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At 6pm today, Tuscaloosa City Schools will host a meeting at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools’ cafeteria to gather feedback from the public about the proposed Whatley Health Services clinic to be built at the Alberta School for the Performing Arts. According to our daily, the school is set to open in December.

Today, the red light photo enforcement systems at McFarland Blvd and 37th St E, McFarland Blvd and Skyland Blvd, and I-359 and Skyland Blvd will be activated. Warning citations will be issued to any violator who runs a red light at either of these locations or the system already in place at 15th St and 6th Ave E, with normal tickets beginning to be issued next Monday.

The Tuscaloosa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host IMPACT Day Saturday, March 8 from 10am until 2pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. The event will include a health fair, sessions on home ownership, maintenance and education, and information on voter ID in addition to a canned meat drive to benefit Temporary Emergency Services.

In January, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report that put a spotlight on what it called conditions of sexual abuse and harassment by correctional staff at Alabama’s only prison for women. One of the women in Julia Tutwiler Prison has┬áhad a child by a prison employee.

Another winter storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the East Coast today.

The Institute of International Education is working to double the number of American students studying abroad over the next five years. Each year, hundreds of thousands more international students come to the United States to study than the United States sends abroad.

“12 Years a Slave” won best picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Matthew McConaughey won best actor for “Dallas Buyers Club,” Cate Blanchett won best actress for “Blue Jasmine,” Jared Leto won best supporting actor for “Dallas Buyers Club,” and best supporting actress went to Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave.”


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