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George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Kick-Off Set for March 1

February 22, 2018

FLORENCE– The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival will open this year’s festival will a full day of screenings and a Kick-Off Party, Thursday, March 1. Daytime screenings Thursday will include Alabama films, with an entire block devoted to UNA film student projects. Thursday night will feature finalists from the Professional Documentary Category.  The festival will host […]

Shoals Flight Center…Northwest Alabama Regional Airport… one-stop shop for its customers’ general aviation needs

February 22, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Shoals Flight Center at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) is a one-stop shop for its customers’ general aviation needs, and like larger Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), offers a variety of services and amenities to ensure favorable flights for all.   MSL provides airline service from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, and […]

Athens Arts League Call to Artists!

February 21, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is offering a juried art competition & exhibition…’Alabama Spring’.  Submissions due date is March 31, 2018.  Winners of the competition will be announced April 6, 2018. Athens Arts League organizes this annual competition for ages 18 and older. An independent committee judges entries, and all entries are exhibited at High Cotton Arts during the […]

NW-SCC offers a FREE Jump Start class to 2018 high school graduates

February 21, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is providing a “Jump Start” on education for qualifying students of the 2018 graduating class by offering them one free class (savings of up to $584 for a four hour class). “This program is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds,” […]

15th Annual Empty Bowl Luncheon March 14

February 21, 2018

Help “The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary “ reduce hunger  “ONE BOWL AT A TIME”   FLORENCE-The 15th Annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Empty Bowls Luncheon will take place Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 11-1 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance from auxiliary members, from the Salvation Army […]

Browns Ferry Unit 3 Begins Scheduled Refueling and Maintenance Outage

February 21, 2018

ATHENS– After generating more than 18 billion kilowatt hours of carbon-free energy over a 689-day operational run that included 653 days of continuous operation, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 3 started a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage early Saturday morning. Along with traditional outage work such as loading 344 new fuel […]

Cotton was King in the South for Years. Who all did Cotton development affect and how?

February 20, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Cotton Was King (ISBN 978-1-934610-99-2) was originally started by Dr. William L. McDonald. Mr. McDonald served on numerous historical boards and was the Florence City Historian for years. He was also a dedicated Methodist minister, serving for over 30 years. After Mr. McDonald’s death in 2009, Bluewater Publications worked with the McDonald family to have […]

Florence Celebrates Bicentennial with Birthday Party for the City

February 19, 2018

FLORENCE– 200 years!  That’s how old the City of Florence, Alabama, will be    in March 2018; and to celebrate, everyone is invited to the City’s Birthday Bash!   The celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, March 12, at Wilson Park in Downtown Florence.   Founded March 12, 1818, Florence was recognized as […]

Symphony Presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony By Gwen Schajatovic Shoals Symphony at UNA

February 18, 2018

FLORENCE-On Sunday, March 4th 2018, a mass choir will join the Shoals Symphony at UNA as they present Beethoven’s final masterwork, the Ninth Symphony. “Nothing captivates the senses like a performance of Beethoven’s thrilling Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”) with 240+ musicians on stage!” said Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Daniel Stevens. Vocalists from […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Issues Request for Proposals for Tupelo Homesteads

February 18, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking proposals for the use of eight historic houses and their associated outbuildings at the Natchez Trace Parkway. The homes are located on the east side of Hwy 145 in Lee County, Mississippi. The street address is County Road 665, Tupelo, MS 38804. The houses were […]

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