The City of Tuscaloosa will hold an Independence Day Celebration on the River at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this Fourth of July. “When we decided to build the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater three years ago, we envisioned its use to extend beyond just music concerts; rather, we wanted it to be a versatile venue that would serve as a gathering place for community events like Celebration on the River. We are excited to host this patriotic event at the new Amphitheater, and hope that it will become a tradition for the citizens of Tuscaloosa,” Mayor Walt Maddox said in a news release. ...Read more
Tuscaloosa will become a host city for the Alabama League of Municipalities. More than a thousand people from across the state will attend the League's annual meeting in Tuscaloosa in May 2015. The group ususally rotates its annual conference among Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. Now, Tuscaloosa is being added to the rotation. Mayor Walt Maddox says this is a major accomplishment for the city's hospitality industry. Maddox also thanks the Tuscaloosa Toursim and Sports Commission and the City Clerk's office for leadin ...Read more
State government and business leaders met in Huntsville Tuesday to discuss the high-tech lessons of the tornado outbreak in April. The summit looked at ways Huntsville's engineering potential and capabilities can help public and private groups maintain their infrastructure during severe weather. Participants included representatives from Homeland Security, the Pentagon and NASA, as well as other state agencies. The summit of leaders will use examples of what did and did not work during the April 27 tornadoes to better gage the future of storm safety. ...Read more
Organizations who are helping tornado victims locally may be able to get more money. Local non-profits can now apply for money from the Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Fund. The grant application and qualifications are available at givetuscaloosa.com. The application asks each non-profit to explain why they need the money and how it will be used. Each group must have a Board of Directors review and may be subject to an annual financial review. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (205) 758-7588.
Victoria Sheehan, WVUA News
Two months after the April 27th storms ripped through Tuscaloosa County, five people remain on the missing list. 21-year-old Latoya Brown from Tuscaloosa remains on that list. Her family has been hoping for her safe return since April 27th. WVUA Reporter Bradley Whittington has their story.
Bradley Whittington, WVUA News
June 27, 2011 - 6:54 PM