Druid City Living Business Happenings: November 2018

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local. 

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Greyhound Bus Line Inc. recently held a ribbon cutting celebrating at its new Tuscaloosa location (3301 Greensboro Ave.). This new location will also launch a new bus service down the west side of the state. greyhound.com; (205) 758-6651 

Half Shell Oyster House is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (2325 University Blvd). The menu includes fresh local oysters and seafood, steaks, monthly specials, pasta dishes, and more. halfshelloysterhouse.com; (205) 860-7001 

Southeast Mortgage Tuscaloosa celebrated the grand opening of its new Tuscaloosa office (1635 N. McFarland Blvd, Ste 503) on Oct. 10. The independent mortgage lender offers FHA loans, VA loans, and conventional loans. southeastmortgage.com/dustylee; (205) 792-7355 

TherapySouth is now open in Tuscaloosa (542 15th Street East). TherapySouth is a therapist-owned, outpatient physical therapy practice that specializes in personalized, hands on care. therapysouth.com; (205) 462-7520 

News and Happenings 

ARCH Global Precision has acquired Smith’s Machine of Cottondale. Smith’s Machine has manufactured precision parts for many industries, including the military and aerospace industries, for decades. ARCH Global Precision is a Michigan-based company that is focused on precision machined components and cutting tools.  

Chick-fil-A Northport Owner Ashley Gill received the 2018 Gold Retailer of the Year Award in the $5 million to $20 Million Annual Sales Category from the Alabama Retail Association. The Alabama Retailer of the Year awards honor retailers who have demonstrated growth, innovation, and a commitment to their respective communities. B&W Foods Partner Jay Welborn accepted the Silver Retailer of the Year Award in the $20 Million Plus category. B&W operates four Piggly Wiggly stores in Tuscaloosa and Northport. The Alabama Retail Association today honored Gill and Welborn at its Retail Day luncheon in Birmingham on Oct. 16.

Dr. James W. Evans has joined the medical staff of the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center as a medical oncologist/hematologist. He comes to the Manderson Cancer Center from the Birmingham area, where he worked as a medical oncologist for three years. The Manderson Cancer Center is located on the campus of DCH Regional Medical Center.

Two new staff members have joined the Kentuck Art Center’s team. Mary Bell is the new Gallery Shop Manager, and Claire Collins is the office manager. Bell is a 2017 graduate of Mississippi College, with a BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics. Collins recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in finance and math statistics.  

Shelton State Community College has named Jonathan Koh as the College’s Director of Grants and Governmental Relations.  In the position of Director, Koh coordinates and manages all aspects of grant writing and reporting while advocating for or against actions which are important to the mission of Shelton State. Koh’s new role at the college began on Sept. 1.  

The Tuscaloosa Tennis Association won three awards from the United States Tennis Association. TTA was named Alabama Community Tennis Association of the Year, Alabama Adult Tournament of the Year (for the Emily Baker Women’s Classic), and Southern Member Organization of the Year. The 2019 Emily Baker Women’s Classic is planned for Feb. 20-22. For more information, visit tuscaloosatennis.com.

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2018 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. This year’s honorees are Stacy Latham Alley, director of musical theatre and an associate professor of musical theatre and dance; Dr. Rich Houston, director of the Culverhouse School of Accountancy and the Hilton Dean Professor of Accounting; Dr. Mary Meares, associate professor in the communication studies department; and Nathan James Parker, instructor in UA’s creative writing department.

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