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January Is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 19, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Although January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, this growing problem demands year-round attention. Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Hal Taylor said, “Yes, we in the law enforcement community, both sworn and civilian personnel, are trained to recognize key indicators of human trafficking, but the public’s assistance is crucial.” The 2018 statistics […]

Alabama Department of Labor Obtaining Convictions for Unemployment Compensation Fraud

January 18, 2019

 MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the Department has successfully prosecuted several Alabamians for unemployment compensation fraud.  The following individuals were charged with a misdemeanor violation of the Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law by making false statements in claims for benefits: Jarion Baker, of Evergreen, was tried in Conecuh County […]

New Bethel Elementary School Students Take Top Honors At First Ever N Alabama S.C.O.R.E. VEX IQ Challlenge

January 18, 2019

 MUSCLE  SHOALS– New Bethel Elementary School’s robot-bearing students from EagleBots VEX IQ Challenge team #1915A, secured the Excellence Award at the NW Alabama SCORE VEX IQ Challenge at Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, AL this past weekend. The Shoals Chamber of Commerce partnered with the college and Auburn University’s Southeastern Center of Robotics Education […]

2019 Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park

January 18, 2019

 GUNTERSVILLE-Lake Guntersville State Park will host its popular Eagle Awareness Weekends from January 25 through February 17, 2019. The event features live bird demonstrations, programs delivered by notable speakers, and guided field trips to view eagles in their natural habitat. The park is located at 1155 Lodge Dr., Guntersville, Ala., 35976. To help you celebrate […]

Fast-Casual Taco Restaurant Opening In Florence

January 17, 2019

    FLORENCE — A Murfreesboro-born taco restaurant, Taco Garage is opening its second location in Florence, AL, on January 28. Taco Garage focuses on creating “real tacos for real people that taste real good,” and the restaurant boasts an uncomplicated menu of fresh ingredients served up with house-made flour tortillas, margaritas, and a selection […]

Tailgate Training at Bluewater Creek Farm in Killen on February 24

January 17, 2019

KILLEN-Bluewater Creek Farm located at 2530 County Road 69 in Killen will be hosting a free tailgate training sponsored by ASAN about seed starting and on-farm compost making. This event includes a discussion, farm tour, and potluck.  This tailgate traing event will take place on Sunday, February 24 from 1:00 until 4:00.  Pre-registration is required […]

‘Shut Up and Dance’ Show to Celebrate Free Speech

January 17, 2019

 FLORENCE — “Shut Up and Dance,” an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music, is coming to the University of North Alabama Monday, March 18, 2019. The show will be presented in the Norton Auditorium at 6 p.m., and admission is free. “Shut Up and Dance” is a new program of the Free Speech Center at […]

Scale Back Alabama kicks off 2019 campaign

January 17, 2019

 MONTGOMERY-The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to commit or re-commit to a healthier lifestyle and dispel some of the common health myths along the way. Scale Back Alabama, the state’s largest weight loss and physical activity challenge, will focus this year on setting the record straight on some common health myths, while […]

Bank Independent Offers Help to Furloughed Federal Employees

January 16, 2019

 SHEFFIELD-Bank Independent is here to help customers who have been furloughed due to the recent government shutdown. There are many federal employees and government contractors in our communities, and we want to help alleviate the resulting financial strain of the government shutdown. “The current government shutdown has had an impact across the country, but our […]

NW-SCC to launch Medical Sonography and Imaging programs this fall

January 16, 2019

 MUSCLE SHOALS – Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) was recently approved to start two new Health Studies programs, Medical Sonography and Diagnostic Imaging program, during the 2019 fall semester. The Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) approved the new programs during their December meetings. According to NW-SCC President […]

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