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“The Bicentennial Trail of Colbert County” by Debbie Bell Bradford

December 12, 2019

TUSCUMBIA– In celebration of the 200th anniversary of statehood for the state of Alabama this Saturday, the citizens of Colbert County will have a special keepsake. “The Bicentennial Trail of Colbert County,” a collection of articles by Debbie Bell Bradford will be available this Friday.   “These articles were written to make the history of […]

Senator Doug Jones Champions Alabama Priorities in Final Defense Bill

December 12, 2019

  WASHINGTON – The Senate and House Armed Services Committees today released the final text of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with numerous provisions and Alabama priorities secured by Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.). The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the next fiscal year. The bill will now be voted on […]

Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Department of Mental Health partner to break the cycle of stigma

December 11, 2019

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Mental Health launch a statewide campaign, Stop Judging. Start Healing., aimed at assisting friends, family, physicians, mental health care clinicians, substance abuse prevention and treatment providers and all people in Alabama to change the way we speak about individuals with mental health illness, substance and opioid […]

Congressman Aderholt Statement on USMCA

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON DC-Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04)) issued the following statement after House Democrats announced a deal on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Since coming to Congress, my focus has been on growing our local economy and bringing the best jobs to this area.  This USMCA agreement will allow our region to continue building on […]

ALEA Urges Motorists to Prepare for Wintry Weather, Drive with Extreme Caution

December 10, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Alabama weather can change – from warm and sunny to cold and icy – overnight.  To be safe, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) urges motorists to be prepared, particularly when the forecast calls for wintry precipitation, and to use extreme caution when faced with icy roadways and other hazardous driving conditions. If at […]

Signs of the Times

December 10, 2019

Using a painstaking process allowed TVA to restore the unique maps and other plaques installed at TVA dam reservations decades ago. Now their information is available for future generations. TENNESSEE VALLEY-Over the years, even the most solid objects get worn with time. Sometimes, they disappear, becoming the victims of thievery or vandalism. And when an […]

“Merry Christmas To You From Me” Releases For Holidays

December 9, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-On December 5, 2019 Recently signed to Muscle Shoals Recordings, Singer/Songwriter Billy Lawson releases his new original Christmas single, ‘Merry Christmas To You From Me’. Written and produced by Lawson, the instrumentation choices bring a timeless Muscle Shoals influence filled with masterful guitar-work and the sound of a Hammond B3 chiming into the song. […]

Sandra Killen Burroughs Elected to Board of Directors for Southeast Tourism Society

December 9, 2019

  TUSCUMBIA-Sandra Killen Burroughs, Executive Director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).   Burroughs, who has been in the travel and tourism industry since 1995, will serve through 2022.   Founded in 1983, STS promotes travel and tourism […]

Distinguished Event Series Kicks Launches with Captain Scott Kelly

December 9, 2019

FLORENCE – Astronaut. Engineer. Fighter pilot. U.S. Navy Captain. All of these words describe Scott Kelly, the featured speaker for the launch of the 2020 Distinguished Events Series at the University of North Alabama campus. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Mane Room on Pine Street “The University has […]

Op-Ed: Making Alabama Safer for Children and Families

December 9, 2019

OP-Ed  by Senator Doug Jones It’s been a little over a month since we learned about the death of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney in Birmingham. That kind of violence against a beautiful child of God is just beyond comprehension. And in the weeks since, we’ve seen the tragic murders of Aniah Blanchard in Auburn and Megan […]

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