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Tuscaloosa Celebration

June 29, 2011 - 3:12pm

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 Chosen

June 29, 2011 - 3:02pm

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

Tennis Camp

June 29, 2011 - 1:08pm
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Participating in athletics can help mold young minds and teach kids about discipline and selt esteem. Stillman College will host a tennis camp this summer where kids as young as seven can work on their backhand.



June 29, 2011 - 1:05pm
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The Children's Hands-On Museum in Tuscaloosa is gearing up for some fun activites the kids may enjoy to celebrate Independence Day.


4th of July Celebration

June 29, 2011 - 1:02pm
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The city of Tuscaloosa and the Tuscaloosa County Parks and Recreation Authority are gearing up for a big Fourth of July celebration. But, the Independence Day fesitivities will be taking place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this year instead of Sokol Park.


Future Safety

June 28, 2011 - 5:09pm

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

Non-Profit Grants

June 28, 2011 - 5:01pm

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

Seniors & Heat

June 28, 2011 - 8:59am
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The summer heat can be hard for anyone to handle. But, it's particularly tough on senior citizens. Home Instead Senior Care has some tips for keeping your aged loved one safe during the summer.



June 28, 2011 - 8:54am
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FEMA has extended their deadline to July 18th, 2011. That's three weeks beyond their original deadline of June 27th. If you haven't registered with FEMA there's still time. Call 1 - 800 - 621 - 3362, or you can find FEMA online at www.fema.gov/assistance.


Missing Woman

June 27, 2011 - 5:57pm
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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