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MEISA Hosts Auditions For UNA Music Showcase

October 15, 2012

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) at the University of North Alabama is hosting its third annual UNA Music Showcase in hopes of prompting some healthy musical competition in Florence and the surrounding area and potentially uncovering the next big name in music. According to MEISA President Katie Swann, the auditions […]


Start Something “Reel”

October 15, 2012

Florence-Big Brothers Big Sisters serves  children between the ages of 5 and 15 who are in need of an additional adult role model relationship. These  children are matched with a suitable volunteer who spends time with them to promote self-worth, and encourage them to reach their full potential in school, at home and in the […]


Sam Phillips Celebration a success despite rain

October 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Umbrellas and ponchos were in fashion Saturday night as organizers and Artists of The 7th Annual Sam Phillips Music Celebration kept the concert on track. The show, which was supposed to start at 6 o’clock was delayed by a little over 2 hours due to heavier-than-expected rain showers. The weather forecast for The […]


Willkommen zu Hause! Octoberfest is here

October 4, 2012

The 10th annual St. Florian Octoberfest, celebrating German heritage will be held this Saturday, October 6th from 9am UNTIL and this Sunday, October 7th from 11am until 5pm in St. Florian, Alabama.  Admission is free. There will be great food with lots of homemade desserts and fresh-baked breads and of course there will be German […]


North Alabama to receive grants for parks

October 3, 2012

Montgomery-Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs , along with Governor Robert Bentley announced this week grants totaling $664810.00 for 6 counties in North Alabama to improve or replace parks and playgrounds destroyed or damaged by the 2011 April storms that ravaged the area. Towns and counties included in the grants from The Land and […]


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 […]


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