The City of Tuscaloosa will host a free Christmas tree recycling event starting Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 10.

During this free drop-off event, citizens and businesses can drop off live Christmas trees, live wreaths and live garlands in the designated area at the Curry Environmental Services facility located at 3440 Kauloosa Ave.

In the past 10 years, as part of our strategic focus to improve Tuscaloosa’s quality of life, we have been dedicated to hosting events that are fun and family-friendly and provide a unique experience. Holidays on the River, whose main feature is ice skating, would certainly be one such endeavor that has created an exciting experience for thousands of people since 2012.  

  

This year, we will be hosting HOTR at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The Amp provides space for a larger ice rink, improves concessions and restrooms and creates better seating for viewing. On so many levels, the Amphitheater allows more operational freedom that will greatly enhance the entire experience.  

Shelton State Community College will be able to establish a new program to train and certify workers for jobs needed by area auto industry employers, thanks to a nearly $400 thousand grant from the State of Alabama.

Gov. Robert Bentley last week announced a $368,266 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to help west Alabama workers qualify for careers in the automotive manufacturing industry.

The Tuscaloosa City Council was set to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 22. To view the entire agenda, click here.

The City of Northport is urging area motorists to take heed, because starting on Saturday, Dec. 19, Mitt Lary Road access to and from Alabama 69 will be closed for utility upgrades – a part of the City’s Mitt Lary Road Widening Project.

This portion of Mitt Lary Road will not re­-open until January 3, 2016. Construction signage will be in place along Mitt Lary and Frank Lary Roads to direct you in an alternate route from this portion of Mitt Lary Road should you need to access Alabama Highway 69 from Mitt Lary Road during this time.

Please note, North and South bound traffic along Alabama Highway 69 will not be affected.

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted to repeal an ordinance that’s been at the center of controversy for several weeks – one that would affect the size of lots on and around Lake Tuscaloosa.

The ordinance became a key issue in light of a developer’s plans to build a 14.6-acre subdivision in the North River area of the Lake, sparking concerns. At issue: whether Section 18-64 of the Code of Tuscaloosa would threaten the Lake, in particular the vegetation around it.

The Tuscaloosa City Council was set to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15. To view the entire agenda, click here.

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted to repeal an ordinance that’s been at the center of controversy for several weeks – one that would affect the size of lots on and around Lake Tuscaloosa.

The ordinance became a key issue in light of a developer’s plans to build a 14.6-acre subdivision in the North River area of the Lake, sparking concerns. At issue: whether Section 18-64 of the Code of Tuscaloosa would threaten the Lake.

The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has awarded grants totaling over $17,400 to several organizations in Tuscaloosa County which represent the visual, literary, folk and performing arts. The Council makes grants to non-profit organizations, schools, universities, cities and a wide range of community groups.

“Our state is fortunate to have so many programs that support and enhance education for students and improve the quality of life for all citizens,” said outgoing Council Chairman Vaughan Morrissette. “A vibrant arts environment helps to draw new industry and investment to Alabama.”

The Tuscaloosa City Council was set to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 8. To view the entire agenda, click here.

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