The City of Tuscaloosa has won nine awards in the past year for its use of an online and social media presence.

“Our website and social media sites all reach different people in our community who come from different demographics and backgrounds,” said Deidre Stalnaker, Tuscaloosa’s Communications Director. “It is important for us to tailor what we say and do to the people we are reaching to meet them where they are and make communication easy.”

As UA students finish summer school, and other return to campus for the fall, moving in and out results in a ton of garbage in Tuscaloosa. On Monday, July 30, the city of Tuscaloosa began offering longer customer service hours - and additional dumpsters to meet the increased demand.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Nancy Denson have made a friendly wager for the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

Now that the holidays are over, residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees and other greenery can do so. The city of Tuscaloosa is accepting and recycling live Christmas trees through Sunday, Jan. 14.  

In recent months, I’ve discussed the City of Tuscaloosa’s budget and its lackluster revenue growth. One of the byproducts of this anemic growth is not being able to invest in longer-term assets that City departments need to operate.

By Walter Maddox

On Monday, May 22, I will be sworn in for my fourth term as mayor. I am deeply honored by this opportunity, and feel very fortunate to serve my hometown. 

On May 23, I plan on presenting an ambitious agenda to the City Council for their consideration. We have made a tremendous amount of progress, but there is more to be done. 

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club and High School National Championships on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 around the city. Top collegiate triathletes from across the country will be traveling to Tuscaloosa to compete in the race.

Due to this event, certain roads and areas will be closed.

If you’re looking for a great way to beat the heat with the kids and enjoy some fun movie time, the City of Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department has a solution. “The Green Scene” indoor summer movie series starts on Friday, July 1, at the Richard A. Curry Jr. Complex. Movies will be shown each Friday afternoon through July 22.

A flurry of excitement rippled through Tuscaloosa on Tuesday afternoon, with word that a Public Safety Committee had passed legislation allowing ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft to operate within city limits. The news came courtesy of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox via Twitter:

Quick note to readers: Obviously Tuscaloosa was experiencing some heavy thunderstorms (complete with torrential rains and a lot of lightening) on Friday afternoon, June 17. With the possibility of more rain into the evening, the City of Tuscaloosa has announced that Live at the Plaza is canceled.

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