For the fifth year in a row, City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. will continue their tradition of a $100 Iron Bowl wager to benefit local charities.

For years, the Miracle League of Tuscaloosa has made it possible for children and adults with special needs to play baseball. Now, the organization needs the community’s help. 

The 2017 Chamber in Session: State of the Economy, a sold-out event held November 1 at Hotel Capstone, kicked off with elected officials and community leaders signing an economic development partnership that will help direct economic and workforce development efforts in the future.

Smoke alarms save lives.  Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.  If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

Everyone needs a home fire escape plan. When seconds count, you need to be able to get out of your house. Here are some things you can do to put together your own plan.

It’s been called the “best one-hour workout in the country,” and now Orangetheory Fitness is making its mark in Tuscaloosa. Though Orangetheory Fitness has been in T-Town for less than a year, its popularity has spread like wildfire. According to studio coach Danielle Johnson, it’s all in the science of their workouts. 

Norman A. Crow, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). He will represent Congressional District Seven and will be subject to confirmation by the 2018 Alabama Senate.

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster. Helping your community to prepare for disasters can lessen the hardship that is a part of any crisis situation. Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.

The possibility of high winds and rain from Hurricane Irma has prompted a number of area schools to announce closings for Monday, Sept. 11.

Head Start/Early Head Start, a division of Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc. follows the national requirement of reserving and serving 10 percent of its enrollment to include children with disabilities; including but not limited to physical, hearing, visual, emotional, speech and health impairments. 

Head Start staff work with local school districts and community agencies to make sure that the special needs of all children are met. Within 45 days of enrollment into the program, each child will complete developmental, speech and language, hearing and vision screenings. 

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