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ALEA to Add Digit to New Driver License Numbers Beginning December 1

November 12, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) soon will add a digit to driver license numbers to accommodate the state’s growing population. Effective December 1, 2018, all new driver licenses and non-driver IDs will contain eight-digit numbers. The longer numbers already have been used on state-issued non-driver IDs. The change will not affect Alabama driver license […]

University of North Alabama and Kilby Laboratory School Welcome Author Charles Ghigna for Young Authors Conference and Workshop

November 12, 2018

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama College of Education and Human Sciences, and Kilby Laboratory School will welcome award-winning author Charles Ghigna for a Young Authors conference and a writing workshop, Nov. 15.   The Young Authors conference will take place at Kilby and will feature Ghigna reading aloud his new bicentennial book, Alabama: My Home, Sweet […]

University of North Alabama Professor Pretes Named VP of Prestigious Geography Association

November 11, 2018

FLORENCE – Dr. Michael Pretes, professor of Geography at the University of North Alabama, has been elected Vice President and President-Elect of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG). Pretes was elected at the APCG’s annual meeting held in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 24-27.  Pretes will serve as the Vice President for one year and then as […]

Influenza is serious; flu shots recommended for those 6 months of age and older

November 11, 2018

 MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) encourages annual influenza vaccination of all persons 6 months of age and older as the best way to prevent influenza and its potentially serious complications. Among its many benefits are reducing the risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, hospitalization and even death. For the upcoming 2018-2019 influenza season, […]

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

November 11, 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, November 24, 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. […]

A Holiday Premiere brought to You by UNA Opera

November 10, 2018

 FLORENCE  – UNA Opera is excited to present the Shoals with the collegiate premiere of “The House Without a Christmas Tree.” Performances will take place in Norton Auditorium Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. In this captivating Christmas story, we meet Addie, a precocious child that doesn’t understand why her […]

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month At The Natchez Trace Parkway

November 10, 2018

TUPELO, MS-The Natchez Trace Parkway will host an art exhibit by the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma students and present the Chickasaw Nation’s film First Encounter to commemorate the American Indian Heritage Month throughout the month of November. The exhibit and film will be available free to the public from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Parkway […]

Trout Fishing at Madison County Lake Begins November 23

November 10, 2018

 MADISON COUNTY-Rainbow trout season at Madison County Public Fishing Lake begins Friday, November 23, 2018. To fish for trout, anglers must have a $5 daily trout permit in addition to a valid fishing license. Madison County Lake is located 11 miles east of Huntsville in Gurley, Ala. During trout season at the lake, the Alabama […]

University of North Alabama Welcomes Dr. Christina Snyder for Nelson Memorial Speaker Series

November 9, 2018

 FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama will host Dr. Christina Snyder as part of the Lawrence J. Nelson Memorial Speaker Series. Snyder will speak twice Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., at the Florence Indian Mound Museum with a program titled “The End of ‘Prehistory’: A Historian’s Perspective on America’s Ancient Past;” and again at […]

University of North Alabama Memorial Amphitheater Honors Heroes of the Past

November 8, 2018

 FLORENCE– The Memorial Amphitheater has stood for so long on the University of North Alabama campus, some may not remember the original reason for the structure.  During its life span, the amphitheater has been used for commencement exercises, assemblies, plays, concerts and many other campus activities. However, its true meaning is in the name.  According […]

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