Tuscaloosa County

9:17 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Same-sex marriage hurdles and Birmingham school tax increase

Meredith Bagley and Alexandria Davenport with their Vermont marriage license

Alabama became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage yesterday.

Couples throughout Alabama have been applying for – and receiving – marriage licenses. But some judges are refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, despite the threat of steep penalties.

Meredith Bagley and Alexandrea Davenport, both faculty at the University of Alabama, were married in Vermont five years ago, but they wanted to get an Alabama marriage license now that same-sex marriage is legal.

But when they went in to apply at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse yesterday morning?

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Politics & Government
7:01 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Alabama County Considers Policy on 'Speed Tables'

Tuscaloosa County officials could adopt a policy guiding decisions on where to place 'speed tables' aimed at slowing down drivers.

Tuscaloosa County officials could soon adopt a policy guiding decisions on where to place "speed tables" aimed at slowing down drivers.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/ZrZybe) that there's policy regulating speed tables in unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County.

County commissioners propose placing the tables -- which are similar to speed bumps with flattened tops -- based on requests from their constituents. The requests then must be approved by the full commission.

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