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Wheeler Dam Road Closes One Lane June 23

June 20, 2021

TOWN CREEK-Traffic on the Wheeler Dam bridge on Alabama 101 will be single lane from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 23 as the Tennessee Valley Authority conducts routine inspection. Motorists should exercise caution, follow traffic sign or flagger directions, and expect delays when crossing the bridge, TVA said in a news release. In […]

Alabama’s May Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4% New Record Low Post-Pandemic Rate; New Record High Wages

June 20, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate is 3.4%, down from April’s rate of 3.6%, and well below May 2020’s rate of 7.9%.  May’s rate represents 75,458 unemployed persons, compared to 79,319 in April and 174,680 in May 2020. May’s unemployed count is the lowest in 2021. “Our record-breaking streak is continuing in May, and we hope that it continues throughout the rest of the year,” said […]

Stacy Beam’s ‘Art On The Mountain’ Set For July 2-4

June 20, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN-Fine Artist Stacy Beam hosts his annual “Art On The Mountain” event 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, July 2-4 at the Stacy Beam Gallery, 19643 State Highway 56, Beersheba Springs, Tenn. A VIP patron reception takes place 6-9 p.m. CDT, July 3. Proceeds from art sales benefit the Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic. The […]

Bassmaster Elite Economic Impact With Two Record-Setting Months

June 19, 2021

FLORENCE– The Florence-Lauderdale Convention + Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite on March 18, 2021 on Pickwick Lake. Economic impact figures have been calculated with estimated travel-related expenditures exceeding $1.1 million in the local economy. The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for […]

Initial Unemployment Claims For Week Ending 06/12/21

June 19, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of June 6 – June 12, 2021. 6,847 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 3,905 of those claims are estimated to be COVID-19 related.   County Breakdown Industry Breakdown   *Be sure to click week ending […]

University of North Alabama, Alabama A&M University Sign Learning Agreement

June 18, 2021

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama and Alabama A&M University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will develop a partnership between the two institutions and benefit A&M graduates eager to pursue the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing track at UNA.   “The primary objective of this MOU or learning agreement is to […]

Governor Ivey Declares Friday A State Holiday In Celebration Of Juneteenth

June 17, 2021

MONTGOMERY-Following the passage and signing of the bill declaring Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday, Governor Ivey signed a memorandum stating that Friday, June 18 would be a Holiday for state employees: “Upon signature this afternoon by the President of the United States declaring Juneteenth as a Federal holiday, I am authorizing Friday, June 18, 2021 […]

FLPL Will Host A Basic Genealogy Seminar June 19

June 17, 2021

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library along with the Natchez Trace Genealogical Society will sponsor a Generations Basic Genealogy Seminar from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 19 in the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library conference room. There are still seats available! Register for this FREE seminar by calling 256-764-6564 ext. 130 or emailing There will be breaks throughout […]

University of North Alabama Celebrates 150 Years of Admitting Women

June 17, 2021

FLORENCE – When she thinks back on her years as an undergraduate at the University of North Alabama, Ann Berry can pinpoint the moment that changed her life. An on-campus dinner with then-UNA President Dr. Robert Guillot and U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin and a phone call later, Berry, who graduated in 1978, would be on […]

Muscle Shoals Artist Johnny Collier Nominated For Entertainer Of The Year

June 16, 2021

MUSCLE SHOALS– The Josie Music Awards have announced their Official 2021 Nominees and talented Country Music Artist, Johnny Collier, from the Muscle Shoals area of Northern Alabama, has been nominated in several categories. In May, The Josie Music Awards released their list of 2021 nominees naming Johnny Collier as a nominee for Male Vocalist of […]

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