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Rembrandt Conservator Works to Restore Historic TVA mural

July 22, 2018

In preparing Norris Dam for an influx of visitors during its 80th anniversary, TVA employees uncovered a beautiful—but very damaged—Robert Birdwell mural. Now efforts are underway to restore it. KNOXVILLE, TN—An art conservator who can count a Rembrandt painting among his many restoration projects is now working to save a mural at Norris Dam. The severely damaged […]

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

July 22, 2018

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing […]

The 2nd annual Stanley Awards August 4

July 22, 2018

THE SHOALS-Come join us for a Celebration of Excellence in the Theatre Arts as we announce the winners of the  2018 Stanley Awards! Our committee of volunteers has attended over 30+ theatrical performances in the Shoals and nominated actors and more in several categories. These nominees were voted on by peers and those who were […]

June Employment Data: Record Number of Alabamians Working; Economy Supporting More Jobs than Ever Before

July 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that the number of people counted as working in Alabama has reached 2,098,377, a record high. Additionally, Alabama’s economy is supporting more jobs than ever before, with employers reporting 2,050,400 positions. “More Alabamians are employed than we have ever seen,” said Washington. “More people […]

Boutique Air Giveaway

July 20, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS-Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (MSL) has started a new marketing campaign designed to put the excitement back in traveling. For the next few months, MSL will be giving away one free round-trip flight to Atlanta and one free round-trip flight to Nashville each month through the airport’s social media platforms. July’s winners were Christy […]

TEDxWilsonPark Announces Speaker Lineup and Ticket Application Dates

July 19, 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with TEDxWilsonPark have announced a speaker lineup for the Sept. 8 event that is sure to please!   The event, focused on Making Change, will welcome a wide-range of local speakers and speakers from across the country, including teachers, musicians, TV execs and much more!   A full list of the speakers […]

Black Bear Sightings Continue to Increase

July 19, 2018

MONTGOMERY-Add Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan and St. Clair counties to the growing list of black bear sightings in Alabama in 2018. In recent years, bears have also been recorded in Chambers, Elmore, Jefferson, Lee, Macon and Tallapoosa counties. These recent sightings are more evidence of the state’s expanding black bear population. Biologists from the Alabama […]

TVA Invites Public Input on Proposed Updates to Natural Resource Plan

July 19, 2018

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to get involved in updating its 2011 Natural Resource Plan, which guides how TVA manages public lands and waters in its seven-state service area. The 2011 plan organized TVA’s work into six resource areas, but did not include all of TVA’s Natural Resource efforts. […]

Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Now Open

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest is now accepting entries through October 31, 2018. The contest is a joint project between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Tourism Department and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The photo contest is open to state residents and visitors alike, but qualifying photos must have been taken in Alabama. […]

ADEM Recognizes Energy Efficiency Efforts

July 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have recognized a dozen wastewater utilities for their efforts to improve overall utility operations, conserve energy, and save money. ADEM Director Lance LeFleur and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell presented the awards in May in Prattville as part of the Alabama Wastewater Energy Management Initiative. The public […]

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