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Tennessee Sunshine to Power Jack Daniel’s

April 14, 2021

LYNCHBURG, TN ­ – A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the iconic Tennessee whiskey maker’s Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a […]

Alabama providers asked to pause administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

April 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Department of Public Health has asked all health care providers in the state to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine due to an investigation of reports of potentially dangerous blood clots associated with the vaccine. To date, 329 Alabama health care providers have received […]

Improve How Your Mask Protects You

April 13, 2021

ATLANTA, GA-Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it […]

Alabama Senior Centers Allowed To Reopen

April 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY — Alabama senior citizen centers will be allowed to reopen for indoor activities as of Monday, April 19, 2021. Senior centers are highly visible focal points within their communities and offer programs and services for older individuals in five main categories: health (including mental health), social, nutritional, educational, and recreational. “Our senior citizens have […]

WIC income guidelines increase

April 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Alabama’s income guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (better known as WIC) have increased and additional people may qualify.  If you are a woman who is pregnant, has had a baby within the past six months, or are currently breastfeeding; or you are the parent or guardian of a […]

NW-SCC to host in-person commencement ceremonies on May 15

April 13, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announced Monday (4/12) it will host traditional in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15, on the Shoals campus of NW-SCC.   Ceremonies will be held outdoors at the front of the Shoals campus at 8:30 a.m. for the Nursing Graduation and Pinning Ceremony. All other graduates will attend […]

Pickled Fish Spawn Eco Clues

April 12, 2021

Scientists at the University of Tennessee are exploring the guts and gills of pickled fish for answers to a pressing question: Do microplastics in the world’s freshwater streams pose a risk to public health and aquatic life? TENNESSEE VALLEY-Drinking straws, beverage bottles and product packaging are some of the common plastics that are now degrading […]

Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services Partners With North Shore Animal League For TOUR FOR LIFE® 2021

April 12, 2021

FLORENCE-FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE ANIMAL SERVICES is teaming up with NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA for Tour For Life 2021 – the world’s largest national cooperative, life-saving pet adoption event – in partnership with Purina®, for a week-long celebration at their shelter. From Monday, April 12 through Sunday, April 18, adoption fees are just $50 for adult animals. […]

Swamp-a-thon Muscle Shoals Sound Studio annual fundraiser for 2021 May 8

April 11, 2021

SHEFFIELD-Patterson Hood and John Paul White will be among the featured performers at the upcoming “Swampathon” virtual fundraising event for the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. The event, which will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 1-7pm will be patterned after an old-fashioned telethon and will feature performances, a silent auction, and appearances by local […]

City of Florence Awarded ADECA Grant for $828,300

April 11, 2021

FLORENCE-The Department of Planning & Community Development is honored to announce an $828,300 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Funded by the CARES Act, sub-recipients will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing emergency shelter, homeless prevention programs, and rapid re-housing assistance to […]

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