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UNA Spring Commencement Held Saturday, May 13

May 14, 2017

FLORENCE-The University of North Alabama held their spring commencement on Saturday, May 13.  Wendell Wilkie Gunn gave the commencement address for the ceremonies . Wendel Gunn was the first black student to attend the university when he enrolled in 1963 in what was then called Florence State.  Gunn was awarded an honorary doctorate during the graduation ceremonies. […]

Ren Faire Poster Contest Open To Entries

May 12, 2017

FLORENCE-It’s that time of the year.  Time to be thinking about the Alabama Renaissance Faire and all that goes with it.  The Roundtable of the Alabama Renaissance Faire is pleased to announce the competition for its 2017 poster design. Here are the guidelines: 1. The entry must be in a vertical format 18” x 24” […]

Wilson Dam Lock Under Maintenance Through June

May 2, 2017

QUAD CITIES-The Wilson Dam lock is closed to barge and boating traffic  for most of the next two months.   The lock will be undergoing a major maintenance project that will last through June. Lock closure times are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lock operates on a 24-hour schedule, so officials anticipate any buildup […]

Flood Warning Affecting Colbert And Lauderdale Counties

April 24, 2017

LAUDERDALE/COLBERT COUNTIES-The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.  Alabama State Highway 20 is flooded at the underpass below U.S. Highway 43 and 72. “The Flood Warning in Alabama.. Tennessee River at Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River AT Florence. * […]

First Ever Limestone Music Festival …Success – Event Photos

April 19, 2017

ATHENS– Andrew Kirk, Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen of America and former ELHS drummer and instructor, sponsored the ELHS Band’s, Limestone Music Festival, on Friday April 14, at the Limestone County Event Center in Athens, Alabama. Performing:  Erik Smallwood, Free Range, Hayden Scott,Elizabeth McCrary,Wild Parsley,Brent Morgan, Jay Rinkel and Lillian Glanton. Andrew Kirk, Modern Woodmen […]

Winners from the Music In Our Schools Month Art Contest At The AMHOF Announced

April 14, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-This March, inspired by Music In Our Schools Month®, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame featured the artwork of five elementary schools from around Colbert County, expressing the impact that music has on the students. The program was intended to celebrate music in Alabama’s classrooms and in students’ lives. The artwork will be on display from […]

Bentley Steps Down…Ivey Will Become Interim Governor Of Alabama

April 10, 2017

MONTGOMERY-At 5:00 PM on Monday, April 10 Governor Robert Bentley, the 53rd governor of Alabama addressed the state from the Old House Chamber announcing he will step down as Governor. 74-year-old Bentley has been Governor of Alabama for 7 years.  The last year has been clouded by revelations of an affair with one of his senior advisers, […]

Closings And Delays Due To Severe Weather Threat For Wednesday, April 5

April 5, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Due to the threat of sever weather for Wednesday, April 5 some schools and businesses are either closing or delaying opening We have the list of delays and closings for you here: Albertville City Schools  all classes cancelled. 12 month employees will still report to work, if safe to do so. Arab City Schools […]

6th Annual Start Something ‘Reel’ Bass Tournament For BBBS April 29

April 4, 2017

SHEFFIELD-The 6th annual Start Something ‘Reel’ Bass Tournament will take place on April 29, 2017 at Sheffield Riverfront Park starting at safe light until 2:00 PM.  This tournament is a major fundraiser for BBBS for Colbert, FRanklin and Lauderdale counties.  To Pre-Register call the BBBS office at 256-248-1931 or email Gina Mashburn at or visit Cost:  $100 per […]

One Killed Three Injured In Sunday Auto Accident In Huntsville

April 3, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-On Sunday, April 2 Huntsville Police Officers received a  911 domestic call around 9:30 PM at the Walgreens on Mastin Lake Road. When officers arrived on scene the suspect attempted to flee the area in a vehicle. On his attempt to run he struck a police vehicle. While heading into the  intersection of Pulaski Pike […]

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