The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the Alabama-Missouri football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.

What do Lexington, Kentucky and Tuscaloosa have in common? A lot, according to Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. 

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Children’s of Alabama honored The University of Alabama Dance Marathon program today for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a seven-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of the Community display in the hospital.

In the past 10 years, the United States has officially declared over 1,000 disasters.  In the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. And more recently, Hurricane Florence caused major devastation to parts of North and South Carolina.

Chances are, one day you’ll be affected.  Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.  Below are six life saving skills to use before disaster strikes.

If you’d like to try out some great food trucks in the Tuscaloosa area, now’s your chance – and for a great cause. This Thursday, Sept. 13, the United on the Plaza food truck benefit will be held. Proceeds from this lunchtime event benefit the United Way of West Alabama.

Krystal recently reopened its McFarland Boulevard location – a new prototype store with enhanced drive-through functionality. It’s the first Krystal of its kind in Alabama. Now, the company is giving back to the community.

Once a year, it must be done. Don't click away just yet… I promise, it will be worth it.  

If you read this famous column often, then you likely know that I am the director of a local non-profit that serves the Tuscaloosa area. That organization is called the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE). In short, we do drug prevention, and it’s come a long way since the “Just Say No” days from the 80s. 

Discussion around mental health has taken to the national stage in recent weeks, and the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance says one in four Alabama residents are affected by mental illness. That’s why the local cycling enthusiasts of the Druid City Bicycle Club come together every year to host the Hot Hundred Bike Ride.

The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa wrapped up its spring season on May 19 in a major way, with a slew of games, and a big celebration at The LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field at Sokol Park North.

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