🌱 Fourth Of July Events + Abortion Protest + Tutwiler Demolition

Happy Independence Day, Tuscaloosa! There is a ton going on around town today, so let’s get you all caught up before you celebrate the Fourth of July.

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

  • Fourth of July events.
  • Tutwiler Hall demolition.
  • Activists to protest for reproductive rights.

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🗣 Patch Shout Out 🗣

Our Shout Out for this Fourth of July morning goes to District Attorney Hays Webb and his office, which held its annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse on Friday.

District Attorney Hays Webb’s office

🗞 Here are the top 5 stories today in Tuscaloosa 🗞

  1. Local grassroots activism group Tuscaloosa Action, along with Alabama Rally Against Injustice, will host a rally in support of reproductive rights Monday morning outside of the federal courthouse in downtown Tuscaloosa. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  2. The University of Alabama is set to demolish the historic Tutwiler Hall Monday morning, as the university makes way for a new residency hall nearby. Stay tuned for our coverage and videos! (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  3. With Tutwiler Hall coming down today, take a look back at this old photos of the building during its construction. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  4. The City of Tuscaloosa will host its Fourth of July Celebration on the River tonight from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. (Tuscaloosa Patch)
  5. Our news partner WVUA 23 reports that conversations are underway between those in the business community and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama concerning the return of the Merchant’s Association as a way to revitalize downtown Tuscaloosa (WVUA 23 News)

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5️⃣ Other stories I’m reading today

  1. From open to closed: Why Alabama Republicans are pushing to change primary elections (John Sharp, AL.com)
  2. Suspected gunman in Bibb County deputies shooting arraigned in Shelby County (Chasity Maxie, WBRC Fox 6 News)
  3. Alabama’s Top 25 Most Important Players for 2022: No. 8 (Charlie Potter, BamaOnline)
  4. Meridian junior athlete a top priority for Alabama (Andrew Bone, BamaInsider)
  5. Eutaw honors law enforcement with second annual First Responders Parade (Erin Patterson, WVUA 23)

You’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update.


Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Tuscaloosa Daily? Contact me at ryan.phillips@patch.com

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