The Pickens County School District is still mourning the loss of 58-year-old bus driver Sharon Hood, who died Saturday morning after an accident last week.
The accident happened at the intersection of Pickens 30 and 35 on Friday afternoon when the bus collided with an SUV. Since then, speed bumps have been added to that intersection. ...Read more
The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education has narrowed potential locations for the new Holt High School to four sites, with the top two choices being one on Jack Warner Parkway and one in Cottondale.
Other possible locations are the site of the current school and one on Crescent Ridge Road.
Superintendent Liz Swinford said the system is evaluating costs for preparing land, utilities and facilities.
She said she and the school board want to include a career technical education wing and an academy in the new school if finances allow. ...Read more
Tax procrastinators, it’s time to get to work. Wednesday is the due date to file your taxes.
Many of you may be considering filing for a tax extension. But the April 15 deadline to ask for the six-month extension still applies to you.
Ignoring tax day won’t make it go away. In fact, it will create more fees. Failure to file can cost you between 5 and 25 percent of what you owe.
If you are in a bind, credit card fees are likely lower than the fees from the Internal Revenue Service. ...Read more
City debates implementing impact fees instead
Tuscaloosa officials are looking to discard what some of them believe is an outdated policy in which the city shares in the cost of waterline extensions needed by developers.
If the policy is eliminated, Tuscaloosa would save approximately $500,000 a year, according to District 6 Councilman Ed Pugh. ...Read more
Young athletes learn public speaking skills in Tuscaloosa
In the world of live coverage and social media, saying the wrong thing can be harmful to both an athlete’s image and to his career. Hoping to create better public speaking skills among young athletes, Together Assisting People (TAP) held its “Watch Your Mouth” symposium at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sunday. ...Read more
“Keep it Kickin” took place at Central High School in Tuscaloosa
The first “Keep it Kickin” karate tournament was held at Central High School in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
The tournament was hosted by the state of Alabama USA Martial Arts Alliance and included a sparring
session with children in the community. ...Read more
Students and faculty honored one of their own who passed away one year ago on April 12th. Dominic DeSimone died at age 24 from a motorcycle wreck. Friends of DeSimone say he loved fitness and always encouraged everyone around him. Close friends created a workout in his honor called "DomFit" and also participated in the workout on April 11th. The students along with the help of the University of Alabama Law School worked to raise money for a scholarship in DeSimone's name. If $10,000 is raised, the scholarship will go into a Trust and help aid law school students. ...Read more