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Blue Origin To Build BE-4 Engine In Huntsville

June 26, 2017

HUNTSVILLE-Blue Origin announced plans to manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, Alabama…the Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second-largest research park, and construction can begin once an engine production contract with United Launch Alliance is awarded. The BE-4 is […]

URBan Radio Broadcasting Spirit of Freedom…Cancelled

June 26, 2017

THE SHOALS-The annual Spirit of Freedom Celebration in the Shoals has been canceled due to lack of sponsorship support. Shoals Radio Group has sponsored the event for the past 35 years, but economic conditions have forced its parent company, URBan Radio Broadcasting, to drop the sponsorship this year, company officials said. The celebration annually attracts […]

NWTF Donates Land for Lauderdale WMA

June 25, 2017

FLORENCE-The Lauderdale Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in north Alabama has grown by 24 acres thanks to the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). The group purchased the land for $42,000 and donated it to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) in February 2017 for inclusion in the Lauderdale WMA. […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Brave Little Raccoon”

June 24, 2017

TUPELO, MS – Children and their families are welcome to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Brave Little Raccoon.” Follow Little Raccoon and encounter different animals as she tries to find her way […]

Wildwood Ruminators with Special Guest…The Midnighters July 8 at the Shoals Theatre

June 24, 2017

FLORENCE-The Shoals Theatre presents The Wildwood Ruminators in concert with special guests, The Midnighters on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Join us for this wonderful evening with two of the Shoals favorite bands inside the premier music venue of Northwest Alabama! Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are only $10. All seating is reserved, so […]

Governor Ivey Requests Assistance from USDA for Alabama Farmers

June 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting urgent assistance on behalf of all Alabama agricultural producers. As a result of significant rainfall, wind and flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy, a large number of Alabama agricultural producers have experienced and will continue to […]

Alabama Department of Public Health awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board

June 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of health departments. ADPH is one of 26 state health departments that have achieved […]

ALEA Encourages Parental Involvement to Prevent Underage Use of Alcohol, Tobacco

June 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Summer has officially arrived. Teens are out of school, giving them more free time – often at home alone or with friends. What is to stop them from consuming alcoholic beverages and tobacco products?   “Parental involvement is key,” said Lt. Darick Wilson, an Agent with the State Bureau of Investigation’s Alcohol/Tobacco Enforcement […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Pollinator Week

June 22, 2017

TUPELO, MS – The 11th annual Pollinator Week kicked off nationwide on June 19, 2017. This celebration is hosted by the Pollinator Partnership, a diverse group of government, business, and educational partners that work to promote the health of pollinators, which are critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.   Pollinating animals include […]

Mostly Blues Exhibition Opens July 3

June 22, 2017

FLORENCE-Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Mostly Blues, a soulful exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media pieces by area artists that visually interpret and pay homage to the power of music.  Invited artists from Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties have distinct interpretations that celebrate this area’s ties to the music world. The […]

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