A lifelong Alabama resident, Stephen has spent 12 years reporting for various media outlets in the Tuscaloosa area, including stints at the Crimson White, the Birmingham News and AL.com, the Tuscaloosa News and more before joining the team at Townsquare Media, where he now serves as the editor-in-chief of the Tuscaloosa Thread.
Honoring Hometown Heroes: Paramedic David Harrelson Improves the Lives He Saves
David Harrelson, a paramedic with Tuscaloosa's NorthStar Emergency Medical Services, says he can't imagine life doing anything else.
Tuscaloosa Fire Station to Host Santa for Cookies, Cocoa and Pictures Saturday
Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue will once again host Ol' Saint Nick this weekend as they bring back their Cookies, Cocoa and Pictures with Santa event for a second year.
19-Year-Old Demopolis Man Dies in Marengo County Crash
A 19-year-old man was killed early Thanksgiving morning in a pre-dawn crash in Marengo County, state police report.
GRATEFUL FOR GROWTH: 50 Restaurants and Retailers Tuscaloosa Welcomed This Year
As we set aside all coverage but breaking news to celebrate with loved ones, here's a look at 50 restaurants and retailers who opened in the area or announced plans to this year.
New Store Opening in Tuscaloosa Shopping Center on Black Friday
A new store is opening this week in Tuscaloosa in time to welcome the rush of shoppers headed to Midtown Village on Black Friday.
Tuscaloosa City Staff Presents 10-Year, 3-Phase Plan to Upgrade Amphitheater
Staff at the city of Tuscaloosa presented a new 10-year, three-phase plan to upgrade the newly rebranded Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater.
City of Tuscaloosa To Stop Taking Plastic Film for Recycling
The city of Tuscaloosa will no longer accept plastic film to be recycled, meaning residents will need to begin throwing away grocery bags, dry-cleaning bags, cereal-box liners and more.
Tuscaloosa and Auburn Mayors Again Wager Donations on Iron Bowl
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will again wager against Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, staking donations to local charities on the outcome of the Iron Bowl.
Auburn Overcomes Alabama in Annual Food Drive, Which Again Raised 1 Million Pounds
Students at Auburn overcame their counterparts in Tuscaloosa in their annual, friendly food drive competition that once again raised more than a million pounds of food for those in Alabama who need it most.
Moundville Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash Thursday
A Moundville woman was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Hale County, Alabama State Troopers have confirmed.