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.
Ivey Extends Safer at Home Order for Another Month
While residents were hoping Ivey would greenlight her own green light this week, the data is not favoring the state to be prepared to return to normalcy.
Sen. Jones, State Supt. Mackey Talk Reopening Schools
As it stands, the current data does not favor traditional instruction with full classrooms and in-person learning.
City Leaders Give Latest COVID-19 Update
City leaders met virtually to discuss the latest numbers, policies and concerns regarding COVID-19 in Tuscaloosa County Friday.
Merrill Wins Voter ID Lawsuit, Promotes Mobile Unit Coming to West AL
Merrill affirmed today that the "security and integrity of elections" must be protected, and photo identification is one way to uphold these values.
Civil Rights Activist John Lewis Dies at 80
Prominent civil rights leader and U.S. politician, John Lewis, died tonight of complications from Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.
Police Chase Ends in 1 Arrest, 1 on the Lam
The teenager has been arrested on felony drug and weapons charges after they fled a residential area in West End that afternoon. There is a second suspect still on the lam.
Families Expected to Spend $33.9B During Tax Holiday
Individually, it is expecting to see spending of about $789 per family.
Tax-Free Weekend is Arriving Soon
The event is designed to help parents purchase school supplies for their students, as a new school year is usually right around the corner.
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth Calls Mask Mandate ‘Overstep’
Ainsworth concluded the release by affirming that masks should be worn in an effort to curb further outbreaks, but he simply does not agree with enforcement in that area.
Ivey: Statewide Mask Mandate in Effect Until July 31
This comes as an addition to her "Safer at Home" order, which seeks to protect Alabama's communities through rigorous hygiene and social distancing policies. Her decision for the mandate was based on the rising cases of COVID-19 across the state.