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The City of Tuscaloosa’s 311 non-emergency call center will open two hours prior to kickoff for all University of Alabama home football games.

Starting this Saturday for Alabama’s game against Western Kentucky, the call center will open at 12:30 p.m. and will close at the 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Two local startup businesses, Ugo Convenience Delivery and SWJ Breilmann, celebrated graduation from The Edge Thursday, completing the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s incubation program.

As part of the ongoing relief efforts surrounding the flooding in Louisiana, Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck are combining for a donation drive on from through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

At the annual Chamber in Session: State of the Community event, local officials focused on their efforts to move the community forward through collaborative efforts.

Speaking in a conversational panel style format moderated by JamisonMoneyFarmer PC’s Carl Jamison, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Council, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox spoke on the successes that cooperation has allowed the separate entities in West Alabama to achieve.

Northport residents went to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to vote for mayor and five city council seats. When polls closed at 7 p.m., unofficial results began coming in (votes will be canvassed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at a special city council meeting).

Alabama head men’s basketball coach and New Orleans native Avery Johnson couldn’t just sit and watch silently as his native Southern Louisiana home was devastated by the recent catastrophic flooding, so he acted. And now he’s asking for the city of Tuscaloosa and state of Alabama to do the same thing.

After years of negotiations, the Tuscaloosa City Council in June approved legislation allowing Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services to operate within the city limits.

Uber officially returns to Tuscaloosa on Thursday. And yes, just in time for the start of school at UA *and* the upcoming busy football season.

In the wake of devastating flooding in southern Louisiana that has forced thousands from their homes, a great need is growing. Area residents are stepping up, taking donations and spreading information on ways to help the flood victims.

Smoke could be seen throughout the Northport area, and into Tuscaloosa proper on Sunday afternoon, following the crash of a small plane in a wooded area of Van de Graaff Arboretum Park behind the Northport Farmers Market, near the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.

DCH Regional Medical Center has a new, less invasive procedure for diagnosing lung cancer and other lung conditions.

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