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Health care providers asked to report pulmonary illnesses that may be associated with vaping

August 25, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is joining other state health departments in requesting health care providers to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Fall Hours for the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

August 25, 2019

HOHENWALD, TN – The Meriwether Lewis Visitor Information Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway will operate on fall hours starting Saturday, September 14, 2019. Fall hours of operation will be Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm and Saturdays through Sundays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The visitor information center will be closed Mondays through […]

ADPH seeks grant proposals for public water systems to initiate, update or expand community water fluoridation

August 25, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Office of Oral Health, is offering competitive fluoridation grants to eligible Alabama public water systems to initiate, update or expand community water fluoridation. The ADPH will offer up to a total of $100,000 to fund the one-year grants, with the maximum allowable award being $25,000 per water system.  […]

ADEM Investigates Fish Kill on Black Warrior River

August 25, 2019

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is investigating a fish kill on the Black Warrior River near the Holt Lock and Dam in Tuscaloosa County. ADEM received notification of the fish kill on Saturday, August 17, 2019 and responded immediately to the incident. Both ADEM and Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural […]

University of North Alabama, City of Decatur Sign Learning Agreement

August 24, 2019

FLORENCE – Officials with the University of North Alabama and the City of Decatur have today signed a learning agreement that will benefit full-time city employees to further their education.   “We are delighted that UNA offered to partner with the City of Decatur for the benefit of our City employees,” said Decatur Mayor Tab […]

New Report: Senator Doug Jones Ranks Among Most Bipartisan Senators

August 24, 2019

BIRMINGHAM – Quorum Analytics has released a new report ranking Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) among the most bipartisan members of the United States Senate. The report analyzed the bipartisan actions taken by Members of Congress so far in the 116th Congress. Of the bills Senator Jones has cosponsored this year, 47 percent are led by a Republican. “Bipartisanship means […]

Shoals Archaeological Stewardship Lecture Series August 25th

August 24, 2019

FLORENCE-To raise awareness about archaeological efforts in the Shoals area, and to foster a sense of archaeological stewardship, the Florence Indian Mound Museum is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority on a series of lectures. These monthly presentations will take place at the Florence Indian Mound Museum and are free to the public. On August […]

MSNHA offers field-trip grants to teachers

August 24, 2019

FLORENCE—Teachers in the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area can apply for an MSNHA field-trip grant, which helps fund transportation to local historical and cultural sites. Elementary and secondary teachers in MSNHA’s six counties–Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone and Morgan–are eligible to apply. Maximum grant amount is $200. The MSNHA will award up to six grants […]

Florence New Businesses for July 2019

August 23, 2019

FLORENCE-Mayor Holt is pleased to announce that seven new brick and mortar businesses received their business license during July, 2019.  The business list includes a custom cabinet shop, a leading electronics store, a unique ice cream shop, and an array of professional service providers and other establishments.  Florence’s commitment to business is a foundational value, […]

MSNHA opens photo contest

August 23, 2019

FLORENCE –Want to see your photos used online and in publications across the country? Want to win great prizes? Then enter the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area’s photo contest!   The MSNHA staff is looking for photos that celebrate the people and places of northwest Alabama. Both amateur and professional photographers are eligible to enter. […]

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