Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa News Director and Tuscaloosa native Don Hartley has two lengthy careers under his belt. 22 years in radio and television news and sports journalism and 23 years as a county and state emergency manager. Don also worked as a press aide to former Alabama Governor Guy Hunt and U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton. Don marched four years in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and did the stadium announcing for the band for 16 years. His attachment to UA also extended to being the radio play-by-play announcer for Crimson Tide Baseball and Women’s Basketball. He also served as public address announcer for Bama Gymnastics. For several years, Don did radio and television play-by-play for high school football and basketball, including Central’s 2007 4-A AHSAA Championship Game at Legion Field in Birmingham. In February, Don earned the Alabama Broadcasters Association ABBY as "Best Midsize Market News Reporter". He has also won multiple Associated Press recognition for both quality news and sports broadcasting. Don is married with two adult children and two grandchildren.
Mother and Three Others Charged with Kidnapping Centreville Girl
22-year-old Jasmine Denise Crutchfield was believed to be headed for Cincinnati, Ohio with the abducted child. They were stopped around 5:30 pm Saturday just outside of Elizabethtown in north central Kentucky.
Record Early Year Rains May Thwart Potential Summer Drought
For the second year in a row, late winter and early spring were more like monsoon season in West Alabama. The Tuscaloosa /Northport area has recorded 37.24 inches of rainfall so far this year.
Storms During the Week, Cool during The Coming Weekend
There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather across West and central Alabama this afternoon and evening. This weekend should get all of our attention as temperatures will be unseasonably cool.
Pandemic Death Rate Continues to Rise in West Alabama
Tuscaloosa County recorded its second death from the deadly corona virus Monday. There have now been 15 fatalities from the virus in the 11 West Alabama Counties.
Mayor Maddox and Council Work to”Restart Tuscaloosa”
Reopening business is one thing to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, restarting the city's economy is another.
Meals on Wheels is Among Local Community Service Organizations Needing Volunteers
Meals on Wheels is one of a number of Tuscaloosa area community service organizations to experience a drop in donations and volunteers due to the corona virus pandemic
Some Religious Leaders Don’t Have Faith in Ivey’s “Safer at Home”
"In my opinion, its getting really close to the line of discrimination or even a violation of our rights under the constitution," Wilmore told 95.3 The Bear's Steve Shannon Morning Show. "Governor Ivey has overstepped and I believe people see it."
Tuscaloosa Council Member Doesn’t Like “Safer at Home”
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's "Safer at Home" order is now in effect. But Tuscaloosa 5th District City Council Member Kip Tyner doesn't like it.
Tuscaloosa Economy Takes Another Hit
The absence of students at UA, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College has cost the economies of the cities of Tuscaloosa/Northport millions of dollars.