The Sunrise News Sampler
Tuscaloosa City Schools has canceled school at all locations as well as operations at the Central Office and Transportation Department today, out of caution for the safety of students and employees. The system will implement a two-hour delay for employees and students tomorrow.
The Tuscaloosa County School System will open on a two-hour delay schedule tomorrow.
The Tuscaloosa Public Library will be open 10am until 7pm today.
Governor Bentley’s re-election campaign filed a campaign finance report showing he raised more than $746,000 in December, bringing his total fundraising to $3.3 million, which is already more than he spent to win the Republican nomination for governor in 2010.
Senate Democrats are pushing for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.
Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 to win the BCS championship.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox has appointed Chuck Crocker as the director of information technology and Carly Standridge as the internal auditor. Maddox says both are ideal candidates for their respective positions, and he looks forward to continuing to work with them and seeing how they advance the city.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa will host a “Meet Your Legislators Night” Thursday, January 9 in the Rotary room at the Tuscaloosa Public Library at 6:30. Each legislator will have the chance to present what he thinks the key issues will be for the upcoming legislative session.
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Carnival season from being ushered in aborad a New Orleans streetcar. More than 100 parades will be held along the Gulf Coast in the months leading up to Mardi Gras on March 4.
A report from the Commerce Department suggests companies are growing more confident, with factories orders increasing 1.8 percent in November.
A private survey has found that U.S. service companies expanded at a steady but slightly slower pace in December.
“Saturday Night Live” has hired Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member, the first black female cast member since 2007.