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Tuscaloosa Police Will Continue Issuing Citations to Uber Drivers

The Tuscaloosa police department says that it has already issued citation warnings to unlicensed drivers of ride-sharing apps such as Uber, but will soon be handing out criminal city citations.

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Category: Hometown Heroes
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Thank You, Hometown Heroes

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays for several reasons; food, fireworks and family. But for me, the day is about reflecting on the miracle of America's birth and those who fought against tyranny

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Hometown Hero – Al DuPont

Al Dupont has served Tuscaloosa for over 50 years as a land surveyor, assistant city engineer, public works director, and finally as long-serving Mayor.

Dupont was born in Louisiana and grew up in the Depression which he credits was the spark that drove him to work for the common good of people

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Shawn Franks
Hometown Hero for May 7th, 2013

Staff Sgt. Shawn Franks – Hometown Hero for May 7th, 2013

Staff Sgt. Shawn Franks joined the military after being inspired by his uncle. His military career spans almost twenty years and continues today in the Army Reserves.  He currently lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife Luann and their three children, Caleb, Seth and Grace

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Jared and Magnus Timp

Hometown Hero, Jared Timp

Update: On September 2nd, 2013, former Iraq war veteran and Tuscaloosa Police Officer, Jared Timp, lost his battle with cancer. He died surrounded by his family at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Jared is survived by his young son, Magnus.

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LCPCL Kelvin Elperson

LCPL Kelson Epperson – Hometown Hero for 4/21

LCPL Kelson Epperson is 19 years old and serving his 2nd year in the Marines. He decided to join the military when he was in the 3rd grade and he learned about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Growing up, his mother Lashonda Goins, said he never strayed from his chosen path and when he turned 17, he joined the Marines

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Hometown Hero Sgt. Brant Merriam
Jen Merriam

Staff Sgt. Brant Merriam – Hometown Hero for 4/16

Staff Sgt. Brant Merriam lives in Northport with his wife Jen and three children. Brant has served in the Alabama National Guard since August 2007 and served in the Navy Reserves from 2004 until 2007

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Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Taylor
Courtesy Jessica Taylor

Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Taylor

Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Taylor was born in 1959 and served in the United States Navy from 1977 to 1980. He then served active duty in the Navy until 1982.

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Jared Olvey
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Staff Sgt. Jared Olvey – Hometown Hero for April 1st

This week's Hometown Hero,Staff Sergeant Jared Olvey, has served in the Alabama National Guard for over 13 years and is currently stationed overseas in Afghanistan with B Company 1-167 Infantry out of Pelham, Alabama. When not on active duty, he serves and protects the

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