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Three Alabama Economic Development Projects Selected for Trade and Industry Development Top Awards

June 26, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate Impact/Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. The […]

Muscle Shoals Allstars To Play Vancouver Island Music Fest, Florence Show

June 26, 2019

FLORENCE-The Muscle Shoals All Stars will play the headlining show at the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay, British Columbia on July 13th. Before leaving for Canada, the band will premier the show on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 PM at the Marriott Conference Center in Florence. Tickets for the Florence show are available at Mefford […]

Governor Ivey Announces Nathan Lindsay to Serve as Director of Appointments

June 25, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Nathan Lindsay is joining the Governor’s Office as Director of Appointments. The Appointments Office supports Governor Ivey in meeting her major obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to positions on various boards and commissions. Lindsay steps into the role with an extensive background in state government […]

Cypress Creek Canoe and Kayak Access Area Parking Lot Closed

June 25, 2019

 FLORENCE – Tuesday, June 25th, the Cypress Creek Canoe & Kayak Access Area parking lot will be closed until further notice so that current construction may be completed. Closing the area for construction is necessary due to multiple destructive incidents that have occurred during the construction phase. The goal is to open back up to the public […]

The “Spirit of Freedom Celebration” July 4, 2019

June 25, 2019

 FLORENCE-Mayor Steve Holt and City of Florence Council Members invite you to the “Spirit of Freedom Celebration” on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McFarland Park. This patriotic celebration will include live music beginning at 4 p.m.; Déjà vu will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. as the headliner. The fireworks show will begin at 9 […]

Brewton appointed to Alabama School of Fine Arts Board of Trustee

June 25, 2019

 FLORENCE – Dr. Vince Brewton, Dean of the University of North Alabama Honors College, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction for […]

Alabama Breaks Four Employment Records for May: Low Unemployment Rate, Record High Job Count, Record High Employment and Record High Labor Force

June 22, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Record numbers of people are in the labor force and working, along with a record high job count, and a record low unemployment rate, according to May 2019 economic data. “Since day one, my Administration has sought the best ways to make our state business-friendly for small businesses and attractive to world-class industry. […]

Chloe’s Fund Red, White & Blue Bake Sale

June 21, 2019

FLORENCE-It’s time to replenish Chloe’s Fund and we’re doing it in style with a Red, White & Blue Bake Sale on Friday, June 28. Chloe’s Fund has given medical care to hundreds of Florence Lauderdale Animal Services animals in need and the veterinary bills are high! All proceeds from the sale of baked goods benefit Chloe’s […]

UNA Announces Tuition Changes

June 21, 2019

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama today announced a move toward a transparent, true cost-of-attendance tuition model for students and parents that includes a drastic reduction in fees (from seven to one); fee inclusion in overall tuition cost; and a “truth in advertising” methodology, which sets UNA apart from many peer institutions. “UNA is […]

Florence City Schools will reopen W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center

June 21, 2019

FLORENCE-Florence City Schools is pleased to announce that we will reopen the W. C. Handy School to house the premier W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center. Renovations to the building and property are currently taking place as we prepare for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Registration remains open for children ages 3-5 at the new […]

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