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UNA to Honor Servicemen and Women on Veterans Day

November 10, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Following the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the recent return of the 115th Signal Battalion from Afghanistan, the University of North Alabama will honor those who have served their country, both past and present, with its annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at the UNA Memorial […]


Get Your Drum on….Ninth Annual UNA-MSHS Day of Percussion

October 30, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Marching Percussion Ensemble will host its Ninth Annual North Alabama Day of Percussion Oct. 31 at the Muscle Shoals High School Stadium. The event will include clinics instructed by members of the ensemble as well as guest musicians. The clinics typically attract at least 300 high school percussionists […]


Mary Carton releases 2013 Tuscumbia Historical Calendar

October 28, 2012

TUSCUMBIA – Our very own Mary Carton, writer, photographer, historian, and all-around very special person has just published her latest calendar. It is the 2013 Tuscumbia Historical Calendar, and it features some of the most interesting and lovely photographs from this unique part of Alabama. Her previous calendars have in the past flown off the […]


NWSCC LPN and RN Nursing grads excel on national exam

October 24, 2012

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) nursing graduates ranks as one of the best nursing schools in Alabama according to the yearly NCLEX passage rates.   Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN) recently received a perfect passage rate on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) with the Registered Nursing Program (RN) receiving 97%.   NW-SCC was one of […]


TVA Donates Early Drawings and Photos to the University of North Alabama

October 24, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority has presented the University of North Alabama with a collection of more than 2,800 architectural drawings and photographs detailing the design, construction and operations of the 1918 United States Nitrate Plant No. 2 production facilities and other buildings that became part of the original Muscle Shoals Reservation when TVA […]


New TVA Trails Web Page Highlights Outdoor Recreation Opportunitie

October 18, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. At the height of the fall outdoor recreation season, the Tennessee Valley Authority is posting a new web page listing dozens of trails for hiking, biking and other activities across the region. The TVA Trails website provides information about more than 137 miles of public trails along TVA reservoirs and on TVA-owned land […]


UA Car Tags Raise $4 Million to Support Scholarships

October 16, 2012

Tuscaloosa— The University of Alabama collegiate license tag program raised some $4.1 million during the 2012 fiscal year. Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The UA National Alumni Association raised a total of $4,140,319 through the car tag program in the 2012 fiscal year, the most of […]


MEISA Hosts Auditions For UNA Music Showcase

October 15, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) at the University of North Alabama is hosting its third annual UNA Music Showcase in hopes of prompting some healthy musical competition in Florence and the surrounding area and potentially uncovering the next big name in music. According to MEISA President Katie Swann, the auditions […]


Start Something “Reel”

October 15, 2012

Florence-Big Brothers Big Sisters serves  children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are in need of an additional adult role model relationship. These  children are matched with a suitable volunteer who spends time with them to promote self-worth, and encourage them to reach their full potential in school, at home and in the […]


Sam Phillips Celebration a success despite rain

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Umbrellas and ponchos were in fashion Saturday night as organizers and Artists of The 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration kept the concert on track. The show, which was supposed to start at 6 o’clock was delayed by a little over 2 hours due to heavier-than-expected rain showers. The weather forecast for The […]


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