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Travelers spent $129 million in Limestone County last year

April 30, 2017

MONTGOMERY – “The tourism numbers have been released from the State Tourism Department for 2016,” said Teresa Todd, President of the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association, and the numbers are great! With our Bicentennial Celebration starting this year (2017) and continuing through 2019, I foresee an even great percentage of travelers coming to visit Limestone County and […]

Aderholt Offers Tips on Visiting Our Nation’s Capital

April 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released some helpful hints for visiting Washington.   “With spring in full swing, families across the 4th District and Alabama are making summer vacation plans.  Our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. is an excellent choice that is filled with great history, great monuments and great sites.  If […]

Caution: Dam Dangers…TVA Warns Boaters Away From Dams And Spillways

April 29, 2017

With the record rains of the last week, reservoirs levels are high and many dams in the TVA system are spilling water, creating potentially dangerous conditions for heedless recreational users. TENNESSEE VALLEY— No doubt about it: It’s been a rainy week. With all the precipitation, records for rainfall and runoff have been broken, and TVA […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “The Prairie that Nature Built”

April 29, 2017

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “The Prairie that Nature Built.” Discover the plants and animals that make a prairie community flourish.  […]

Hearing on Zeigler suit against $47 million STAARS contract Tuesday

April 29, 2017

MONTGOMERY – A hearing is set for Tuesday in the suit by State Auditor Jim Zeigler seeking to void a state contract for a financial accounting software, alleging it was not done in compliance with the competitive bid law. The system, called the State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System, STAARS, has run into problems during […]

Mother and Daughter Will Graduate Together at UNA Spring Commencement

April 29, 2017

FLORENCE – University of North Alabama students Cindy and Ashlee Gatlin will graduate Saturday, May 13, during spring commencement.   While two persons who share the same surname may not seem unique, as it turns out, Cindy and Ashlee are mother and daughter!   Cindy Gatlin is graduating from the Anderson College of Nursing online program […]

Will Your Business Survive the Ever-Changing Digital Economy?

April 28, 2017

THE SHOALS-The Shoals Entrepreneurial Center along with UNA, The Shoals Chamber and the Appalachian Commission are scheduling round two of their Small Business Analysis. Did you know… in a decade, our U.S. economy has grown barely 2%? 25% of businesses are doing great 50% are doing ok 25% are dying Where does your business/organization fit in […]

Identification required to request Alabama restricted vital records

April 27, 2017

MONTGOMERY-Valid identification will be required to obtain Alabama restricted vital records effective May 1, 2017. Restricted vital records are birth records of persons born less than 125 years ago and death records of persons who died less than 25 years ago. Restricted vital records may only be issued to immediate family members and other authorized […]

UNA Student Accepted into Prestigious NSF Internship

April 27, 2017

FLORENCE – University of North Alabama senior Savannah Watson has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.   Watson, who is currently majoring in Geographic Information Science (GIS), will travel to Northern Iowa University as part of the nationally competitive science research internship.  While there, she will study for […]

Governor Ivey Appoints Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court

April 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, Roy Moore resigned as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Upon notice of Mr. Moore’s resignation, Governor Kay Ivey appointed Associate Justice Lyn Stuart to permanently lead the state’s highest court. Chief Justice Stuart is the first female Republican Chief Justice in the history of the State of Alabama.   […]

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