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Free Fishing Day is June 8

June 1, 2013

MONTGOMERY-On Saturday, June 8, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most state waters. This Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 1-9. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day.   The fishing […]


Space Warriors movie, filmed at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, premieres on Hallmark Channel May 31

May 29, 2013

HUNTSVILLE— Space Warriors, which highlights Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, premieres on the Hallmark Channel Friday, May 31. The movie was filmed entirely on location at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Space Warriors is the story of a young man who joins an elite team of young people attending Space Camp.  While at […]


Come Celebrate National Trails Day with TVA in your neighboorhood

May 28, 2013

KNOXVILLE  The Tennessee Valley Authority will be making improvements at six trail locations in Tennessee and Alabama on Saturday, June 1, to celebrate National Trails Day and is encouraging volunteers to participate. Among the projects is the 1.5-mile Buck Island Trail on Guntersville Reservoir in Alabama. Partially destroyed by a tornado in spring 2011, the […]


Arts Alive !!

May 18, 2013

FLORENCE-The 27th annual Arts Alive juried fine arts and crafts festival is May 18 and 19 in downtown Florence, Alabama. The festival takes place in Wilson Park and at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts and features quality national, regional and local artists and crafters. Admission is free so bring the family and stroll through the […]


FLW EverStart Series Pickwick Lake

May 1, 2013

FLORENCE-  The FLW EverStart Series Tournament is being held this week on Pickwick Lake.  Take-off Thursday, May 2nd , Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th mornings will be at 6am from McFarland Park.  Weigh-in on Thursday and Friday afternoons will be at 2:00pm at McFarland Park and on Saturday afternoon at 3pm at WalMart Parking […]


Know how to protect yourself from credit and debit card theft

April 23, 2013

WASHINGTON-The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, released a statistical survey on April 19 that estimated 25.6 million adults were fraud victims during 2011. The numbers are real and staggering: 10.8 percent of the adult population was victims of credit card fraud, according to the FTC. The median amount of fraud reported […]


Local Musicians Take Early Lead in National Competition

April 18, 2013

HUNTSVILLE-Last week, two popular north Alabama bands kicked off the Road to Roo competition at first and second place, out of over 900 musicians from across the country. The Whiskey River Kings and The Valley Roots, who all hail from across north Alabama, were accepted into the first round of voting for the Bonnaroo Music […]


ADMH Observes National Alcohol Awareness Month

April 5, 2013

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Mental Health is encouraging people to get the facts about alcohol abuse during National Alcohol Awareness Month, observed annually each April. Dr. Maranda Brown, director of prevention services in ADMH’s Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services says, “This observance provides an opportunity to raise awareness while aiming […]


Hospitals face blood shortages during spring break

March 28, 2013

FLORENCE- As Easter weekend approaches, many are enjoying a spring break. But for our community’s hospitals, it is one of the most difficult times of the year. Schools and colleges close and people prepare for vacations, prompting a dramatic decline in the blood donations that are essential for our local hospitals to function. A rise in […]


Empty Bowl..Full Hearts

March 26, 2013

FLORENCE-On Wednesday, April 3, beginning at 11:30 the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary, will hold their annual Empty Bowl fund raiser. The event will be held at the Marriott’s Convention Center. There will be a fashion show made up of the many beautiful outfits found at the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store on Court St.  Come to the event, enjoy the […]


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