a socially-distant semester.