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UWA Campus Events Happening in August 2017

In Alabama, August means back-to-school! Though the University of West Alabama’s campus has been quiet over the summer, this month students will come back to Livingston in full force—eager to start another school year and experience everything that comes along with being a UWA Tiger. That being said, there are a selection of UWA campus […]

Where to Go Fishing in Sumter County

For many in the South, despite the substantial heat, summer is associated with time spent outdoors—from days passed poolside to nights around a campfire. For others, a view from the bank or a boat with rod and tackle in hand sounds more like the ideal summer afternoon. Fortunate for residents and visitors of Sumter County […]

Where to Watch Fireworks near Livingston this Fourth of July

This week, families and groups of friends across the country will spread out their blankets, unlock their tailgates, prop up their lawn chairs and turn their eyes to the sky for the most explosive nighttime show of the year. After a day meant to celebrate America’s independence with barbecues, yard games and dips in the […]

10 Dad-Worthy Activities to Do on Father’s Day 2017

One week from today—Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day 2017. For those of us that have that privilege of spending June 18 with a father, expressing gratitude is important. Just like Mother’s Day, celebrating your parents outside the holiday is significant; however, sometimes it’s nice to have a day set aside to slow down, think […]

Get Your Treasure Hunting Fix at the Highway 11 Antique Alley May 18-21

Rifling through someone’s old stuff on a quest to find something worth your while can be tiring—and discouraging—but once you discover that one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime find among all of the cast-aside clutter, it all suddenly becomes worth it. West Alabama residents and visitors will have 502-miles worth of opportunity to find the treasures they’ve been looking […]

10 Fun Day Trips From Livingston

Sometimes you just need to get out of town—we’ve all felt that way. With school and job schedules holding us back, long trips can sometimes be out of the question. Livingston residents and University of West Alabama students and faculty, however, have the good fortune of being centrally located within short driving distances of a […]

A Look at UWA’s Lake LU

Since Alabama’s winter has been unseasonably warm, we’ve had more opportunities lately to get outside and enjoy it. If you are a UWA student, a resident of Sumter County or someone just looking for a day trip, consider checking out Lake LU on the University of West Alabama’s campus. Opened in 1976, Lake LU is […]

Where to Play Outside in Livingston

Lately the weather has been acting less like winter and more like mid-spring, so while we typically might be cooped up inside during the month of January, 2017 has proved to be playing by different rules so far. If you’re bummed that winter isn’t giving you the opportunity to don your new jacket, scarf and […]