Tuscaloosa

Named after the Choctaw chief, Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a major city in Alabama providing many services to its residents and economy. Founded on Dec. 13, 1819, Tuscaloosa is exactly a day older than the state of Alabama, initiated by Congress to the union on the 14th.

Located in Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa currently has 99,543 current residents, not including students from the local universities, the University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College.

The University of Alabama, the oldest public university in the state, is located in Tuscaloosa and is home to the well-known Crimson Tide. Since its opening in 1831, the university has produced notable celebrities like Joe Scarborough and E.O. Wilson, as well as football characters like Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, Dabo Swinney, Joe Namath, and Derrick Henry. The Crimson Tide Football Team is currently coached by Nick Saban.

Being a college town, there is an extreme amount of local businesses and restaurants. The Tuscaloosa experience would not be complete without Rama Jama’s, City Cafe, Wayside Restaurant, and more. (Check out: https://alt1017.com/you-have-to-eat-at-these-25-tuscaloosa-restaurants-before-you-die/)

Food is not the only thing that Tuscaloosa offers, as the city is a neighbor to many surrounding towns, including Birmingham, which is 45 minutes away. Tuscaloosa has many activities to do on a boring day. With its several lakes and rivers, there are many outdoor experiences. From paddleboarding to hiking, there will always be an adventure nearby.

A local business thrives in Tuscaloosa, with many casual shopping opportunities. With two malls, there is hardly a store you cannot find.

Finding culture around every corner, there are also several museums like the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Paul W. Bryant Museum, as well as multiple art centers, including the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa and the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.

The Tuscaloosa community is very diverse, having 23 schools within the Tuscaloosa City Schools system, as well as other private schools where every child can find company.

Major Accident In Tuscaloosa Causing Long Delays
Major Accident In Tuscaloosa Causing Long Delays
Major Accident In Tuscaloosa Causing Long Delays
A serious accident in Tuscaloosa is causing major delays in travel plans this morning. It could take several more minutes to get it cleared off the road. Updates coming.
Tuscaloosa Biz Brief: New EVP And VP For CB&S Bank
Tuscaloosa Biz Brief: New EVP And VP For CB&S Bank
Tuscaloosa Biz Brief: New EVP And VP For CB&S Bank
A native of Tuscaloosa, Eddie Sherwood, has been named the new Executive Vice-President of CB&S Bank in Tuscaloosa. Sherwood is a graduate of the University Of Alabama and has deep ties to the community. The new EVP has been in the banking industry for over 40 years.
Billy Currington & Kip Moore Are Coming To Tuscaloosa
Billy Currington & Kip Moore Are Coming To Tuscaloosa
Billy Currington & Kip Moore Are Coming To Tuscaloosa
Currington, along with opening act Kip Moore, arrive in Tuscaloosa on May 17, 2024, at Mercedes Benz Amphitheater. Billy Currington has been a mainstay on the country music charts since 2003.
Stillman College To Receive Part Of $100 Million Grant
Stillman College To Receive Part Of $100 Million Grant
Stillman College To Receive Part Of $100 Million Grant
According to Page and officials with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) it was a "Glory Hallelujah Day" in Atlanta at Clark Atlanta University where the good news was delivered. Stillman President Yolanda Page attended and spoke at the event where the UNCF officials announced the huge grant to support UNCF's capital campaign courtesy of Lilly Endowment.
PROOF: We Told You Saban Would Retire Months Ago!
PROOF: We Told You Saban Would Retire Months Ago!
PROOF: We Told You Saban Would Retire Months Ago!
WELL, I had it on pretty good authority from a man who has serious ties to the University Of Alabama. He was not employed by the university, I want to make that clear. However, he told me that it was going to happen so I took his word and wrote this story below:
Tuscaloosa Area Power Outages Update
Tuscaloosa Area Power Outages Update
Tuscaloosa Area Power Outages Update
The storms that rolled through almost all of Alabama last evening knocked out power for thousands in the Tuscaloosa area. At this time, we have not received any reports of significant damage or injuries in the region.
Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Agencies Hiring For Christmas
Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Agencies Hiring For Christmas
Tuscaloosa Law Enforcement Agencies Hiring For Christmas
Local West Alabama law enforcement agencies are closing out 2023 with another push to recruit and hire for multiple positions. The Tuscaloosa Thread has already reported on the efforts to hire officers to help reverse the issue of the Tuscaloosa Police Department being understaffed in 2023. As we wrap up the year, the TPD is trying to encourage experienced officers and recruits to join the force in 2024.
Elvis Returns To Tuscaloosa For His Popular Christmas Show
Elvis Returns To Tuscaloosa For His Popular Christmas Show
Elvis Returns To Tuscaloosa For His Popular Christmas Show
Reviews of the concert last year were very good. A crowd from teens to older folks enjoyed every minute of this fun concert event. The excitement over last year's event led to the demand for another Christmas show. Some would say that Jackson is the number one Elvis fan because of the passion felt in his performance as the King of Rock' n' Roll.

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