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Shelton State Community College Plans to Expand Dual Enrollment Program

February 19, 2015 - 2:54pm

Shelton
State Community College plans to partner with Tuscaloosa City Schools to expand its existing dual enrollment program offered for local high school students.

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University of Alabama hosts annual spring Career Fair

February 19, 2015 - 11:27am

Students get chance to network with more than 100 organizations

More than 100 companies appeared at the University of Alabama annual Career Fair to find students to fill internships and full-time positions.

The career fair focused on communication studies on Tuesday, continued with general interests and business on Wednesday, and finished today with technical engineering. ...Read more

Tuscaloosa County board discusses plans for high schools

February 19, 2015 - 11:04am

Board looks to relocate Holt and put Brookwood to new use

The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education discussed relocating Holt High School within the next two months and annexing parts of the old Brookwood High School during Tuesday night’s public forum.

Tuesday morning, the board started planning possible locations for the new high school and brainstormed possible uses for the old high school. The public forum was held to make sure the community was up-to-date with the board's progress.  ...Read more

Signs approved for new Tuscaloosa hotel

February 19, 2015 - 10:58am

113-room Hilton six months from completion    

The new Hilton Home2 Suites is one step closer to opening in downtown Tuscaloosa.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Tuscaloosa City Council approved two of the signs that will hang
from the 113-room hotel. Construction for the project is expected to be completed within the next six months.

According to The Tuscaloosa News, the hotel will occupy part of the 2600 block of University Boulevard, west of
Lurleen Wallace Boulevard South. ...Read more

Woman Dies From House Fire Injuries

February 18, 2015 - 10:31pm
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Another person has died in a fire-related incident ..making that the 18th in Tuscaloosa County in 2015.Jaqueline Stephenson passed away on February 6, from the injuries she sustained during a house fire late last month.Tuscaloosa Fire Marshall Gene Holcomb confirms with WVUA the fire did start from a heater that was left on too close to combustibles.Holcomb also stresses the importance of good housekeeping in case of a fire emergency.If you live in the city limits and don't have a working smoke detector in your home, you can call Tuscaloosa fire and rescue at 205-248-5421 for a free install ...Read more

School Closings & Delays

February 18, 2015 - 5:39pm

The following school systems will delay opening by two hours tomorrow:

  • Marion County
  • Pickens County
  • Walker County
  • Tuscaloosa City
  • Tuscaloosa County
  • Greene County

Daycares and other businesses:

  • Christian Community Church Learning Center

Information will be updated.

Odom Named Odom's Sucessor

February 17, 2015 - 10:15pm
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The Tuscaloosa City Council District 1 seat has been vacant since late 2014 when Councilman Burrell Odom passed away unexpectedly. Now, the council is officially whole again.The new person representing District 1 has quite a familiar name. Phyllis Odom announced in early 2015 that she planned to seek her late husband's seat and serve the remainder of his term.After no other candidates showed interest in the position, Mayor Walt Maddox announced that Mrs.Odom would be her husband's successor.Mrs. ...Read more

Man Shot In Stomach, Suspect Arrested

February 16, 2015 - 11:15am

Charles Eric Shirley

The following is a media release from Tuscaloosa Co. Homicide Unit: ...Read more

Chinese New Year

February 15, 2015 - 10:36pm
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The University of Alabama brought a little bit of China to Tuscaloosa today. The Chinese Student Association held their New Year Gala today at the Ferguson Center. Traditional Chinese cuisine was offered at the event, as well as entertainment.

Original Airdate: Sunday, February 15, 2015.