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Driver dies after Pickens bus crash

April 14, 2015 - 2:13pm
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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

Holt High plans progress; favored sites emerge

April 14, 2015 - 2:02pm

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

Stolen Credit Card Suspect Sought

April 14, 2015 - 12:20pm

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Police Department: ...Read more

Tax due date Wednesday; how to avoid extra fees

April 14, 2015 - 10:36am

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 may stop paying for water extensions

April 14, 2015 - 10:09am

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Tuscaloosa officials are looking to discard what some of them believe is an outdated policy in which the city shares in the cost of waterline extensions needed by developers.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

TAP teaches athletes successful life skills

April 14, 2015 - 10:04am

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

Alabama martial arts alliance hosts first karate tourney

April 14, 2015 - 9:53am

“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

New Local Tax Bill

April 13, 2015 - 9:12pm

Tax Due Date

April 12, 2015 - 9:36pm
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There's still a couple of days left to file for your taxes. Many of you however may be considering filing for a tax extension. But for those of you who didn't know the April 15th deadline still applies to you. ...Read more

Law School Honors Fellow Classmate

April 12, 2015 - 3:36pm
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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