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News brief: Stillman receives $2 million donation, largest in college’s history

Stillman College received a $2 million contribution from an anonymous donor, the college announced Tuesday. ...

Kimberly Bailey starts stint as Stillman athletic trainer

With an exhilarating year of sports well underway, a familiar sports professional has returned to Stillman’s administration. Kimberly Bailey has worked behind the scenes previously to keep athletes in tip-top shape and has made her way back to Stillman taking on a even bigger role as head athletic trainer. She works to help athletes perform [...]

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Newly hired head basketball coach says he’s ready to heat up the court

Donte Jackson was introduced as the newly hired head coach for the men’s basketball program at Stillman in early June and has spent the rest of every day since getting ready for the 2014-2015 season. Jackson said he loves to win games. But his overall goal is for his players to win at life. “The [...]

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LaCourtney Crispin crowned Miss Freshman

LaCourtney Crispin was crowned Miss Freshman and first runner-up Deja Steven was crowned Miss Roulhac Hall at the student organizations Meet and Greet Aug. 15 following the Miss Freshman Pageant the day before. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to represent my class,” Crispin said following her crowning. “I am also looking forward to [...]

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Staff picks: Best songs for starting the school year

With Stillman’s academic year and classes starting Aug. 14, students came prepared with lists of supplies to pick up once on campus and brought others with them. One basic part of that must-haves include students’ favorite songs, whether kids are getting ready for 8 a.m. classes or tucking devices in their backpacks for breaks between [...]

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Michael Brown deserves justice, deserved to live

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” That famous quotation, spoken by Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. more than 50 years ago during the civil rights movement is, unfortunately, still timely today. More than 50 years later, we have yet to see and treat everyone equally by their character, by learning a person [...]

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Community fun day in west Tuscaloosa promotes youth development

A community fun day sponsored by a local outreach, MindChangers, and the Benjamin Barnes YMCA entertained west Tuscaloosa residents Saturday with grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, music, a drum corps, health screenings, and games and fun factories for kids. The daylong festivities at A. L. Freeman Park adjacent to the Barnes YMCA on 18th Street were [...]

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An audience of about 250 attendees gather before a rally on predatory lending practices in the state starts Monday, Aug. 11, at Calvary Baptist Church. The rally was organized by the grassroots group , Tuscaloosa Citizens Against Predatory Lending. Photos by Jasmin Washington.

Citizens rally against payday loans

TUSCALOOSA – Calvary Baptist Church was the site of a rally to protest so-called payday loans and provide information about the statewide practice on Monday evening, Aug. 11. One of the purposes of the hour-long session was to sign a petition urging a cap on the high interest rates, up to 36 percent, that payday [...]

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Birmingham Zoo special field trip for Barnes summer campers

Playing steel drums, climbing mountain walls and feeding giraffes were only a few of the sights and sounds that Benjamin Barnes YMCA summer campers took in Tuesday on a trip to the Birmingham Zoo. Seventy-six children in the summer camp and 15 adult chaperones rode in two chartered buses from the Barnes branch and back, [...]

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News Brief: Cleanup days set for Friday, Saturday

Two cleanup initiatives are being planned at Stillman College this Friday and Saturday. A campus-wide effort to clean campus facilities and grounds will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Classroom buildings, central facilities and residence halls will be included in the cleanup, as well as the grounds. Volunteers should bring [...]

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Barnes 2014 All-Stars place fifth in state tournament

TUSCALOOSA | The Benjamin Barnes YMCA 11- and 12-Year-Old All-Star team won its district tourney for Tuscaloosa, Bibb and Hale counties in June. The team sailed on to fifth place in the Dixie Youth Baseball Association’s state competition July 18-24 in Headland. Team player Cameron Burns described the moxie that got the 12 Barnes All-Stars [...]

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