Tuscaloosa Man Missing + A Heartwarming Animal Shelter Story

Hello, neighbors! Let’s start this weekend by bringing you all up to date with everything you need to know this Saturday morning.

In today Daily, we have these stories and more …

  • Another local decision-maker leaving the legislature.
  • An update on responding to flood damage in Northport.
  • A long history of lynchings in Tuscaloosa County.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Rain in the afternoon and evening. High: 84 ° | Low: 70°


Patch choice

Discover this 9-year-old entrepreneur! Lillian Mitchell regularly sets up her lemonade stand at Clear Creek in Northport, offering everyone from joggers to landscapers a cup of cold lemonade on a hot day.

Photo by Ryan Phillips, Patch.com

Here are the top 5 stories from today in Tuscaloosa:

  1. Tuscaloosa Police are working to locate Gregory Ogu, 28, who was last seen in the City suites at 1650 Veterans Memorial Parkway late Tuesday night. (More on Patch)
  2. ICYMI: Here is my comprehensive look at the history of racially motivated lynchings in Tuscaloosa County while officials hope to promote the region’s history to make it a cultural tourism destination. History buffs won’t want to miss this one. (More on Patch)
  3. I met officials from Northport this week amid the wreckage of Willowbrook Trailer Park as city hall tries to contain the scale of destruction caused by the severe floods of June 19 that left dozens of homeless (More on Patch)
  4. Another local decision-maker withdraws from the Legislative Assembly following the announcement that State Representative Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, had been appointed director of state finances. It also follows the announcement that his colleague representing Rodney Sullivan would not run for another term in the House. (More on Patch)
  5. The town of Tuscaloosa reminded residents on Friday of their eligibility for the Emergency rental assistance program. Click here to learn all about the program. (More on Patch)

3 things to do today

  1. Around the campfire at CHOM! (After)
  2. The MissionHeirs at Pastor’s Coffee and Gift Shop (After)
  3. Tab & The Mojo back to Coppertop (After)

Other stories I read today …


Tuscaloosa notebook

– Consult the list of Summer graduate 2021s from the University of Alabama (More on Patch)

Shelton State will offer coding and data engineering bootcamps to help fill positions and improve the tech workforce in Alabama. (More on Patch)

– Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office sworn in four new MPs on Friday: James adams, Tim boler, Aaron Scroggins, and Daniel Metcalf. (After)

Tuscaloosa StoryWalk will be installed at Jaycee Park on Saturday June 24. (After)

The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter shared a heartwarming story on Friday about Cinderella – a dog who had been at the shelter for over 500 days – who finally came out to foster care! (After)


You are now officially in the loop for today and ready to start your weekend. See you tomorrow for your next update. If you like these newsletters, consider inviting some of your friends and neighbors to read them. You can send them this link to subscribe.

Have a nice Saturday!

Ryan phillips


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