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Quad Cities AWF Wild Game Cook-Off…Get your tickets today!

March 16, 2013

TUSCUMBIA-The best wild game around will be found at the annual AWF / Alabama Army National Guard Wild Game Cook-Off Saturday, March 23 at the Longhorn Arena in Tuscumbia! The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. and in addition to the outstanding cuisine, there will be shotgun, rifle and youth gun raffles and a huge silent […]


Outdoor recreation adding muscle to Alabama’s economy

March 14, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Outdoor recreation represents a $10 billion industry in Alabama, according to a study by the Outdoor Industry Association, and recreation officials in the state say the economic impact will grow with the opening of several new recreational facilities that have already drawn visitors from across the nation. The study, released last month, found that outdoor […]


Alabamian named NWTF Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

February 23, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Conservation Enforcement Officer Darin Clifton has been named 2013 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Clifton received the award during the organization’s national convention in Nashville on February 16. This is the second year in a row that a Conservation […]


Pickin’ and Grinnin’…ala Jake Landers

February 19, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Jake Landers is a premier bluegrass songwriter who co-founded The Dixie Gentlemen. He was one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and has played the Grand Ole Opry. Landers penned several hit songs including Walk Softly On this Heart of Mine that sold 22 million copies. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jake holds […]


Four Alabama Football Players Suspended

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Alabama head coach  Nick Saban confirmed four of his players were arrested on Monday, February 11, 2013.  Brent Calloway, Tyler Hayes D.J. Pettway and Eddie Williams have been suspended indefinitely.   Athletic director Mal Moore made the statemet earlier today and the suspension was confirmed by Saban but the statement did not address the future […]


Breaking…. Four Alabama Football Players Arrested

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Four Alabama football players were arrested Monday on charges of second degree robbery. According to  the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, cornerback  Eddie Williams, defensive lineman Dennis Pettway, linebacker Tyler Hayes and running back Brent Calloway were booked on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Calloway, 20, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Tyler […]


Not just #1 in football y’all

February 8, 2013

TUSCALOOSA— The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. The ranking also places UA fourth among all universities. Only the University of Chicago, Harvard and the University of Southern California enrolled more National Merit Scholars last […]


Extra! Extra! Early Spring on the way!

February 2, 2013

Punxsutawney- Punxsutawney Phil declares:  Early spring!         Groundhog Day originates from a holiday called Candlemas day, celebrated in different ways by many religions across the world. Old English saying:  If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Winter will not come again.    From Scotland: […]


PATTY CAKE, PATTY CAKE, BAKER’S MAN!….. Celebrate the “Valentine” in your life

January 27, 2013

Florence-Do you love to bake and decorate cakes? Are you a creative male over the age of 18? Enter the Valentine’s Day Contest at Regency Square Mall and you could win a romantic night at the award-winning Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa with dinner for 2 at the 360 Grille, a gift certificate from Lola’s […]


Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.1%

January 18, 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary December 2012 unemployment rate is 7.1%, down from November’s rate of 7.5% and below December 2011’s rate of 8.0%. The December 2012 rate represents 152,638 unemployed persons, down from 162,169 the previous month and 174,443 in December 2011. The December 2012 rate is also […]


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