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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox defeated former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb to win the Democratic nomination for governor. Maddox will face off against incumbent Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who easily bested her opponents to secure her party’s nomination.

Forty-one members of the 2017-18 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program, graduated at a ceremony held at Smith Hall’s Museum of Natural History May 17. 

The Tuscaloosa Public Library’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!,” got underway on June 4. The program, which runs through July 27 at all TPL locations, includes a variety of activities to keep area kids entertained for hours each week.  

Take sunscreen with you to reapply during the day, especially after your child swims or exercises. This applies to waterproof and water-resistant products as well.

Follow the directions on the package for using a sunscreen product on babies less than 6 months old. All products do not have the same ingredients; if your or your child’s skin reacts badly to one product, try another one or call a doctor. Your baby’s best defense against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the shade.

James Hollis and his fiancé, Melinda Howard, wanted to do something great for kids with special needs in the community. The couple, owners of H&H Petting Zoo in Coker, came up with an idea: a petting zoo, allowing children of all ages to get up close and personal with animals.

On Saturday, May 19, their vision came to fruition. Unfortunately, Howard wasn’t there – she passed away recently after a battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare brain disorder. Still, the day was a joyful one for all involved. The petting zoo was held near The Lee Anna Grace Cunningham Field at Sokol Park North (Miracle League Field).


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Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun. And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Pictures do not show how sweet and precious this dog is! Allie is an 11-month-old female pit bull terrier mix, and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 27, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto.This includes Tuscaloosa County.

Active duty military members and their families can enter University of Alabama museums free of charge beginning Monday, May 28 as part of their Blue Star Museums program.

The Blue Star Museums program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

What does summer mean to you? Hot days soaking in cool swimming pools, or lounging at the lake house? Trips to the beach, toes in the sand as the sounds of the waves relax you into oblivion?  

For some of us, we look forward to reading. We’re often so busy that we can’t get through even one novel we’ve been itching to read. We’re hoping that this will help give you some ideas on which books might suit your fancy as you lie on those beaches and swim in those pools.  

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.



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