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Tuscaloosa’s Reading Allies looking for volunteers

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster Want to get involved in the Tuscaloosa community? Reading Allies, a program that works to improve local elementary students’ reading skills, is looking for volunteers who can work with students for 30 minutes…

Brent Police selling Boston butts for good cause

It's a little early for most people to be thinking about Christmas, but the Brent Police Department is already on top of ensuring children in need have some holiday cheer. Brent Police are hosting a Labor Day Boston Butt sale…

Like art? Here are some upcoming workshops at Kentuck

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Emilee Boster The Kentuck Art Center is hosting art workshops throughout the fall for people of all ages who want to experiment with different forms of art.  “I am a firm believer in art enriching…

Fathers in the Park event happening this weekend

Tuscaloosa's One Place is celebrating local families this weekend with its Fathers in the Park event, back after a three-year hiatus. The event, happening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Annette Shelby Park on 15th Street, features bounce…

Mule Day returns to Gordo this weekend

Mule Day and Chickenfest is back in downtown Gordo this weekend, offering family-friendly fun, shopping from local makers and plenty of Southern charm. The event is happening Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2…

Midwives share knowledge at weekend conference

After midwifery became licensable in Alabama in 2019, the number of midwives and those who rely on them has grown. To that end, Tuscaloosa played host over the weekend to the Alabama Black Midwives…

Live music, local vendors coming to Midtown Village

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Midtown Village shopping center is hosting a fun-filled afternoon featuring local businesses and music June 11. The Summer Edit, happening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature live music and local pop-ups, with…

Greene County ambulance service up against major budget issues

Greene County Emergency Medical Services, which provides ambulance services throughout the county, will soon be facing a major crisis if things don't change. As first reported by the Greene County Democrat, the GEMS Board of Directors learned of the difficulties…

Brookwood celebrates becoming a city

The town of Brookwood is all grown up. In fact, it's no longer a town. It's officially a city. On Saturday, the city celebrated that fact with a concert and plenty of…

Graduation weekend a boon for local businesses

With the University of Alabama’s spring 2022 graduation over the weekend, Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas were filled to the brim with visitors celebrating monumental achievements. Not to mention several UA sporting events,…