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.
Gov. Ivey Declares ‘This health crisis is not behind us’
There have been businesses, especially bars, willing to take a chance and pack in more customers than allowed in an attempt to make-up for a month of lost profits.
COVID-19 Testing Ramping Up Across West Alabama
Alabama Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris among the many healthcare voices pointing to how critical testing is to identify those who have contracted COVID-19.
Tuscaloosa County Schools Extend Two Job Offers
The Tuscaloosa County School Board has extended an offer to be the next superintendent to Dr. Keri Johnson. It is contingent upon the board reaching a contract agreement.
Four Men Who Impacted the Community Pass Away
The description of a person considered to have impacted a community is someone who goes above and beyond what is expected of them as a citizen.
West Alabama Works Really Works
West Alabama Works (WOW) is the region’s workforce development organization, housed within the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama since 2014. It was named the Top Workforce Council in Alabama in 2019 by Governor Kay Ivey.
Road Closure on Skyland Boulevard East Saturday
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) lanes in both directions under the interstate bridge near Cracker Barrel will be closed between 3 a.m. and 8 p.m. to allow contractors to install girders for the Interstate 20/59 bridge over Skyland Boulevard.
COVID 19 Economic Impact Not Going Away Soon
COVID 19 is a health crisis that has created an economic crisis. Birmingham Fed vice president and regional executive predicts long recovery from it.
Tuscaloosa Police Make More Massive Arrests
34 people have been arrested on various charges, including: failure to appear arrests, felony and misdemeanor drug charges, weapons violations, and felony and misdemeanor warrants were served.
Intrigue in Alabama Senate Over Health Order Control
Some Alabama lawmakers don’t like that the authority to declare a health emergency for 60 days in the state rests in the hands of State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Governor Ivey. Senate Bill 334 authored by Sen. Tom Whatley (R-District 27, Auburn) is an effort to do something about it.
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.