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New “Earth as Art” Book Illustrates Beauty of Satellite Views

November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON –A stunning array of images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, “Earth as Art,” is available in hardcover, electronically, and as a free iPad application. The 158-page book celebrates the aesthetic beauty of Earth in the patterns, shapes, colors and textures of […]


Christmas Parades …Santa is on the way!

November 29, 2012

Sheffield-We have the Tuscumbia Christmas parade starting at 6pm today in downtown Tuscumbia.  The Florence Christmas parade will be Friday November 30 at 7pm in downtown Florence.  The Sheffield Christmas Parade will be Saturday December the 1st at 6pm on Montgomery Ave in Sheffield and the Cherokee Christmas Parade will start at 2pm on December […]


Come Home For Christmas

November 28, 2012

Cherokee-Come Home for Christmas to Cherokee Saturday, December 1, 2012.  All the festivities will be in Downtown Cherokee starting at 9 am with breakfast with Santa at the Lions Den…remember donations will be accepted but the breakfast is free.  From 9 am until 1 pm there will be Arts and Crafts and Authors at Bozeman garage […]


Governor Bentley Addresses Hamburg Aviation Forum

November 28, 2012

HAMBURG, GERMANY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday addressed aerospace industry leaders at the Aviation Forum 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.   The goal of Governor Bentley’s visit to the Aviation Forum is to recruit more aerospace jobs to Alabama.  Governor Bentley and other state and local leaders are meeting with aerospace industry suppliers this week to discuss the advantages of locating […]


Christmas in Wonderland….come to Rogersville

November 28, 2012

Rogersville-1st Saturday in Rogersville for December lands on December 1 and promises to be festive. There will be a candle light tour of downtown Rogersville, led by Dr. Bill Maloney, owner of Longing for Home Bed & Breakfast and will be infused with lots of historic trivia. There will be cider in participating shops and […]


Lawrence County awarded grant to assist new industry

November 26, 2012

Montgomery-A $400,000 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley will support the creation of up to 225 new jobs in Lawrence County. The Community Development Block Grant will fund public infrastructure so that Jack Daniel Cooperage can build a plant in the Mallard Fox West Industrial Park. The plant, which will produce oak barrels for the […]


Thanksgiving Day…..facts and figures

November 21, 2012

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. The legacy of […]


“Christmas in the Country”

November 12, 2012

Tuscumbia-The annual traditional “Christmas in the Country” weekend will take place at LaGrange College Park on November 17 and 18 this year from 10:00 am until 4 pm each day.  the Park is located in East Colbert County 8 miles southeast of Tuscumbia right off of State Highway 157 on LaGrange College Road.   Come […]


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 […]


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