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

August 20, 2017

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, September 2, 2017, 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 […]


Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.5%

August 19, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 4.5%, down from June’s rate of 4.6%, and well below July 2016’s rate of 5.8%.  July’s rate represents 96,251 unemployed persons, compared to 100,187 in June and 126,182 in July 2016. “This month, there are fewer people unemployed than there have […]


The Alabama Music Hall of Fame presents Wade Brown and Gypsy Soul August 29 at 6:30

August 18, 2017

TUSCUMBIA-As the first round American Idol auditions approach and the excitement builds, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame will host a performance by Wade Brown, a former contestant of the show, featuring Gypsy Soul on August 29th. Additionally, the Hall of Fame will also be unveiling a revamped American Idol showcase that will include more […]


The Healing Place Mini Charity Championship – Putt Putt for a Purpose

August 17, 2017

FLORENCE-In 16 years of service, The Healing Place has served over 4500 children who lost a loved one. FREE counseling and support groups provide help, hope and healing for NorthWest Alabama! Generosity funds this very important service. Here’s How You can Help… The Healing Place is having its 4th Annual Mini Charity Championship! Join us […]


Governor Ivey Establishes Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council

August 16, 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that she has signed Executive Order 708, creating the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. This executive order changes the previous Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction.   The changes include the addition of the Alabama Attorney General as a third co-chair. The executive order also adds to the […]


Upcoming events at TheZ

August 16, 2017

FLORENCE-The Z (historic Zodia Playhouse) at 416 North Court Street has some really nifty upcoming events.  Just a couple of events coming up that might just be fun! Improv 101 Class — This will be an 8 Week Course starting Tuesday,  August 22, 5:30 – 7:45 pm at TheZ (formerly the Zodiac Theater). Presented by Sustainable Differences […]


East Limestone Band – GET IN STEP CHALLENGE

August 15, 2017

ATHENS-The East Limestone High School Band has a goal of 51,000,000 steps in this year’s, Get in Step with the Marching Indians digital step challenge, and they are not doing it alone! The band challenges the community to help them reach their goal and raise money for the band. The challenge begins at 12:01 a.m., […]


Public Health warns of increased pertussis cases in Alabama

August 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY-The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is warning citizens that pertussis cases are significantly higher in Alabama and continue to be on the rise. Immunization data reveals an increase from 113 reported cases in 2016, to 151 reported cases thus far in 2017. Pertussis cases have occurred statewide in 2017, including multiple outbreaks […]


Bake Sales for Chloe’s Fund – Helping Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter Animals in Need!

August 15, 2017

FLORENCE-Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 Bake Sales will be held to benefit Chloe’s Fund; the Fund was established to help sick and injured animals at the Florence-Lauderdale Animal Shelter. The tasty treats will be available 8am-3pm on Friday, September 1 at the Florence-Lauderdale Government Building, located at 102 S. Court Street (building with time and temperature on top) […]


The August 21st Solar Eclipse

August 14, 2017

FLORENCE-On Monday, August 21st, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will be visible along a path that runs from the northeastern United States to the southeast.   Most of the rest of the country will see a partial solar eclipse of varying amounts depending how far from the total eclipse path that […]


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