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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 […]

Pickin’ and Grinnin’…ala Jake Landers

February 19, 2013

SHEFFIELD-Jake Landers is a premier bluegrass songwriter who co-founded The Dixie Gentlemen. He was one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and has played the Grand Ole Opry. Landers penned several hit songs including Walk Softly On this Heart of Mine that sold 22 million copies. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jake holds […]

Four Alabama Football Players Suspended

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Alabama head coach  Nick Saban confirmed four of his players were arrested on Monday, February 11, 2013.  Brent Calloway, Tyler Hayes D.J. Pettway and Eddie Williams have been suspended indefinitely.   Athletic director Mal Moore made the statemet earlier today and the suspension was confirmed by Saban but the statement did not address the future […]

Breaking…. Four Alabama Football Players Arrested

February 12, 2013

TUSCALOOSA-Four Alabama football players were arrested Monday on charges of second degree robbery. According to  the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, cornerback  Eddie Williams, defensive lineman Dennis Pettway, linebacker Tyler Hayes and running back Brent Calloway were booked on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Calloway, 20, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Tyler […]

Not just #1 in football y’all

February 8, 2013

TUSCALOOSA— The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. The ranking also places UA fourth among all universities. Only the University of Chicago, Harvard and the University of Southern California enrolled more National Merit Scholars last […]

Extra! Extra! Early Spring on the way!

February 2, 2013

Punxsutawney- Punxsutawney Phil declares:  Early spring!         Groundhog Day originates from a holiday called Candlemas day, celebrated in different ways by many religions across the world. Old English saying:  If Candlemas be fair and bright, Winter has another flight. If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Winter will not come again.    From Scotland: […]

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 […]

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