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The National Weather Service has issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation tornado watch for several Alabama counties, including Tuscaloosa County, until 11 p.m. on Monday.

We’ve been under the threat of severe storms all day – earlier today, several local schools dismissed early. The situation is worsening, with the possibility of severe storms containing large hail and damaging winds and possibly, tornadoes.

According to the NWS, the greatest potential threat for strong tornadoes north of a line from Tuscaloosa to Calera to Wedowee.

Monday’s forecast isn’t looking great for parts of Alabama, with several counties under threat of severe weather, including large hail, high winds, thunderstorms – and possibly tornadoes.

This weather threat has prompted several area school systems to dismiss classes early or cancel their after-school activities, as the bulk of the problems in our area could come in the afternoon/early evening hours.

If you’ve never had the chance to participate or watch teams of people attempt to pull a 44,000-pound fire truck, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 24, teams of 10 people will compete to see who can pull a Tuscaloosa Fire Truck a length of 50 feet. Trophies will be awarded in four categories: fastest pull, slowest pull, most enthusiastic and the team that raises the most money for The Arc.

Each year, the Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa honors all law enforcement agencies by recognizing one officer from each organization as Officer of the Year for his or her efforts. Nominations are submitted by each department or agency for this award, and the honorees were presented with an engraved plaque in front of their families and guests at the club meeting on Feb. 1.  


The City of Tuscaloosa launches Innovate Tuscaloosa, a business plan competition to encourage economic growth in tornado recovery areas.

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers for the annual Family Discovery Concert – set for Monday, March 5.

The Tuscaloosa Track Club and  Hospice of West Alabama are hosting the 9th annual 5K Grand Prix event.  The event will include live music and local vendors.  Runners may choose to participate in memory of a loved one.  

When: Saturday, March 3rd starting at 8am

Where: Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa

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Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) has provided care to terminally ill patients and their families since May of 1982. It is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization and is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors.
The agency is the oldest provider of hospice services in the West Alabama area and is a member of the United Way of West Alabama. HOWA is certified to provide services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and is an approved provider for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.
In 1998, HOWA became the first community based hospice in Alabama to attain accreditation by The Joint Commission.Hospice of West Alabama is the only agency serving West Alabama with its own free-standing inpatient facility, which has served more than 4,000 patients since it opened on November 1, 2004.The agency staff of more than 80 individuals serves hundreds of patients annually in Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Greene, Hale, Bibb, Fayette, and Lamar counties.

The University of Alabama’s equestrian team will host a two-day, 15-team  competition Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 at River Oaks Farm in Tuscaloosa.

Hillcrest High School Army JROTC swept the 4th Annual Tuscaloosa Marines Memorial 5K Run held on February 18, by winning seven medals.

“Service to Man” is a drama that chronicles the bond between a pair of medical students – one white, one black – at Meharry Medical College, a small school in Tennessee, during the turbulence and violence of the civil rights movement in 1968. It was also shot entirely in the Tuscaloosa area.

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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