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Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at Tuscumbia Roundhouse

October 16, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Francis Gary Powers, Jr. is the son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers, Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960. He has spent many years searching for answers to questions about his father and the events of his capture.   His lecture, […]

Senator Larry Stutts Presents Funds to The Arc of the Shoals

October 16, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-On Oct. 3, 2018, Stutts presented Executive Director Michael Stamps of the Arc of the Shoals with a grant of $20,000. These funds come from the state education budget and from competitive education grants. While many legislators apply for these funds, not all legislators receive them. Senator Stutts applied for and secured multiple grants for […]

‘The Belles of Whitechapel’…Just In Time For Halloween At The Z

October 16, 2018

FLORENCE – It’s almost Halloween, when the spooky and creepy abound. When better to hear the true stories of the women who were the victims of the infamous Jack the Ripper? The Belles of Whitechapel, by Huntsville native Wayne Miller and presented by The Z (416 N. Court St., Florence), gives voices to the women […]

Speaker of the Alabama House Mac McCutcheon in Tuscumbia Thursday night

October 15, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-You are invited to a free event this Thursday night at the Tuscumbia Roundhouse and Depot. Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon and Lt. Governor Republican nominee Will Ainsworth will be hosting a free rally for State House District 3 candidate Andrew Sorrell.  Come hear from two of the most influential men in Alabama, […]

North Pole Stroll in Athens Seeks Sponsors

October 15, 2018

ATHENS – Sponsorship opportunities remain available for Athens’ North Pole Stroll set for December 1-30, 2018. Now in its fourth year, the North Pole Stroll is a display of live cut, beautifully decorated Christmas trees located in Big Spring Memorial Park in the Historic Beaty District. Sponsorships are available at $100 per tree. The deadline […]

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT…City of Florence Citizen Input Sessions

October 15, 2018

FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt invites the citizens of Florence to join him for a series of Citizen Input Sessions. Please come and share your vision of the future of the City of Florence. New ideas and suggestions will be considered for the City’s Comprehensive Plan which is formulated through the Florence Planning Department. All meetings will […]

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

October 15, 2018

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. […]

President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Alabama Counties Following Hurricane Michael

October 14, 2018

 MONTGOMERY — In response to Governor Kay Ivey’s request on October 11th, President Donald Trump approved an Emergency Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama, as a result of Hurricane Michael. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will provide assistance under category B to Alabama counties. “I greatly appreciate President Trump approving our request […]

University of North Alabama Offers a Sustainable Future with Only Sustainability Degree Available in Alabama

October 14, 2018

 FLORENCE – Sustainable food sources.  Sustainable resources.  Sustainability has been a buzzword for some time now and can really be associated with anything. So what is it? “It’s really a use of resources, whatever they are, for long-term availability to the next generation,” said Dr. Brenda Webb, chair of the UNA Department of Physics and Earth Science. […]

Senator Stutts Injects Money Directly Into Local School Districts

October 14, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Dr. Stutts took a break from delivering babies and taking care of new mothers to visit the Colbert County Board of Education. On his visit he wanted to keep the four year tradition of awarding local county school districts with competitive grants. The funds were part of the state education budget. And the funds come […]

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