Tuscaloosa County

Lost in the food desert

At 9 p.m. in Alberta City, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store closes for the evening. The next closest store is Winn-Dixie, almost two miles down the road. For residents with a car, the commute is no problem, and fresh food is easy to access. But without a car, it is more than a 30-minute walk down University Boulevard. After dark, inhabitants of Alberta City are trapped in what is known as a food desert.

House backs Sunday alcohol sales

Tuscaloosa residents may soon see a change in county laws that ban the sale of alcohol on Sundays. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday authorizing a vote on allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays, a bill sponsored by state Rep.