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Alabama Reaches Brand New Record Low Unemployment Rate of 2.8%

November 18, 2019

Wage and Salary Employment Tops 2.1 Million; Job Growth Surpasses National Growth Again MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama reached a new record low unemployment rate in October. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 2.8%, down from September’s rate of 3.0%, and well below October 2018’s […]

Gun deer season is almost here!

November 18, 2019

  MONTGOMERY-The White-tailed deer is the number one game animal hunted in Alabama. Approximately 180,000 deer hunters account for more than 4 million man-days of hunting activity annually and have a significant impact on the local economy of rural Alabama. The harvest varies from year to year but hunters typically harvest in excess of 300,000 […]

TVA’s 2019 Accomplishments Strengthen Future of Public Power

November 17, 2019

MEMPHIS, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors recognized the accomplishments of TVA employees in fiscal year 2019 that further strengthen public power’s ability to serve the nearly 10 million people in the Tennessee Valley during its quarterly meeting Thursday. “Public power is about putting those we serve first through delivering safe, reliable […]

UNA’s Fall Commencement to Feature Space & Rocket Center CEO and Alabama’s Teacher of the Year

November 17, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama fall commencement ceremonies will take place over two days in December.   The ceremony for the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences will be Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in Flowers Hall. Carol Behel, Alabama’s Teacher of the […]

TVA Delivers Strong Financial Results and Strengthens Partnerships in FY 2019

November 16, 2019

KNOXVILLE, TN ― The Tennessee Valley Authority reported $11.3 billion in operating revenues for fiscal year 2019, a one percent increase over fiscal year 2018. The financial performance reflected lower sales based on overall milder weather in 2019 than in 2018, and lower fuel cost recovery revenues, offset by higher base rates. “TVA’s success at […]

Shoals Chamber Singers Celebrate the Season with Christmas Concerts

November 16, 2019

THE SHOALS-The Shoals Chamber Singers will offer two performances of its Christmas concert: the first at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Grace Episcopal Church, 103 Darby Ave., Sheffield, and again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Florence First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary St., Florence. Both performances are free to […]

UNA’s Steele Sales Center Students Win Big at National Competitions

November 16, 2019

FLORENCE – Student teams from the Steele Center for Professional Selling, on the University of North Alabama campus, were extremely successful at four recent competitions. At each of the events, UNA’s selling teams were named within the Top 5 of the group of competitors, namely national peer institutions.   UNA students Chandler Boy, Brooke Edwards, […]

Helen Keller Hospital Unveils Tributes to Helen Keller And Steve Nesbitt/Showcases Updated Women’s Center

November 15, 2019

SHEFFIELD-On Thursday, November 14 there was a great turn out for the unveiling of  new tributes for Helen Keller and Steve Nesbitt in the main lobby these events were part of a Shoals Chamber After Hours which was sponsored by Helen Keller Hospital. During this event we held an open house for our newly updated […]

Special Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced for Youth, Veterans and Active Military Personnel

November 15, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, November 23, 2019, as one of the 2019-2020 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The second of the two special waterfowl hunting days is scheduled for February 8, 2020. On those days, youth under age 16 who […]

Congressman Aderholt Announces New Chief of Staff

November 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the hiring of Kerry Knott as Chief of Staff. “I am very excited to be bringing Kerry Knott onboard as our new Chief of Staff,” said Congressman Aderholt. “Kerry is extremely talented. His many years of service in both the public and […]

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