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National PC Donation and Recycling Drive

August 21, 2012

Owning a computer and gaining access to the Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s world. The digital divide is growing as Americans who are “offline” cannot fully participate in the digital economy and are left behind in important areas such as education and health care. Yet, nearly 60% of low-income households […]


West Nile found in Alabama …no cases reported in The Shoals

August 17, 2012

If you work or play outdoors you need to be safe keep mosquito repellant on hand. The Alabama Department of Public Health is advising you to protect yourself against mosquito-borne illnesses this summer. There have been no known cases of West Nile reported in The Shoals to date.  Precaution is suggested until the threat of […]


St. James Music Press Publishes Work of UNA Vocal Student

August 3, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Drew Mills, a senior at the University of North Alabama, now owns the copyright to “All Blessings Flow,” his own arrangement of the familiar hymn tune “Old Hundredth,” commonly used as the Doxology in many churches. The arrangement was published by the prestigious St. James Music Press and recorded by Chanticleer, a […]


Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Items

August 2, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday encouraged Alabamians to remember this weekend’s state sales tax holiday for back-to-school items and stock up on needed supplies.   “The cost of school supplies can quickly add up, and this sales tax holiday is about saving families money,” Governor Bentley said.  “This is also a way of encouraging […]


NW-SCC Public Relations Department Wins Five Awards for Outstanding Marketing/PR Efforts

July 31, 2012

Muscle Shoals, Ala. — Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Public Relations Department received five awards and was recognized for its outstanding efforts by the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA).   During ACCSPRA’s recent annual conference in Mobile, Ala., NW-SCC’s Public Relations department accepted two Pyramid awards, one Award of Achievement and two Awards […]


UNA Business Students Collect National Awards

July 18, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – Nine business students from the University of North Alabama brought home a collective 11 awards from the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, recently. Twelve from UNA were eligible to attend the conference and national competition after placing first or second at the state level in April. In total, […]


Alabama State Troopers…We were better drivers this 4th of July

July 13, 2012

MONTGOMERY — During the 120-hour Fourth of July holiday safety period, which ran Wednesday, July 4, to Sunday, July 8, Alabama State Troopers investigated 386 traffic crashes, resulting in 161 injuries and nine deaths. Based on preliminary information, it is unknown at this time whether alcohol was a factor in these nine crashes. Five of […]


July At Tennessee Valley Arts….Art…Music…Theater

July 4, 2012

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Art Association will highlight art, music and theater with its July events. SummerStock at the Ritz, TVAA’s theatre-education program for ages 16-29, presents “The Sound of Music,” Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, and Thursday-Friday, July 26-27, at 7:35 p.m., at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Tickets are $15.50 […]


Tips To Beat Summer Heat

June 29, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With 100-degree temperatures expected this week, the Tennessee Valley Authority is encouraging consumers to use electricity wisely and efficiently. Consumers can save energy, lower the impact on their power bills and reduce peak demand on the TVA system by simply increasing thermostat temperatures a few degrees during the day, turning off unnecessary […]


Forever Wild Board Meets At Lake Guntersville

June 8, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting on June 21, 2012, at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held in the Lodge’s Goldenrod Room. At this meeting the Forever Wild program’s annual report will […]


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