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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 […]


“Old Timer”…A short film being shot in The Shoals

January 9, 2013

Florence-Old Timer is a short film about a grandfather that joins in on his family’s game of wiffle ball and ultimately ends up reminding himself and his son of what it feels like to be a kid again. The film is written and directed by Andrew Reed and produced by Jason Flynn. Tyler Martin is […]


Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Hosts A Celebration of Cranes

January 5, 2013

Decatur-Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first Festival of the Cranes, a one-day event filled with refuge tours, up-close viewings, workshops, live raptors, and nature walks, January 12, 2013, kicking off a year-long celebration of Wheeler’s 75th anniversary. The celebration of Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes will bring together experienced birders and those who would […]


Santa One Cleared for Flight

December 24, 2012

NORTH POLE – The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh Santa Claus uses to deliver presents to good children around the world, has been cleared for its worldwide Christmas Eve flight.  Santa One will be faster, quieter and more efficient this year with the help of NextGen technologies being rolled […]


Parks announce Hunter’s Special

December 20, 2012

 Montgomery-  Select Alabama State Parks are offering a “Hunter’s Special” lodging package from now through February 2013 for hunters that hunt on Alabama’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). The special lodging room rate is $49.95, and is offered at the following state parks: Cheaha, Lakepoint Resort, Joe Wheeler, DeSoto, and Lake Guntersville. “Hunters are an important part of […]


Alabama State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

December 18, 2012

Montgomery-Feeling run down from the holiday excitement? Reinvigorate with a First Day Hike at an Alabama State Park! On New Year’s Day 2013, DeSoto, Gulf, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Sano, and Oak Mountain will each host a guided hike to help start the year off right. All 50 states are hosting First Day Hikes […]


Gill Net Law to be Enforced Within Tennessee River Basin of Alabama

December 14, 2012

Montgomery-In response to an opinion issued by the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office on December 11, 2012, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) will immediately begin to enforce a ban on the use of gill nets and trammel nets for fishing in the Alabama […]


Sheffield Arrest Report 11/30/12 – 12/05/12

December 8, 2012

INMATE NAME:  JEREMIAH SCOTT LITTLEJOHN AGE:  27 CITY:  TUSCUMBIA, ALABAMA ARREST DATE/TIME:  11/30/12  03:00:00 CHARGES:  5404  DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE-LIQUOR _________________________________________________________________________ [sam_ad id=”2″ name=”Facebook Like” codes=”true”] INMATE NAME:  CHRISTOPHERNTYRONE FUQUA AGE:  34 CITY:  MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA ARREST DATE/TIME:  11/30/12  18:20:00 CHARGES:  4804  MAKING A FALSE REPORT/L.E. OFFICER _________________________________________________________________________ INMATE  NAME:  JEROMINA IRENE  ABERNATHY ROBINSON AGE: […]


Regulation Prohibits Deer Release

December 7, 2012

Montgomery-In response to concerns regarding the intentional release of captive-raised deer into the wild in Alabama, Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jr. signed an emergency regulation prohibiting the practice effective December 7, 2012. Earlier this year, a group in central Alabama sought to enhance local deer population genetics Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy Jrthrough the […]


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