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Shoals Culinary Complex Featured by the Alabama Department of Commerce for Innovation

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE-The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was recently featured on the Alabama Department of Commerce website with a story highlighting their culinary incubator program.  The Shoals Culinary Complex, located in Florence at the former Burrell-Slater School, offers clients a fully equipped commercial kitchen at reasonable hourly rates.  The facility is currently being used for the production of a […]

Shoals Alabama Launchpad Event Grants Support to All Five Finalists

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE – All five finalists from the Shoals Alabama Launchpad Challenge walked away with a large check Tuesday night to help push their projects forward.  The competition judges were tasked with the disbursement of up to $100,000 in funding to the groups that had been gleaned down from eight competitors during the preliminary presentations in January. […]

Congressman Aderholt Introduces Resolution to Name the First Variant of the New SLS Launch System as the Cernan 1 Rocket

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)  introduced a resolution in the United States House of Representatives to name the first variant of the new Space Launch System (SLS) as the Cernan 1 rocket.   “While astronaut Gene Cernan is often referred to as the ‘last person to walk on the moon,’ he was quick […]

Fifth Grade Student From Vestivia Hills Elementary Wins Alabama Arbor Day Poster Contest

February 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Ella Stephens, a fifth grade student at Vestavia Hills Elementary School, in Vestavia Hills, has won the state’s 2017 Arbor Day State Poster Contest. She will be presented with $50, a one-year Alabama Urban Forestry Association membership and other prizes for her winning poster, designed around the contest theme “Trees Are Terrific…and Forests Are Too!” […]

University of North Alabama to Welcome Freshman Class of 2018 to Campus

February 23, 2017

FLORENCE– The University of North Alabama will host a special visit day targeting high school juniors.  UNA’s “Class of 2018 Visit Day” will take place March 18, in various locations on campus.   A schedule of the day’s events is below:   8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      Check-In and Student Services Browse Fair 9:30 a.m. – […]

NW-SCC welding students can now fast-track to journeymen certification

February 22, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS– Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) welding students’ path to journeymen certification got a little bit easier Tuesday through an articulation agreement with the United Association’s (UA) apprenticeship program. The agreement with the UA of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians is a tremendous development for welding students who have completed their associate degree requirements. […]

Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

February 22, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 28 creating the Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force. The Task Force will review the state portion of taxes related to groceries and essential food products and recommend to the Governor and the Legislature changes that ensure a fair and equitable tax structure while encouraging a […]

Activist Jane Elliott to Speak at the University of North Alabama

February 22, 2017

FLORENCE –Anti-racism activist, educator and feminist, Jane Elliott will speak at the University of North Alabama, Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m.   UNA’s Programming Council’s Culture and Education committee is hosting the event, which will mark the first time Elliott has held a speaking engagement in the state of Alabama.   Elliott is best known […]

University of North Alabama to Host Rocketry Competition in March and ROV Competition in April

February 21, 2017

FLORENCE  – The University of North Alabama will host the UNA Rocketry competition, March 25, weather permitting.   Presentations will take place at 9 a.m., at Russellville Middle School, 765 Summit St. Russellville.  The rocket launches will start at 10:30 a.m., 500 yards south of the NW Alabama Livestock Auction on HWY 243 in Russellville.   […]

Five Teams Compete for Share of $100K at Shoals Alabama Launchpad Finale Tomorrow

February 20, 2017

TUSCUMBIA– Five local startups will compete on Tuesday, February 21st for a share of $100,000 in funds at the Shoals Alabama Launchpad startup competition. The Finale, located at Gas Design Center on 6th Street in Tuscumbia, will begin at 4:00 PM with winners announced at 7:30 PM.   Eight innovative teams went through a rigorous […]

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