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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 […]

Alabama Striped Bass Record Shattered

March 20, 2013

MONTGOMERY-Alabama has a new state record for striped bass, and it is a whopper. On February 28, James Bramlett of Dora, Ala. hauled a 69-pound, 9-ounce striped bass from the Black Warrior River near the Gorgas Steam plant in north-central Alabama. After being weighed on certified scales, this fish beat the previous record by more […]

TVA Conducting Annual Sport Fish Survey

March 19, 2013

KNOXVILLE – Fishing enthusiasts interested in the health of sport fish in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s reservoirs along the Tennessee River are invited to observe the annual surveys this spring. The surveys, which have been conducted yearly since 1995, collect data on sport fish species such as black bass and crappie. This year’s surveys began […]

The 2nd Annual Kudzu Queens Kickin’ Cancer Event!

March 18, 2013

FLORENCE-The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Regency Square Mall have joined forces again on Saturday, March 23 from Noon until 3pm in Zales Court to honor those loveable green-haired ladies, the “Kudzu Queens” with the 2nd Annual Kudzu Queens Kickin’ Cancer Event. Who are the Queens –we’ll let them explain: “We are a group of Better than Best Friends who have […]

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 […]

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