By WVUA Staff
Spring means flowers, warm
weather and Easter egg hunting fun. The Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Junior
Belles, will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Battle Friedman House. The hunt will include games, Easter activities, a petting zoo from the
Tuscaloosa Barnyard, and pictures with the Easter bunny. All proceeds will go
to the preservation society and the Tuscaloosa Belles. Following the hunt,
there will be a raffle for the adults. ...Read more
By WVUA Staff
A Homewood High School freshman
tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this week. The Jefferson County Department of Health tested students and teachers at the high school for the disease
throughout the day on Wednesday. On Friday, the health department will return
to the school to read the results of the test before the students are let out
for spring break. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa County school board now has six candidates
The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education has added three new sites to the list of possible locations for the new Holt High School.
The board on Tuesday discussed the three current options as well as three new areas in Holt near Crescent Ridge Road. The previously approved sites are the school’s current location on Alabama Avenue, a property along Jack Warner Parkway, and a site in Cottondale north of University Boulevard East that is owned by the Bunn family. ...Read more
600 employees could lose jobs
Private retail liquor stores might become the only place to buy liquor in Alabama, if the Legislature passes a new bill.
State Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur has proposed shutting down all of Alabama’s ABC stores within the next year, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The bill is in the Senate's Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, of which Orr is the chairman.
Alabama has 176 ABC stores and 600 employees. Tuscaloosa County has four Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. ...Read more
Neighbors alerted family next door
An uninhabited house on 26th Street in Tuscaloosa was devastated by a fire about 10 p.m. Saturday.
Neighbors knocked on the house next door, telling the family to get out. That house belongs to Mary Burns.
"It was horrible and the fire was burning badly," she said. "It’s just scary. And what’s worse is it was right here close to home.”
The house, which had no electricity or gas, was destroyed. Authorities were investigating the cause.