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Governor Ivey Announces Additional Broadband Funds Coming to Alabama with Approval of State’s Capital Projects Fund Plan

January 29, 2023

MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s efforts to extend access to broadband service to unserved areas received a boost today with the U.S. Treasury Department’s approval of the state’s plan for the Capital Projects Fund, making $191.8 million available for broadband expansion, Governor Kay Ivey announced. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the funds as […]


CDC launches website to help consumers find free COVID-19 testing sites

January 29, 2023

 ATLANTA, GA-On Tuesday the CDC launched the COVID-19 Testing Locator website, which will allow consumers to search for free COVID-19 testing sites near them. The locator is part of the CDC Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program, which provides access to COVID-19 testing, focusing on communities at a greater risk of being impacted by […]


UNA’s MBA Program Once Again State’s Largest

January 29, 2023

FLORENCE – The MBA program in the College of Business and Technology at the University of North Alabama is, for the seventh consecutive year, ranked as the largest in the State of Alabama, according to data gathered by the Birmingham Business Journal. With more than 1,000 students enrolled in the MBA program, it leads the […]


Free Tax Return Preparation through Athens-Limestone RSVP

January 28, 2023

  ATHENS-Athens Limestone RSVP is sponsoring Free Tax Help through VITA.   The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, at locations in Athens, Ardmore, and Decatur. VITA offers free tax help to lower income people, persons with disabilities, and elderly taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax […]


Athens Shares Events For The Month of February

January 28, 2023

ATHENS-The City of Athens has several events scheduled for the month of February. Feb 4th 8:00 am – 9:30 am Coffee Call Veterans of all wars and their families are invited for breakfast and fellowship every 1st Saturday of the month from 8:00AM-9:30AM at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archive (100 West Pryor Street in Athens). 256-771-7578 Feb […]


Shoals Symphony, Movies of Our Generation January 28

January 28, 2023

THE SHOALS-The Shoals Symphony invite you to attend the Shoals Symphony concert, Movies of our Generation, at Norton Auditorium, this Saturday, January 28, at 7:00pm. Imagine the silver screen without a score, yet the music becomes almost as memorable as the movie! Wow, look at this playlist:   A Space Odyssey –  Richard. Strauss. Also Sprach ZarathustraChariots of Fire – VangelisBaby Elephant Walk, Charade, The Pink Panther, Days of Wine & Roses, and Peter […]


POPE’S TAVERN ARCHAEOLOGY CLUB: Historic Pottery Workshop

January 27, 2023

FLORENCE-The Pope’s Tavern Archaeology Club will host a historic potter workshop on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, from 6:00pm -7:30pm at Pope’s Tavern Museum, 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL. The Pope’s Tavern Archaeology Club is an organization managed and supported by Pope’s Tavern Museum and dedicated to advancing archaeological education through community-based projects and public history while encouraging responsible and […]


Did You Know? Less time separates humans from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from stegosaurus

January 27, 2023

  Compared to dinosaurs, humans have occupied only a speck on the timeline of Earth’s history. Modern humans appeared on the stage 200,000 years ago (up to 7 million years ago if you include the whole human family), while dinosaurs roamed the globe for about 165 million years. Despite the large span of time stretching across […]


Asteroid close encounter today: How to watch online

January 26, 2023

 The just-discovered near-Earth asteroid 2023 BU (about five meters in size) will sweep extremely close to Earth today (January 26, 2023). It’ll pass less than 3% of the moon’s average distance, and about a quarter the distance of geostationary satellites. Details here on a live public observing event, which begins at 19:15 UTC (2:15 p.m. ET). […]


Winners of 2023 ‘Share Your Smile with Alabama’ competition announced, third graders’ smiles promote good oral health

January 26, 2023

MONTGOMERY-The Oral Health Office of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announces the winners of the sixth annual smile photo contest for third grade students in Alabama. A boy and a girl were selected from photo submissions as the overall winners of the “Share Your Smile with Alabama” campaign for 2023. Chosen were Braylen […]


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