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Frank Vafinis named a finalist as Restaurateur of the Year

September 28, 2012

Montgomery, Alabama – Frank Vafinis from George’s Steak Pit has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Restaurateur of the Year for the 13th annual Stars of the Industry Dinner on Monday, October 15 at the Westin in Huntsville. The event is a celebration of excellence by individuals within the Foodservice and Hospitality industries, […]


Grants to be awarded for highway safety

September 26, 2012

MONTGOMERY- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $1.3 million to fund extra patrols and continue other programs to minimize motor vehicle injuries and fatalities on Alabama roads. The state’s nine Highway Safety Offices will use the funds for overtime pay to local law enforcement officers in order to boost the number of patrols during […]


Governor Bentley to Address Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association

September 25, 2012

HUNTSVILLE – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday will speak with members of the Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association during the association’s 32nd annual convention.   The ARSEA is a coalition of state retirees and has more than 20,500 members throughoutAlabama.  The ARSEA works to protect and strengthen the retirement resources of state and local retirees and their […]


Alabama Department of Industrial Relations to Merge with Alabama Department of Labor on October 1

September 25, 2012

MONTGOMERY – Effective next Monday, October 1, 2012, the Alabama Department of Labor will merge with the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, creating one new department, which will assume the name of the Alabama Department of Labor. The merger is the result of legislation passed in the 2012 regular legislative session. The bill was sponsored […]


Alabama State Parks Offer Free Admission September 29, 2012

September 17, 2012

Montgomery, AL-In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Alabama State Parks will waive day-use fees on September 29, 2012. Participating parks include those operated by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Locations and directions are found at www.alapark.com. Day-use fees average $1 to $3 per person at most state parks. Fees for park amenities such […]


Rep. Brooks to Host Academy Day

September 11, 2012

Huntsville, AL – Today Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced that he will be joining representatives from the five U.S. Service Academies in hosting a special “Academy Day” for students across North Alabama. Interested students who live in Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and want to learn more about attending one of the Service Academies are encouraged to […]


ADECA announces funding for victims of tornado victims of 2011

September 7, 2012

MONTGOMERY, AL-Families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the April 2011 tornadoes that struck north and central Alabama could be eligible for financial assistance under a program announced today by Jim Byard Jr., director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. Owners of single-family homes in the affected 30 counties could receive […]


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 […]


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