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Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing rain in and near the areas under the advisory. […]


ALDOT Issues Warning for Dangerous Road Conditions On Tuesday, January 16

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is cautioning motorists of potentially dangerous conditions beginning Tuesday morning as light snow is forecasted for the Tennessee Valley. While snowfall is expected to be light, the below-freezing conditions could cause roadways rapidly deteriorate. ALDOT crews are already pre-treating roads in preparation for the event, but these crews only […]


Madison County Public Fishing Lake Reopens February 1

January 15, 2018

MADISON COUNTY-Madison County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on February 1, 2018, under the operation of new lake manager Chris Coultas. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The 105-acre lake is located 11 miles east of Huntsville in Gurley, Ala. Rainbow trout will be stocked and […]


Scale Back Alabama kicks off its 12th year

January 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to commit or RE-commit to a healthier lifestyle. When you set a goal to lose weight and get healthier, you’re a winner. Teams can channel their inner champion and pre-register now for Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest weight loss and physical activity competition. This year’s 9-week […]


Aderholt Statement on 2018 List of Christians Persecuted Worldwide Because of Their Faith

January 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, January 11 Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the release of the 2018 Christian Prosecution Watch List. “On Wednesday, the Open Doors USA, an international ministry that works with persecuted Christians around the world, released its 25th annual World Watch List at the National Press Club.  While […]


Heritage Preservation, Inc. To Hold Annual Meeting January 21

January 14, 2018

FLORENCE-Heritage Preservation, Inc. (HPI), a community-based organization dedicated to the preservation of local historic structures, sites and documents, will hold its annual meeting for the community at 2:00 P.M. on SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018. It will take place in downtown Florence in the beautifully-restored building known as Singin’ River Live, 526 East College Street, next […]


Sporting Chef Shares Tips for Tasty Venison

January 14, 2018

With Alabama in the peak of deer season, freezers are getting full, which means it’s time to prepare some tasty venison. MONTGOMERY-Most deer hunting in the mid-20th century was done in front of a pack of hounds on a hot deer trail. Plus, it was verboten to shoot a doe back then. Hence, bucks replete […]


“Proof” presented at the Shoals Theatre January 18-21

January 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Proof, by David Auburn… presented at the Shoals Theatre January 18-21 Those with an aversion to mathematics may not be drawn initially to “Proof,” the David Auburn play that is being presented by the Shoals Theatre’s Zodiac Players. It is, at least on the surface, about advanced math and mathematicians. Auburn’s four-character play, which won […]


Lenny LeBlanc Session To BeHeld At Florence/Lauderdale Tourism

January 13, 2018

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is set to co-host Lenny LeBlanc on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Gallery. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. Andreas Werner with Crazy Chester Music will conduct the Q&A Session at the event. Lenny LeBlanc was born in Massachusetts and […]


Avoid getting and spreading flu to others; telephone your health care provider unless symptoms are severe

January 13, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Alabama is experiencing widespread influenza (flu) activity, and hospitals are at or over normal patient capacity due in large part to the number of patients presenting with seasonal influenza-like symptoms.  Emergency departments and outpatient clinics are also seeing very high volumes of patients. At this time, this is not a pandemic flu situation, but a […]


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