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2015 Rogersville Indian Artifact Show

September 16, 2015

ROGERSVILLE-Have you ever found an interesting looking rock and thought that it was just more than a natural formation, that it looks like it might be an arrowhead or some type of ancient stone tool? Do you have a box of “Old Indian Rocks” that you picked up as a child or were given to […]


Two Florence Natives Serving In The Navy…Defending Our Country

September 4, 2015

THE SHOALS-Florence Native Jacob Melton serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and Florence native Joshua Reding assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 Virginia Beach, Va. are featured today for their service to our country. 150902-EM227-009 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2015) – Machinery Repairman Fireman Jacob Melton, a native of Florence, Ala., drills a hole in […]


The Alabama Barbeque Battle…The Winners Are……

September 2, 2015

The winners of the Alabama Tourism Department’s Barbecue Battle have been chosen competition garnered more than 1 million votes on-line This contest was held in conjunction with The Year of Alabama BBQ. And the Winners are… Legends category …the winner is:  Lannie’s of Selma In a big upset, little Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot, which first opened in Selma’s […]


Shades Of Bluegrass Festival September 11-12…Rogersville, Alabama

August 31, 2015

ROGERSVILLE-The Rogersville Bluegrass Festival is now Shades of Bluegrass Festival in Rogersville, Alabama.  The Festival will still be playing some of the best Bluegrass Music around. Bluewater Road has been invited to play two shows at the Shades of Bluegrass Festival.  They will play a show on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12. The […]


Governor Bentley Statement on Death of Amelia Boynton Robinson

August 26, 2015

MONTGOMERY–Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday released the following statement on the death of Civil Rights Activist, Amelia Boynton Robinson. “I am saddened to hear about the death of Amelia Boynton Robinson. She was a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who began working to secure voting rights for African Americans in Selma in the 1930s. […]


TVAA Presents ARTWORKS 2015…Classes And Workshops

August 15, 2015

TUSCUMBIA-The Tennessee Valley Art Association presents Artworks 2015  a list of Art Classes and Workshops coming up in October and November. Oil Painting Basics with Still Life This three-day basic oil painting workshop will be taught using a still life as the subject matter. The course will emphasize canvas preparation, usage of materials, drawing, color […]


MSU Students Denied Bond For Allegedly Trying To Leave Country And Join ISIS

August 11, 2015

COLUMBUS MS-Two students from Mississippi State University have admitted to federal officials their intent to join ISIS this information comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both Students Muhammad Dakhalla, 22 and Jaelyn Young, 19 were stopped at the airport in Columbus, Mississippi as they were trying to board a flight out of the country. Both […]


Heat Advisory Issued For All Of The Tennessee Valley

August 9, 2015

THE TENNESSEE VALLEY-A Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Monday, August 10: TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…THE FOLLOWING ALABAMA COUNTIES ARE IN A HEAT ADVISORY: LAUDERDALE…COLBERT… FRANKLIN… LAWRENCE…LIMESTONE…MADISON…MORGAN…CULLMAN AND MARSHALL. TEMPERATURE…95 TO 100 DEGREES WITH HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 103 TO 108 DEGREES. IMPACTS…INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES INCLUDING HEAT EXHAUSTION AND […]


Three Finalist Vying For Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Director

August 8, 2015

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Tourism board members have narrowed down the process for finding a director of tourism to replace Debbie Wilson, who left her position as tourism director to work for the state tourism department of Alabama to three candidates.   They are Alison Stanfield, 44 of Florence, Rob Carnegie, 47 of Kingston, Canada, and Joe Saling, 54 […]


Bentley ends State Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood

August 6, 2015

MONTGOMERY– Earlier today Alabama Governor Robert Bentley decided to cut all state funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a spokesperson from the governor’s office. In a tweet from Governor Bentley this afternoon, Thursday, August 6,  he wrote, “The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been exposed to Americans. I’ve terminated any association with the organization in AL.” The […]


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