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🌱 Tuscaloosa Election Date + Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

Good morning, neighbors! It’s me again, Ryan Phillips, your host of the Tuscaloosa Daily.

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

  • Proposed change to Tuscaloosa election date.
  • Honoring memory of Hillcrest student.
  • College Football Playoff updates.

First, today’s weather: An afternoon shower or two. High: 76 | Low: 67.

🗣Patch Shout Out 🗣

Our Shout Out for this Tuesday morning goes to these students from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business, who formed a non-profit to raise money for school supplies and other classroom necessities for K-12 students in Alabama. (More)

🗞 Here are the top 5 stories today in Tuscaloosa 🗞

  1. The City of Tuscaloosa’s next municipal election in 2025 could see a crucial change in date, if a push by one council member is successful. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  2. A Northport man was killed in a motorcycle wreck Sunday afternoon on Alabama Highway 171, roughly 12 miles north of the city of Northport. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  3. A balloon release has been planned to honor the memory of a Hillcrest High School student who died unexpectedly earlier this year. (Dre Day, Tuscaloosa Thread)
  4. With the College Football Playoff Semifinal coming up on Friday, former Alabama running back Jerome Ford, who stars for the Cincinnati Bearcats, generated buzz with some good-spirited comments. (Mike Rodak,
  5. World renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson, a Birmingham native who studied at the University of Alabama, died Sunday at his home in Massachusetts, leaving behind decades of work in natural science that earned him the title “Darwin’s natural heir.” (Michael Seale, Birmingham Patch)

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🗓 Today in Tuscaloosa 🗓

  • Paint + Pot Workshop at House Plant Collective (More)

✏️ Tuscaloosa Patch Notebook ✏️

Tuscaloosa County EMA is cautioning that storms may be severe Wednesday afternoon and evening, additionally on Saturday into early Sunday. (More)

DCH Health System reported a total of 13 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday as statewide concern has been raised due to the omicron variant the coronavirus. (More)

Check out this holiday episode of “Tuscaloosa Talk,” where Mayor Walt Maddox talks speaks with the city’s Special Events Operations Manager Blake Waldrop and Tuscaloosa’s One Place Ashley Cornelius-Hester about Holidays on the Plaza. (More)

👨‍💻 Other stories I’m reading today 👨‍💻

– Tuscaloosa partnering with Mercedes Benz to bring new fire station to Vance (Tim Reid, CBS 42)

– Many Democrats want to end the filibuster. Mo Brooks agrees (Bill Britt, Alabama Political Reporter)

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Alrighty, you’re all caught up for today. I’ll see you soon!


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