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Quick note: Before we get started, thank you for all the positive feedback on last month’s article regarding the importance of turn lanes being included on major highways. Discrimination in any form is bad and will not be tolerated, including bias toward turn lanes. #savetheturnlanes

It’s time to kick back in the backyard (or anywhere comfy, really) and enjoy some cool, refreshing beverages. These are two of my favorite drink recipes.

Those who had the chance to meet Jimmy Welborn knew a man who cared deeply for his community and worked hard. From the time he opened his first local Piggly Wiggly store in the area, in 1998, Welborn worked hard to grow his business, which now includes four of the family-owned grocery stores in Tuscaloosa and Northport. 

In the interest of continued safety for fans, student-athletes, coaches and game day personnel, The University of Alabama will implement walk-through metal detectors at all gates of Bryant-Denny Stadium on game days beginning in September.

The kids have been out of school for weeks now. They’re restless. For that matter, mom and dad are restless, too. And the family beach trip is still a month away. With weeks left in the summer vacation, what can you do?  

Nell, a frustrated young writer, struggled with her novel. She was working with multiple versions and felt it was disjointed and episodic. The stress had become more than she could bear. She opened a window and hurled the manuscript, Atticus, into the darkness. The pages fluttered and settled onto the dirty snow. It was the winter of 1958 in New York City.

Lessons abound when a new baby arrives, whether they come in the form of unexpected good will or hard-earned victories.  Often times, new moms feel anxious and scared on not knowing what to do when the baby arrives. 

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.

Wanna play a game of charades? Four words. Six syllables. Category is musicals. Don't worry; the Minstrel and the Jester will help you out! Here's a sneak peek of some of the cast from our upcoming production, Once Upon a Mattress, which runs through Sunday, July 22 at Shelton State's Bean-Brown Theatre.

Meet Baxter! He is a male German Shepherd/terrier mix, and he's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

With the summer in full effect, I’ve started to get antsy. I’m a working mom, and while my schedule is the same as it always is, my now out-of-school son’s structure has dwindled. And by dwindled, I mean there is no structure

Three cheers for summertime – it’s the perfect opportunity to kick back with some cold beverages and heaps of popcorn to enjoy some classic summer films. These are a few of my favorites…

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

Callie Walker, a former Miss University of Alabama and Miss Tuscaloosa 2018, is the new Miss Alabama. She was crowned by Tuscaloosa native and Miss Alabama 2017 Jessica Procter on June 9 at Samford University. 

Tuscaloosa Native Larry Snyder received the 2018 Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Veteran of the Year Award at the Alabama State Convention of the VVA.

To breastfeed or use formula is one of the first decisions you'll make as a parent (but it definitely won't be your last). No matter which choice you decide to make, it's always worth exploring your options, and the purpose of today's post is to help you explore all the amazing benefits of breastfeeding specifically. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding gives newborns the ideal amount of proteins, vitamins, and antibodies that allow them to grow. Keep reading to see the seven top benefits of breastfeeding that every parent should know about. Some may even surprise you.

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.

While Memphis may be the home of the blues, Tuscaloosa will share that designation during Alabama Blues Week, July 9-15. 

The week of blues concerts, informational sessions, and master classes for select students is a collaboration between the Alabama Blues Project, The University of Alabama School of Music, College of Continuing Studies, and the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission.

Sandra is a 3-year-old, sweet tempered female tabby, and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Q: Hi. I’ve been struggling a lot lately. I know I should see a therapist, but I’m so embarrassed. It just feels like I’m…weak somehow? I’ve even booked appointments with counselors, but I always cancel. Help!

Dear Struggling...

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