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Brooks Against Flawed American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced today that he will vote against H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act.  Brooks did not get the chance to cast this vote.   Congressman Brooks stated:   “As much as I would like to vote with many of my Republican colleagues in Congress and in the […]


Aderholt Statement on American Healthcare Act

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after the AHA was pulled from consideration.   “There is a lot of disappointment with the healthcare bill being pulled from the House floor for a vote. I was planning to vote ‘yes’ today to repeal Obamacare, however the entrenched power of ‘no’ […]


How Bright is Solar Energy’s Future?

March 24, 2017

TENNESSEE VALLEY-Some see solar energy as the future. Others say solar is too expensive and unreliable. Who’s right? To sort facts from myths, we turned to Tammy Bramlett, TVA’s Renewable Energy Solutions Senior Manager. Here’s what she had to say. What makes solar so popular? Solar energy – energy from the sun – is the […]


Art on the Inside: Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project Exhibition

March 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project will show a selection of student artwork at The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence, AL from April 3 through May 3 as part of the exhibition called Art on the Inside. A gallery talk with the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project is scheduled for Thursday, […]


University of North Alabama to Hold Birthday Celebration For Mascots

March 24, 2017

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will host a public birthday party for its lion mascots, Leo and Una, Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.   The party will take place outside the lion habitat in Harrison Plaza on UNA’s campus.   Leo and Una will celebrate their 14th birthday, even though technically, their real […]


State Parks Offer Free Entry with Dirt Pass Donation on Second Saturdays

March 24, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama State Parks Dirt Pass Trail Crew program is offering a new incentive for trail users. Dirt Pass members will be admitted free into any gated state park on Dirt Pass Day, the second Saturday of each month, throughout 2017. Members must have their green membership wristband to receive free entry into the parks. […]


Jeffery Dale Hunt indicted on 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department was notified today that the Lauderdale County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jeffery Dale Hunt, 48, of 243 Wilson Avenue, Florence, AL. The indictment charges Hunt with 1,996 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography and 295 counts of Unlawful Production of Child Pornography.   This case is the […]


Resolution Approving The Mediation of UNA and Florence City Schools

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Florence City Schools and the University of North Alabama agreed to terms through mediation.  Here is a copy of the resolution: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEDIATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA AND FLORENCE CITY SCHOOLS WHEREAS, representatives from the University of North Alabama participated in court­ ordered mediation with representatives from the Florence […]


Governor Bentley Sends Letter to President Trump, Supports American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY–Governor Bentley on Wednesday addressed a letter to President Trump thanking the President and his Administration for developing a three-pronged approach to improve health-care delivery and health insurance in our country. Governor Bentley is also looking forward to working with President Trump’s Administration to help Alabama improve Medicaid for its citizens by providing managed care […]


Earth Day Design Winner

March 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The Shoals Earth Day Fest Board of Directors unveiled the winner of the design contest for the 10th annual event.  The design contest was open to Shoals area 4th through 12th grade students.  Students were encouraged to use their own experiences and inspiration to create earth friendly themed art work.  The winner was chosen […]


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