Staff Writer

Staff Writer

The 23rd Annual Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge will be held this Thursday, May 11, at the NorthRiver Yacht Club. The organization hopes to raise a total of $70,000 for its programs this year.

Two specific programs that benefit from the Youth for Christ golf tournament are its Campus Life and Parent Life programs, which provide outreach to students at 14 different high schools and middle schools. Maintaining the programs helps students stay connected with a welcoming atmosphere, said Mike Green, Youth for Christ’s executive director.

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Tuesday that head football coach Nick Saban and the University have agreed to a long-term contract extension. The new agreement will extend his current contract to eight years and keep him in charge of the Crimson Tide football program through the 2024 season.

McAbee Construction Company will host Takin’ Cancer for a Ride this Saturday, April 29th.

The motorcycle ride will begin at Northport Civic Center, travel through rural Tuscaloosa County and end at Rhythm and Brews in downtown Tuscaloosa, according to Casey Johnson, director of development of The DCH Foundation.

Since World War II began, more than 83,000 Americans remain missing. On Friday, a special dedication was held to honor the POW/MIAs: a special Chair of Honor, located on the second floor of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Tuscaloosa. The chair will remain perpetually empty, in memory of all Americans who have gone missing or became prisoners of war while serving their country.

By Candice Morris

Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa is planning its Brunch for Boobs on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bryant Conference Center. This annual event helps to raise money to support women and girls in the community, as well as Soroptimist’s partners, including the Phoenix House, Priority Veterans, and The DCH Foundation.  

This year’s packed purses raffle will feature packed baskets to match the brunch’s theme, “Life is a Picnic.” Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets the morning of the brunch. The raffle is a brunch favorite that both guests and SIT members look forward to.  

Jackie Wuska, CEO of the United Way of West Alabama, has been elected the 2017 President of the United Ways of Alabama (UWAL) board of directors.

A record number of Alabamians are registered to vote, and turnout is expected to be high for Tuesday’s general election.

It hasn’t rained in weeks here in Tuscaloosa and Northport (or anywhere else for that matter), and currently there’s no significant rain in the immediate forecast here in West Alabama. Our drought is worsening, prompting state officials to take action on Tuesday – placing Tuscaloosa County and 17 other counties under drought emergency status level – the most severe drought declaration.

It was a special day – one of many special days on The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa’s field. This was, perhaps, even *more* special … because of the guests.

On Oct. 15, the University of Alabama’s baseball team came out to The Miracle League. 

Sipsey Valley Middle School student Paul Frazer doesn’t let having autism ever stop him from doing anything, including expressing his school pride. Earlier this week, Frazer, who serves as Sipsey Valley’s mascot, took to the field during a game against American Christian Academy.

Frazer scored his first touchdown on Tuesday night, Oct. 19, running down the field with help from all the players – as the cheerleaders chanted “Let’s Go Paul!,” urging him on.

“Touchdownnnnnnnnnnnnnn Sipsey Valley!”

Frazer's mom posted the video shortly after the big event. She wants to raise more awareness for autism.

 

Congratulations on the TD, Paul Frazer! You are amazing!

And a very special "thanks" to Coach Kenny Crowe for letting us know about this incredible story - and to Derek Osborn for the technical help!

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