ACA football coach resigns + new Tuscaloosa city councilor sworn in
Happy Wednesday Tuscaloosa! Here’s everything you need to know to start your day right.
In today Daily, we have these stories and more …
- Two-week peak in Tuscaloosa coronavirus cases
- Chris Smelley at the ACA.
- Police are investigating the death in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Clear all day. High: 88 Low: 65.
Tuscaloosa District 7 city councilor Cassius Lanier was sworn in at town hall on Tuesday night ahead of his first official meeting after winning a special election for the seat in late July.
Here are the best stories in Tuscaloosa today:
- Another day brought more coronavirus hospitalizations to Tuscaloosa, as DCH healthcare system overtook 90 total hospitalized patients Tuesday. This represents the highest one-day mark in patients positive for the virus since February 9, when numbers were down after an increase over the holidays. (More on Patch)
- A scuffle between two inmates at the Tuscaloosa County Jail this morning left one dead, investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crime Unit said Tuesday afternoon. (More on Patch)
- Christian American Academy Patriots in midst of coaching change after football coach VSHris smelley resigned his post with immediate effect Tuesday, citing a “personal reason”. The news comes less than a month before the start of the 2021 season. (More on Patch)
- The University of Alabama is defending its long-standing tuition practices and approach to recruiting students following a widely read article posted online Sunday by The Atlantic.
- Police seek community help in locating Northport man – Brandon harris, 26 – who was last seen on July 31. (More on Patch)
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Other stories I read today …
- Schools in the Tuscaloosa area are bracing for a return to in-person teaching in the coming weeks, coinciding with a noticeable spike in new coronavirus cases, low demand for the vaccine, and reluctance from those responsible for the disease. State to reapply public health guidelines that were allowed to expire when cases flattened over the summer. (More on Patch)
- The 2nd Avenue overpass on the University of Alabama campus is scheduled to open this morning, so stay tuned for more. (More on Patch)
- Here’s a reminder that a celebration of the Nick’s Kids Foundation donation to the Saban Center project will be celebrated by the Town of Tuscaloosa and the foundation with a street name change celebration and parade on Thursday August 5 at 9 a.m.. (More on Patch)
- Two out-of-state men were arrested over the weekend in Tuscaloosa for human trafficking following a full investigation. The bust also identified five potential victims of human trafficking. (More on Patch)
- The city of Northport said about 47 people had come for face-to-face interactions with SBA officials following the flooding from Tropical Storm Claudette, with 24 requests completed and about half being processed. . (More on Patch)
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– Ryan phillips
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