The University of Alabama is implementing a clear bag policy for all Crimson Tide football games at Bryant-Denny Stadium, beginning this fall.

The new policy is in line with what other SEC members, including Auburn, South Carolina, Florida, Texas A&M and LSU, are putting into place this year. The NFL and other professional organizations have similar policies.

In a statement, UA said the decision to institute a clear bag policy for football games is “in the interest of the continued safety of all of our guests, players and stadium personnel.”

The search for the new Tuscaloosa City Schools superintendent is on, and interviews with four candidates are now set for next week at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. The public is invited to attend all interviews.

A weekend wastewater leak in Northport sent emergency crews scrambling for a temporary fix, and now permanent repairs will be made. The 20-inch wastewater force main broke on Fifth Street near downtown Northport, resulting in the massive sewage spill.

Twenty-one area health care organizations will gather at DCH Regional Medical Center on Friday to form a coalition to keep older adults out of the hospital after they’ve been discharged.

A wastewater leak in Northport on Saturday, July 2, left emergency crews scrambling to make temporary repairs. The wastewater main break happened on 5th Street near downtown Northport.

The City of Northport is once again holding a big food truck event. This time, the “Trucks By the Tracks” event is scheduled for this Thursday, July 7, in downtown Northport.

Interviews are set for later this month for five candidates to become the Tuscaloosa City Schools’ next superintendent. These are the five names in the running for the position.

When the April 27, 2011, tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, the city vowed to build back stronger, safer and smarter. The newest example of that resolve is The Gateway: Alberta’s Innovation and Discovery Center, which opens its doors to the public this week.

A flurry of excitement rippled through Tuscaloosa on Tuesday afternoon, with word that a Public Safety Committee had passed legislation allowing ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft to operate within city limits. The news came courtesy of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox via Twitter:

After a long negotiation process, the Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the ride sharing service Uber to operate within the city limits. Shortly after the meeting, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox indicated he would sign the measure into law on Wednesday, June 29.

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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