The Tuscaloosa City Schools has started on a new journey of hope. It's part of a Save Our Children program to help children through storm recovery. School officials say 14 people are participtaing in special training to learn how to help kids affected by the April 27th storms. Each leader will meet with students in group settings for four weeks. The curriculum is designed to help children learn to deal with emotions after a disaster. The program is paid for through a grant from Save Our Children.
A day of celebration for West Alabama veterans is set for Saturday. The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is hosting Picnic in the Park, a welcome home event, for returning combat veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn and their families. Picnic in the Park will be at the Tuscaloosa VAMC Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food, music, games for kids and information on benefits and services. For more information, call (205) 554-2000. ...Read more
A new government report shows heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee dramatically improved the drought outlook across much of Alabama. Parts of the state received 10 inches of rain from Lee, and statistics released Thursday show the result of the downpour. While 80 percent of the state was abnormally dry or in a drought this time last week, about 54 percent of the state is that dry this week. ...Read more