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Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services Participates in PetSmart Adoption Weekend

February 17, 2019

 FLORENCE – In 1994, PetSmart Charities (a division of the PetSmart Company) began a National Adoption Weekend in all of their store locations. As a result, more than 8,000,000 homeless animals have been adopted! Florence-Lauderdale Animal Services (FLAS) will participate in this upcoming event. Many of the available dogs and cats will be at the […]

Possible Flooding In The Forecast For Next Week

February 16, 2019

 TENNESSEE VALLEY-Significant rainfall is forecasted for the region over the next week. The central and eastern valley could see rainfall totals up to eight inches. To get ready for the rain, we are releasing high flows from the large tributary dams like Norris, Cherokee, Douglas, and Fontana to create as much storage as possible. All […]

NW-SCC to hold Unity Concert on the Phil Campbell Campus

February 16, 2019

PHIL CAMPBELL – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a Unity Concert on the Phil Campbell Campus to commemorate February as Black History Month on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The event will be provided by the NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee in the Student Center at 12:15 p.m. The Unity Concert will feature music by the […]

TVA Board Names Jeff Lyash New President & CEO

February 16, 2019

 KNOXVILLE, TN ― The TVA Board of Directors announced today that Jeffrey Lyash will become President and CEO of the $11 billion federal corporation, effective April 2019. Lyash, 57, will succeed William D. Johnson, who has served as TVA’s second President and CEO since 2013. Lyash is president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation Inc. […]

Public Notice On Street Closing In Florence

February 15, 2019

FLORENCE-The Florence Street Department has closed Decatur Avenue from the Courtney Avenue intersection to Darby Drive.  The City of Florence Engineer’s office is closing the road as a precaution.  The 7’ x 7’ concrete stormwater culvert that runs underneath Decatur Street needs to be reinforced or replaced.  “This is a process that takes time, but […]

UNA Department of Communications Receives $25,000 Scholarship Endowment

February 15, 2019

 NASHVILLE, TN — Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) presented a $25,000 scholarship endowment to the University of North Alabama Department of Communications during the Country Radio Seminar’s opening ceremonies in Nashville, Tennessee, this week. Accredited universities that have a TV/Film/Radio or Music Business program are eligible for the CRB’s annual award. Dr. Butler Cain, chair of […]

‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of smokeless tobacco use

February 15, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-Smokeless tobacco may not be getting as much press as e-cigarettes and vaping, but it is as addictive and has many harmful side effects. For these reasons, the Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 18-22. The education campaign to decrease smokeless tobacco use […]

Florence Welcomes Eleven New Businesses In January 2019

February 15, 2019

FLORENCE – Mayor Holt is pleased to announce that eleven new brick and mortar businesses received their business license during January 2019.  The business list includes popular restaurants, an array of professional service establishments, an apparel store, and an auto dealership.  Florence’s commitment to business is a foundational value, and we are thrilled that the […]

UNA Theatre Presents the Story of a Wrongly Convicted Man in the Segregated South

February 14, 2019

 FLORENCE– Widely celebrated for its unflinching examination of racism in mid-20th century America, the University of North Alabama Theatre program presents A Lesson Before Dying, Thursday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the George S. Lindsey Theatre. Based on Ernest J. Gaines’s best-known and most […]

Limestone County….Trash Attack March 9

February 13, 2019

ATHENS-The Tennessee Valley Authority will team up with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful again this year to host a litter cleanup in Limestone County.  This year, the annual Elk River Cleanup will also include a county-wide attack on trash.   On Saturday, March 9th, KALB and TVA hope to have a record number of volunteers out cleaning […]

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