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3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium

March 17, 2018

ATHENS-Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville.  The theme for this year’s symposium is  “Honoring Women Who Serve” – and we have an amazing panel of guest speakers including […]

Endowed Professorships Open up Opportunities for University of North Alabama

March 17, 2018

FLORENCE – A string of endowed professorships are setting the University of North Alabama up for years of future success. Officials with the University of North Alabama Foundation announced that the University was awarded a total of $500,000 for two separate endowed professorships: The George Merida Huckaba Endowed Professorship of Nursing and the George Merida Huckaba Endowed […]

TVA Campgrounds Open for 2018 Season

March 17, 2018

 KNOXVILLE, TN – With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2018 camping season opens Thurs., March 15 and runs through Nov. 15. TVA provides more than 80 public recreation areas, including campgrounds, day-use areas and boat ramps […]

Auditions for Spamalot at The Z

March 17, 2018

FLORENCE-Actors ages 16 and up are invited to audition f.or Spamalot, a musical retelling of Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy Grail. Spamalot will be performed at The Z on June 23-24 and  28-30, 2018. Martin Dean will be directing. Auditions will be held at The Z, 416 N. Court St., Florence, ALon March 24 at 10 am, […]

Alabama public health social workers honored with statewide awards

March 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Vera Mitchell of the Madison County Health Department was selected as Public Health Social Worker of the Year for 2018. Awarded the honor of Social Work Manager of the Year was Heather Smith of the Marion County Health Department. The two recipients were recognized March 7 at the 2018 Public Health Social Work Seminar and […]

Marion County Public Fishing Lake Reopens March 17

March 16, 2018

MARION COUNTY-Marion County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on March 17, 2018, under the operation of new lake manager Barbara Goggans. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The lake is located 6 miles north of Guin, Ala., off US Highway 43. In addition to a valid […]

Governor Ivey Signs Tax Cut Bill

March 15, 2018

 MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday signed Senate Bill 76, sponsored by Senator Del March, which provides the largest tax break in more than a decade to middle-class Alabamians. The new law raises the threshold for claiming the maximum exception for state income taxes. For married couples filing jointly, heads of households, and single filers, the income […]

Shoals Dragon Boat Festival…Coming In September

March 15, 2018

THE SHOALS-Are you ready for the annual Shoals Dragon Boat festival?  Well, so are we!  Shoals Scholar Dollars is excited to bring you this year’s dragon boat races, formerly brought to you by Kilby Laboratory School. Join Shoals Scholar Dollars down at McFarland Park all day on Saturday, September 29 so you don’t miss all […]

The Road To Space Force Runs Through The Tennessee Valley

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, March 13 Congressman Mo Brooks  praised President Trump’s remarks at the U.S. Marine Corp Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California on creation of the Space Force: “I applaud President Trump for calling for the Space Force, a modern military space program that would help protect America’s interests in space and […]

Alabama’s January Unemployment Rate is 3.7%; Sets New Record Low Nearly 40,000 Fewer People Counted as Unemployed

March 15, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate is 3.7%, down from December 2017’s revised rate of 3.8%, and well below January 2017’s rate of 5.5%.  January’s rate represents 80,841 unemployed persons, compared to 82,378 in December and 120,788 in January 2017. 2,079,871 people were counted as employed, compared […]

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