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Florence Main Street Presents The 3rd Annual Downtown Chocolate Crawl

January 17, 2017

FLORENCE-Downtown Florence boutiques, salons, and other businesses are turning into Chocolate Shops to help you get in the mood for Valentine’s Day! So grab your sweetheart or your best shopping buddy and join us in downtown Florence for the 3rd Annual Downtown Chocolate Crawl presented by Florence Main Street, on Saturday, February 11th from 10am until […]

Public Schools to Receive Drinking Water Testing

January 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY-In an effort to promote public confidence and help schools minimize the potential exposure to possible high levels of lead in drinking water, the Alabama Department of Education in conjunction with ADEM will assist all pre-K thru 12th grade public school systems with testing for lead in drinking water over the next three years. There […]

Governor Bentley Releases Statement on New Civil Rights National Monuments

January 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday issued a statement on the new Civil Rights National Monuments designated by President Obama. Read the full statement below. “In Alabama, we don’t hide from our history or the events of the past; we reflect on those events and use them as guidance for a successful future. These new national […]

Aderholt Statement on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

January 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement on House passage of S. Con. Res. 3, Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2017. “Before it even became law, Americans voiced their concern and displeasure with Obamacare. The law, passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote, has never been favored […]

Update From Mayor Holt on The Animal Shelter In Florence

January 14, 2017

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt gave an update/briefing on the Animal at the January 3, 2017  Florence City Council meeting: “The animal shelter is our #1 priority for 2017. Several meetings have been held involving Mindy Gilbert, State Director for the Humane Society for the state of Alabama, the ad hoc committee, our local shelter director and […]

Famous Rapper and Activist Chuck D to Speak at UNA

January 14, 2017

FLORENCE – Rapper and political activist Chuck D will speak at the University of North Alabama, Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m., to discuss “Rap, Race and Reality.”   Chuck D is the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, the author of two critically acclaimed books, a political activist, publisher, radio host […]

TVA Clears Next Hurdle for Small Modular Reactors

January 14, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-The potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s operating fleet reached another milestone this month. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted and docketed the utility’s early site permit application for the potential construction and operation of multiple SMR units at the Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn. (shown […]

Brooks Will Vote to Partially Dismantle ObamaCare

January 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) will vote for a “Budget” to be used as a procedural vehicle to amend ObamaCare via an arcane device known as “Budget Reconciliation.”  Although called a “Budget,” this legislation influences but does not control future spending.  Further, although touted as a “repeal” of ObamaCare, it is nothing of […]

UNA to Host Preview Day for Transfer Students in February

January 13, 2017

FLORENCE – Prospective transfer students who are interested in seeing what the University of North Alabama has to offer can now attend a special preview day just for them in February.  UNA’s Transfer Preview Day will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.   Preview Day is an opportunity for students to […]

Hall of Fame’s Spotlight turns to Session Musician Bob Wray

January 13, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-The Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s rotating exhibit featuring area achievers continues, with the unveiling of session musician and local legend Bob Wray’s display on January 31st at 6:30 p.m. The display will be located in the lobby and feature biographical information along with pictures. This exhibit will continue to rotate every three months. In […]

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