New life is taking root in a Tuscaloosa neighborhood destroyed by the tornado, and it's in the form of corn! A single stalk of corn has sprouted in the Cedar Crest neighborhood! That neighborhood took a direct hit April 27th and dozens of homes were destroyed but now, this single stalk has some people wondering...how did it get here? Former Tuscaloosa mayor Al Dupnt lives near Cedar Crest...he says the strange phenomenon can be attributed to the sheer strength of the storm.
Submitted by: Rick Grider
July 19, 2011 10:30 A.M.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials say construction is set to begin soon on a new $41 million student housing complex in Tuscaloosa. The complex will be built onthe former site of the Delaware Jackson public housing complex near DCH Regional Medical Center. Work on the complex, known as The Lodge at East Edge, is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks. Susan Jennings, spokeswoman for Education Realty Trust of Memphis, Tenn., said Monday that the 774-bed, 337-unit development is scheduled to open in early August 2012. ...Read more
Alabama and Auburn fans are known for their deep rivalry on the grid-iron. But this week, several students are laying down those feelings and picking up hammers to help rebuild Tuscaloosa. It's part of the "House United" through the Habitat for Humanity. Originally the group was scheduled to build a home in Baldwin County. After the April tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa, the students decided to move the build to the Druid City. Their goal is to build a complete home for one family in Tuscaloosa.
Janie Wallace, WVUA News
July 18, 2011 ...Read more
Monday is the last day to apply for federal aid from the tornadoes that ravaged Alabama this past spring. Officials say about 86,000 tornado survivors already have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the time to apply by phone or over the Internet runs out at the end of the day. Some people have complained about being denied aid after applying with the agency, but those initial denials can still be appealed. ...Read more