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.

Let’s hear it, Tuscaloosa: Do you believe your public or private school is excellent? If so, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange wants to know about it. Strange is inviting public and private schools throughout the state to submit applications for the 2015 Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence.

The program was reinstituted in 2013 with a new emphasis on encouraging technological advances to deal with the challenges experienced by today’s schools and students.

“These awards have previously provided the opportunity to identify and recognize excellence in school safety.  In recent years, the judging criteria has placed special emphasis on the use of technology in the safety plan,” said Strange. 

‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, and for finally revving up your holiday shopping. But as you’re making your list (and checking it twice), and running all over Tuscaloosa and Northport to make your purchases, remember: Scammers are out there, and they’d like nothing more than to take advantage of our spirit of giving.

With this in mind, Attorney General Luther Strange issued a reminder to everyone, including local residents.

“The best protection against scams and crimes of opportunity is not to be caught by surprise by scammers and thieves,” said Strange.

It’s that time again: The mayors of Tuscaloosa and Auburn have continued their tradition of an Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. have agreed that if the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Ham will make a $100 donation to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and if the Auburn Tigers prevail, Maddox will make a $100 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County.

The Tuscaloosa City Council was set to meet on Tuesday, Nov. 24. To view the entire agenda, click here.

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