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2018 Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Named

December 10, 2017

FLORENCE-The latest crop of Alabama musicians to be inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame have been announced.  The induction banquet and awards ceremony for 2018 will be held once again in Florence at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa on February 3. And the inductees are…. Singer Songwriter Mac McAnally solo artist and […]


School And Business Closing Due To Snow December 8

December 8, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Several businesses and schools have closed due to the snow in the Tennessee Valley.  We have an up-to-date list here: Albertville City Schools – CLOSING AT 12:00 p.m. Arab City Schools dismissing at 12:15 p.m. Boaz City Schools dismissing at 11 a.m. Cornerstone Christian Academy in Rainsville Cullman City Schools – CLOSING AT NOON […]


UNA Giving Day 11.28.17 … Make Your Giving Gift Today!

November 28, 2017

  TODAY is our second annual UNA Giving Day, which coincides with the global day of philanthropy, #GivingTuesday. For 24 hours only, alumni and friends will unite to support the mission of UNA! Last year we were able to raise over $41,000 for scholarships and various campus initiatives. Remember, gifts of all sizes make a […]


Historic Decatur Christmas Tour

November 26, 2017

DECATUR-The Historic Decatur Christmas Tour is held the second Saturday in December each year (December 9). During this time many of the homes in Decatur’s historic districts open their doors for public tours. The annual Christmas Tour of Homes showcases the Old Decatur Historic District and Albany Historic District, which contain one of the finest […]


Strong Winds And Storms Wreak Havoc In The Area

November 19, 2017

THE TENNESSEE VALLEY-On Saturday, November 18 a strong front came through the area of  Northwest Alabama bringing strong storms with high winds leaving power outages, downed trees and damaged buildings across Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties. In Florence by 8:30 PM a reported 7,114 homes and businesses were without power. At 10:30 PM that number […]


New Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Roy Moore

November 13, 2017

NEW YORK-A new accuser has come forward accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore with allegations that Moore assaulted her when she was a minor in Alabama. Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference in New York City on Monday, November 13. Along with Allred Beverly Young Nelson announced her “wishes to state what […]


Governor Ivey Comments on Roy Moore Allegations

November 9, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement regarding today’s allegations against Judge Roy Moore.  “These allegations are deeply disturbing. I will hold judgment until we know the facts. The people of Alabama deserve to know the truth and will make their own decisions.”           Media Release/Office of Alabama Governor Kay […]


Community Meeting Held In Sheffield …. Ideas For Restoring And Reusing The Village School

October 30, 2017

SHEFFIELD-A community meeting was held on Sunday, October 29  to discuss restoring and reusing the Nitrate Village 1 schoolhouse, in Sheffield, the meeting was held at the Sheffield Public Library. “We want to find ways to help the community and city rehabilitate the building, keeping it as close to the original as possible while utilizing the […]


Shoals Alabama Launchpad Accepting Applications Until November 1

October 25, 2017

THE SHOALS-It’s that time of the year again.  Shoals Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition is looking for a few good people with a few good ideas. The attached flyer details the second Shoals Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition. This event, in partnership with the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, and the University of North […]


“A Day With Rey” Starts September 28

September 24, 2017

FLORENCE-On September 28 be among the first to see the original production “A Day with Rey,” written by Jesse Sockwell and directed by Brandon Willcutt being held at the Historic Zodiac Playhouse located at 416 North Court Street in Florence. It stars Jesse Sockwell, Harmony Malone, Joy Ragland, Melanie Dickens and Gabriel Goodloe.  This powerful […]


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