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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

December 18, 2018

TUPELO, MS – Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) will conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) on Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19 at the Blackbelt Overlook (milepost 252) in Lee County, MS. This prescribed fire will help to restore the native prairie and reduce vegetation that could burn in a wildfire along […]

Red Bay Among Several Cities And Counties Receving Part of $1.5 Million to Enhance Recreation in Alabama

December 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $1.5 million in grants to improve recreational facilities in 10 Alabama communities. The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, range from building soccer fields to upgrading camp sites. “Improving Alabama’s parks, trails and ball fields makes our communities better places to live and promotes healthier and […]

Early Morning Traffic Safety Checkpoint Results

December 18, 2018

 TUPELO, MS – Early on Monday, December 17, Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) Rangers conducted early morning traffic safety checkpoints around the Tupelo area. This checkpoint was designed to remove impaired drivers, unlicensed drivers, and unlawfully operated vehicles from the Parkway during periods of peak traffic. Chief Ranger Sarah Davis advises, “Our statistics show that those using […]

University of North Alabama Recognizes Keller Key Recipients at December Commencement

December 18, 2018

 FLORENCE – Graduating seniors Alexander James Gould of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Abigail Michelle Sides of Sheffield, Alabama were the recipients of the coveted Keller Key during fall commencement this past Saturday, Dec. 15, at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus. The Keller Key Award is presented to the student or students with the highest grade-point average from the graduating […]

“Ultimate Sacrifices – Bringing Forgotten Soldiers’ Stories to Life”

December 17, 2018

 THE SHOALS-There are many silent stories resting in our cemeteries of military men and women that served with distinction and whose forgotten stories need to be brought to life in remembrance that freedom is not free. It comes at a cost to family, friends, community and the nation. “Ultimate Sacrifices – Bringing Forgotten Soldiers’ Stories […]

Youth Trapping Workshops

December 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY-There are still a few openings for the youth trapping workshops offered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The workshops are free, but registration is required.  Youth Trapping Workshops Recommended for ages 7 and up. Ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and up are not required to have an adult present, but […]

University of North Alabama and Alabama Community College System Team up with Learning Agreement for Nursing Programs

December 16, 2018

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) are forging a partnership, with nursing students and Alabama reaping the rewards.   Officials with UNA and the ACCS signed a system-wide learning agreement for Nursing, and more specifically the online RN-BSN and RN-MSN programs in the Anderson College of Nursing and […]

Governor Ivey Launches Year of Alabama Bicentennial

December 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey launched the year of Alabama’s bicentennial at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, saying it will be a year to celebrate and educate. “We have an opportunity in front of us, and just as Alabamians have done for the past 199 years, we will make the most of that opportunity,” Governor Ivey […]

NWTF Donates More Than $166,000 for Wildlife Management

December 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently allocated $166,175 in Hunting Heritage Super Funds for wild turkey projects in Alabama. Of that total, $80,821 was donated to the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) to fund projects including wildlife habitat management and the publication of the annual wild turkey […]

Public Announcement – Target/Sam’s Club Connection is now open!

December 14, 2018

 FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt is pleased to announce that the connection between the section of the road bounded by the Target Shopping Center and Sam’s Club Shopping Center has been opened. Traffic is able to pass between the two shopping centers without going to the Cox Creek Parkway intersection. When the weather warms, they will place […]

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