🌱 Safety in downtown T-Town + Noah Clowney analysis

Good morning Tuscaloosa! Get the coffee and let’s kick off this week with everything you need to know before you walk out the door.

In todays Dailywe have these stories and more…

  • Downtown security.
  • Noah Clowney feature.
  • The fight against human trafficking.

But first today’s weather: Waning Clouds. High: 54 | Low: 31st 🌥

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🗣 patch shout out 🗣

Our Patch Shout Out for this Monday morning goes to Eric Prewitt in his new role as Student Services Compliance Coordinator at Shelton State Community College.

Shelton State Community College

🗞 Here are the top 5 stories in Tuscaloosa today 🗞

  1. Here’s a look at how Tuscaloosa bar owners and city leaders are working to improve nightlife safety after a 23-year-old mother was recently killed. (Chip Scarborough, WVTM 13 News)
  2. The student newspaper at the University of Alabama says UA’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations partners with the Country Music Association to offer a Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. (Maven Navarro, Crimson White)
  3. The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force has made great strides in its fight against commercial sex trafficking. That’s how they do it. (Bryan Henry, WBRC Fox 6 News)
  4. According to a recent study, Tuscaloosa County ranks 8th best in Alabama in terms of life expectancy. (AL.com)
  5. Check out this analysis of how Noah Clowney’s monster double-double performance helped “change the narrative” for the Tide when it’s set in Missouri. (Tony Tsoukalas, Tide Illustrated)

🗓 Today in Tuscaloosa 🗓

  • Faculty Recital Series 4: Strings Faculty @ Moody Music Hall (More)
  • Wagner’s January Pub Run (More)
  • LSU WBB @ Alabama (More)

5️⃣ Other stories I read today

  1. Allen is officially withdrawing Alabama from the Electronic Registration Information Center (Jacob Holmes, Alabama political reporter)
  2. Nick Saban’s troubles don’t begin and end with Kirby Smart. Peep Brian Kelly and LSU (Blake Toppmeyer, Tuscaloosa News)
  3. Regions Report Revenue Growth of 12% (AJ O’Leary, Birmingham Business Journal)
  4. 3 additional counties in Alabama are eligible for FEMA assistance for storms (Associated Press)
  5. Full-Court Press: Alabama Basketball’s takeaways in Missouri (Blake Byler, Bama Central)

🙏 obituaries 🙏

Loretta S. Fuller84, by Gordo (Skelton Funeral Home)

Jerry Ray Harris73, by Gordo (Skelton Funeral Home)

Now you are in the loop and ready to walk out the door this Monday. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with your next update!


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