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🌱 Chemical Spill + New Holt Principal + Hillcrest Scoreboards

Good Morning, Tuscaloosa! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Thursday started.

In today’s Daily, we have these stories and more …

  • Severe weather over Alabama.
  • Principal shakeups.
  • Update on Monday shooting in Tuscaloosa.

First, today’s weather: Cooler with lots of sun. High: 69 | Low: 44.

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πŸ—£ Patch Shout Out πŸ—£

Our Shout Out this Thursday morning goes to the new principal at Holt High School β€” Tuscaloosa County High School Assistant Principal Daniel Dickens β€” who announced as the school’s next principal on Wednesday. (Tuscaloosa Patch)

Holt High School

πŸ—ž Here are the top 5 stories today in Tuscaloosa πŸ—ž

  1. A line of strong storms packing heavy wind and the potential for tornadoes moved over much of the Tuscaloosa Patch coverage area Wednesday evening. Here’s a look back at our updates throughout the evening, including outage information and damage reports. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  2. The City of Tuscaloosa said there was no threat to the public following a fluoride leak at the Ed Love Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  3. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit says a small child was nearly struck by gunfire in a fatal shooting Monday night on 3000 block of 27th Street in Tuscaloosa’s West End. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  4. The University of Alabama’s gymnastics team is fine after their flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Seattle on its to the NCAA Regional Tournament. (Stephen Dethrage, Tuscaloosa Thread)
  5. Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority (PARA) will host a free youth baseball clinic this Saturday at the McDonald Hughes Center from 9 a.m. to noon. (Kyrsten Eller, WVUA 23)

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πŸ—“ Today In Tuscaloosa πŸ—“

  • 2022 Ribbon Cutting @ Behavioral Health Group (More)
  • Pink Box Burlesque’s “Fool for Love” @ Nocturnal Tavern (More)
  • Sing & Sip for Secret Meals @ Loosa Brews (More)
  • Carroline Shines and the Impulse @ Hotel Indigo (More)
  • Pop-up Art Night @ The Wine Market (More)

πŸ‘€ Check it out! πŸ‘€

Tuscaloosa Academy this week named its Middle School Students of The Quarter: Top row: Sarah Davis Rowe (left), eighth grade; Lene Schmidt, seventh grade. Bottom row: Sara Turner Wilson (left), sixth grade; Lily Carraway, fifth grade.

Photos courtesy of Tuscaloosa Academy.

✏️ Tuscaloosa Patch Notebook ✏️

The Tuscaloosa County Commission on Wednesday voted to award $63,972 in District 3 Community Development funds to go toward the purchase of new programmable scoreboards and a video system for the Hillcrest High School football stadium. (Tuscaloosa Patch)

Northridge Middle School Principal Carter Hill has submitted his retirement to the city school board, which was approved on Tuesday. (Tuscaloosa Patch)

The University Of Alabama has announced its Faculty Accolades For March 2022, so check out these outstanding academics here! (Tuscaloosa Patch)

Shelton State Community College’s Jazz Ensemble will perform its free spring concert on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the College’s Martin Campus. (Tuscaloosa Patch)

Stillman College and the University of Alabama will sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow Stillman students to take graduate level courses at UA during their senior year, in addition to participating in early advising and immersion programs, and eventually matriculate to graduate school. (More)

πŸ† Winner of the Day πŸ†

University of Alabama women’s golfer Polly Mack was named Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week on Wednesday. This comes after Mack won her first tournament title last weekend at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. (More)

University of Alabama Athletics

1️⃣0️⃣ Other Stories I’m Reading Today

  1. Alabama basketball freshman Jusaun Holt enters Transfer Portal (Hank South, BamaOnline)
  2. Pinch Hits and Page-Turners: The Story of Alabama Baseball’s Book Club (Joey Blackwell, BamaCentral)
  3. Nick Saban speaks at Alabama’s pro-day (Kyle Henderson, BamaInsider)
  4. Garth Brooks announces June 4 concert date for Birmingham (Sumner Harrell, ABC 33/40)
  5. Alabama House passes Numeracy Act over Common Core objections (Jacob Holmes, Alabama Political Reporter)
  6. Op-Ed: Alabama’s Community Colleges are Aligned with the Needs of Business and Industry to Better Serve Our Students and Our State (Jimmy H. Baker, Alabama Daily News)
  7. Warden of Alabama’s largest state prison on ‘mandatory leave’ amid report of sexual misconduct (William Thornton,
  8. Alabama Senate candidates respond to poll that has Durant leading the pack (Maddie Biertempfel, CBS 42)
  9. Jimmie Hale Mission plans $4.5M renovation project, Jesse’s Place relocation (Illyshia Parker, Birmingham Business Journal)
  10. Foo Fighters cancels tour events including Jazz Fest date (Associated Press)

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