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ADPH investigates gastrointestinal illness of 36 people who ate at a catered event hosted by North American Lighting

October 17, 2017

THE SHOALS-The Colbert and Lauderdale County Health Departments, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), are investigating a gastrointestinal illness of 36 people who ate at a catered event hosted by North American Lighting Co. in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on Sunday, October 15. Persons who attended the event have reported vomiting and […]

Registration Open for Youth and Adult Trapping Workshops

October 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Registration is now open for trapping workshops administered by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). Workshops are scheduled for both youth and adults, and are offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International.  The educational workshops will provide instruction on […]

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 21

October 17, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama House District 21.   Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, January 9, 2018, runoff for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and the general election Tuesday, June 12, 2018. If there is no need based on number of qualifying candidates for a […]

Shoals Alabama Launchpad Event Supports Area Innovation Startups

October 17, 2017

THE SHOALS – The Shoals Alabama Launchpad is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cycle for the regional startup competition. The application deadline is November 1.  The preliminary pitch event is scheduled for January 11, 2018 and the finals are scheduled for February 20.   The competition is designed for new, independent ventures in the […]

Brooks Joins Launch Of NASA Caucus As Founding Member

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON DC – This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced the establishment of the bipartisan House National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Caucus led by Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09). Congressman Brooks is a founding member of the caucus. The caucus will bring attention to NASA’s economic and national security importance and serve […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents the Junior Ranger Program “Camping Now and Then”

October 15, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Bow drills, wool blankets, and tin plates— before modern technology, ingenious inventions and remarkable skills were important for the survival of the American Indians and boatmen who set up camps along the Old Trace. Today, people camp at Natchez Trace Parkway campgrounds just to have fun.   The Natchez Trace Parkway invites […]

NW-SCC to offer FREE job readiness workshops prior to job fair

October 14, 2017

MUSCLE SHOALS-Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will offer FREE job readiness workshops Tuesday, October 17th, and Wednesday, October 18th, prior to the beginning of the Northwest Alabama Job Fair each day on the Shoals campus.   The job readiness workshops will be held in building 115 on the Shoals campus from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. […]

A Haunting Reality

October 14, 2017

MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, and TENNESSEE – Did you know that crash rates are three times higher at night? Did you know on the Natchez Trace Parkway 33% of all serious injury crashes and fatalities occur at night when visitation is the lowest? October is a good time to talk about the risks associated with night driving because […]

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

October 13, 2017

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 October 28, 2017. 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.   […]

MSNHA approves grant awards

October 13, 2017

THE SHOALS-The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area recently approved seven grant awards totaling almost $60,000 to help fund projects such as creek access for kayakers, an updated sound system for a theatre’s musical performances and landscape restoration at Native American sites. “The MSNHA continues to work with local groups and organizations on projects that help […]

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