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A Tuscaloosa Police officer has died after being shot on Monday. 40-year-old Dornell Cousette, a 13-year veteran of the TPD, passed away at DCH Regional Medical Center after being shot around 6:30 p.m. at a home in the West End of the city.

“Heroes come in many different forms,” said Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox during a press conference on Monday night. “In our community, our heroes wear the uniform of the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Tonight, one of our heroes has died in the line of duty protecting our community.”

Since its initial offering at the McAbee Center, “SilverSneakers” has taken off running through all Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Activity Centers. If you are 65+ find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers membership by participating in a PARA Café. The PARA Cafés are free and open to the public.

The Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority is seeking nominations for Grand Marshal(s) of the 44th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade. The parade will be recognized as the official Bicentennial parade held on Dec. 13, in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Meet Slinky - she's the Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

The City of Tuscaloosa is hosting its first Live at the Plaza – Football Watch Party for The University of Alabama football game as they play against South Carolina this Saturday, Sept. 14. The game begins at 2:30 p.m. and the viewing begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until the end of the game.

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for family play may be a challenge. However, is it worth it? You bet. Enjoying time together as a family is tremendously beneficial. In fact, for healthy relationships to flourish, it is a necessity. We can schedule time for playing together, and develop the ability to capture unstructured moments of fun.

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.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox was recently appointed as a senior fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Program on Crisis Leadership for his effective leadership during times of crisis. Maddox has served as a fellow since 2014. 

What was life like in Tuscaloosa during the year 2019? That’s the question the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Commission is trying to answer, and they need the community's help.

Mason is a cute little ball of fluff. This beautiful kitten is the Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

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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