The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama will honor the 2018 Northport Citizen of the Year during an awards luncheon October 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Five Points Baptist Church.

Officials from the City of Northport, City of Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation spoke to a sold out crowd at the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's annual Transportation Summit July 26, focusing not only on current projects, but also on future technology.

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is seeking nominations for the Northport Citizen of the Year.

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.

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.

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