Judy Holland, Managing Director of High Socks for Hope, was named Northport Citizen of the Year in a ceremony held Tuesday evening at Five Points Baptist Church.

Holland, who has worked with the non-profit foundation founded by New York Yankees pitcher David Robertson and his wife Erin for more than six years, has spent more than two decades in service to worthy causes in Northport, Tuscaloosa County and beyond.

Northport’s Citizen of the Year will be honored on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The dinner, which will be held at Five Points Baptist Church, recognizes those individuals who have contributed to the betterment of Northport.

This year marks the 27th year of Northport’s annual Dickens Downtown, a Victorian Christmas celebration sponsored by the Northport Merchants Association.

Dressed in traditional period costumes, carolers and characters will stroll the streets of historic downtown Northport. Visitors can also enjoy arts and crafts demonstrations, a Holiday Market from Kentuck, and even a visit from Father Christmas.

Northport residents went to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to vote for mayor and five city council seats. When polls closed at 7 p.m., unofficial results began coming in (votes will be canvassed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at a special city council meeting).

Northport residents will vote on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for mayor and all five city council seats. Polls on election day will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Smoke could be seen throughout the Northport area, and into Tuscaloosa proper on Sunday afternoon, following the crash of a small plane in a wooded area of Van de Graaff Arboretum Park behind the Northport Farmers Market, near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

A weekend wastewater leak in Northport sent emergency crews scrambling for a temporary fix, and now permanent repairs will be made. The 20-inch wastewater force main broke on Fifth Street near downtown Northport, resulting in the massive sewage spill.

A wastewater leak in Northport on Saturday, July 2, left emergency crews scrambling to make temporary repairs. The wastewater main break happened on 5th Street near downtown Northport.

The City of Northport is once again holding a big food truck event. This time, the “Trucks By the Tracks” event is scheduled for this Thursday, July 7, in downtown Northport.

Crowds were plentiful and smiles abundant as local food trucks were set up along the southern end of Northport’s Main Avenue, allowing residents to come out and sample offerings from Local Roots, Jo Jo’s Food Trunk, Tea Town Alabama and more. But if you missed it, don't fret, it seems that the plan for now is to make the event a regular occurrence in the future.

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